When we think of illustrations, using a pen, pencil, or even an iPad often comes to mind. But have you ever considered using colored ink? It's the medium of choice for illustrator Anna Sokolova, who has written a book about the topic and teaches My Modern Met Academy's online course about colored inks.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, illustrators were celebrities. They were household names.
Drawing is one of the oldest forms of visual art with a long and diverse history.
Few artists have a style that is as instantly recognizable as Vincent van Gogh‘s iconic aesthetic. With his vibrant color palette and expressive, swirling brushstrokes, it's almost impossible to confuse the Dutch painter's art for another's work. Cartoonist and illustrator Alireza Karimi Moghaddam honors Van Gogh's legacy by creating enchanting illustrations inspired by his art and life. Over the years, this series has gone through many transformations.
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Children’s books are an important part of growing up.
Drawing is a practice that’s all your own, but it’s always valuable to get tips from the pros. After all, they’ve gone through hours upon hours of putting pencil to paper and have learned helpful tips and tricks along the way. Illustrator and My Modern Met contributing writer Margherita Cole is a prolific drawer who has shared with us her top suggestions as well as a couple of pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.
Making a switch from drawing with a pencil and paper to an iPad is a big one.
When walking through a town, there are many details that go unnoticed.
Few authors are as world-renowned as Charles Dickens. From Oliver Twist to A Tale of Two Cities, the 19th-century writer produced some of the most acclaimed novels that are still widely read and studied today. And while his work is now enjoyed in book form, it's not how his stories were appreciated during the Victorian era. Instead, Dickens' works were published in serialized installments, ranging from weekly to monthly. Accompanying his stories were detailed illustrations.
From charming street corners to horizons stacked with rooftops, artist Elora Pautrat creates windows into dreamy, ethereal worlds.
When it comes to buying things on the internet, reviews are a big help.