I was talking with a fellow artist today and I promised that I would share some of the RSS feeds that I subscribe to. For those of you who are not RSS-savvy. RSS subscriptions allow you to receive updates to all kinds of syndicated internet content, particularly blogs. I subscribe to hundreds of art blogs. Below are some of my favorites.
Before that, a brief note on tools.
I use Google Reader to capture all of my feeds, and I use different clients to read my Google Reader subscriptions depending on the platform.
Mac OS: Net News Wire
Windows: Feed Demon
Now is also a good time to plug my Twitter feed. Every time I see something interesting and useful related to art, I post it to my feed. I’m very selective about what I put on my Twitter feed. You won’t find out what I had for lunch, that I’m stuck in traffic, or a particularly interesting article I found about the technology gossip. Just art. I think of it as an Art Channel. If that is the content you are interested in, I promise that my Twitter feed is just that.
Okay, so on to my favorite RSS feeds, not in any particular order.
- Gurney Journey – Incredibly insightful aesthetic and technical information for artists, from the author/illustrator of Dinotopia, Imaginative Realism, Color and Light.
- Lines and Colors
- Making a Mark
- Carole Marine’s A Painting A Day
- A Painting Today – Daily paintings by Karin Jurick
- Paint-Tarts – Paintings by John Larriva
- Figures – In My Art and My Life – Pastels by Christina Laurendi Havens
- IDrawGirls – Video game concept artist Xia Taptara
- Land Sketch – Paintings by Nathan Fowkes
- The Art of Edward Eyeth
- Zhang Lu
- Stapleton Kearns
- Imagination of Francis Vallejo
- William O’Connor Studios
Despite my inflammatory headline I do, in fact, subscribe to several art magazines. I will cover those in a future post, including why. I also have an upcoming post on Art Podcasts. Stay tuned.
As always, comments welcome.