Colour is one of the most powerful tools an artist or designer can use to convey a message or mood. It allows the artist to manipulate emotions and create a new visual experience for the viewer. Understanding the importance of colour and how to use it effectively in art and design is essential for any artist, designer, or student looking to create compelling work. In this blog post, we'll explore why colour is necessary for art and design, its psychological impact, how to select a colour palette and how to use it effectively in your work.
From ancient cave paintings to modern-day art, animals have inspired artists for thousands of years. Animal symbolism is a powerful tool that creatives can use to add depth and meaning to their work. This blog post will examine how bats have influenced artists around the world. Bats are fascinating creatures, with over 1,400 incredibly diverse species known, ranging from tiny bumblebee bats to flying foxes with wingspans of up to six feet. In art, bats also have a vast range of symbolic meanings. Discover how and why cultures worldwide have celebrated this fascinating creature.
Animal tattoos are immensely popular because of their symbolic significance. Each animal has its own characteristics, behaviours and traits that can be interpreted as metaphors for different aspects of human life and also reflect the values and beliefs of the wearer. This blog post will take you on an interesting journey into the fascinating world of animal tattoos.
Letterpress printing is an age-old technique that has stood the test of time and technology. It is a relief printing process of printing text and images using a press with raised plates. The practice of letterpress printing has a fascinating history and has been used for centuries to create beautiful and timeless works of art, from books to posters and beyond. This blog will delve into the origins, the method and examples of letterpress printing.
Trompe l'oeil is a unique painting technique that captures its subject in exquisite detail and gives viewers the sensation of looking at it three-dimensionally rather than two-dimensional paint on canvas. Artists use this technique to challenge our perception by creating visual illusions that blur the line between reality and art. From a painted piece of fruit that looks delicious enough to eat to an intricately crafted piece of paper that appears to have actual curls, Trompe l'oeil makes us question the very concept of what is real, causing us to explore the boundary between the painted world and our own.
Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré, or Gustav Doré, was an incredibly talented and influential artist best known for creating iconic illustrations to accompany famous texts. He was a prolific artist, and his body of work is estimated to number 10,000 pieces. His drawings, etchings and paintings have been admired worldwide for centuries. Read more about this prolific artist and his fascinating creative practice.
The captivating tales of Greek and Roman mythology have enthralled people for generations. The timeless adventures of gods, mortals and legendary creatures have inspired artists and creators over the centuries. In this post, we delve into some of the most gruesome and fascinating tales from Greek mythology, focusing on the legends of Prometheus, Achilles, and Cronos, which includes some exceptionally detailed illustrations from our title; Greek and Roman Mythology, an Image Archive for Artists and Designers.
Understanding and experimenting with perspective in art opens up a world of creative possibilities. From using linear perspective to create accurate representations to playing with impossible constructions for a surreal twist, mastering perspective can take your artwork to new heights.
Illustrated borders and frames have inspired artists and designers for centuries, from Medieval manuscripts through the Renaissance and Baroque periods and beyond. This article discusses the importance of borders in design and examines some beautiful Medieval examples of borders, frames and decorative design.