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25. DEC, 2010

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In this creative world some of famous artist archive, these are special stuff as an historical graphics, we would like to share some unforgettable moments in these awesome graphic designed stuff way, hope some of these inspiring from photographs and most of them from an deep thinking about those moment when all American were struggling for survive as united states of America.

We would like to share about this historical moment from Wikipedia pages:
The American Civil War (1861–1865), also known as the War Between the States (among other names), was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as “the Confederacy.” Led by Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy fought against the United States (the Union), which was supported by all the free states (where slavery had been abolished) and by five slave states that became known as the border states.

In the presidential election of 1860, the Republican Party, led by Abraham Lincoln, had campaigned against the expansion of slavery beyond the states in which it already existed. In response to the Republican victory in that election, seven states declared their secession from the Union before Lincoln took office on March 4, 1861. Both the outgoing administration of President James Buchanan and Lincoln’s incoming administration rejected the legality of secession, considering it rebellion. Several other slave states rejected calls for secession at this point.

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The Black Hole of Greed


The Black Hole of Greed

Posted by aaron
at November 23, 2010

Now this video has nothing to do with Photoshop. That is true – but it is a work of art. A well done short film with a powerful message. Enjoy. 

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40 Creative Examples of Music Posters


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Posters are a great way to spread the word, especially when they are well designed.A good poster should be very suggestive, expressing in a right manner the subject for which was created. Music inspire us and make us feel good, therefore I`m sharing with you some of the most inspirational and suggestive examples of music posters!

ASAD Sound Poster by ~fuelyourdesign

life to your sound 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Live Music Unsigned by ~squiffythewombat

live music unsigned 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

The Attic by ~squiffythewombat

the attic 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

The Art of Music by ~EterDis

the art of music 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

DESIGN MUSIC by *RichardTheRough

design music 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

poster by ~ragdav

concert 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Kill Hannah by ~GraniteRoses

kill hanah 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

River Party by ~SeBDeSiGN

river party 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Work – Live Music by ~DISENT

work live 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

the experiment by ~atmosphair3

the experiment 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

E-party by ~absintho

e party poster 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

music poster by ~kwondo51

music poster 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Charles Telfair Music Day by ~hstudios

charles telfair 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

music wonderland by ~CHIN2OFF

music wonderland 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

life to your sound 2 poster by *tutom

life to your sound1 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Fire and Music by `duhcoolies

fire and music 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Anno 08 Poster predesign by `Destin8x

anno 08 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Music Event Poster by ~imneway

music event 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Devendra Gig Poster by =IRXN

devendra 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Music Poster by ~the-tank

music poster1 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

The Project . Band Poster by ~blueplasticbag

the project 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

PINK PARTY POSTER REMIX by *Demen1

pink party 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Cuban Art poster: Music Piracy by ~Mykol225

cuban art poster 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

LBar Poster by ~Mattoman

l bar 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

FlameTapes Music Poster by ~vsumic

flame tapes 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Artificial Intelligence by ~Crittz

artificial intelligence 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

MTV EMA Awards by ~WesselHaites

mtv awards 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Massive Attack Poster by *Demen1

massive attack 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Music poster a2 by ~wilhelm1989

music posters 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Concert in the Park by ~CMJiaz

concert in the park 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Music Poster by ~layzZ

music poste 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

REBORN POSTER by ~spyrko

reborn 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

TechSupport by ~Crittz

tech support 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Music Festival Poster by ~austers

music festival 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Techno Poster by ~IVYangelica

techno poster 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Bloc Party by ~AlternateRaiL

bloc party 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Clay Guevara by *silocult

clay guevarra 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Music Festival by ~blacklabel88

music festival1 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Studiul Realului Poster by ~rd-signs

studiul realului 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

monday by ~vector00

monday poster 40 Creative Examples of Music Posters

Author: Madalin Tudose

Hello!My name is Madalin Tudose and I`m the founder of OurTuts blog.I love design and spend a lot of my time learning Photoshop techniques and putting them in practice.

Artist Spotlight: Sheridan Johns


On 01.18.11, In Artist Spotlight, by Kvn

Sheridan Johns is taking digital portraits to a whole new level. The level of detail and realism in her artwork is amazing. That’s why she’s the perfect designer for this artist spotlight. In this article you’ll find an interview with her and some examples of her creations.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this interview. Can you begin by introducing yourself? Give us a short bio and tell us where you’re from.

Born in Australia, I’m a Freelance Illustrator who got into art about seven or eight years ago which was during my mid years of high school (2001).

After graduating, I continued my studies of Design and Illustration for 2 more years in which I was able to visit galleries and meet a number of well established Australian Modern Artists and [freelance] Illustrators such a myself. A number of them had specialized in Digital art and working with Photoshop.

Sheridan JohnsA self-portrait. If you look closely you’ll see Sauron’s ring! 

