Pop Art Vector

Step 1: Pop Art Vector

To start out our pop art vector tutorial, we will start from a line drawing of the face in close up. This line drawing could be with simple strokes, nothing too complicated.

Next, we’ll create the shadows with objects filled with solid black. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the objects and try to give volume and movement to the illustration. Take a special look at how we drew the hair strokes and the shadow under the chin.

Step 2

Choose the colors you’d like to use in your pop art vector illustrations. I chose the typical colors used in pop art illustrations to make a more obvious effect, but you can choose the colors that better represent your photo (if you made the drawing from a photo) or illustration.

Step 3

Next, we’ll create the swatches for the dots background of the objects.

We need the grid guideline to make the dots swatch for every color. Reveal the grid by going to View > Show Grid. Make sure you have “Snap to Grid” enable. Go to View > Snap Grid to check if it’s enabled. If it has a check mark next to it, it’s enabled. If it doesn’t, click to enable.

Draw two circles with the Ellipse Tool (L). Hold the Shift key while drawing the ellipse to constrain the proportions and create the circle. The space between the circles would determine the predominant color in the swatch. The closer the circles are, the more predominant the circle’s color would be the background color. Also, the more space the dots have, the more noticeable they would be to the human eye. In this tutorial, I’d like them to be pretty noticeable.

Step 4

Now duplicate the two circles and rotate them 90 degrees using the Rotate Tool (R). Click and hold the Shift key to rotate in increments of 45 degrees. Next, draw a square with the Rectangle Tool (M) where each side goes through the circles’ center point.

Step 5

Duplicate four times each set of square + dots, one for each color that our illustration has. Now fill each set of circles with the colors of our illustration. Finally, fill the square with white. Now we are ready to create the swatches from this elements! Select the first square with the circles inside and go to Edit > Define Pattern. Name your swatch if you’d like, and click OK to create the swatch. Repeat the process for the other colors. You’ll see the new swatches available in the Swatches Panel.

Step 6

Replace the colors of the objects in our illustration with the new swatches. Select each object and click on the corresponding swatch in the Swatch Panel. Definitely starting to look like a pop art vector!

If you are unhappy with the way any of the swatches look as patterns in your illustration, you can play with the background color to create other tones.

Step 7

Now we are going to take care of the strokes used to give expression to the face. This is single strokes with no fill. There are some for the nose profile, cheeks, forehead, etc. Open the brushes panel (Window > Brushes) and click on the top right icon to reveal its menu. Select Open Brush Library > Artistic > Artistic_Ink.

A new panel will appear. Now select one of the strokes and click on the bottom brush named “Tapered Stroke” in the panel we just opened. Do the same with the rest of the strokes. I applied the brush to all of my elements in the illustration to have the edges between them perfectly aligned.

Step 8

If the brush for the expression lines is too wide or too thin (depends on the size of your illustration), you can adjust the brush width. Go to the brush panel where you’ll find the brush you use for the expression lines. When you select a brush in any of the brush library panels, it’s added automatically to the main Brush Panel. Double click on the brush and in the Width slider, move the arrow to the left to make the stroke thinner or to the right to make them wider. Click OK when you’re finished.

Interior Wall Color Ideas

Changing up the interior wall colors of your home is a way to make a big impact without undertaking a costly remodel. The shades of your wall can invoke feelings, increase productivity, define a room, tie in rogue tile or furniture and create a theme in your space. A bucket of paint gives you a big bang for your buck. It’s just a matter of being able to pick out the perfect shade from all of the colors that are out there.

Wall decorating ideas might include wall stickers or appliqués. If you want a really dramatic effect you may want to paint directly on your wall. The space can still be sophisticated if you choose a tone on tone pattern. Instead of thinking “Well cherry blossoms are pink and tree trunks are brown” consider what will match with your wall color of choice. You will probably want to go with a neutral color such as taupe, gray or white. Trace the outline onto your wall by using a projector. Then you just have to fill in the lines with paint. This means that anyone can be an artist and you can fit the piece to the exact size of your wall. You won’t even have to worry about shading because a solid color will give a modern art effect.

