Monday, April 18, 2011

CorelDraw International Design Contest

CorelDRAW graphic design competition

More than $75,000 US in prizes!

Die-hard CorelDRAW® fans, graphics pros, new users and budding design students! It's time to show the world what's possible when your talent and CorelDRAW come together. Showcase your work in the CorelDRAW International Design Contest for a chance to win big and express your creativity with fellow designers around the globe


Grand Prize: Roland VersaCAMM SP-300i printer—a $13,495 US value!

24 winners will receive fantastic prize packages, including customer favorites from Roland®, Wilcom®, Euro-Systems®, Digital Designware, Apple®, Digital Art Solutions, Wacom®, Canon®, HP, Seagate® and Corel®. 

How to draw a man's body

Hot to draw a Woman's Body

How to draw a face

what is art?

Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way to affect the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, sculpture, and paintings. ...

creativity vs. skills

Creativity on the other hand is generated by brainstorming and require no training or enhancement. Creativity is something that can't be copied. Skills of the same nature can be known to a number of people. Creativity also differentiates your style from the rest because no two people can come up with the same can't be copied. Skills of the same nature can be known to a number of people. Creativity also differentiates your style from the rest because no two people can come up with the same idea.

List of 64 kinds of Arts of ancient times

1. Toilet Make-up, toilet and use of beautifying agents 
2. Painting the body, and colouring the nails, hair, etc. 
3. Decoration of the forehead. 
4. Art of hair dressing. Dressing 
5. Art of dressing. 
6. Proper matching of decorations and jewellery. Music and Dancing 
7. Singing.
8. Playing on musical instruments. 
9. Playing on musical glasses filled with water. 
10. Acting. 

What are the different Kinds of ARTS?

well, there is 2D art, like drawing- graphite, charcoal, pen & ink painting- oil, acrylic, watercolor print making- intaglio (hard and soft ground and dry point), etching, wood cut, linoleum graphic design, mixed media

3D in things like

  1. Metal sculpture, metal casting and welding and jewelry making.
  2. Wood carving, that can be realistic or abstract stone carving.
  3. Ceramics- pottery or sculptural forms.

then there are genres, such as classical, neo-classical, surrealism, abstract, realism, modernism, post-modernism, etc.

that is a loaded question(s).i hope this is a help to you.


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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Philippine Art Awards Launches 2011 Visual Arts Competition

The much awaited visual arts competition is now officially on. Philippine Art Awards (PAA) , the only two-tiered arts competition in the country today, shall hold its regional selection this year for Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila, and shall award 10 winners from each of these regions, all of whom will receive P40,00 each. Next year, all these forty regional winners will compete for the National component and vie for a Grand Prize and seven Jurors Choice awards to win a larger pool of cash prizes. The competition will accept multi-dimensional artworks, not just paintings, as it had expanded the entry categories in its last regional competition in 2009.

This year, the awarding ceremonies for Visayas Art Awards will be held in Iloilo, and the Mindanao Art Awards will be held in Davao while the Luzon and Metro Manila Art Awards will be held in Manila. Aside from the cash prizes, the winners will receive a trophy designed by National Artist Napoleon Abueva, and each   winner will also get to keep his winning work.

This prestigious art competition is jointly organized by the National Museum, Asian Tigers Philippines and PMFTC Inc. “We believe that the Philippine Art Awards do not only enliven the visual arts community, but also contribute to the discovery and recognition of emerging or sometimes hidden artistic talents of Filipinos” says Chris J. Nelson, President of PMFTC Inc
 PAA is likewise supported by the following regional collection coordinators in Luzon : Baguio Mt Provinces Museum,  Museo ng Hiyas ng Bulacan, JDN Center of Holy Angel University, Developmental Intitute for Bicolano Artists in Naga, Legaspi City Museum, Atelier Tiamson of Angono. For the Visayas region, it is supported by The Negros Museum in Bacolod, Dagyaw Institute for the Arts of Iloilo, Leyte-Samar Heritage Center in Tacloban and Asian Tigers Philippines-Cebu. In  Mindanao, it has  Museo de Oro of Xavier University, Ateneo de Zamboanga and University of Mindanao as regional partners.

“Philippine Art Awards has, over the years, consistently put together outstanding panel of judges composed of experts in the field of visual arts such as museum directors and curators, authors on Philippine art and artists, art professors and renowned Filipino artists” assures Bayen Elero, Corporate Affairs Director of PMFTC. PAA is proud of the distinguished roster of top winners for the last fifteen years which includes Gabriel Barredo ( 1994), Alfredo Esquillo and Ferdinand Doctolero (1995), Alfredo Esquillo (1996),Daniel Coquilla ( 1997), Nona Garcia and Norman Dreo (2000) Benjamin Elayda (2001), Leonard Aguinaldo and Kawayan de Guia ( 2003), Crispin Villanueva(2005) Amby Abaño (2006), Marina Cruz (2008), and Augusto Elopre (2010).

The PAA 2011 Rules and Regulations, as well as submission schedules, are available in all regional collection centers nationwide . These may also be downloaded from the PAA website, For more information, you may email PAA at

Thursday, April 7, 2011


ART is not limited only on painting, drawing, sketching, sculpting or any visual arts. ART is a total expressions of who really we are; an aesthetics of inner being called Creativity. Creativity enhances' skills.