Posts tagged Art
The Desktop Backgrounds III

For me, researching new imagery is incredibly worthwhile and finding an aesthetic that suits you just make the day a little better. Here are some potential ideas for your welcoming picture, where I can I have referenced the artists but none of these creations are mine (no matter how much I wish it) and most have been found through the wonders that are Tumblr or Ignant. What type of design do you prefer when you start your laptop?

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More Favourite Instagrammers

It's no secret that my love of Instagram runs deep, it has been highly documented across this blog so much so I've dedicated a few blog posts to the matter and now it's time for another. Part one of some amazing instagrammers can be found here plus there is also a post on some of my favourite artists, I'm so addicted I can rarely make it through the day without a quick peruse of all the creative aesthetics out there. Here are some folks who are currently stealing my heart with their imagery. Who do you love on Instagram?

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Classic Black & White Photographers To Love

In one of my monthly What I'm Watching posts (found here) I mentioned one program I was loving was a TV photographic competition, namely the Master Of Photography. It filled a visual hole but it also took me back to my photographic education days, the thought process, the methodology and the critique - yes they were incredibly cutting. Watching this program has helped reignite my love for black and white photography and the beauty of it, so I thought I'd discuss some of my favourite artists who shoot predominately if not exclusively with a lack of colour. Who are your most inspiring photographers? Well known or not.

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Ways To Unleash Your Creativity

Finding your creative groove can be tough to acquire as not only can our artistic materials and aesthetics change over time but we can also battle a lack of motivation and the dreaded comparison. It can be hard to keep those inventive juices constantly pumping isn't always possible however here are some practical ways to new your think of new art whatever your medium. What physical tips would you give to those stuck in a creative rut?

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Being Inspired #4

Art is something I adore and appreciate in all it's forms, on occasion it may not be to our tastes but we can still admire the thought process, style and efforts behind a piece. I find inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere, so once in a while I like to share some imagery that piques my interest - keeping those creative juices flowing. In most places I genuinely don't know who the artist is but if you happen to please let me know so credit can be given*. What images are your current inspiration?

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Ways To 'See' Potential Photographs

Once in a while, especially if you're feeling a dip in creativity, you may feel something is lacking in your photography and you may feel a disconnection to your work. Having the ability to 'see' photographs is a hard skill to crack and could take time, practice, perseverance plus a bit of good luck but if something is worth doing then it's worth doing well. Falling back in love with your style can take time but there are some steps you can take to move you forward to getting back to the imagery you want to create, here are some ways to find the images to capture. How do you 'see' your potential photographs?

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The Instagram Edit

Instagram is a wonderful social media platform as you can share your adventures with a whole new audience; some use it to promote their art, business and on occasion those little moments worth remembering. After a lot of neglect my Instagram needed a bit of love, so after a regroup and a new style - I'm back. Here's how I'm currently editing my stream , what about you and your Instagram?

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Being Inspired: Tattoo Art

Despite it being the 21st Century Tattoos still divide opinion, whether you like them or despise them we can't get away from the fact that they are a great way to express creativity and personality. Just like any other type of art media there are a range of different sub categories that you can be attracted to, this post focuses on some of my favourite styles including some artists. What tattoo styles and artists do you love?

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Quotes For Those Good Vibes

Once in a while we all need that pick me up, the motivation and the support that we can do this even if times are tough. Across the internet there is so much positivity available that I thought I'd put together a post on some of the inspiring found words that have been cheering me up recently. Whether you need a little reminder to keep going or a pep talk on confidence, hopefully this can be your daily dose of good vibes. What positive quotes do you have an affinity with?

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6 Artist Instagrammers To Love

Art inspiration can come in all forms and can be found across all social media, one type I'm currently in a pretty strong love affair with is Instagram as it has the power to introduce you to new creative minds who have their own personality and charm. I've collected some of my favourite Instagram that are curated by some talented individuals, who use the space to better and advertise their practice. Who are your favourite artists on Instagram?

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The Good & Bad: Being A Photographer

Photography is a wonderful medium to work in and regardless of whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional there is an aesthetic for you, with all art forms there are pros and cons to each. As a creative my main focus comes in the form of photography, I have captured many types of subject matter for not only myself and friends but for brands too (some more well known than others) but with anything it isn't always smooth sailing meaning it can be a mixed bag.

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Top Anime Film Picks

If you've seen from my past posts on the matter (found here and here) you may be aware that I'm a big lover of anime, whilst the previous blog outings were focused on TV series' today I'm going to discuss some of my favourite films. Anime has many drawing styles to it so finding one that appeals to your sense of aesthetic will be easy, these are my film choices - what are yours?

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Favourite Photographers #16

When the middle of the month appears that's the time when I like to appreciate some brilliant photographers not only to reminiscence on my love for the subject but to hopefully inject some inspiration and bring prominence to some artists you may not have heard of. This weeks photographers capture escapism, fantasy and seem almost an ethereal aspect in the nature of their imagery, first is the work of Eugenio Recuenco who has been published in high profile magazines an example being Vogue. The second artist is Oleg Oprisco, a photographer who bucks the traditional digital trend by incorporating film elements. Before you click ahead please be aware that there are a few images that may not be safe for work.

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Being Inspired #3

Once again I'm back, to bring you some of the various weird and wonderful artistic images from across the internet to help inspire you. If you're feeling a little stuck for both inspiration and motivation, one of the best ways to find your groove again is to take in fresh influences - ideas may come from the most surprising places. Before you click ahead I should note that not every image is suitable work as there are a few artistic nudes thrown in for good measure. Where I can I will link the relevant artists so hopefully it can lead you to discovering a whole new artistic love.

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Photography Hacks To Try

It's no secret that photography is my #01 creative passion: I adore reading about it, understanding the history behind the processes and take in all the beautiful imagery. This love includes finding all about all the little tips and tricks to not only make it easier on your work processes but can help elevate you progress and influence a change in aesthetics. Here are some potential ideas for you to play with, what photography tips do you swear by?

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Tips To Critique Artwork Objectively

If you're a creative being in any sense of the word you'll know that critiquing others and your own work is an important part of developing your skills. Objectively breaking apart work can push your understanding and give you an insight into your own thought processes, being critical isn't about bringing down someone it's about celebrating the positives and looking why certain elements may not work for you (without being discourteous to the originator). As I've been a student of a creative subject(s) and a trained teacher of photography, here are some ways to assess the effectiveness of art pieces regardless of what they're made out of.

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Lessons From Film Photography

Film photography is a beautiful medium to work in however for some it may not be the preferred way to create art, during my time playing with analogue film and darkrooms I've learnt a few things that may (or may not) help you in your quest for innovative work. Here are a few lessons to take from film photography that could help your approach your art in new a way, what would take away from this medium?

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