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Color Theory Game

Color – Method of Action

Method of Action is an online course on design for analytical minds.

Here’s a fun color theory game online. It’s an interactive game that tests your ability to match color based on hue, saturation, and colors schemes of complementary, analogous, triadic and tetradic. You move your mouse over a color wheel to match the prompted color or scheme, all the while being timed. At the end of the game you get a numerical score. I did a quick video tutorial to show you how it works.

The game can be found here.

Color method of action

Color — Method of Action, a game which tests your design sense based on hue, saturation, complementary, analogous, triadic, and tetradic color theory.

Twisted Princess by J Thomas

I came across a series by Jeffrey Thomas which he calls “Twisted Princess” on his portfolio page.  If you’re into the recent zombie craze and also happen to love Disney movies, you’ll like this series.  Thomas is taking Disney princesses, and other Disney heroines, and adding an undead/malevolent twist to them.  I’ll share a sneak-peek of his Twisted Princess art here, but as usual, I like to give the artists credit and direct traffic to their webpages.  Mosey on over to Jeffrey Thomas’s portfolio and see the rest of the Twisted Princesses.  He has posted nearly twenty in total.

Jeffrey Thomas is a character designer and story artist from Burbank California.

Mulan – Twisted Princess by Jeffrey Thomas

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Twisted Princess by Jeffrey Thomas

The Little Mermaid – Twisted Princess by Jeffrey Thomas

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Rainy Day

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Ragequit

Learning how to accept criticism can be one of the most difficult lessons for any artist to learn.  That’s why criticism, when given or taken, should be done constructively.  So when engaging in an art critique, don’t be that kid who can’t handle criticism.  While I can totally identify with the unidentified artist in this video and I pity her vulnerability, I don’t approve how she decided to react.  Talk about an artistic ragequit.

Viewer discretion – strong language in the following video.

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Art Student Owl

Too Inspired to Sleep, Too Tired to Create

So there’s a tumblr website I absolutely have to share with y’all.  It’s called F*** Yeah Art Student Owl.  Despite the obscenity in the title, it’s a really amazing collection of art student memes.  The first time I discovered the website I was at my parents’ house, and they finally had to come into the room to see why I was laughing so much.  I showed it to my mom and she sort of got it, but it really has the greatest impact on art students.  It’s like an entire website devoted to the inside jokes and awkward situations art students have to deal with all the time.

I’m going to select some of my favorite memes to include here, but there’s more to be found at http://fyeahartstudentowl.tumblr.com/ . It’s regularly updated too, so you can always look forward to more art student owl genius.

*disclaimer* Some of the memes are a bit crude, with obscene language and adult humor.  I’d rate the website as PG-13.  View with discretion.

Remember, all credit goes to F**** Yeah Art Student Owl and Kendra Wells for creating the meme in 2011!

Art History by Incidental Comics

A few brief lessons on art history, thanks to Grant Snider of Incidental Comics.

Giveaway winner!

To celebrate reaching the milestone of 15,000 all-time views on my blog, I decided to hold a giveaway!  I encouraged all viewers to leave a comment on the post, with a way to contact them.  I promised to wait two weeks before using a random number generator to draw a number.  Whoever had the post corresponding to that number would be the winner.

And the winner is… *drumroll*

HILLARY BODNAR!

Congratulations Hillary!  I’ll be in contact with you soon to decide what drawing you would like for your prize.

Thank you everyone for checking out my blog and for entering the giveaway!

Random Integer Draws Winner

The winning number, 8! I asked random.org to generate an integer between 1 and 11 (there were 11 entry posts total). Hillary was the 8th person to leave a comment.

 

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