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Art Technique

Better Screenshots

Don’t you hate terrible screenshots in PowerPoint presentations? Here are some tips and techniques I have collected from around the Web on how to take better screenshots.

First: Get the Screenshot

Here’s how to take a screenshot on a Mac. Using Windows? Get a Mac.

Next: Make It Look Good

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Screenshots Look Great

6 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Screenshots

5 Incredibly Simple Ways To Make Screenshots Look Better In PowerPoint

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Paintings

Bath of Roses

A beautiful watercolor depicting a stunning woman in a bath of rose petals.

I wrote previously about Art, Inc. Such a great book for the artist looking to get out there and turn passion into making a living.

One of the concepts in the book is to consider following the path of an illustrator instead of the more traditional path of a gallery artist. The challenge is that illustration is a much more commercial world and requires considerably more business acumen.

But anyone can do it.

The key is to figure out your niche. For example, maybe you want to focus on wedding invitations or birth announcements. Maybe logos is more your thing.

There are a lot of great outlets for selling your illustration work. Behance, owned by Adobe, is one of the better marketplaces and communities for this kind of thing. 99designs is another good one.

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Paintings

Watercolor by the Window

Sitting the window frame at the end of the day.

Been thinking a lot about Art, Inc., a great book I’ve been reading about getting a real career as an artist going. As in a successful one. One of the book’s central premises is that you don’t need to be a starving artist. You just need to get up from behind that easel and start making it happen.

The book is great for learning how to find your voice as an artist, thinking about getting started with selling your work, and also contains lots of advice on how to present yourself to galleries.

Check it out!

In a related note, I’ve been toying around with Procreate on the iPad Pro for a while. So much fun with this app!

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Paintings

Tipped Hat in Watercolor

A tip of the hat over the eye. Painted in Watercolor.

 

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Paintings

Yoga Stretch in Oil

Yoga stretch in oil on canvas.Yoga Stretch in Oil

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much about nothing

Sunny Day of Yoga

Sunny Day of Yoga

Relaxed and peaceful on a sunny day in Los Angeles.

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Paintings

Smiles in the Tub

Smiles in the Tub

I don’t know why, but this picture just makes me smile. Innocent child bath time fun! The photo is a stock photo, treated with the Oil Painting setting in Topaz’s Simplify plug-in.

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Art Technique

Making a Cartoon Girl – Video Art Technique

This is the female version of the cartoon style boy, the trace basics are almost the same but a little more detailed in some parts. This tutorial shows how you can create a vector cartoon girl using Corel Draw — a popular low-cost vector editing program for Windows.

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Art Technique

Nail Art/Marble Technique

Here is a Requested Nail Art Video..im applying The Marble Art Technique..Thanks for watching!. .:)

Art Impressions - Water Color Technique

Do you love the soft look of water colors but haven’t yet mastered the technique. You don’t have to be an artist to create a one of a kind masterpiece. On today’s Tip Of The Day we have Kendra…

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Art Technique

How to Make Shaving Cream Prints – Abstract Technique

This is just awesome! If you don’t know this technique, you’ve got to try it out. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with just a little shaving cream and food coloring! Now that is creative use of everyday household objects for art.
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