Articles by Angie Bowen

Inspiration

Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

August 31st, 2012
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Art Inspiration for the Weekend Showcase

It has been a while since we compiled a mixed bag of art inspiration for our readers, that spans multiple areas and explores numerous themes. So we thought it was about time to re-deliver on that plan and set all of our readers up for the weekend ahead. Which brings us to the fantastic...

Design

Color the World: A Gallery of Pantone Inspiration

August 8th, 2012
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Color the World: A Gallery of Pantone Inspiration

Ask almost any designer about custom colors and the name that will probably be waiting on the tips of their tongues would be Pantone. Such a rich selection of patented hues rest under the Pantone umbrella, but their reach does not end there. Far from it, in fact. Pantone's custom color service...

Inspiration

When Less Means More: Spotlighting Minimalist Photomanipulations

August 2nd, 2012
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When Less Means More: Spotlighting Minimalist Photomanipulations

Photomanipulations are a breathtaking artform that usually become quite involved and heavily loaded with all of the various images being brought together and molded into one. However, when you scale that back and use the most minimal amount of manipulation to combine two, maybe three, images, it can become increasingly difficult to seamlessly...

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World of Imagination: Gallery of Fantasy Digital Drawings

July 25th, 2012
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World of Imagination: Gallery of Fantasy Digital Drawings

Art is a powerful tool that can instantly transport you into another world. A world born of imagination and pure creativity. So many digital artists today specialize in bringing these worlds of fantasy into our world. Making them tangible and accessible, if only through the art they produce. It is these types...

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The Awe Inspiring Fury of Mother Nature in Photographs

July 12th, 2012
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The Awe Inspiring Fury of Mother Nature in Photographs

The might of mother nature can often be as frightening as it is beautiful and enthralling. From wildfires to volcanoes, from tornadoes to lightning storms, and from floods to extreme droughts; these amazing acts of nature can make for some truly stirring photographs. Truly these oft devastating and destructive moments, when...

Design

Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

June 21st, 2012
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Putting the Pieces Together: Scrapbook Style Web Designs

Web design has roots in numerous other artistic fields, one of which that blogging not only honors, but often mimics in design and use alike is scrapbooking. Just as scrapbooks capture moments with more artistic accompaniment than photos, collaging various elements together to present a story; blogs capture moments in digital format,...

Inspiration

The Art of Nature: Showcase of Floral Photography

June 11th, 2012
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The Art of Nature: Showcase of Floral Photography

Floral photography is a popular area of this artform, not only because of the vibrant and beautiful colors that you can often find there, but also because of the inspiring nature of, well nature. This creative capturing of life brings so many themes to mind, from the delicate nature of life itself...

Inspiration

Analog Art: A Showcase of Fabulous Pencil Drawings

May 17th, 2012
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Analog Art: A Showcase of Fabulous Pencil Drawings

For most of us, one of the first tools we use for drawing pictures (beyond the crayons and finger paint of our early days) is a pencil. Be it a lead based or colored pencil, these analog artist tools are still a big staple among artists and designers alike. As designers many...

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Faded Glory: A Showcase of Low Saturation Photography

May 8th, 2012
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Faded Glory: A Showcase of Low Saturation Photography

There are many photographers who aim for vibrant explosions of color in their work. Using these bright hues to connect with and move the viewer. Though there are some who take a different path for reaching their audience, however color still plays a part. They actually process the photos to lower the...

Inspiration

Art in Fractions: Showcase of Sculpted Miniatures

April 30th, 2012
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Art in Fractions: Showcase of Sculpted Miniatures

There are often times when we look at the world around us seeking inspiration, and that inspiration takes us into grand explorations of larger than life worlds and themes. And then there are some who take their inspiration and go in a different direction. They work on a much smaller scale. One-twelfth to...