Willard and Hopper marching to the spirit of '76

Links of Interest — July 4, 2014

Willard and Hopper marching to the spirit of '76

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the United States! As for the rest of you… I have some more nuggets of gold to share with you in today’s edition of Links of Interest.

Winsor & Newton Gets a Refresh

Winsor & Newton
Winsor & Newton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ironic how I start with a British company. But Winsor & Newton is one of my favorite manufacturers of art products. I’m an especially big fan of their [amazon text=www.amazon.com&chan=amazon default&asin=B000YQI89K] as well as their watercolor and gouache paints.

Anywho, I just found out that they just had their website revamped and fully utilizing HTML5. The site features an artists’ spotlight, artists’ gallery, art material features, articles, videos, and an integrated store that can be access almost without thinking. Winsor & Newton are also premiering a new line of watercolor markers (which I believe will give Prismacolor and Copic a run for their money), watercolor sticks (much like pastels sticks), and recently released limited edition pigments for their professional watercolor paints.

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The Legal Perils of Art

NASCAR's Tony Stewart.
The Championship by Lee Hammond drawing for QVC. Copyrights and trademarks belong to their respective owners.

This was an eye-opener. In fact I encourage anyone that wants to become a professional artist to read this article. Lee Hammond shares a top 5 of legal issues any professional artist must consider. Through her brutal honesty, she gives a good over-view on each issue, including a slice of life-experience.




When Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide: Art and Business

Continuing on the subject of business and art, Artists Network is currently giving away a free ebook titled, “Worlds Collide: Art and Business”. Written by Lori McNee and Paul Dorrell, the book provides tips on successfully selling art and growing your business. The best part about this ebook, is that it’s FREE.



Shonen Jump is on Sale!

the Weekly Shōnen Jump Logo
the Weekly Shōnen Jump Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I bet I sound like a freakin’ shill today. Viz is having another convention special. That means Weekly Jump get drops  the yearly subscription down from $25.99 to $19.99 USD. This online weekly contains English translations of One-Piece, One Punch Man, Naruto, All You Need is Kill, etc. I’m currently subscribed to it. I may end up buying another year. If money’s an issue, no worries. the $19.99 sales normally occur during big comic book or manga/anime conventions here in the US.