17.12.14 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Skateboard Cool Guy

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Love this hand-drawn animation by Evan Red Borja, he perfectly captures the movement of skateboarding. Watch “Skateboard Cool Guy” below.

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04.12.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Portrait Drawing Class

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Once again our sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides resources for creatives in the form of videos and tutorials. We’ve teamed up to offer a Free Portrait Drawing Class that teaches you how to capture a likeness; things like mapping the face, refining shapes, and drawing different variations. This is worth checking out if you want to pick up some fundamentals, the best part being the fact that it costs nothing.

Sign up for the free class Draw Better Portraits: Capturing Likeness.

30.11.14 by Jeff

Xana Kudrjavcev-DeMilner

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Some beautiful work by artist Xana Kudrjavcev-DeMilner. More below.

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14.11.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: How To Draw With Perspective

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This week our sponsor is once again Craftsy which provides resources for aspiring artists via videos and tutorials. It’s been nice to find a sponsor that’s a good fit for what I’m trying to do with Booooooom; make art accessible.

Craftsy is offering an eGuide on Perspective Drawing that teaches you the basics of one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective. It also covers dividing space and drawing ellipses. If you didn’t go to art school, this is an easy way to pick up some fundamentals. The best part being it costs nothing.

If you want, you can download the free Perspective Drawing eGuide.

10.11.14 by Jeff

Paul Morstad

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I like these drawings of people standing on whales, by Vancouver-based artist Paul Morstad. He’s got a show up right now, here in town, at Gallery Jones. More images below.

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26.09.14 by Jeff

Tyler Keeton Robbins

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Drawings and paintings by Kelowna, British Columbia-based artist Tyler Keeton Robbins. I met Tyler this past week and he is the real deal – insanely talented and extremely friendly (the best combination). He is pretty unknown at this point but his first solo show “Weak Stimuli” opens on October 3rd at Catalog Gallery, so I’m sure that will change pretty quick. If I had to pick an emerging artist to watch, this is the guy.

Peep lots more of Tyler’s beautiful work below. (And come to his show!!!)

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19.09.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Creating Realistic Water

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Once again, our quality sponsor this week is Craftsy which provides video tutorials and downloadable eGuides for aspiring artists. The resources they provide are aimed at people who want to quickly brush up on some basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Creating Realistic Waterscapes”.

The eGuide gives you an overview of things like the wet on wet technique, building up colour, using a masking fluid, and describing light and shadow. Not everyone is looking to paint raindrops obviously but there’s some good fundamentals here. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.

18.09.14 by Jeff

Sculptures and Drawings by EKTA

 

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Sculptures and drawings by Gothenburg Sweden-based artist EKTA. More below.

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