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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...
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...
Watercolor techniques range from tightly controlled to loose and experimental, making these paints a wonderful medium for wildlife painting. More concentrated paint on a small, round brush will give the most detail. Using lots of water and a large brush will keep your art looking spontaneous and lif
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
Gesso is similar to acrylic paint, only thinner. Artists most often use it as a base primer for paintings to make the work surface stiffer, slightly textured and better able to accept paint without it cracking or soaking into the porous surface of the canvas. Gesso can be applied to any surface to h
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
Alternate cover for Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka, published by Vertical Inc., designed by Chip Kidd
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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