Art wall ideas are perfect for you if you want a gallery effect or you want to make a big impact in your space. If you can’t afford oversized artwork then just paint directly on the wall. Of course you’ll want to be aware of the texture you add to the wall. It might seem like a great idea to go all Jackson Pollock and spatter dramatic paint all over the place but think about what will happen if you change your design aesthetic. You may decide later on to go in a different direction, or you want to sell your house. Even if you get rid of the color of the spatters the texture will still be there creating imperfections in your space. You can always paint on canvas or fabric and apply it to your wall for a custom look.

Which interior wall color you choose says a lot about you. If you’re going for a neutral color you can still make it interesting by adding a tonal effect. For a modern room you might want to paint tone on tone circles on one wall. This will work especially well for a contemporary nursery, play room, or game space. Even if you are just painting your walls white, go for an extremely bright white so your choice looks intentional. If you want a shabby chic or cottage look then pay attention to the trim, woodwork and ceiling in your room with ivory or taupe trim for an aged appearance that has a sense of history. This will make even the most boring color have a daring attitude and then it will work with a modern design aesthetic.

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Get Rolling With a House Painting Party

Painting is one of those jobs that can go on forever; repair the walls, primer the walls, apply two coats of paint, and then run around fixing all the spots you missed. Maybe you’ve just bought a new home or are trying to get your current house sale ready, a painting party can help you get this done quickly. Debbie Travis has some great tips for organizing a successful party to get your home painted in no time.

Get organized: You’ve got all those extra bodies at your disposal, and you want to make the best use of them Start early; have all the pre-painting work completed before your team arrives. Make sure the pictures are taken off the walls, fill those nail holes, cover the furniture (if necessary), and lay the drop sheets. Taping off the edges of trim, doorknobs and hinges could be done now, but keep in mind that sometimes it unsticks if left too long.

Priming the walls: According to Debbie, you only need to prime the walls if:

You’re covering areas where you’ve filled in holes.

If you’re painting a lighter color over a darker color.

If you’re painting over alkyd paint or if you’re unsure what the base paint is – if you simply cover alkyd paint with a latex without priming, the paint will scrape off.

She offers the tip that if your base is a dark color, it’s a good idea to tint your primer with it, and you’ll use fewer coats.

Get plenty of tools: Make certain that no one is standing around looking for a brush or a roller by ensuring you have enough for everyone. Consider the jobs you’ll be assigning, if the trim is being painted, you may need some small trim brushes as well. Debbie suggests moistening the rollers slightly so you don’t get fluff all over the walls.

Remember, it’s a party: Keep things light and fun. Get the music going, as it makes for a more enjoyable atmosphere. You may even have prizes for the person wearing the least amount of paint at the end. It’s also a good idea to take pictures of the day.

Food makes a party: If you want people to work, they need to be fed. Have some snacks, pop and water handy, but it’s not always a good idea to open the beer right away. Maybe you could offer them a beer after they finish every coat, and have a big dinner to celebrate.

Start early: You tend to get a lot more done if you start early; people are more focused and have more energy. Have the coffee and muffins ready, while you’re handing out paint and assigning rooms.

Decide who will be painting what, and remember that the more meticulous types of personality will be best suited for trim or those fidgety types of jobs. Spread your workers around so that they don’t bump into each other; about two people per wall works well.

If you haven’t completed taping around the trim, get the gang started on this, and then suggest they begin by cutting in. Basically this means painting around the trim, door handles, hinges and any other place a roller can’t reach. It’s a good idea to complete the walls and ceiling first, leaving the trim for last.

Time to celebrate: Have a place where your guests can get cleaned up before dinner. If the fumes are strong, you may want to plan a BBQ or dinner on the patio. Let everyone know how much you appreciate their help and pass around the pictures taken from the day.

