Jumat, 18 November 2011

An Overview of T-Shirt Printing Techniques

Throughout many years the industries of fashion and clothing have evolved by leaps and bounds, especially when it comes to middle and lower classes. These days, it is literally possible to obtain any type of clothing, made out of any type of material. After all, to witness all the imagination spent in making new clothes one simply needs to look at what catwalk models sometimes wear; it's mind-boggling. In any case, one of the greatest advantages which technology brought to us is referred to as T-shirt printing.

What precisely is T-shirt printing? Well, you've probably seen a variety of T-shirts already with run-of-the-mill designs that were mass produced for public consumption. While some of the designs are indeed noteworthy, the truth is that for a lot of people they do not have enough uniqueness, considering there are thousands, of not millions more models that are essentially the same. What T-shirt printing allows you to do is to make a shirt with your own design on it. You can literally put any type of art on it, whether it is a drawing, a picture, a painting, or something Photo-shopped. As a matter of fact, over the years many T-shirt printing techniques have been developed, each one having its pros and cons.

Sabtu, 15 Oktober 2011

How To Sell Art Online Using Your Own Website

If you are an independent artist working to sell art online then you have come to the right place to learn more about doing this using a personal website. You might be questioning your decision to sell art this way but online art sales are booming and there is no reason not to try to get a piece of the pie for yourself. Going at it alone is also not as big of an issue as it used to be; things like social media, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and the nature of the internet in general make it easier than ever to reach a wider audience and sell art to a wide variety of potential customers.

Sabtu, 10 September 2011

Beautify Your Desktop Background With A Nice Space Wallpaper

Desktop wallpapers are the first thing a user sees when they sit down at the computer for work or play. They bring color to a black and white world especially for the office worker who has to stare at words or crunch numbers all day. There are numerous usages for wallpaper, mostly as decoration.

Space wallpapers provide some of the most interesting designs someone can find for their desktop. The universe is full of different colored stars and planets captured on clear and dark nights with only the stars illuminating the sky. Most people have never even seen the sky without some form of artificial light marring the view, what better way to bring back some of the wonder the ancients felt than with a nice space wallpaper.

Minggu, 14 Agustus 2011

Comparing Film and Digital Photography

Making the transition from film to digital photography wasn't easy when I was in photography school. It was like learning a new language. Sure it was easier in that you didn't have to buy film and load it into the camera, yet with all the new-fangled gadgets attached to digital cameras, I found it a bit intimidating. There will always be an argument that film is better than digital. Digital cameras have all but replaced film cameras, yet in photography schools, both film and digital are still taught, so that students are aware of each format's attributes.

I went to a camera show recently knowing that film cameras had fallen out of favor, but I was somewhat surprised to see the total lack of interest. Ten people (in addition to the vendors) were at the show besides myself. The sad truth is that even though film cameras are still being used in photography schools, most professional photographers rarely use film anymore, for many reasons, including expense and lack of resources for developing the film.

Senin, 01 Agustus 2011

Buying Art - What and Where Should You Buy

As in life, nothing concerning the world of art is ever certain. While art prices have remained relatively buoyant, even in this difficult economy, things can always take a turn for better or worse at any moment. Despite this fact, many people have become very rich over the last few years due, in large part, to the rising popularity of art as an investment with affluent Chinese, Russian, and Indian collectors. When the economy is in trouble the stock market is a huge gamble, and many traditional investments are a lot riskier as well, but art and gold bullion are safe and stable investments. Things that are real, solid, and have concrete value are much safer bets in an ailing investment marketplace. Because of this, buying art is still a safe bet, and should remain so for quite a long time to come. For those who wish to begin investing in art, the question then becomes what to buy.

Sabtu, 23 Juli 2011

Don't Be a Target When You Sell Art Online

As much as we would like to believe otherwise, there are quite a few dishonest people out there posing as potential art buyers. This is especially distressing for new artists, because many want to be "discovered" and who wouldn't want to be exhibited somewhere prestigious or have their work snatched up by a wealthy client? Even experienced artists are having trouble with art buyer scams, so this article will include some tips for keeping yourself safe as you sell art online.

1) Be Cautious

Look for common traits often found in scammer conversation such as writer errors (punctuation mistakes, poor grammar/spelling, etc), a sense of urgency (buyer needs the item ASAP) in combination with an overseas contact/buyer/shipper/etc.

Rabu, 13 Juli 2011

Get Drawing - Five Tips to Break Sketcher's Block

In my youth I used to draw and especially as a landscape architecture student I filled many sketchbooks. As the responsibilities mounted over the years in both my private and working life I steadily drew less, both for myself and on the job. Last year I had an urge to get back to drawing, however it took a few months between buying a sketchbook and using it. It's hard to describe the sense 'fear' or frustration associated with marking a piece of paper, even when in control of who else may see the results.

Often this hesitancy to get going is a sense of dissatisfaction with the results and frustration with technical abilities. One of the best ways is to take a class or join a life drawing group and draw for several hours a week. Like most other skills it's all about practice and of course, there are many technical aspects that can be learned faster through lessons than on your own. I didn't do that, but have managed to exceed my personal goal of doing a least three times a week over the last 9 months. Here are the five things that helped me overcome my self-imposed obstacles and have provided a great deal of satisfaction, self expression and fun.