Enter our Valentine's Day Contest!

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:55:54

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We’re counting down the days to the most romantic day of the year! In honor of this happy day, we want like to give you a chance to show us what you really love.

We challenge you to create an artwork that shows us what makes you happy in your life. 

Create anything that comes to your mind when we say “love” or inspire yourself by a reference picture of your choice. Send us your artworks fully or partially created in Rebelle, Flame Painter, or Amberlight at support@escapemotions.com or post them on our facebook page. Deadline to enter is Sunday 14th February. We’ll review all works and announce 3 winners who get a software from Escape Motions according to their will!

Get inspired and feel free to use these reference images (click to download).

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Multiple entries are allowed, but each author can only win one prize. 

So what are you waiting for? Make something awesome, there’s software to be won!

Happy painting,

Your Escape Motions Team





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Nine Unknown Facts About Greatest Painters Of All Times

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:18:11

Beloved for their tremendous vision and ability to make it into reality, even the most talented artists who walked the Earth were just people. In today’s post we’d like to share with you some fascinating facts about master painters you probably haven’t heard of yet.

Did you know that…?

Sandro Botticelli was a perfect detailist. When you look at the feet on The Birth of Venus painting, a curious detail is noticeable: the big toe is always shorter than the second toe. This is a typical sign of beauty traced directly to the features of Venus.   

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Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian and animal rights activist, he would buy caged birds and set them free. During his lifetime he left fewer than 30 paintings - some of them are not even finished. However, he also left hundreds of drawings, sketches, and pages of notes.

Rembrandt’s most famous painting Night Watch was truly unique at that time. A typical portrait from 17th century would have shown the men lined up in a row, each man looking similar and the same size. As Rembrandt didn’t like stereotypes, he thought this would be boring.

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The only painting sold by Vincent van Gogh in his lifetime was The Red Vineyard. It was bought for for 400 Francs (equal to about $1,000 today) by the Belgian artist Anna Boch. His stunning work The Starry Night depicted Saint-Rémy-de-Provence has been painted while he was a patient at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, a psychiatric hospital in Saint-Rémy. 

Cezanne’s death was caused due to his dedication for his work. He was caught in a storm while working in the field. Few days after, he died of pneumonia.

Paul Gauguin’s Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) is the most expensive painting ever sold. This post-impressionist piece of art was sold in February 2015 for close to $300 millions US dollars.

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Pablo Picasso’s first word was the Spanish word “Piz”. It’s a babytalk for “Pencil” in English. This is what we call destiny.

Salvador Dali said that the idea for his iconic melting clocks came from chunks of Camembert cheese he observed melting in the sun. Although it’s possible he has been joking. 

Our favourite Alfons Mucha got his first bigger commision work because his renowned artist colleagues didn’t want to work during Christmas. This event can be considered as an important breakthrough in his career as a poster for   Gismonda was a huge success. 

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Now you know. :)

What facts did impress you most? Do you know any interesting information about favourite artists? Please share your thoughts with us in comments below.

Sources: swide.comducksters.commentalfloss.com, express.co.uklearnodo-newtonic.commfadegree.org





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7 practical tips for overcoming creative block

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:45:36

In the previous post we talked about the most inspiring websites that can help spark artist’s creativity. But what to do when such visual boosting doesn’t help and one finds a creative dead end? Creative block is surely a scarecrow in the field for all creative people. No matter if you are a writer, painter, graphic or interior designer, block can strike all of a sudden and may lead to a deep dark despair and frustration. The way you fight back is an important detail, which determines whether you can easily overcome it or you’re likely to surrender. That is why we are bringing you seven ideas on how to clear creative hurdles and be a happy creative person again!

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1. GO OFFLINE

We may be lucky to have access to all data over the Internet, however such advantage can be harmful at times. All the unnecessary information may fill your mind and leave no place for your thoughts and ideas. Try to go offline and search for inspiration somewhere else. When was the last time you took a walk or got out of town for a weekend? Explore the natural world and find the beauty in there. You’ll be amazed how inspiring it can be to get out of your regular environment.

2. SWITCH YOUR WORKING TIME ROUTINE

Would you say you are a night owl or a morning person? Try changing your working hours just to find out how your brain would react to such a change. If you like working during the night, try to get up early in the morning. If your mind is more refreshed in the early hours, relax during the day and find out what inspiration will bring during the night. It may work, it may not…but it’s definitely worth a try.

3. CARRY A SKETCHBOOK OR NOTEPAD EVERYWHERE

Creative inspiration can come in many different forms and places. You can never expect when it appears, so be sure to have a sketchbook or notepad with you all the time. You can, then, easily write down any ideas or draw what catches your eye in an instant. Doing a few sketches can keep your hand inspired much easier than staring at the blank paper. Take notes on everything interesting that surrounds you before you forget it.

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4. WORK ON MORE PROJECTS AT THE SAME TIME

You may be stuck on one project, but that does not mean you will be stuck on the second one. Context switching can be a wonderful thing and can help you keep your mind busy and productive. While being creativity charged working on one project, many ideas may struck your mind for the latter. Try keeping yourself busy with creativity and never let the muse rest.

5. TRY OUT NEW CREATIVE DISCIPLINES

Exercise your creativity in other ways. Try to do something else entirely. Maybe you wished to be a great guitar player but never had a chance to practice? Now is the time. And it does not matter if it’s dancing, cooking or handcrafts - such exercising your creativity in other ways can be very helpful. What is more, you can meet many interesting people with various artistic backgrounds. Spend time with them and gather as much inspiration as possible.

6. DON’T WORK, PLAY

Think about your task as a game, not a work. By playing you’ll have fun which will bring back that state when everything is new and exciting and help you get more out of your mind. Spend more time with children and learn from them - we tend to forget how interesting child’s point of view could be. They teach lessons you might have not understood earlier.

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7. BE HAPPY

This is the most important thing to remember. The talent that you were born with and the hard work you’ve put into your profession over the years has not left you, you are just struggling a bit, which is not a horrible situation. The way you feel has a direct influence on you in many ways. By reaching real, constant happiness you will learn that even if today isn’t your best day, tomorrow will be better. There is a scientific reason why being creative can make you happier - and it works both ways around ☺

Have you ever had a creative block? How did you cope with it? Share your ideas in the comments!





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