Lines and Colors art blog

Month: July 2007

  • How to Paint a Portrait
    (David R. Darrow)

    Here’s an interesting take on the process of painting a portrait – from the subjects point of view. Geoff Bouvier had his portrait painted by artist David R. Darrow, who I profiled previously in the context of one of my earliest reports on the practice of creating a “painting a day” and a later related…

  • Glen Angus

    It’s always particularly sad when my first post about an artist is to mark their untimely passing. Glen Angus was talented illustrator, concept artist, designer and storyboard artist. He died suddenly last Thursday night. Angus was a Senior Artist and major contributor to game developer Raven Software and there is a tribute page posted on…

  • J.M.W. Turner

    Joseph Mallord William Turner is often mentioned in the same breath as John Constable, as they were the two preeminent English landscape painters of the Romantic era, and two of the most important landscape painters period. In the canons of modern art criticism, Turner is considered more important. His search for atmospheric effects and the…

  • Colin Stimpson

    U.K illustrator and concept artist Colin Stimpson lists early influences that include great Edwardian illustrators like Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham. He carries those influences into his snappy, nicely textured illustrations and a richly imaginative rendering style for his concept art and color guides for animated films. Stimpson has worked on a number of Disney…

  • Finding a web hosting provider

    How to Display Your Art on the Web: Part 1 [This is part of a series of articles for which the introduction and list of articles is here. If you haven’t read the introduction yet, it would be helpful to read it first.] In a way the subject of the next article (registering a domain…

  • Robert Venosa

    When I first saw Robert Venosa’s work reproduced on the web, I wondered if it was done digitally. Though he has recently begun to work in digital media, most of his paintings are in tempera and oil on board, utilizing the “Misch Technique” of Hubert and Jan Van Eyck that he was introduced to when…