How did you get started as a designer?

I always treated art as more of a hobby, but when I was studying my Tertiary degree in Illustration and Design, we spent a lot of time learning about the Industry; maybe even more than the actual Art/Drawing itself! We had the opportunity to meet other established artists who were well and truly into their careers, which was very motivating to me as an aspiring freelancer.

I decided to keep building up my [digital] portfolio and sharing my work online, and that is how I got noticed and began getting work for myself. It wasn’t until I really started focusing on realism did I then start getting a lot of job offers.

Sheridan Johns A digital portrait of William Fichtner 

Tell us a bit about your workflow. How do you typically start a new design? What software do you use?

First and foremost, Adobe Photoshop is now my official pen and paper. I use a WACOM tablet so I can just draw or sketch straight onto the computer (I like to save trees). That way, it’s also easier to scale and layout my initial plan quickly before it gets away from me!

I have trouble visualizing my idea using just pencil on paper- I need to use big blobs of colors and tones and quickly capture what I was after before refining it down in detail.
If it’s a big piece, a lot of planning and research goes a long way! I get onto Google and study my subject matter and gather as much reference images I can find depending on the piece, such as environments, animals , figures, even sampling colors and tones from photos.

Some days however, I find myself leaving a piece half completed because I’ve suddenly developed an idea for a NEW piece. I tend to do this a lot because Photoshop painting can easily become quite tedious. Staring at the same image for hours on end can really kill your motivation to keep working on it, so it’s always good to step away from it for a while and come back to it.

Neytiri from the movie 'Avatar'Neytiri from the movie ‘Avatar’ 

I noticed that you made a lot of digital portraits of actors. Are movies and series your prime source of inspiration?

Absolutely. Also Video Games and Cartoons also inspire me to create, as well as anything Fantasy and Sci-Fi related. Everything I grew up watching, basically! But people do sometimes ask me why I usually only paint actors/celebrities, and never everyday people, friends or family members. Not only is it extremely fun and good practice, but it’s a good way to get my portrait work noticed as well. People are drawn to familiar faces and TV personalities they recognize, and find a stronger interest in the portrait and can relate to it.

What is the most important lesson you have learned since you started designing that might help the newer designers?

Networking! Meeting other artists, sharing work and blogging is a freelancers’ lifeline. There is a big market today for Graphic Artists and Designers. So whether it be in person or online, getting your work out there and selling your skills are the most important aspects.

Even if you aspire to create your own project; such as your very own Manga or Car Illustration Magazine, you still need to have the skills and experience to get your idea noticed and build business relationships to make it happen.
In this industry, creating art is one thing, but being able to market yourself as a valuable designer and attract clients and potential projects is what it is all about. It all comes down to business!

Sheridan JohnsPlease say hello to me 

What’s the best piece of work you’ve created so far. Why is it so important to you?

Right now, my best piece would have to be my “Sons of Anarchy” themed portrait of Kim Coates. I replicated it from a common black and white Promotional Photo from the TV series. Being able to colorize it and bring out all the tones and details makes the painting feel a bit more “unique” to me. I’ve been strongly focused on painting [photo-realistic] portraits for almost a year now, and I find that one to be my most perfect one yet, and also the one I spent the most time on (about 30-35 hours).

(True story: I once submitted this portrait to a website strictly for Digital Paintings, and it was declined in a matter of hours- the reason being that they “do not accept photographs”. Needless to say, I was a little shocked at first, but also quite pleased with how realistic I got this sucker!)

Sheridan Johns ArtworkKim Coates – Sons of Anarchy, Sheridan’s favorite artwork 

We’ll end this interview with 10 quick questions:

  1. Who’s your rolemodel? All the artists I have ever looked up to!
  2. What’s your favorite song? “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” – Aerosmith
  3. PC or Mac? PC
  4. Twitter or Facebook? Facebook- again, good networking, photo sharing etc. :)
  5. What’s your favorite food? Nachos
  6. What’s your favorite sport? Tap Dancing (yep, dancing is a sport people!)
  7. Cats or dogs? Dogs!
  8. What’s your favorite movie? “Armageddon” (1998) starring; Bruce Willis, William Fichtner and Ben Affleck!
  9. Favorite book? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  10. Winter or summer? I’d say Winter. I’m less productive in the Summer!

Thanks again for providing us with the opportunity to interview you. Any final thoughts?

I’ve said it before, but Digital Illustration and Painting is no easy trade. Just because we have shortcut keys and magic ‘buttons’ doesn’t excuse an artist for not putting in effort to research and practice their skills! Like everything else, there are no shortcuts and the outcome will strongly reflect on how much time and dedication you put into it!

You can find Sheridan on DeviantART

Kvn

Hi. My name is Kevin and I’m a design addict from Belgium. I’m also interested in football and games. You can find me on Twitter.

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