Historical Portraits Painted on Trash

Artist Kim Alsbrooks doesn’t just use the typical canvas to paint her portraits. She takes objects that most people consider to be trash: crushed beer cans and food containers. That is not the typical thing to paint on! I love the creativity and the reuse though. You really can use anything to make art....

Historical Japanese prints hit Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Anime and Manga have become extremely popular over the years. With conventions having 1000+ people in attendance, and having both Anime and Manga being immersed in our mainstream media, it is safe to say  that Anime and Manga is here to stay. But though it is a very popular part of art, it had...

How to Draw Medieval Clothing

I’ve long loved costume design and seeing the gorgeous historical costumes from the many different fashion eras. Each era has a signature style. Medieval clothing definitely had a look of its own. With today’s post you’ll learn some of the history of medieval clothing so that you can draw it for the character you’re...

SDCC 2016 Wrap Up

SDCC 2016 has come and gone. It was a whirlwind weekend as always. We have the exciting new trailers, some of the exciting cosplay and other news from the convention gathered together here for you! There are so many exciting developments for both the movies and TV shows coming out. I can’t wait to see these. Batman...

IMPACT Book Editor Q&A: Beth Erikson

What is the best part about your job? I love being a part of the process of bringing a book to life. I’ve always loved books, and I really like seeing all the different art styles and artists. It’s inspiring to see what they create and to learn about it as I work on...

All Things Fantastical with Lisa L. Cyr

ALL THINGS FANTASTICAL! By Lisa L. Cyr (www.cyrstudio.com) If you love fantasy, then I have a lot to share with you! I am in the midst of working on a series of new works from enchanted figures to magical dreamscapes! To give you a behind-the-scenes look into my new projects, I have created a...

what is steampunk

A Quick Tutorial: What is Steampunk Art?

Steampunk is a fantastical combination of history and futurism. Imagine someone from the nineteenth century describing what one hundred years in the future would look like to them with a good helping of fantasy. While steampunk is most often based on Victorian styles, you can branch out to include other regions of the world....

A Japanese Village Creates Impressive Rice Art

Large scale art can be really interesting to look at and mind boggling with the planning that has to go into it. Whenever I see art that involves food or planting I just love it. There have been some impressive large scale art made with corn, but what about rice art? Inakadate, a small Japanese...