Art Video of the Week - Atmospheric Perspective

This week it's a look a different concept around perspective, more specifically how you can create the illusion of depth based on the effects of atmospheric haze on the image.

Art Candy - Pieter Bruegel (The Elder)

Pieter Bruegel (~1525 - 1569) was a Dutch painter during the earlier Netherlandish period whose efforts, among others, helped to shape what was to become the golden age of Dutch painting.

Art Video of the Week - Perspective

This week Marshall Vandruff takes us through an introduction to perspective using a very straightforward and engaging style to describe the core concepts of angles and their relationship, tricks of perspective, and more. The video serves as an introduction to a larger series of videos he had recorded way back in 1994 and has made available for a very reasonable $12 for the full set. They're very analog, but nevertheless effective, and the price as hard to beat.

Art Candy - Emile Claus

Emile Claus (1849 - 1924) was a Belgian painter noted for his role in the Impressionist movement known as Luminism, which placed a great deal of focus and attention on light effects. He created Vie et Lumière artist group and is widely considered to be a pioneer of Belgian Luminism.

Art Video of the Week - The Dreaded First Page

The dreaded first page... You have a new sketchbook, the first page is blank, what do you do? Panic sets in, you freeze, the page never fills and you never get started!

Art Candy - John French Sloan

John French Sloan (1871 - 1951) was an American painter of the American Realism movement and a member of the Ashcan School that specialized in scenes of New York City.

SketchBox #6 - Watercolour

The November edition of the SketchBox arrived a couple of days early and has a focus on watercolour with a collection of supplies to give you a chance to dabble with the medium.

Art Video of the Week - Pumpkins in Perspective

Just in time for Halloween, Proko handed off his Youtube channel to Marshall Vandruff to give us a lesson in perspective using everyone's favourite gourd at this time of year.

Art Video of the Week - Cartoon Glam Eyes

This week it's a bit of a fun, more cartoon-style, of drawing for eyes by Alice of HulloAlice. The video is really good at breaking down the basic steps and reminding us of some essential features that eyes have that, when paying attention, make them seem believable without necessarily being realistic.

Art Video of the Week - A Street Scene with James Gurney

James Gurney, for those who don't know, is a well-known author and illustrator who is probably best known for his Dinotopia series telling the utopian tale of sentient Dinosaurs co-existing with humans. He's also the author of some phenomenal instructional books: Color and Light and Imaginative Realism. I have both, and I can tell you that they're excellent sources of information that, I think, any artist should have.