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Showcase your standing as an artist with a .art domain name for less than $10 a year


Ditch .com and grab a .ART domain name.
A .art domain name could do wonders for your artistic business.
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If you want to be an artist, you need to know how to get your work in front of the right audience. For many artists, that starts with a .art web domain, offering instant identity and credibility to any creative individual looking to showcase their work.

Become an urban sketch artist with these digital workshops


Learn to sketch your world with this course bundle.
These urban sketching workshops are led by a real pro.
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Urban sketching is the practice of drawing the world around you, even if it’s the world you’re used to seeing all the time. You can learn to see, appreciate and render the world you live in with the 2022 Urban Sketching Course Bundle. This 20-hour training bundle is on sale for only $39.99 (regularly $319).

Wow, this stunning iPad drawing isn’t a photo


iPad art: Wow, this stunning iPad drawing isn’t a photo
It’s amazing what can be created with an iPad, Apple Pencil and Procreate.
Photo: Apple/Greg Joswiak/Cult of Mac

Greg “Joz” Joswiak, Apple’s marketing chief, shared an image of a surprised young girl today. It looks like a photo, but the image was instead drawn by an Apple employee using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

Check Joswiak‘s post for the full image. And never doubt that iPad is a serious tool for creating amazing art.

Learn digital art for less with this comprehensive e-learning bundle


Get Started with this digital art bundle
Brush up on your digital art.
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Even if you have years of experience with traditional mediums, digital art is a world of its own. Get your start crafting beautiful works of art without ever needing to clean a brush again with The 2022 Premium School of Digital Art Bundle.

This huge bundle of art lessons just had its price dropped to $35 (from $2,000).

Artist uses vintage Mac to re-create Flatiron Building, one pixel at a time


Wahyu Ichwandardi image
Imagine the hours it took to draw this.
Photo: Wahyu Ichwandardi

Using a 1984-era Macintosh 128K and various retro tools, Pinot W. Ichwandardi painstakingly crafted a beautiful pixel art drawing of one of New York City’s most stunning skyscrapers.

Ichwandardi created his stunning image of the Flatiron Building one pixel at a time, a process he calls “pixel knitting” due to its time-intensive nature. But the incredibly detailed artwork isn’t even the point.

“The most rewarding thing from it is the process,” the 50-year-old designer told Cult of Mac.

It just goes to show that even a Mac that’s nearly 40 years old can still be used to make amazing pieces artwork. And you can buy a print of Ichwandardi’s Flatiron Building art — printed on a vintage dot-matrix printer, naturally!

Glitch Clip makes music-video art on the iPad


Glitch Clip
Glitch Clip glitches clips
Photo: Jerôme Gangneux

Glitch Clip is an iPad app for VJs. That is, Glitch Clip lets you combine video clips with in-app effects and visuals, and sync them to music. Thus, you can create live video performances, or you can just make killer music videos for when you put your own songs up on YouTube.

Previously this kind of power was found in apps like Isadora for the Mac, which costs over $500. And while Glitch Clip is no Isadora, it’s only 1/100th the price.

Giant emoji canon will bruise you with ‘likes’


Tadas Maksimovas takes it on the chin for his art.
Screenshot: Tadas Maksimovas/Vimeo

Our spirits rise and fall by the number of “likes” we receive on our social media posts.

But would your appetite for online validation change if your face was literally pelted with emoji?

Artist Tadas Maksimovas stood in front of a rapid-firing “Emotigun” so the rest of us won’t have to.