Angie Bowen

  • 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 array of artistic pieces that we have assembled for you below.



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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 has given brands the world over the ability to coordinate in style.



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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 blend them together. The images have to be chosen with even more care.



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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 of fantasy digital drawings that we are focusing our inspirational spotlight on today.



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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 captured on film can be simply mesmerizing. As you can see for yourself in this amazing collection of photographs.



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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, usually using images and other elements with the text to complete a story.



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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 to the stages of personal growth, and so much more. Which is why so many turn to this area of photography when they are seeking inspiration.



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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 of us keep our handy notebooks and pencils within reach for the beginnings of any new designs or projects that come our way. Today’s inspirational collection…



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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 saturation of color and thereby enhancing the mood and tone of the pictures.



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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 be somewhat precise.



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