Last month, Creative Dreamers started encouraged our readers to vote for your favorite blogs to earn the honor of the first ever “Creative Dreamers Blog Awards.”
Well, our readers have spoken and now it;s time for the results.
Blog Awards by category:
Favorite Photography Blog
Favorite Poetry Blog
Favorite Visual Design or Layout on a Blog
An Evil Nymph’s Blog
Favorite General Arts Blog
Favorite Drawing Blog
Favorite Subculture and Body Art Blog
Scars are Tattoos
Favorite Music or Video Blog
World Music – the Music Journey
Congratulations to all of our winners. Please fell free to brag about your accomplishments after all, our readers already have.
In an age when nearly everybody uses the Internet, and in times when arts programs in schools and all across society are being threatened by financial uncertainty, there are some new options out there to both learn about the arts and correspond with others who enjoy them as well.
And the best part is, such options are often global and can be utilized from the comfort of your own home.
One example is the website Art Safari 101.
Do your artistic interests fall into any of the following categories?:
Music and other performing arts
Video and video editing
Photography and photo editing
If so, this might just be a good fit for you.
When I was a kid…
Like so many other children I had a vivid imagination. And along with that imagination came the desire to draw. Now when we all first start out drawing, most children’s pictures look pretty much the same. Later down the line, we notice some people really have a talent for this artform.
From time to time, I still like to doodle a bit but would never be one that someone could reasonably call good at drawing. Aside from some silly cartoon sketches like the one below, I’ll just stick with by skill set shooting portrait photos and writing poetry books. I’ll leave drawing to the experts.
Which all that being said, there is one thing each of us can to do sort of “cheat” if you will when it comes to drawing. Get yourself a nice photo of what you’d like to draw, go out and buy a pad of tracing paper and trace the heck out of that picture.
You can always start slow with something like the horse below. And after that, move on to a more challenging adventure like the image at the bottom of this post.
Perhaps you or I may not have the natural ability to draw like the masters of the art but we can at least try something close.
A simple tracing effort suitable for beginners.
Something a bit more advanced.