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MoMA Brings Abstract Expressionism to the iPad

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has a new iPad app for the Abstract Expressionist New York exhibition. The MoMA iPad app is not only done well, but it is also FREE. In the app you can see large images of the paintings, learn about the history of the artist and see videos about the artists.

7 Tips for Creating a Great Portfolio Website

Artists in the past worked diligently on their portfolios and slides, keeping them updated for gallery curators to review.  Today it is all about the internet and having a great portfolio website.  Here are 7 things to consider before you jump in and begin work on your new website.

12 Places to Buy Creative T-Shirts

Wanting some new T-shirts, I set out to find some creative options. I have been a fan of Threadless for a while, but I wanted to see what else was out there. After some looking around I found many great options and these are 12 of my favorites. Many of these places also allow artists to sell their designs. Bonus!

Drawing on the iPad, a Brushes & Sketchbook Pro Walkthrough

Brushes and Sketchbook Pro on the iPadAfter getting an iPad, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Brushes and Sketchbook Pro. Both of these apps are really nice on the iPod and iPhone, but I had not taken to them like I had hoped. I found that the screen size was crippling for me and this was too great a hurdle for me to overcome. The iPad is a much better tool for drawing since the size is closer to the size of a sketch book. The iPad also has more room to include app menus and options.

14 Places for Artists to Sell Artwork Online

With the construction of my personal studio space nearing completion, I am looking for ways to sell art to fund adding new tools to my collection.  I am a metalsmithing guy and tools for my discipline do not come cheap.  In my search I have found many great sites and thought it would be cool to share some of these.  My search was focusing on marketplaces that allowed selling original artwork, but I also included some of the print specific sites that I found.

9 Great Options for a New Sketchbook

Looking for a new sketchbook, I decided to venture out from the normal black hard cover acid free books that I usually buy.  I spent some time looking and reading about various sketchbooks and found many great choices.  I realize that there are many more options than I have listed here, so if you know of an awesome one that I missed, please let me know in the comments below.

20 Most Popular Posts on Today in Art in 2009

With the year drawing to a close we naturally reflect on the past year. 2009 has been kind to this little blog and I look forward to what 2010 may bring. I aggregated a list of the 20 most visited posts from 2009 from the stats and this is what I found. Oddly enough, some were pretty recent, and some were from last year. I decided to include the ones from last year as well since I have many new readers.

8 Drawing Exercises That Every Artist Should Practice


Wire Drawing Exercise

Example from save-janos.net – this example has been placed on a painted acrylic background
With this exercise you are not going to be drawing at all. All you need is some wire and a pair of pliers with cutters. My favorite wire for this exercise is tie wire and you can get it almost any hardware store. The idea is to explore shapes and lines that you create by bending the wire. This exercise will force you to focus more on the line and less on the “drawing.” The nature of the wire also makes it more difficult to create tight corners. Don’t fight this and allow the properties of the wire to influence your piece.