This video shows Trevor Waugh doing what he does best in watercolor painting- …florals. With an entertaining and energetic approach Waugh deliberately and structurally takes to the paper with a variety of brushes to come to an eventual unveiling of a classic floral painting. This video tutorial is accompanied by an original soundtrack also composed by the artist Trevor Waugh, and creates a very relaxing painting experience. Follow his techniques and you won’t go far wrong. Pay attention to his color choices and in which order the watercolors are applied. Beautiful stuff.
Who is Carl Warner?
Born in Liverpool, England in 1963, he moved to Kent at the age of seven where as an only child he spent hours in his room drawing and creating worlds from his imagination having been inspired by artists such as Salvador Dali, Patrick Woodroofe and record sleeve artists such as Roger Dean and the work of Hipgnosis. Carl began his career by going to art college with a view to becoming an illustrator as he had a talent for drawing yet quickly discovered that his ideas and creative eye was better suited to photography as a faster and more exciting medium in which to work. After a year’s foundation course at Maidstone Art College he moved to the London College of Printing in 1982 to do a three year degree course in photography, film and television. In 1985 he left to assist various photographers in the world of advertising for a year, after which he became one himself.
Although a very keen landscape photographer he initially established himself as a successful still life photographer, and then began to branch out into other areas of photography in the advertising world, shooting people and landscapes for a wide variety of products and brands. Over the past ten years he has been developing a body of work making landscapes out of food, and has been commissioned by many advertising agencies throughout the world to produce these for clients in the food industry.
The mouth-watering sights were created by foodscape photographer Carl Warner, who likens his work to that of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.
But Warner veers away from the enticing yet sinister symbolism of Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, instead using his creations to encourage healthier eating among younger children.
He said: “I use my work as a vehicle to get kids to think about what they are eating.
“Kids will look at a pile of chips and tomato sauce and go ‘yummy yummy’. But show them a pile of asparagus and they will go ‘eurgh, yucky green food’.
“It is almost like colour prejudice for food. But make asparagus become a rocket or turrets on a castle and it makes it much more engaging for them.”
Warner starts work by drawing his ideas on paper.
He then buys the produce and spends between one and three days assembling it with the help of pins and superglue.
He then photographs it layer after layer from the foreground to the background and assembles them into one image in post-production.
Warner, who was born in Liverpool, said the work rekindled the ‘childhood imagination’ in adults.
However, he said it had also resulted in a lot of unpleasant emails accusing him of “wasting food when children are starving”.
“It is something I seem to get but I just think some people are being ignorant about what they are looking at and what it actually does,” he added.
He said many hospitals, nutritionists and charities had used his images to help people in a positive way.
Here RAEART (Darryn James Rae) shows you how to produce a colourful and vibrant picture, by just using your imagination and creative flow.
Darryn James Rae, Born: December 30th, 1971 in Kelowna B.C. Canada Studied Fine Arts at Fanshawe College in 1994-1997.
Art is something that’s always been a part of his daily life. He loves experimenting with all mediums: painting, video art, sketching, photography and mixed media.”
He presents a unique vision with a creative twist of styles. Each canvas is created with a new look. His look can be anything from a cartoon character to creating illusions and abstract forms. Art is a world of the imagination and Darryn certainly uses his for his work.
If your looking for something different then the usual, you have come to the right place. RAEART is sure to brighten up your day and your homes.
He is quoted as saying:
“The ideas for my artwork are improvised random images from my subconscious. My style is post modernistic,
abstract and surreal with an approach of the Cobra movement – the belief in freedom from the constraints of reason,
producing images entirely from the subconscious. Each of my works tells a different story according to the individual who views that piece.”
His influences are: Keith Haring, Kandinsky, Picasso, Miro, Dali, Man Ray, Warhol, Mattisse, Van Gogh,
Norman Mclaren, Stan Brakhage, Basquait, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, leger and David Lynch.
As well as painting he is works as a musician, and cinematographer.
If you would like to see some more of his work then visit: http://www.raeart.page.tl
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When we mention cover art, people usually think of books or magazines, but on this occasion I am going to talk about Album cover art and the impact it had on people.
