Urban Sketchers Chicago – Chicago Sketch Seminar 2015

written by Andrew Banks, Urban Sketchers Chicago group administrator and Blog Contributor As an offshoot of the global Urban Sketchers organization the Urban Sketchers Chicago held the second Chicago Sketch Seminar on 11 and 12 July, 2015 at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts and the surrounding Gold Coast neighborhood.  This two day…

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It´s movie time! Cineastes edition of Julian Rentzsch and Stellavie

It is the profound love and appreciation for movies and their creators that truly inspired these collection of prints by Stellavie. The Hamburg based design studio is run by Steffen Heidemann and Viktoria Klein. This time, the duo partnered up with illustrator Julian Rentzsch. Pairing skillfully set typography and beautiful Hahnemühle William Turner cotton paper…

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From sketch to animation

Guest article by Kiana Naghshineh The cartoon plot: Two brothers who could not be more different: One is tall, somewhat deceitful and rude, the other is a sensitive and naive boy, how you can be as the younger child.

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Hahnemühle´s Calendar Contest – submission period has ended

Whether it’s the contemporary urban garden, or the typical local park area, living walls or enchanting backyard: nature makes every city come alive, resulting in calming harmony or exciting contrasts. Over 400 artists from 35 countries filed more than 900 images to the competition. Many thanks to all participants! From all submissions, a jury will…

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Countdown for the Hahnemühle Calendar 2016

Up to and including 30th June, 2015, artists – no matter if amateur or professional – still can submit contributions to next year’s Hahnemühle Calendar. “We are arranging this competition for the ninth time, this year,” Bettina Scheerbarth, responsible for the company’s public relations, delightedly said. “In the beginning, we focused on watercolour paintings and…

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Last call for Hahnemühle´s art calendar contest!

“Nature in the City” is the theme for our art calendar 2016. Share with us your views of the invigorating greenery in urban landscapes! Paint, draw, sketch, illustrate, collage or print in a traditional technique on a paper by Hahnemühle or Lana and submit your works by the end of June online. A city park…

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Luminous Japanese Cartoons thanks to silk ink

Guest Post by Martina Peters “I paint and draw since I’ve been able to hold a pen – very cliché. I was never very good at expressing myself in words so I choosed the graphical way. I discovered Manga by watching the animated series Sailor Moon.

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'Indiana Jones' on tour – with Hahnemühle Travel Booklets

“In the field I have a notebook, of course. Somewhere in my backpack or satchel. But I also have an additional ‘Hahnemühle Travel Booklet’ always at hand. This one’s for those occasional scenes, you find interesting or important enough to capture in a quick sketch. It needs to be small and thin, but yet sturdy…

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