Canvas Prints Tips and Tricks

If you are thinking about making the move to canvas prints, you may want to receive some key advice about what to do and what to avoid in the process. If this is you, you have come to the right place, for this article will outline some of the principal points to remember when transforming your best photos into gorgeous canvas prints.

1. Select the right size for your canvas art

This may seem obvious but it is too often forgotten. The size of your canvas prints really makes a difference, because if you are looking for something to fill a space with colour and dynamism, then an expansive panoramic canvas is probably best. On the other hand, if you are looking for something more subtle and understated as an artistic addition to the kitchen wall, you may want to choose 3 mini canvas prints to really tell a story through your photos. Ultimately, the choice is yours!

2. Choose the right effect for your canvas prints

There are so many different effects to choose from that you will not want to miss out on any at all! You could infuse your photos with a Banksy graffiti, Pop Art Warhol, Lichtenstein, or Che styles for a dramatic burst of colour. You have free rein to select the colours and patterns that feel right for you, and some photos will inevitably work better with specific methods. You may never have considered that the urban street artist Banksy and your parents’ golden wedding anniversary could come together in such a beautiful way! Be open to new ideas and see how any pictures can be given a unique touch with a special effect. Become your own designer!

3. Think about going for a photo montage

The photo montage is a brilliant way of displaying all your best photos to tell a wonderful story through the visual medium. The impact created by a wealth of colours and tones is simply spectacular and instantly gives life to any space. Use family photos, honeymoon photos, or photos from any occasion and witness the amazing results! One of the most popular montage styles is the Hockney montage, indebted to the famous artist David Hockney. This involves splitting up your photo(s) into its constituent parts and the re-arranging them slightly misaligned. This may sound counter-intuitive and frankly very odd, but the consequences of this alteration are simply breathtaking. Cutting-edge canvas prints are custom made for you and personalised with your text and effects. Beautiful gift ideas for any special event.

Audi RS 4 Art Car Created By Roberto Britto To Grace Art Chicago

Audi luxury unit of Volkswagen maker of top-of-the-line VW Rabbit parts is going to be the official sponsor of Art Chicago, which is America’s longest-running international modern and contemporary art fair. Audi will introduce its Audi RS 4 Art car created by the Brazilian-born Pop artist Romero Britto at the Art Chicago.

Audi’s involvement in the contemporary art and design has been a part of the company’s corporate culture. It has been sponsoring similar events such as the Design Miami/2006, the Armory Show 2007in New York, and the latest is the Art Chicago. Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president in charge of Audi of America, “Being involved in cutting-edge art events is a natural fit for Audi as a progressive premium brand. Art Chicago is another opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to design by exhibiting the RS 4 Art Car which is a piece of art on its own.”

The Audi RS 4 that will be showcased in the Art Chicago is claimed to have the ultimate in high-performance luxury, with performance and design that takes it to the next level with its 420-hp V8 engine and Quattro all-wheel drive.

Romero Britto is a modern day pop culture icon and has been a mainstay on the international art scene starting in 1989 when he was commissioned by Absolut Vodka along with Keith Haring and Andy Warhol to design a bottle label for the company. Britto is following the heels of Absolut and is consistently commissioned for corporate collections from around the world.

The Audi RS 4 is the most recent project of Britto and being a car enthusiast himself he always love the idea of creating art cars. Britto said, “For the Audi RS 4, I wanted to create something that would combine sophistication, dynamism and fun on one hand, but also include the aspect of a future generation on the other – as Audi is an innovative and leading brand. This is why I came to choose the portrait of a woman as it incorporates all these attributes.”

