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Web Art Academy Lessons

200/365 Welcome back! Today I wanted to share these great videos which show some painting techniques that the masters applied. If you are new to painting like me, or just looking to learn some different techniques, check out these videos by the Web Art Academy.

Phi Caliper Giveaway

190/365 Hey everyone, I’m excited to announce the first giveaway from the Canon of Design, and it’s a doozy! You have a chance to win this beautifully crafted pair of awesome Phi calipers with a brushed metal finish, and cool stained wooden sliding case. Yes, no artists toolbox is complete without a pair of these!

The Painful Puzzle

188/365 A puzzle is always more painful when the pieces are piled up, fresh out of the box. With time though, you get one piece after the other. First the corners, then color similarities. It’s a process and it becomes easier as you get into the rhythm of things. The same goes for design. Don’t
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Photography: Should I Convert to Black and White or Keep it Color – Part IV

183/365 Welcome back to the final entry of this series. Hopefully by now you are becoming more confident in your decision of converting your image to black and white. Color can be a powerful thing, and in most cases it can either compliment or distract others from our subject. Knowing how to spot this and...

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Cezanne Quote

182/365 I’ve often said that most artists are trying to recreate the harmony they found in nature. Today we have a couple of quotes by Cezanne that are perfect for this notion....

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Photography: Should I Convert to Black and White or Keep it Color – Part III

181/365 How’s everyone doing? Thanks again for all of the support during this project, it’s much appreciated!! Today we look at the third installation of this series. We’ve covered the way black & white or color affects the emotion, the composition, and now we’ll go over the way color can help define the subject....

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Photography: Should I Convert to Black and White or Keep it Color – Part II

179/365 Welcome back everyone! In this section part of the big question of converting your photo to black and white or keeping it color, we cover how color, or lack of it, can drastically affect the composition....

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Photography: Should I Convert it to Black and White or Keep it Color – Part I

178/365 Sometimes you may find it a difficult choice whether to convert your photograph to black and white or keep it color. I find it difficult myself!  But if we take a deep look into the difference by comparing plenty of great examples we will begin to understand when and why we should alter the proposed...

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Artistic Composition is a Choice

176/365 If you go into a restaurant and the waitress tells you they serve two things; an egg sandwich, and a steak and egg sandwich without the steak. This leaves you no  real choice. You’re stuck with what you’re served whether you like it or not. This is the case with life, you have to
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Haphazardly Filling the Grid

175/365 Welcome back everyone! Once again, thanks for all of the amazing support. Much love! The other day I was browsing through pictures on my 500px app and I noticed something that inspired me to write this article. As I was scrolling, some images looked great, yet as I clicked over to see the whole...

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