One of the hardest parts about starting any project, whether it’s art, design, or photography, is deciding how it’ll look. What is your creative vision? How will you communicate that vision to others? Maybe you’re trying to figure that out for yourself or you have to share your ideas with others. Whatever the case, there’s one tool that can help—a mood board. What is a mood board?
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Like any creative field, art history has its own language.
There are some techniques that are so essential to art that you may not even realize they have a name. Even the lines you make while doodling have a term for them; they are called contour lines, and they are the basis of all drawing. To sketch an object, you typically use this type of line to define a shape on paper, canvas, and beyond.
In an effort to keep the public engaged and remain transparent about its activities, NASA has a vast archive of...
Map lovers will be thrilled by the possibility to peruse some of the world’s most unique historic maps.
Today, more and more museums are starting to offer free admission. While most of these institutions opt to make this a monthly or weekly event, some are employing it on an everyday basis, with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles as the most recent example. Made possible by a $10 million donation from Carolyn Clark Powers, MOCA’s Board of Trustees President, this new plan will allow all visitors to explore the museum’s collections cost-free.
Data visualizing company The Visual Agency has recently released a complete digitization of Leonardo da Vinci’s 12-volume, 1,119-page Codex Atlanticus.
There’s no doubt that drawing is good for people of all ages.
While in recent years world-class institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art have made an effort to make their public domain artworks more accessible, it’s not always easy to find free photos to use in creative projects. Non-profit Creative Commons is looking to change that with the introduction of their long-awaited search engine. CC Search scours the web for over 300 million images available under public domain or creative commons licenses.
Nowadays, nearly everyone has a great camera on their phone.
Peering inside the pages of a rare, old book is any bibliophile’s dream come true.