Aside from the exclusive Art Chicago Opening Party, the Audi RS4 Art Car will also be presented in a series of tours in some of the world’s most captivating cities and between New York and Mexico, Tom Brady, D.F. Super-bowl winning Quarterback will be the lucky one to drive the Audi RS 4 Art car. The Audi RS 4 Art Car Collectors’ Tour will end in South Beach, Miami where it will be made as the centerpiece of a Live Auction that will be benefit the Best Buddies International, a non-profit organization founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver.

Why the Best Buddies? Romero Britto is a longtime supporter and friend of Best Buddies. And just recently he has donated his image Best Buddies to the Best Buddies Artist Collection that was featured at Art Chicago.

Different Types of Wall Art For Today’s Homes

There are different types of wall art that you can use to decorate various parts of your house. There are artworks painted on canvas and some that are printed on paper or fabric. Some are framed while others are not. Depending on your home design some may be more suitable than others.

Metal Art – Metal art can consist of antique pieces or new artworks made of metal. This kind of art can be suitable for various types of homes, from traditional houses to modern minimalist urban condos. Metal art can look like a typical squarish piece of art work on canvas or look more like wrought iron designs. These are a bit heavy and will need more sturdy support to hold them up on a wall. They can have a southern Texan flair or look ultra modern depending on the design.

Wall Decals – Kids will like colorful wall decals made of stickers in their bedroom or playroom. These are practical if your kids are young since you can easily remove the stickers and replace them with other designs. Some wall decals look sophisticated enough for the living room or master’s bedroom. If you rent an apartment, these sticker art are ideal because you won’t have to bore holes on the wall and can easily remove them when it’s time to move out.

Paintings – Paintings are classic art pieces. They can be abstract in form or look traditional. There are many different types of paintings you can choose from to find an ideal subject, size and medium that will go with your home design and furniture style. Some canvas wall art can be framed or hung unframed if mounted on gallery wrapped canvas.

Tapestries – Tapestries are painted or printed on fabric from Africa or Asia. Tapestries add an old world flair to a home. This type of wall decoration is often forgotten as an art form but seems to be benefiting from a comeback. There are reproductions or commercial types of tapestries and original hand painted tapestries made by indigenous people from various countries. They can also be made by modern abstract artists to go with modern home designs.

Mirrors – Mirrors don’t just make a room look much larger but can also be considered artistic if mounted on a decorative frame. The frames can be made of elaborate wooden carvings or modern metals. Some frames are made of wood and made to look like metal like silver, gold or bronze. These kinds of wall art look good in living rooms, dining rooms and at the end of a hallway. Use this type of wall decor if you want to make your rooms look larger.

Art Prints – Art prints are photographs printed on canvas. Large-scales pieces are very attractive and contemporary looking. You can get these ready-made from art stores in any size you want. The photos are taken by professional photographers who take pictures from various locations around the world. The images can show landscapes, seascapes, or portray culture and food. Some photos depict animals and city skylines.

No matter what kind of wall art you choose to hang in your home. Be sure to get one that you enjoy looking at. Before purchasing wall decor, make sure that that the size is ideal for your wall space. Take note of colors around the room and get artwork that contains some of those colors. Avoid hanging artwork with the same color as your wall to make the artwork stand out.

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Creative Patio Design Ideas

When considering patio design ideas do not be limited by convention, think about how you use the outdoor space and how you would like to transform the area to fully utilise the needs of your family. Sophisticated fun or family play are all easily achieved with a little imagination.

If you are contemplating family patio designs, ideas may be limited by what you have seen, but why not create an area dedicated to the young children? If you have an awning or deck canopy covering your patio or yard, you could use this to create a whole play house for the little ones. They will be safely screened from the suns harmful rays and occupied in a safe environment whilst you are a moment away doing the endless chores indoors. Use outdoor wall mirrors to create the illusion of windows and pop on curtains, you can then place the play kitchen underneath, the dressing up box in the corner, a small table and chairs for creative and picnic play in the middle and you have created a whole safe area for the little ones to play house in.

