SWIPE FILES — Any of you artists remember swipe files?

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Believe or don’t believe it, my art career began in the 1950s. I know it is really hard for the new guard to believe, but there really wasn’t any internet, Google image search, Pinterest, Wikimedia Commons or any of the multitude of image sites that exist today. Continue reading “SWIPE FILES — Any of you artists remember swipe files?”

COLOR & LEARN – Common Bivalve Mollusca – CLIP ART

Bivalvia is a class of marine molluscs that have a shell consisting of two hinged parts. They include the clams, oysters, cockles, mussels, scallops, and numerous other families that live in Continue reading “COLOR & LEARN – Common Bivalve Mollusca – CLIP ART”

ARTISTS: How to create illustrations FAST and earn what you are worth

How to create illustrations FAST and earn what you are worth By Art MacKay in ART TECHNIQUES 8 pages, published 3/27/2017 Today, computers have made the whole process so much easier and all phases of illustration and design are available to everyone and I for one jumped into this at the earliest possible time. But I always preferred the look and feel of a hand-painted work over the digital renderings that are used today. Fortunately, I discovered the quickest way to completion is to drive the illustration back and forth between computer and manual rendering. Continue reading ARTISTS: How to create illustrations FAST and earn what you are worth