40 Digital Paintings to Nurture Growing Artists

Digital art, beautiful, creative, Digital Art, Inspiration

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:39:09 +0000

Digital painting is quite similar to traditional painting, except that instead of using some paint and canvas, you would create your masterpiece in a computer. A digital painting could possibly be first created through free hand using traditional painting medium such as acrylic paint, oils, ink, watercolor, canvas cloth, or paper, and then digitalized after by means of computer software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator among others. The Technique There are a number of different forms of digital art – photo manipulation, pixel art, digital photography, motion graphics, to name a few – but digital painting is not quite like the others. This is because in digital painting, computer rendering from a model is not involved. The painting is to be done directly on the computer with the use of software that has visual boxes that are digitally styled to replicate the effects of traditional painting tools. Most digital painting software programs even allow its users to create their own brush styles using different textures and shapes, making it possible for them to create unique designs and effects. This ability is also what bridges the gap between traditional and digital painting. Traditional vs. Digital One of the main differences between traditional and digital painting would have to be its process. In digital painting, the artist can arrange his or her painting in such a way that layers can be edited independently, and has the ability to undo or redo some strokes. A digital artist has, at his disposal, several tools that are not available to the traditional artist. These include a wide variety of colors to choose from a virtual palette, the ability to take back mistakes, effect tools, among many others. Digital Painting Tools While traditional artists use paintbrushes and canvases as tools of the trade, digital artists rely on their computers, mouse, or graphics tablet. A graphics tablet allows the artist to work with precise hand movements which pretty much simulates the feel of a real pen. More than the joy of not dealing with dirty paraphernalia, the speed of digital paint is much faster to work with as compared to physical paint. Creating a digital painting masterpiece can take hours, days, or even weeks to finish, just like a traditional painting; however, the speed of digital paint can be freeing to your creativity. It seems to be much easier to take control of the flow of your ideas when working with digital paint. Here are examples of digital paintings that will nurture the creativity in you. Robot Digital Impressionism by Marta de Andrés Fionna & Cake by Logan Faerber Gandalf by Chris Ham Cool by Giulio Rossi Lord Vader by Marie Bergeron Azazel and his pets by ErikShoemaker Fireflies by ThreshTheSky Above the Clouds by Gary Tonge Infini movie poster by Brian Taylor Bloodbrother by Martin Sandin Sport Vintage by Caroline Blanchet Birds by Ryan hall Travel by Fabien Mathe Drifting Away by Erik Johansson Nike Elite Digital Sleep by T00xicpanda   The Last of Us by Marie Bergeron Aya Ueto by Amir Daenerys Targaryen by skARTistic QR Coast Environment by Talros

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Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

 

Earth Porn: 30 Staggering Photos of Mother Nature

Photography, beautiful, earth, Inspiration, mother, Nature

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:06:40 +0000

It has been said often enough that beauty is in the eye of the eye of the beholder and if you look closely enough, you can actually see beauty in everything. Those are nice words to live by and they do show you a great way to appreciate the earth but sometimes, to see truly magnificent views, you will have to travel to different places where Mother Nature hides her best features. Her Secrets Mother Nature has many different mysteries and faces that are not always exposed so randomly and casually. For people who appreciate the earth and what she means, the photos shown below will have you breathless and disbelieving. There is nothing quite like seeing these sights captured on film, and so skillfully at that. They almost look like otherworldly works of art. All over the world, there are secret pockets of such lush beauty that they will have you in gales. Some of the secret places are tiny and easy to miss while some are massive and impossible to go unseen. These gorgeous landscapes are nature’s own and what makes them so beautiful is that they change with the passing of the light and the changing of the seasons. They are dynamic and you are presented with a different face every time you see them. It is impossible to look at these scenes and not feel your place in the universe. What’s more, it is impossible to look at these scenes and want to leave them. The Pictures These pictures were taken all over the world and you will be hard-pressed not to check them out on your own. From deep blue fairy pools to majestic mountains dotted with fragile flowers and home to exotic wild-life, Mother Nature will astound you with how gorgeous she really is. If you cannot travel but you want to see these places or just keep them with you in your home, then you can get copies of these photos and display them in your home. Not only will they inspire you to dream but they will also prompt you to maybe go out and see the true beauty that is hidden in nature. These photos will make you believe in the beauty of your surroundings and can even bring some much-needed serenity to your home. Check out the pictures and pick which ones you like best. You can even make them part of your wish list. Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, by Michael McRuiz Deep in the Himalayas of India by Noopuran Sivaguru Alberta From Above by Chris Burkard Geiranger Fjord, Norway by Ola Moen Sacred Mountain by Yuga Kurita British Columbia, Canada by Adam Gibbs Altai by Daniel Korzhonov Schafler mountain, Switzerland by Tobias Knoch Chocolate Hills in Bohol Province, Philippines. by Earl Dieta Wildflowers at Glacier National Park by Beau Rogers Jokulsarlon lagoon in southeastern Iceland by Lorenzo Riva French Alps in Haute-Savoie by Enrico Fossati Oneonta Gorge, Oregon by Danny Seidman Sinemoretc, Bulgaria. by Vasil Anastasovski Fall Colors in the North Cascades, Washington State by Bryan Swan

