Matchbooks and matchboxes became popular as advertising vehicles in the 1950s. This was largely in part due to Diamond Match Company salesman Henry Traute's insight that consumers would see the advertisements on them multiple times a day.
As a result, an entire subculture of beautiful, eye-catching matchbook art was created.
I'm going to show you exactly how you can achieve this classic effect using a few textures and Photoshop filters. Be sure to download your freebies by clicking the button below. Then just follow along with the video!
We've always been fans of Little Golden Books, Mary Blair, and the classic mid-century illustration painting aesthetic. In this video, our good friend Brad Woodard of Brave the Woods is going to show us how to create a cozy winter landscape with mid-century warmth.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we're teaching you how to draw a Procreate portrait of the leader and community organizer. Watch step-by-step as illustrator Brad Woodard shares his best tips and tricks in this video tutorial.
by Christopher SperandioJanuary 05, 20213 Comments
The act of creation doesn’t occur in a vacuum and is, in fact, nearly always predicated on what came before. It’s a badly kept secret that artists use the work of others as raw material in the creation of new works.