People can spend years learning their craft of photography, painting, drawing…but tend to confront an unexpected struggle when they first begin to work with portraits and models. It’s not the lighting, location, or other material they have that is the problem but rather figuring out how to pose subjects.
In fact, I know people with years of experience who still have a hard time working through poses. So, I had someone tell me about this series of books and figured it could benefit many creative individuals.
The “Poses for Artists” collection by author/artist Justin Matrin has four different volumes that cover everything from couples to fighting positions.
As the writer puts it – “I’m passionate about putting out unique references so artists can get inspired about figure drawing and their art. So, I put out free poses here and sell books at a discount to keep my work going and provide a pose library for others.”
The books come book print and electronic copies as paperbacks, Kindle and PDF Ebooks.
Do you remember when you where young and doodled in the pages of your notebook during class? Or perhaps you even do it as an adult when in a rather mundane conference or the like. Well, artist Kurtis Sinclair takes this concept to a new level with what he calls transitory art.
Check out these examples:
According to Sinclair, he leaves index card drawings all over the city like an Easter bunny hides eggs.
And he sees his work as the kind of juvenile distraction you find in the margin of a math textbook.
He doesn’t claim to be the best artist but that’s not necessarily his purpose. The goal is to offer a sense of creative entertainment.
You can see some of his stuff on the Transitory Art Instagram page and visit the official site at transitory.ca.
Have you ever heard of the art called pyrography? If you haven’t you’re really missing out on some cool things. This includes the work of our newest featured artistic personality, Ashley Gadd. Check out her stuff on Facebook under the name FringeandThings.
Basically, it is a pretty simple concept yet a pretty complex process with talent in the fields of drawing or design and woodworking. In the case of this individual, she uses her talents to etch detailed patterns and objects into wood. Here are some wonderful examples of her intricate work:
An incredible artist with a soft spot for cartoon style, Fevley is certainly worth checking out. Their work can be seen on their profile at Fevley.deviantart.com but we’d like to give you a little more here.
The California artist has always wanted to be a professional cartoonist and their goal is to be able to support themselves fully with their art. They would love to complete their epics and have work published in widely-accessible sources.
Here are a few samples of the cool stuff of this artist:
One of the troubling facts about art is that sometimes it’s just not practical for people. Sure, it may look great but you might only have so much space to keep some items that aren’t offering functionality of some sort. One artist I recently learned of has done her part to solve this issue.
Check out the work of Joan Koeppel, which includes everything from shirts to shot glasses with her appealing designs. And if you are a framed art junkie, no worries, she even has some of that too.
You can visit her official website at ZenJoanie.com.
Find the artist on Facebook too.
Name: Caylynn DuShane (Rose)
Artistic styles include –
Details about you –
I’m an 18 year old aspiring artist and actress wishing to be the very best that I could ever be.
These are some of her pieces form her portfolio.
Artistic styles include –
What does art mean to you? –
I love to draw and drawing is what I do.
Other details about you –
These are some of her pieces form her along with a portfolio here.
Customized blue whale just for me