If you have a friend or family member who is an artist and are looking for the perfect present for them this Christmas and holiday season, you might be having a tough time. After all, it can be hard buying for creative-minded individuals. But, I have found something that may just be exactly what you need.
If the artist you know uses people as subjects or is planning to try to start to do this, some sort of posing resource can be ideal. That’s where the books (available in both print and electronic formats) at Posemuse will do the job and more. With everything from sitting positions to poses for fight scenes, the site has a complete series of guides that can help in nearly any scenario.
If you read this blog often, you have surely come across several of my posts talking about the importance of posing your model as a photographer or artist. But, perhaps it is also important to factor in the value of posing skills and technique from the model’s perspective.
While any artist or photographer can benefit from a posing guide, models can benefit just as much from such publications. This is especially true when it comes to either a new model or a model working with a new artist.
A great series of guides is the one by author Justin R Matrin on the website www.posemuse.com. You can get his work on Amazon also.
While the works tend to focus on drawing, they can easily be applied to any type of art and I suggest you check them out if you are on either side of the camera or canvas.
While some artists stick to one type of art, on occasion, we find people who work in several forms. Sydney A is such a person.
I first came across her work with ink and color drawings and I can assure you that her talent is impressive. The detail, color and style she displays in her work is something special.
Here are some samples:
As she states it in her own words:
“I’ve been practicing since I was little, and I took some art classes in junior high and high school. After I found out I was allergic to the paints I preferred to use, I switched over to black and white ink, and now I use colored ink as my preferred medium. While I will also do pencil crayon drawings upon request, they aren’t as good as the ink ones and tend to take longer.”
But her skill set doesn’t stop with drawing. She also has a talent for photography and tends to focus her skills on nature and wildlife.
I encourage you to check out her work for yourself.
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:
Name: Caylynn DuShane (Rose)
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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.