When it comes to the creative arts, a fundamental way to better understand the trade is to look to the past.
People in every trade do this, including those in photography, painting, sculpture and architecture. Why should web designers be any different?
Of course, we look to the very recent past through our countless web design showcases. But we can go much further back for inspiration, to the masters of old.
Let’s review some key art movements and the fundamental design principles they embraced. Based...
Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese technique of painting on water to create marbleized effects on paper.
Literally, it means “ink-floating”, which is in reference to the Sumi-e inks that were originally used in the technique.
The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric.
Now, artists use both traditional...