This Week: 8/24 through 8/30

Published Aug. 24th 2008

Monday in Art Movements – Ever heard of Pixel Art? As far as art movements go, it’s a little geeky, and very retro. . . but don’t let that stop you from dropping in tomorrow for a great introductory article by Zach Risso on this unique style of digital art.

Tuesday in Painting Tutorials – If you’re interested in improving your compositions, Dianne Mize has a fantastic tutorial for you this Tuesday. It’s all about the different types of edges that painters can create, and how each one will affect the composition as a whole. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday in Featured Artists – And don’t miss Karen Freedman’s beautiful encaustic paintings on Wednesday, either. I really liked these pieces, both for their color and texture, and I think you will too.

Thursday in General Art Advice – Self-confidence and motivation—good topics for everyone, let alone artists, but this Thursday Denise Telep will tackle those issues specifically with artists in mind.

Friday in Photoshop Tricks – You know the drill. . . at the end of the week we’ll be posting another GIMP tutorial by Margot Dinardi. So far Margot’s explained some basic digital painting techniques and how to use the pen tool—so check those out, then come back for the latest on Friday!

Plus here’s the good stuff from last week, too:

How to Turn One-time Art Buyers Into Happy Return Customers For Life

Using Notan as a Painting Strategy: A Step-by-step Painting Tutorial

The Raw, Textural Landscape Paintings of Richard Hearns

StumbleUpon: An Effective (and Fun) Way to Market Your Art Online

How to Draw Simple Shapes in GIMP Using the Pen Tool

Have something you’d like to share with EE readers? Send it in!

EmptyEasel is proud to publish reader-submitted articles nearly every week. Please submit your own article here or learn why you might want to.

Did you like this article? Share it!
Then check out the related posts below.
If you're a traditional artist, transferring your skills to a digital format can be both frustrating and rewarding. Luckily, with a Wacom pen and tablet things get a bit easier. In the following paragraphs I'll be going through the process I use to create a digital painting in GIMP with my Wac. . . read more
Some of your favorite photos may look great with a vintage sepia tone. Using an image editor like GIMP, that transformation is very easy to accomplish. Your first step is to start by scanning a photo into GIMP or by opening up a digital photograph already on your computer. The pears image that. . . read more
If you want to edit photos or create digital artwork, GIMP is a great free alternative to Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CS3. (The name GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, by the way.) To download and install GIMP on your PC, the first thing you'll need to do is go to www.g. . . read more
One of the really fun things that artists can do with “photo manipulation” software is create digital paintings. Today I'll show you how to use some of GIMP's basic tools to create your own digital artwork. What you'll need to create a digital painting The great thing about painting digitally . . . read more
Even with our best efforts, photographs of paintings and other 2D artwork don't always come out looking like the real thing. Luckily, using GIMP, we can salvage these less than perfect images by adjusting color, angles, and more. NOTE: If you haven't yet installed GIMP (a free photo imaging so. . . read more
Stay current.
Subscribe to EmptyEasel's free weekly newsletter for artists. Sign up today!
Art Contests
More art contests. . .
EE Writers
Cassie Rief Niki Hilsabeck Brandi Bowman Michelle Morris Lisa Orgler Adriana Guidi Carrie Lewis Aletta de Wal

If you'd like to write for EmptyEasel, let us know!

We love publishing reader-submitted art tutorials, stories, and even reviews.Submit yours here!