Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

April 25, 2010

Three Main Ways to Get Your Art Online

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=computer+artist&iid=164539″ src=”0160/be5ad186-c219-451a-b62a-6d1854953f37.jpg?adImageId=12490079&imageId=164539″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /] The Internet is a powerful marketing tool for artists. A well-constructed website can reap thousands of viewers per day from all over...


April 17, 2010

Friends and Foes

New Pattern Set for SegPlayPC recently released (see more details here) Our good friends at Drawshop.com have provided us with a number of colorful, unique, illustrations of friends and foes....


April 12, 2010

The Evolution of Artists’ Colors

[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=blue+paint&iid=181792″ src=”0178/6eb6fd4f-0cc0-4db6-a545-eccb5ecbd481.jpg?adImageId=12192188&imageId=181792″ width=”234″ height=”151″ /] Throughout history, the pigments used in artists’ paints sprang from a variety of surprising sources. For instance, did you know that the...


April 3, 2010

The Benefits of Making Your Own Paints

Did you know that you can easily and affordably make your own paints right at home? The supplies needed to make oil paints, acrylics, watercolors or pastels are fairly inexpensive...


March 24, 2010

Art Marketing in the Digital World: An Introduction

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=painter&iid=102438″ src=”0098/457ab94f-ca85-44ad-b81a-a7384412aadf.jpg?adImageId=11609208&imageId=102438″ width=”234″ height=”351″ /] By nature, artists are creative people – we are visionaries and dreamers. Artists are usually more comfortable behind the easel than in...


March 7, 2010

A New Perspective on Color

Considering color perspective means thinking about the assumptions we make in our art. If a house is red or a tree’s leaves are green, those colors aren’t constant; they change with distance, weather, and the quality of light at a given time of day – all things that an artist needs to think about when painting for realism. www.segmation.com


February 28, 2010

Pieter Bruegel the Elder – Netherlandish Renaissance Painter

New Pattern Set for SegPlayPC recently released (see more details here) Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525 – 1569) was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter who was best known for his detailed...


February 27, 2010

Color Theory Basics: Color Combinations

[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=artist+palette&iid=5077308″ src=”7/c/c/5/Artists_pallet_and_2a1b.jpg?adImageId=9411538&imageId=5077308″ width=”380″ height=”380″ /] In a recent post, we introduced the basics of the color wheel, and how its spectrum of pure hues is used to...


February 15, 2010

Bee Happy

New Pattern Set for SegPlayPC recently released (see more details here) Bees are flying insects best known for their roles in pollinating flowers and producing honey. They feed on nectar...


February 12, 2010

The Gender/Color Divide

While you’re still reeling from that number, consider this: studies have shown that a small percentage of women are tetrachromats — in addition to the standard three cones in their retinas, they have an extra fourth cone that allows them to pick up a total of 100 million shades! That’s a whole lot of Crayolas.


February 6, 2010

Thomas Eakins – America’s Master of Realism

New Pattern Set for SegPlayPC recently released (see more details here) Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (1844-1916) was an American painter who is best known for his realistic depictions of the male...


January 10, 2010

Penguins – Our Antarctic Friends

New Pattern Set for SegPlayPC recently released (see more details here) Penguins are flightless, aquatic birds who live primarily in Antarctica, though some are found as North as the Galapagos...

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May 18, 2009

Welcome to our “Outside the Lines” Blog!

  Welcome to our “Outside the Lines” Blog where we’ll be frequently writing about the art world in a fun and informative perspective!