Small patio design ideas can really be enhanced by a sheet of Acrylic glass; it is an impact resistant material suitable for environments where glass mirrors are a safety hazard. At about 10 times stronger than glass, it can double the impact of your area by giving the illusion of twice the space. It also doubles the impact of your garden decoration, meaning your plants or wall art are duplicated and you get full view of your purchases from other angles. Acrylic can be easily cut to any size and is inexpensive to buy, it is also lightweight, so easy to handle and fit.

There are so many ideas for patio design and not everyone wants the same thing, you may want a touch of sophistication with flower urns and planters to display large structural plants and lattice screening woven with scented climbers to give you some privacy from the neighbours prying eyes, or perhaps large folding screens to shield the wind and create a contemporary outdoor dining area to entertain your friends on balmy city evenings. You could bring a touch of Morocco onto your patio by using rattan furniture with deep blues and oranges for rugs and floor cushions and adding terracotta pots and wall mounted candle sconces to throw flickering light around.

The Four Stages of Female Arousal – The Signs

There are four stages to female arousal. Each stage has importance in the process of female orgasm. When a man knows these stages lie the back of his hand, he will be able to use them to his advantage when helping a woman to have a female orgasm. There are actually many internal changes, but this article is about the signs, so you can learn about other changes elsewhere.

Stage 1: Arousal

When a woman is becoming aroused, the blood vessels in their genital area will dilate, increasing the blood-flow to their genitals. The fluid that passes through their vaginal walls (that acts as lubrication) is actually caused by the increased flow of blood to their vaginal walls.

The outer parts of her genitals will swell (this includes her clitoris, vaginal opening and labia). This is why it almost seems as if the vagina is opening itself, and the clitoral hood moves back revealing more of the clitoral glans. The labia will look flushed, so this is an obvious sign of arousal. Blood vessels all over her body will dilate too, so her face and other body parts may look flushed, especially on her chest and neck. And most women will get erect nipples. This is a very useful indicator of arousal… not so useful later on.

Note – Arousal makes finding the g-spot much easier, as it will swell and become more obvious.

Stage 2: Plateau

The lower part of the vagina will become quite firm, as the blood flow to this part of the vagina is at its limit. This is the “orgasmic platform” (scientifically introitus). This the part of the vagina that undergoes the rhythmic contractions during the female orgasm.

Her breasts look flushed and begin to swell during arousal, but it is during the plateau that they become more symmetrical and can swell up to 25 per cent. The nipples can seem less erect due to increased blood flow to the areola. So do not think that she has lost arousal because of this. As she approaches orgasm, the clitoris seems to retract to the pubic bone, so it can be more difficult to stimulate. Don’t lose it.

Stage 3: Orgasm

Orgasm is the release of all the sexual tension that is built up during the first two stages of female arousal. The giveaway signs of orgasm are the rhythmic contractions. Each contraction is approx 0.8 seconds apart. And the difference between clitoral and g-spot orgasms is that clitoral orgasms are more localized to the genital area. But g-spot orgasms tend to be full-body orgasms, and can last much longer. Also, g-spot orgasms are more likely to lead to multiple orgasms, as the clitoris is often too sensitive after orgasm.

Foreplay is of vital importance when it comes to female arousal and orgasms. As it is the force that keeps up the momentum for arousal in plateau, which must me achieved before orgasm.

Note: Please don’t be fooled by fake orgasmic screaming. Strong contractions in the vagina and anus are the best way to tell if a woman has had an orgasm. (Do not use the anus method unless you know it won’t bother the woman). Web surveys have revealed that 37-50% of women fake orgasms. And here’s a fun little fact… up to 48% of men have faked them too! But I digress…

Stage 4: Resolution

Her body goes back to its normal state. Not instantly… it takes time. This is where continued stimulation can lead to another orgasm. Anyway, the breathing and heart rates will return to normal and tho woman will feel very relaxed, and even sometimes sleepy.

So that’s it for this article… Get out (or stay in!) and start using this information.