“Easy Way Out” (2021) by Rustam QBic

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Open Calls

Backroads: The Art Less-Travelled at Vestige Concept Gallery
This open call from Pittsburgh’s Vestige Concept Gallery seeks artworks that venture off the beaten path, especially with regard to travel, and is open to artists in the U.S. and Canada. Projects could include hidden gems, special or unusual spots, wanderings, odd travel, strange encounters, and or “lost” and fading places. The $25 application fee includes two submissions.
Deadline: May 22, 2021.


Residencies & Grants

The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities
This unrestricted grant gives $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship … Read the rest

However, bands like The Servants and Birmingham’s Mighty Mighty surely deserved to be more than a footnote in indie-pop history. The gallery is open for all visitors without any admission fees.

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Television is an audio visual media. Raster graphics is made from little small rectangles that are called pixels. Every pixel represents a different color. The bad thing about this is that raster graphics are not meant to be resized as they lose quality. If you tried to resize a raster graphics image, you must have seen, how fragmented it becomes. Thanks for answering the question about comments. I usually feel guilty if I don’t find the time or if I can’t find people’s articles in the feed. 3. We can determine the pencil smoothness, along with the type of layers we want to add on from the various tools that are provided in the Illustrator. … Read the rest

A collage of some of the best albums released in April 2021 by Nigerian musicians.

The month of April marks the beginning of the second quarter of 2021 and it’s been a year filled with lots of activities, new releases, dramas, and controversies (whose name popped up in your mind?) in the Nigerian music scene. Yes, there were lots of drama, premium dragging by rival fans but despite all these, our Nigerian music stars delivered amazing albums and EPs in April 2021. Below is a compiled list of the best projects released in April 2021;



Mr P – The Prodigal

The highly anticipated ‘The Prodigal’ album by Mr P was officially released on the 2nd of April 2021 and for me, it wasn’t just a debut album by the artiste but a major statement to his doubters. 17 tracks were on offer on the project and … Read the rest

A well-stocked studio should always include some permanent markers. These versatile tools, great for both functional purposes (like labeling) and artistic pursuits, are easy to work with and inexpensive, especially when purchased in sets. They come in many nib sizes, which makes them a great tool for detailed artworks. Whether you’re filling in a coloring book, drafting on acetate, or working on a design project for a client, choose the best products to express yourself. Read on to learn about our top picks.

Bic Permanent Markers
Available in 36 blendable colors and compatible with a variety of surfaces, Bic’s markers are our favorite go-to for any job. Each marker is juicy, with easy-flowing ink that doesn’t feather on paper and dries almost immediately to a translucent finish. The ink is acid-free and resists fading unless kept under direct sunlight for long periods. You can write or draw on
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At those sky-high elevations, most people took their time walking, and one could become sunburned if one spent much time there on a bright day such as we enjoyed.

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Now we all know how modern western culture celebrates women and femininity as superior and more precious than men and masculinity. I would say one of the most magical love songs ever. There is magic, there is mystery, there is passion, there is assurance and there is love. At a time when it was considered unthinkable for women to enter into a profession and normal for them to aspire simply to marriage and having children, the French Berthe Morisot and the American Mary Cassatt overcame the prejudices of the male-dominated era and established themselves as serious artists. Despite their obvious similarities-women who painted women-they represented the “female” in very different ways. picplzthumbs Morisot focused on … Read the rest

“Street Dragon I” (2018), shoes, wire, and screws on a metal stand, 64.5 x 16 x 15.5 inches. Photo by Joerg Lohse. All images © Willie Cole, courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York

New Jersey-based artist Willie Cole juxtaposes readymade footwear and African tradition in his series of sculptural masks. The figurative assemblages stack women’s heels into clusters that are expressive and distinctly unique, an effect Cole derives from the shoes’ material, color, and pattern rather than a preconceived plan or sketch. Depicting exaggerated toothy grins, pointed brows, and outstretched tongues, the sculptures span more than a decade of the artist’s career and influence a new collaboration with Comme des Garçons that’s comprised of headpieces made with black pumps.

Each piece is layered with cultural and societal markers, including those that comment on mass consumerism, fashion trends, and notions of femininity. This context is situated in time and place, … Read the rest

Popular Nigerian Singer, Chidinma Ekile makes her debut as a Gospel Artist as she signs up with Eeezee Conceptz Global and releases new single, “Jehovah Overdo”.

Cover Art for “Jehovah Overdo”

Over 10 million people are about to have an encounter with Jesus as popular Nigerian singer Chidinma Ekile makes a switch in her music subject matter to concentrate on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and automatically introducing her over 10 million social media followers to her message of the Gospel.

EeZee Global Ministry is now releasing the first single under the label for CHIDINMA titled “Jehovah Overdo”.

“Jehovah Overdo” is a mellow groovy song of praise that testifies to God’s great works in our lives. The song is written & inspired by the Holy spirit and personal life experiences; it is hence sung with befitting passion. “Jehovah Overdo” is produced by the production team at EeZee Conceptz Global led … Read the rest

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A kneaded eraser is an essential artists’ tool for erasing, yes, but also for blurring edges, highlighting, and using other subtractive drawing techniques. It is made of a flexible gummy material that you can mold to any form or take a small piece of to access hard-to reach areas. Most often, artists use a press-and-lift technique with kneaded erasers rather than rubbing them across surfaces. This method leaves paint undisturbed and does not damage even soft paper. Kneaded erasers are versatile and absorb graphite, charcoal, pastel, and chalk on contact. Browse our selection of the best kneaded erasers below.

Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser
Simply press this eraser onto graphite for a noticeably clean lift, even in heavily shaded areas. The Faber-Castell kneaded eraser is quite flexible, making it
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If you like to linger over a painting, simply wander through the rooms and stopping at what catches your eye, there’s little chance of seeing as much as we did in our quick, short tour.

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Agnolo di Cosimo, or Angelo Bronzino, or Bronzino II, one of the most respected Italian painters of the sixteenth century, was born on November 17, 1503, in Florence, Italy. If you want to display type in one layer using an interesting image or pattern in another layer as the fill for the type, then look no further. You can create this effect using a clipping mask. With a clipping mask, you can isolate area and make images outside the area transparent. This works very well with type, and can be used with a variety of images. Figure below shows an example of this effect in which type acts as … Read the rest

A rundown of some of the best new music by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts including ‘Kilometre’ by Grammy winner, Burna Boy

Best New Music is our weekly roundup of fresh and hot releases you ought to listen to. It’s time to update your playlist.

Follow NotJustOk’s specially curated playlist on Spotify – Afrobeats Hits.

Burna Boy – Kilometre

International music star, Burna Boy returns to the music scene as a lead artiste for the first time since his win at the 63rd Grammy Awards Ceremony  with this banger titled ‘Kilometre’. Burna Boy reminds everyone that he has come a long way and likens his experience to that of legendary Fuji artiste, Shina Peters. He easily rides the  Chopstix-produced beat.

Adekunle Gold – It Is What It Is

Nigerian top vocalist, Adekunle Gold expresses his feelings on this track. He passes a message across that he isn’t ready … Read the rest