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The Best Rated Graphic Design Schools

You can earn a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree from a large number of professional art schools. You can also earn a BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from several universities. To apply for those programs, you often will need to submit a portfolio with...

Battery Cover Ideas

cellphone image by Philip Date from Fotolia.comBattery covers are a great way of personalizing your cell phone. In a world where thousands, if not millions, of people have the same mobile device as you do, identity and personality can be hard to find. Thankfully, there are a variety of...

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Nighthawks is a classic city scene by American realism painter Edward Hopper who work has starred amongst the finest of all to have come from this country up to now. This article will examine the ...

How to Create Graffiti Effects on Paper

Serious graffiti artists work hard at their craft to separate it from common vandalism. To hone their craft and prepare for painting a wall mural, artists often experiment with different designs in a sketchbook. If you are new to the art of graffiti, you can improve your skills by practicing letteri

How to Finish Wood Trim on a Countertop

You can enhance the appearance of the wood trim on your countertop and protect it from wear by finishing it with an appropriate coating. Before you get started, consider the following. Wood finishes can permanently stain countertops. You must employ meticulous preparation or you will end up with exp

2008 Readers Poll: Best New One-Shot Manga

We asked About.com Manga readers to choose their favorite new one-shot manga or short story collection for 2008. See our top 10 nominees, including Solanin, Tokyo Zombie and Disappearance Diary, and the see the readers' choice winner for the Best New One-Shot Manga of 2008.

How to Recognize the Early 1900 Bessie Pease Gutmann Prints

Bessie Pease Gutmann was a children's book illustrator from 1905 to 1935. Her popular prints, such as "The Awakening" and "A Little Bit of Heaven" are popular with collectors. To obtain such a print, it is important for a collector to understand how to differentiate between a reprint and an original

Elements of Book Design

Book design is a multi-disciplinary task, often tackled by a team of professionals. Whether book designers work together within a publishing company or independently, the ultimate goal is a collaborative effort aimed at making your book as attractive to the reader as possible. Modern book design beg

How to Paint a Dark Background

The background of a painting may be simple but it's more important than you might think. A background serves the dual purpose of setting a painting's tone and drawing attention to the painting's centerpiece. A dark background can compliment a painting by setting a heavy, brooding tone and emphasizin

Enjoy Yourself In Anime World

Anime? Anime! There is no doubt that anime now has made a lot of people feel happy when they are free and stay at home. Why are there more and more people just abandoning their favorite movies and teleplays and turn to anime episodes? The reason is that anime is better than any other kinds of progra

Mobile Suit Gundam 00F Volume 1

Read a review of Mobile Suit Gundam 00F Volume 1, a shonen manga series by Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino and Kouichi Tokita from Bandai Entertainment. In this Gundam 00 sidestory, the focus is squarely on the Fereshte, a group dedicated to support the members of the Celestial Being.

How to Use Colored Acrylic Shapes for Wall Art

Just about anything can be made into wall art with some creativity and, sometimes, minimal work. Colored acrylic shapes are great for making interesting and beautiful graphic wall art. Building a non-permanent piece also allows you to change the look of your art whenever it suits you. Sticking to

How to Transfer an Image to Pastel Paper

Often, photographers seek ways to give an added artistic touch to their images. One popular way to make photos look painterly was to transfer the emulsion from Polaroid pictures onto fine art paper. However, Polaroid film was expensive and eventually production for it came to a halt. Now, alternativ

Get Involved In Cosplay

By joining in these cosplay activities, you can get yourself involved and get to know more details about cosplay. A cosplay show can make both the cosplayers and audience happy as the cosplayers can show their performance and the audience can watch a wonderful and interesting show that they are inte

How to Convert Texture to Cartoon Styles

Texture is an important facet of artwork that helps make a picture look more realistic. Even if you're drawing cartoons, texture is an important element to include. Unlike realistic art, cartoon art allows the artist to create a simplified rendering of a surface's shape or pattern. Using "selective