Tutorial: Sketching with a Brush Pen

Sketching with a Brush Pen is one of many great free tutorials on YouTube by Scott Robertson. I’ll be sharing more tutorials from other artists on YouTube every Tuesday.

 

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EBSQ Friday Five

Harvest On Hold by CES

1. Harvest on Hold by CES is this week’s featured art from the EBSQ home page! Every Friday I browse the new art and choose one for this blog post. If you want to be featured here, keep creating, keep sharing!

2. Business 101: Basic Business and Financial Practices for Artists – A must read!

3. 20 Things you can Use your Art For – This blog post from Kiri Østergaard Leonard is from a year ago, but it’s one of those articles that don’t have an expiration date.

4. Our September Online Exhibits are open for entries! Take a look at Celebrating Fan Art and FOTM: Sedums. What will you create?

5. Looking for figure drawing lessons online? Proko has everything from beginner to more advanced, gesture drawing to details of the eye:

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EBSQ Featured Gallery: Colored Pencils

Featured above: Ulrike Martin, Richard R Snyder, Vicky Knowles, Wendy L Gonick, Jo Hards, Kim Loberg and Carmen Medlin.

See more from our Colored Pencil Gallery!

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Battle For The Net

Battle for the Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

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EBSQ Friday Five

Pumpkin Everything by Torrie Smiley

1. Pumpkin Everything by Torrie Smiley is a reminder that October is on the horizon, which means we’ll be seeing more pumpkins and delightful spooky creations!

2. Making money from art: How to build a thriving freelance business – The title says it all.

3. No Rules: A collaborative adventure in painting – Have you ever collaborated with another artist?

4. There are a few days remaining to vote in the August EBSQ Exhibits. Do it now! Also, entries are being accepted for the September Exhibits: Celebrating Fan Art and Flower of the Month: Sedums.

5. Artist Tips: Overcoming shyness and learning to speak to clients

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Get Inspired

Create More

Don’t waste time looking for your style. Truth is you already have it. You may just need to create more in order to see it.

- Promise Tangeman

Lettering by Lindsay Letters

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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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EBSQ Friday Five

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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