Before we had music CD’s, the albums we bought were on vinyl that you played on a record player and the record came in an album cover. These covers not only represented the artist that had made it, but an image that covered, art, fashion and photography. Many artists have had their album covers specially designed and have spent months reviewing different ideas before deciding on a final one that will be produced and sent to print.
Ahtough there are some really big bands that have some fantastic album covers the group that I have picked are “Roxy Music”, this band are an English art rock band formed in 1971 by frontman Bryan Ferry. This band produced highly sophisticated music and a glam look to go with it. The album covers either had beautiful models on them like Jerry Hall, who also appeared in the video for “Stick together” or had images of the group with Bryan Ferry wearing and looking very suave in his tailor made suits that were personally made by Anthony Price who designs glamours clothes for artists. The album cover was just as important as the music that went with it. They were designed to catch your eye, so that you would pick them up and read them in the hope that you would buy one.
So, the next time that you are passing a record shop, remember this article, especially if you have never seen them before, and pop in. Have a good look round and even ask the guy behind the counter to play the album that you have picked up, that was a rare item, and you just happened to find it in this little old shop. As these little old shops have died away due to modern technology, but still contain lots of ideas, so even if you don’t buy anything there is plenty to look at for budding artists to get some new ideas from.
There are so many opportunities to exhibit your own artwork on line and it is vitally important that you present your work in the best way possible. I have seen numerous poorly photographed paintings on the web and these pieces generate much less interest than work which has been photographed correctly. This video, produced by Sachi, clearly describes some of the key points to note when photographing your artwork.
You are given advice on how to position your work, how to adjust the lighting to suit and how to use the camera to best effect. The video explans many of the issues that commonly occur whilst photographing your work and demonstrates how incorrect settings on your camera or with the lighting can adversely affect the quality of your image. The presenter then goes on to provide a short introduction to the image adjusting tools generally availble on your PC and shows how to crop and adjust your image to provide the perfect upload. This is a very clear professionally produced video and well worth the time taken to view.
This video has been produced by a well recognised artist who has experienced all of the issues that the amateur artist faces when attempting to upload images of artwork to the internet. Many people photograph their work indoors but I favour the method shown here and do go outside to photograph my own artwork.
The presenter gives a comprehensive demonstration of the settings on his camera to allow the best image to be produced. He then takes you back into the studio and shows how to adjust your image on the PC prior to uploading to the web. It is always good practise to consider the problems encoutered by others in the same situation as your self and determine whether their experiences can be used to your own benefit. In this video I believe we are given a very good view of how best to present your own artwork to the web.
This short video clip showing the novice photographer how to create a photography portfolio by narrowing down and selecting the best 20 to 30 photographs. The portfolio also needs to be cohesive and show a personal style to make it stand out from the crowd.
If you break down your photography into bite sized portions and essentially strip it down to the fundamentals then you really will not have a problem creating more professional photos tailored to exactly as you would like them.
This video is a great learning resource as it is clear and presented in a way that is easy to follow and highlights the three things which affect the exposure of a photograph and these are the aperture, shutter speed and ISO. If you can strike a perfect balance between these three elements you can almost guarantee that you will achieve the right look for the type of photo that you want, as well as getting the correct exposure.
In short the aperture affects the amount of light that comes into the sensor and the depth of field and it is this depth of field which will determine how much of the image is in focus.
The shutter speed is in control of dealing with the length of the exposure so the longer the shutter speed, the more light will come in, and in contrast the shorter the shutter speed, the less light will come into the image. It is also key to determining the amount of blur that appears in the photo so the longer the exposure the more susceptible the image is to blur and camera shaking.
The ISO is the sensitivity of the sensor to light so a lower ISO will mean that the sensor is less sensitive and is therefore going to need more light to expose an image. Higher ISO requires less light to expose the image but will add more noise to it which unfortunately results in color saturation which makes them look unrealistic.
This really is a valuable video to learn from so get your camera out and get learning
This video explores the techniques required to take on night time photography. The photographer discusses the importance of manual settings to obtain your desired lighting levels and shutter speed. An entire array of night photos can be achieved and 90% of the battle is in the settings. Just make sure you have a steady hand on the night.
This is a very quick video of photographer demonstrating how to set up and use a tripod. The video is aimed at beginners so its nice and easy to follow and does exactly as it says on the tin.