EBSQ Friday Five

Undulation by April Trice

1. This week’s Featured Friday Five artist is April Trice and her entrancing photograph, Undulation. Those blues… The water… Can I go there?

2. Dragon Con is next week in Atlanta, yours truly and fellow EBSQ artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith will be in the 2014 Art Show. If you’re attending don’t miss the Art Show!

3. How to Commission an Illustration – I think this should be recommending reading! Thank you to Mark Satchwill for sharing this with me.

4. We are nearing the deadline for the August Exhibits at EBSQ. Don’t miss out on the chance of winning prize money for Member’s Choice!

5. Making Purple: The Science of Art – Another short but excellent video from The National Gallery in London.

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Henry James by John Singer Sargent 1912

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance,

and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of it’s process.

- Henry James

Portrait of Henry James (1912) by John Singer Sargent

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Blue Green Abstraction by Luba Lubin

1. This week’s featured Friday Five artist is Luba Lubin and her Blue Green Abstraction. I can’t resist those blues!

2. Enjoy TED Talks? Check these out: 5 TED Talks to Kickstart your Creativity.

3. James Gurney has a new instructional watercolor video and he’s posted a list of the materials used, with links and notes — Watercolor in the Wild Materials.

4. Looking for a way to improve your figure drawing skills? Sketch Daily References let’s you pick what you want to draw and the time you want to spend on each and then creates a slideshow for you. You can select clothed figures, nude, specific body parts and even animals.

5. Are you an EBSQ Artist with an upcoming exhibition or other event you’d like to share? Get in touch with me to be included in the Friday Five: amanda[at]ebsqart[dot]com.

 

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An Artist is an Explorer

 

An Artist is an Explorer.

- Henri Matisse

Photograph of Matisse (1909) by Edward Steichen.

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Violet Bellied Hummingbird by Cyra R. Cancel

1. Today’s featured artist is Cyra R. Cancel and her wonderful piece, Violet Bellied Hummingbird in my Garden. Who doesn’t love catching a glimpse of a hummingbird in their garden?

2. Do you love participating in art swaps and challenges? Yes? Then you’ll want to take a look at Art Drop Day, where art and scavenger hunt come together.

3. Have you taken a look at the August EBSQ Art Exhibitions? This month we have Toolbox and Flower of the Month: Summer Veg.

4. Looking for some Art/Anatomy book recommendations? I found this list via a deviantART artist, Qing Han.

5. Summer is a time for conventions and big art shows. They are fun and often full of freebies and entertainment. But did you know you can also learn valuable skills? I’m leading a panel this summer at Dragon Con titled Basics of Digital Painting. My panel is one of many that will teach artists both traditional and digital skills. There’s even going to be a life model panel–bring your own sketchbook! Take a look at my blog post for more info – Conventions: Panels, Art, Books and Leather.

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Dulcinea by Marcel Duchamp

I don’t believe in Art. I believe in Artists. 

- Marcel Duchamp

Duclinea (1911) by Marcel Duchamp

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Spirit Bear by Gretchen Del Rio

1. This week’s featured Friday Five artist is one of my favorites at EBSQ. Gretchen Del Rio’s Spirit Bear stands out on the EBSQ front page this morning.

2. Voting has begun in the July EBSQ Online Exhibits! Cast your vote now for EBSQ Ripped Off 2014, Flower of the Month: Dianthus, and Plein Air: Found Reflections. Voting ends Aug. 8th.

3. Words can inspire and words can kill your spirit. Surround yourself with positive people. – Need a pick-me-up? Read Will Terry’s blog post: Don’t Let Them Crap on your Art.

4. Too incredible not to share – Artist’s newsagent shop made entirely from felt looks sew real – in pictures.

5. How to Draw the Figure in Charcoal with Steve Huston – Free HD Tutorial from New Masters Academy

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Blossoming Almond Tree by Vincent van Gogh

One can speak poetry just by arranging colors well. – Vincent van Gogh

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A Little Birdy Told Me by Natasha Wescoat

1. This week’s featured Friday artist is Natasha Wescoat and her magical siren painting, A Little Birdy Told Me.

2. The Art of Copying – a history, a business, and a tool. This is an excellent blog post from Dinotopia creator James Gurney.

3. This week I want to invite my fellow artists to take a look at a Kickstarter campaign – Pictures at an Exhibition. Even $1 will help, but if you can’t donate to the campaign can you share it with a few friends? This is a fusion of Art and Music:

Join us on an adventure as a young woman journeys through the art that inspired Mussorgsky’s classic  Pictures at an Exhibition!

4. The deadline is approaching fast for three EBSQ Art Exhibits – Plein Air: Found Reflections, Flower of the Month: Dianthus, and the 14th Annual EBSQ Ripped Off Show.

5. Another great video from Will Terry – How to Get Past Artist Block:

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Art Just Is - Marc Johns

Art Just Is. – Marc Johns

So what are you waiting for?

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