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Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

 

10 Luxury Hotels That Will Make You Drool

Architecture, beautiful, creative, design, hotel, Inspiration, luxury, Travel

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:24:59 +0000

Every once in a while, it’s nice to go out and take a break from all the stress in your life. When you find yourself looking for your next destination or simply looking for something to look forward to, you can check out these hotels and consider visiting them during your next trip! These luxury hotels can surely make you feel relaxed and pampered especially if you need that well-deserved break: 1. Bambu Indah Villa, Bali, Indonesia This is an eco-luxury hotel in the wonderful island of Bali, Indonesia. This hotel connects you with nature and each of the villas has a luxurious yet simplified tribal appeal to them. If you want to feel one with nature, this hotel has all the comforts of home and more for your soul’s content! 2. Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel If you’re looking for a different hotel experience, the Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel in Switzerland can give you that. This is a comfortable winter wonderland with ecopods in the Swiss Alps. You can spend the night in geodesic domes and enjoy the beautiful winter landscape in your own cozy room. 3. Katikies Hotel in Santorini, Greece Located on the beautiful island of Santorini, the Katikies hotel is a luxuriously modern hotel sitting on top of a cliff. If you’re a lover of bright surroundings, you’ll enjoy the stark white cave walls surrounding their pool and the overall clean and neutral interior decoration they have going on. 4. V8 Car Themed Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany Having a unique hotel experience which is far from the regular bed and bath can be a really refreshing change in your life. From the name itself, you might already have an idea of the theme that the V8 Hotel has. Inspired by cars and life on the fast lane, the V8 Hotel has bed boxes made out of vintage car bodies and everything in each of the rooms will remind you that you’re in a fancy automotive-themed hotel! 5. Berggasthaus Aescher Hotel Another lovely hotel built into the Swiss Alps, you can get a view of the wonderful mountainside scenery at the Berggasthaus Aescher Hotel. This is a 170-year-old inn-style guesthouse situated underneath the Ebenalp Cliff. Free from the distractions of a Wi-Fi connection or a TV, you can really take time off from the rest of the world and just enjoy being away for a while. The water for your shower comes straight from the mountains, too. How refreshing is that?

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Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

 

50 Great Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Quotes, Inspiration, life, motivation, quotes

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:07:42 +0000

Life can be really challenging sometimes and despite that wishful thinking to always have a happy life, you’ll sometimes find yourself with obstacles which will make you feel demotivated. Some days can feel slow and far from productive and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to find it in you to keep one foot in front of the other. This is natural. There are times when you feel down and you can’t seem to find the light you need to follow through the dark tunnel. When you feel like you’re walking alone, the journey can seem so much more tiring and appreciating the little things you ought to be thankful for can be hard to do. However, there are still ways to pick yourself up and keep going. Life doesn’t stop just because you feel sad. Life won’t improve if you do nothing and I believe that each person has it in them to keep going and strive for success. Motivation can be of two kinds—intrinsic and extrinsic. Having both kinds can help you feel happier and more purpose-driven in your life. However, there are times when you can’t seem to feel intrinsic motivation, the need for more extrinsic motivation kicks in. Sometimes, we tend to forget what it was that kept us going in the first place. This may be caused by your busy lifestyle or generally being stressed out with life that you just want to stop and rest for a while. Naturally, you can do that. But you also have to remind yourself that in order for your condition to improve, you have to find it in you to push forward no matter how hard it seems. There are a lot of reasons to keep on living and by living I mean not just dragging yourself meaninglessly through each day. By finding reason behind what you are doing, you can appreciate the effort you put into your actions and be more fulfilled when you see the results. All of these can be possible when you find reasons to stay motivated. It isn’t that hard, when you think about it. However, when you find yourself sitting tired and feeling empty with not enough reason to live your life to the fullest because of whatever it is that is pulling you down, having some reminders can help you push forward with purpose. Here are some motivating quotes to help you have a clear path towards your goals: “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” – Zig Ziglar “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Victor Frankl “You’re never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you’re never as bad as they say when you lose.” – Lou Holtz “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” – Donald Trump “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” – Steve Maraboli “All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.” – Henry David Thoreau “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more towards your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t… It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” – James Gordon “When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.” – Kelly Cutrone “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – Clement Stone “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” – Les Brown “The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.” – Bella Thorne “One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.” – Edward de Bono “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun “Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.” – Michael Schumacher “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” – Anonymous “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” – Book of Proverbs “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Anonymous “When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Lolly Daskal “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Anonymous “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” – Philippos “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain “The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.” – Guy Kawasaki “I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.” – Martha Stewart “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” – Denis Watiley

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Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov
Igor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

 

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