Creative Tidbits: rare visions

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative Tidbits Creative experiences abound! Seeing the excellent works of others inspires creative exploration . . .
* international moleskine sketchbook exchange
* Children's drawings painted realistically
* Branding for Threshold Furniture
* Natalie Shau bewitching the eye
* Paule's Color Palette Harmony
* Embracing '90s typography
* What Is Motion Design
... and more creative inspiration!

international moleskine sketchbook exchange

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This is really a remarkable collection of art when you consider these are sketches and drawings done in the artist's sketch books.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.illustrationserved.com
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, Can you believe this is someone's moleskin?

Paule's Color Palette Harmony

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Paule Trudel Bellemare's Portfolio is really quite fresh, and deserves a look from the art direction community! These are eye-pleasing, carefully planned color palettes.
      Paule is now freelancing as a fashion and children illustrator in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.pauleillustration.com
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, Another illustration and color palette

Natalie Shau bewitching the eye

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Such mystery and insight you don't see often ...
      Natalie Shau is illustrator and photographer of Russian and Kazakhstan descent based in Lithuania (Vilnius). She works mainly in digital media and Natalie's works are mixture of her photography, digital painting and 3D elements.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Natalie Shau
creativity for visual artists and designers See more of Natalie's bewitching art

Embracing '90s typography

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August Heffner, writes . . .
      My teenage years ended abruptly at the turn of the century. This means I was born the year MTV went on the air and my entire teenage years were spent in the 1990s. It's no wonder that upon leaving college as an official graphic designer, I was at odds with the decades I was reared in. I hated all of the styles I'd known. I hated the '80s. I hated Memphis. I hated April Greiman posters. I hated Neville Brody. I hated the '90s. I hated Raygun. I hated Emigre.
CAUTION CAUTION: this is a slow loader and employs stalker links!
READ THIS REPORT Full story : August Heffner, Imprint
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, See the video, or another screen capture

Branding for Threshold Furniture

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Threshold Furniture & Design is a 8 person, high-end European furniture & accessories store, as well as an interior design studio.
      Sean Lopano was tasked with rebranding a new company, who's original identity lacked clear visual language, presentation, & direction. It turned out beautifully -- the campaign even included iPad images and content
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Sean Lopano
creativity for visual artists and designers See photo presentation

What children's drawings would look like if painted realistically

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The Monster Engine is the 48-page outcome from that curiosity, and it looks wonderful. Dave DeVries, the artist, describes the process as follows:
      "I project a child's drawing with an opaque projector, faithfully tracing each line. Applying a combination of logic and instinct, I then paint the image as realistically as I can."
(This is from the elezea.com blog, but the main site "monster engine" seems to be down)
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Illustrator Dave DeVries
creativity for visual artists and designers Here are lots more images from Dave DeVries

What Is Motion Design

Motion design is everywhere! You can see it in TV shows, movie credits, and of course right here on Vimeo. But what is motion design? How do you define motion design? Well read on my friends, as we jump into this new world.....
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Created by Vimeo for its Vimeo Video School.
creativity for visual artists and designers Here's another one


Creative experiences abound, and we'd like to hear from you! On the Facebook page, you'll find the gallery "Art is where you find it" ... and we'd love to have you contribute there and become part of DTG's . . .
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And, thanks for reading

      Fred Showker

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