Art media

Thoughts on various artistic mediums, why use pastel, part 25

Mary Cassatt – Pastels – Late Years / Studies on Mother and Child Some time ago we started an exploration of two-dimensional artistic media and focused on the lesser-known medium of pastel. Currently, a continuing look at a second famous female pastellist, Mary Cassatt (Rosalba Carriera of Venice which has already been discussed at length […]

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Awesome fan art shows mass effect characters in Hollow Knight art style

Franchise X meets Franchise Y has long been a mainstay of fan art and fan fiction. Sometimes the connection is obvious, while others require a little more creativity to form. Mass Effect and Hollow Knight certainly resemble the latter category, one being an AAA shooter and the other a 2D indie platformer. However, at least […]

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The GTA Trilogy remaster’s wacky art style is good, actually

Rockstar gave us a first look at the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Collection, and it showcases the enormous amount of work that has gone into improving the visuals of the games. With a remaster, you never really know if you’ll get an upgraded version of an older game or a […]

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DC tries out anime art style with ‘Catwoman: Hunted’ trailer

The recent 2021 DC Fandome has given fans something to get excited about with the release of updates and trailers for most of DC’s media, especially for The Batman with Robert Pattinson, Black adam with the rock, and Peacekeeper with John Cena. With all the hype that accompanies big DC movie announcements, there are hidden […]

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Jack Kirby evolves as comic book artists defend his art style

Jack Kirby is all the rage, but probably not for the best reasons. Several comic book artists and other creators have come up for the legend after a small number of fans said Kirby’s art was “bad.” While this claim is fundamentally wrong, it hasn’t stopped social media from getting pissed off. guardians of the […]

Art appreciation

Palacio de Memoria boosts appreciation for art with outdoor flea market – Manila bulletin

The arts and culture sector in the Philippines has remained steadfast in its efforts to enhance public awareness and appreciation for the beauty and heritage of our country despite the pandemic. In a cohesive display of resilience, various art and culture providers have started to diversify their agendas to keep up with the times – […]

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Byte Barrel discusses the comic book art style of forgive me my dad and influences from the retro shooter

Fans of retro shooters, graphic novels, and the extended Lovecraft mythos should keep an eye out for Byte Barrel’s Forgive me father when it hits Steam Early Access in October. The retro FPS genre still features elements of visual and mechanical nostalgia, updated with modern tools and techniques. Forgive me father wears its old-school influences […]

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Thoughts on various artistic mediums, why use pastel, part 20

Mary Cassatt – Towards Impressionism Some time ago we started an exploration of two-dimensional artistic media and focused on the lesser-known medium of pastel. Currently, a look at a second famous female pastellist – Mary Cassatt (Rosalba Carriera of Venice which has already been discussed at length was the first.) The origins of pastels go […]

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The artistic style of What If …? aims to make the characters “feel monumental and powerful”

Ryan Meinerding has spent much of the past 15 years bringing some of the world’s most iconic superheroes to life. After starting as an illustrator on the original Iron Man, he rose through the ranks to the head of visual development at Marvel Studios and has spent over a decade figuring out how to incorporate […]

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Thoughts on various artistic mediums, why use pastel, part 19

Mary Cassatt-Becoming a Freelance Artist Some time ago we began an exploration of two-dimensional artistic mediums – oil, acrylic, watercolor, and a lengthy study of lesser-known pastel mediums. Now, to go ahead and explore a second famous pastellist – Mary Cassatt (Rosalba Carriera from Venice which has already been discussed at length was the first.) […]