Posts Tagged ‘www.theurbanrockwell.com’

Color is Everything Book Review(Master the Use of Color in Oils, Acrylics or Watercolors)

March 20, 2014

Color is EverythingColor is Everything is a great choice for getting started with painting in any medium. It’s also a good introduction to color theory and harmonizing colors in your paintings. You will learn about the different tools, equipment and paints for acrylics, water colors and oils. Other great features are, learning how to effectively use the color wheel, learning the 6 color schemes and exploring  examples of how great masters use color effectively in paintings. The book is only 96 pages, easy to read and follow at a good pace.

also check out other books and resources I’ve reviewed on color theory for further study.

Dan Bartges

http://www.amazon.com/COLOR-EVERYTHING-Master-Acrylics-Watercolors/dp/1892538369/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380298097&sr=1-1&keywords=color+is+everything

Vote for my Art to be Raw Visual Artist of The Year

October 2, 2013

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Vote for me, artist Michael Burton, to be artist of the year with Raw Artists Organization. I need all my followers, friends and family support this week! vote everyday from October 1st thru October 9th.

Thank You!

Click on the link to my artist profile page

http://www.rawartists.org/urbanrockwell

Michael Burton Performance at Raw Artists Elevation

July 17, 2013

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For those who missed my art showcase you can check out my live performance at the event. starts approximately 10 min. into the video timeline. I performed a couple of my poems. I didn’t get a chance to practice but I guess it worked out. Two days before the show I wrote a poem relating to the event titled Elevation. I didn’t type out the poem until a couple hours before the show.
lastly more content from the show coming soon. Thanks, Michael Burton.
http://gigity.tv/event/1833/user_home.php

Artist Michael Burton(Urban Rockwell) Featured at Raw Artist Event July 11

June 20, 2013

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It’s Michael Burton(Urban Rockwell), I’m back on the art scene. I Will be one of the featured artists to showcase at The Raw Artist Event. There will be a wealth of talent to see from visual artists, musicians, fashion designers, photography, dance, etc. I will be displaying my new talked about work “Mother Earth-Conservation Project” as well as my books, classic images and t shirts collection.
Come out and support if you can, I need to sell 20 tickets to be a lifetime member and have access to the organizations inter/national resources. MAKE SURE YOU BUY THE TICKETS FROM MY RAW ART PAGE,UNDER THE NAME URBAN ROCKWELL TO GET CREDIT FOR IT THANKS! (need to purchase before event date July 11)
Price: $10.00
When: July 11th
Where: Double Door
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Time: 8pm-12am
My Raw Artist Page Link below:
http://www.rawartists.org/urbanrockwell
All Featured Artists Page Link below:
http://www.rawartists.org/chicago/elevation
Thanks in advance,
Michael Burton/Urban Rockwell
A July RAWkstar!

Michael Burton Exhibit with Distinctly Art Festival South Shore

March 5, 2013

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I would like to thank the South Shore Distinctly Art Festival staff for selecting my work for the group exhibition. This is the first time exhibiting my work in the Chicago South Shore area. The staff curators did a great job installing the work for the window display; it’s very vibrant and clean, and really catches your attention.
The exhibit has been up since October and will run through March(there will be a close out reception at the end of March). If you happen to be in the south shore area check it out on 71st and Oglesby.
One last note; this is a small part of the Mother Earth Conservation exhibit. Look out for the Conservation Exhibit A sometime this year.
http://www.southshorechamberinc.org/artsfestival.php

Corel Draw 16 adds some great features in its latest edition

August 1, 2012

I had a chance to check out some of the great new features in the powerful vector drawing and design program in Corel Draw 16. Some of the new powerful but simple tools for drawing are the: Smear, Twirl, Repel and Attract Tools. Attract will pull things together, Repel will push this out, twirl will spin things, Smear will change the shapes dramatically without having to use the pen tool. I think these are great improvements and definetly will save production time; especially if you are creating vector work for story boards, creating vector drawings for animation.

To get a feel for the description of the new tools take alook at the demonstration in the video link below; by expert corel draw user of  “Advanced T Shirt Artist Developer”

http://www.advancedtshirts.com/

What’s New

This is the upgrade you’ve been waiting for! CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 makes everyday tasks faster and easier, delivering new time-savers that help you create with confidence. So many features worth waiting for! CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 offers the tools, the features and the power to enhance all of your design needs.

Take a closer look at the 10 most important reasons to upgrade your graphics software:

  • New! Advanced OpenType® support

    Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such as contextual and stylistic alternates, ligatures, ornaments, small caps, swash variants and more. Ideal for cross-platform design work, OpenType offers comprehensive language support, allowing you to customize characters to suit the language you’re working with. Control all your OpenType options from a centralized menu and make contextual changes with interactive OpenType features.

  • New! Custom-built Color Harmonies

    Easily create a complementary color palette for your design. The new Color Harmonies tool, accessed from the Color Styles docker, combines Color Styles into a Harmony, allowing you to modify colors collectively. It also analyzes colors and hues to deliver complementary color schemes—a great way for you to satisfy clients with variety!

  • New! Multiple trays in Corel® CONNECT™ X6

    Instantly find images on your local network and search iStockPhoto®, Fotolia and Flickr® websites. Easily access your content, using the multiple trays now available within Corel CONNECT. And organize content by type or project in trays that are shared between CorelDRAW®, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ and Corel CONNECT for maximum efficiency.

  • New! Creative vector shaping tools

    Creatively add effects to your vector artwork! CorelDRAW X6 introduces four shaping tools that provide new creative options for refining your vector objects. The new Smear tool lets you shape an object by pulling extensions or making indents along its outline. The new Twirl tool lets you apply twirl effects to objects. And you can use the new Attract and Repel tools to shape curves by attracting or separating nodes.

    Go directly to Corel Draw 16 page

    http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?&countryCode=US&1=1&mapcounter=1&pid=prod4260069