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Saturday, July 11, 2015

A WORD ABOUT TRACING FROM NEAL ADAMS

You may hear from your art student friends, "A REAL ARTIST DOESN'T TRACE!" I heard it as an art student, so have you, so have thousands upon thousands of other artists during their lifetimes. There are many artists who aspire to so much more whose work does not grow because they never learn to use the technology that we've been blessed with to help them grow, which is unfortunate. 
Stop listening to art STUDENTS and listen to artists who are MAKING A LIVING FROM THEIR ART. Many art students will not get very far in their pursuit of a dream simply because they have allowed themselves to become trapped in limited thinking. Imagine what Star Wars or Terminator would have been had Disney, Lucas or Cameron not used developing technology to bring their visions to life. Enjoy the technology that you have available to you. Use it and GROW. In this video, Neal Adams talks about how using the camera gave an edge to great commercial artists like Rockwell, Struzan and Peak. Salty language ahead! Enjoy the video. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

NEW YORK CENTRAL ART SUPPLY IN DANGER OF CLOSING

Another landmark art store in New York is now in danger of closing its doors due to sales slumps in the digital age. New York Central Art Supply, a 110 year old store still owned and operated by the same family that opened it, will follow in the steps of Pearl Paint, once the biggest art supply store in New York, which shuttered it's doors in April of 2014.

For those of you living in New York and for those of you visiting the city, take a visit to New York Art Supply, conveniently located at 62 Third Avenue!  You may also download their art supply catalog and place an order! http://www.nycentralart.com/
You can read more details about the situation that the store is in this OBSERVER article: http://observer.com/2015/06/nycs-110-year-old-art-store-in-danger-of-closing/http://observer.com/2015/06/nycs-110-year-old-art-store-in-danger-of-closing/

There is a little article here at The New York Times from 2010 that speaks a bit more about their history: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/nyregion/17joint.html?_r=0