Inspiration

  • A Wintry Collection of Inspired Snow Sculptures

    Every year as winter’s grip takes hold and pours its icy precipitation down upon us, many of us will marvel in the beauty it creates upon the landscape. However, many talented artists look at the snow and ice and see it a bit differently. They see the beauty that can be carved and created from it. There are even annual competitions held around the world where teams of artists come together to sculpt amazing works of art from huge blocks of snow. Move over Frosty, these sculptors are raising the bar year after year with their creations.



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  • 25 Delicious Food and Drink Related Websites

    The internet is a fantastic resource for anyone who has a passion for food. There are thousands of recipe websites available for those who want to try something new, and photo blogs where users simply share a picture of what they are eating. Ordering food through the internet has become very popular too as it allows people the opportunity of purchasing obscure foods they can’t find locally. There are some great discounts for those who purchase bulk orders too.



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  • Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Realistic Curtain

    Adobe Illustrator has an amazing feature that allows us create many realistic illustrations. Today we will have the opportunity to practice with the Mesh Tool once again. We will use it to create an interesting damask curtain. The Mesh Tool will help us to create the illusion of the silk look of the curtain with a nice floral design. You can use this simple technique to create similar illustrations (a waving flag, for example).



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  • Jaw Dropping Light Paintings From the Masters

    Light painting has always wowed audiences, right from it’s inception in the 1930s. Light painting is a photographic technique, whereby exposures are usually taken at night or in a darkened environment, using a moving light source or by moving the camera.



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  • Designer Spotlight: Interview With Illustrative Designer Von Glitschka

    As we turn our designer spotlight on once again, this time we have it fixed on Illustrative Designer Von Glitschka of Glitschka Studios. With years of design experience under his belt, and an artistic background to boot, Von has made a lasting impression on the field where he has made his home. And we are lucky to have gotten a moment of his time recently to get him to answer some questions for us and our readers.



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  • The Force of Inspiration: The Jedi

    As we have done in the past, we have turned our inspirational eye towards a galaxy far, far away to help our readers recover some of their creative juices. Rather than bowing to the dark side, as we did in the last Star Wars related artwork post, this time we are shining our spotlight on those generally battling for good. The Jedi.



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  • A Showcase of Still Life Digital Paintings

    As our technology evolves, so do the industries and professionals driven by it. Painters, once only using brushes and canvas have seen so many amazing new strides in digital painting software over the years, have taken to these new applications like a fish to water. And so many brilliant and inspiring digital paintings have poured from the galleries since. Which is what brings us to this post today.



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  • Designer Spotlight: Interview With Web and Graphic Designer Veerle Pieters

    One of the things that we hear a lot in the design/development field tends towards keeping that passion alive which first drove us to this arena. For when we keep that flame burning, our work will always remain vibrant and successful. This idea is exemplified in our interviewee here, Veerle Pieters (one of the fascinating minds behind Duoh!), whose love for design in all its various forms shines through.



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  • A Showcase of Industrial Photography

    Through the photographer’s lens, so much beauty can be extracted from the world around us. Even from the most unusual and unexpected places, these artists find captures overflowing with inspirational energy. Take for example those who turn their lens towards the industrial. Large metal structures, both new and aged, twisting and climbing their way into these photographers focus and becoming something beautiful.



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  • Fall & Autumn Inspired Illustrations

    Fall is a very special time for people because it means a chance to enjoy family and enjoy the holidays. It isn’t too cold or too hot and we get the joy of knowing a new year is right around the corner. The leaves falling and the cold coming in can sometimes be off-putting but for many artists it is a great source of inspiration.



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