the Art & Design Department


the Art & Design Department

A place to show off your paintings, drawings, illustrations,graphics, sculptures, ceramics and design projects. Swap info on all matters artistic and design including graphics, products, cars and architecture.  Advertise up and coming art events or your own shows.

Members: 144
Latest Activity: Jan 1

Discussion Forum

Be warned!

Started by neil whitehead Oct 5, 2015. 0 Replies

It all started with a pencil.....once I chewed the end I was hooked for life. Be warned!Continue

Simplicity in art

Started by neil whitehead. Last reply by neil whitehead Jul 17, 2015. 10 Replies

How a few lines and a little wash of Indian ink can produce brilliant art - by Noel Sickles, an American illustrator from the end of last century.Continue

Not art nor design....

Started by neil whitehead. Last reply by Debra Lee Jul 17, 2015. 3 Replies

Exhibiting my photographic prints at an expo organised by on the theme of 'architecture'.First, typography.Gold and silver - Colchester arts centre in the UK and the Guggenheim in Bilbao.Similarities between English and French styles/Continue

Exhibition at Néré

Started by Kit Wells. Last reply by Kit Wells Apr 28, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi Everyone,I'm new to this group but not to painting. My exhibition is currently running at The Bistrot St Pierre in Nére, near to Aulnay (17). Paintings are acylic and mixed media.If you manage to get along I'd be pleased to hear from you. I'm usually there at the bistrot Friday nights propping up the bar and might even buy you a drink!Amicalement,KitKit Wells: kitwells@orange.frContinue

Hilary Mantel portrait - good or bad?

Started by neil whitehead. Last reply by willy scholten Apr 28, 2015. 3 Replies

The picture, which is the only depiction of a living author publicly displayed in the library, was created by 25-year-old artist Nick Lord, who was awarded the commission after being crowned Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year in 2013.I think it is old-fashioned and her face seems to be the shape of a balloon.Continue

New design and illustration software

Started by neil whitehead Apr 23, 2015. 0 Replies

If, like me you use to use Adobe Illustrator but can longer afford it, here's a new programme which may be it's only £39.99. There is also a Photoshop beater called Affinity Photo which is in beta. Only for Mac at the moment.Continue

Art on French TV

Started by neil whitehead. Last reply by neil whitehead Apr 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Are there any art/painting programmes on French TV? I watch La Maison France 5 which is good for architecture and design. There have been some brilliant craftsmen and women featured.Continue

Your top 5 artists/illustrators - number 1

Started by neil whitehead. Last reply by Debra Lee Apr 22, 2015. 1 Reply

In no particular order - Mark Harrison. He paints a wide range of subjects  and is an excellent draughtsman and handles colour in an interesting way. His blog shows you how he produces his

Creating Art

Started by Debra Lee. Last reply by Debra Lee Apr 19, 2015. 16 Replies

Hi!I posted this on Art Without Limits but I would like to hear from members of this group as well.I have a question for everyone.  What does creating art mean to you?  Is it your passion?  A way to earn a living? An enjoyable hobby you pursue?  Is it your top priority after your loved ones?  Do you work at it every day or is it something you do only when you have some free time?For me, art is my life.  I have never wanted to be anything but an artist.  I literally hurt if I don't make art.  I work in my studio...or out in the field...every day.  Even when I am ill I do drawings and little projects.  I resent anything that keeps me from creating.  (I sound a little extreme, don't I? lol)  I earn my living through my art but I will never stop creating it...even if I am only creating it for myself.  So, art is definitely my passion.Please share your thoughts...Continue


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