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Just_grin_and_bear_it_by_sandara. Julie Heffernan & Escape Into Life. From Julie Heffernan’s Constructions of Self Julie Heffernan creates sensuous figurative painting, like co-Yale MFAS, John Currin and Linda Yuskavage, but her luminous oils are patently unique among them and most working artists today.

Julie Heffernan & Escape Into Life

A Victorian impetus to conjoin, edging toward pastiche, creates artfully staged Surrealist environments. They avoid the mawkish or macabre by virtue of an evocative 17th century Baroque styling and the dignity with which she handles her primary subject, herself. Good construction is essential to the success of such works, built of disparate things suggesting disparate philosophies and ages. Yet the finished product is seamless, making it easy for the viewer to willfully suspend disbelief in the face of rampant artifice. Julie Heffernan at P.P.O.W Gallery Julie Heffernan at Catherine Clark Gallery Thanks to Modern Art Obsession for finding this artist! Tattooed Beauties: Inked Up & Gorgeous. Love story. Stephen Wiltshire, genius.

Love story.

How America protects school children. These aren't the droids you're looking for... Everything is red. Every time someone says "YOLO. " Come dance with me. - StumbleUpon. Simen Johan. - StumbleUpon. Imago. - StumbleUpon. Fallen_by_sakimichan-d3fcp8n.png (PNG Image, 609 × 591 pixels) _Bath_in_blood__by_sakimichan.png (JPEG Image, 760 × 1052 pixels) - Scaled (64. _Mister_magician___by_sakimichan.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 751 pixels) - Scaled (90. Dragon_mama_by_sakimichan-d3myx73.jpg (JPEG Image, 900 × 556 pixels) Lucifer_by_sakimichan.jpg (JPEG Image, 800 × 857 pixels) - Scaled (79.

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Drawing Board. One_morning_by_anndr-d30ddyx.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024 × 662 pixels) Succubus_by_infraberry-d4nai9b.jpg (JPEG Image, 769 × 1040 pixels) - Scaled (68. The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Instant. We love the convenience of streaming movies on Netflix Instant, but we don’t always love the navigating through the countless films in the service’s ever-expanding catalog to find something to watch.

The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Instant

So we’ve compiled our list of recommended titles for you—whether you love classics, comedies, documentaries or just good ol’ fashioned kung-fu. The genres vary greatly here—and range in age from brand new to 87-years-old—but all 50 of these films come with the Paste stamp of approval. The list is up to date as of February 2013, but we’ll update the list from time to time as Netflix Instant changes its offerings. 30. Billy ElliotYear: 2000Director: Stephen Daldry On the surface, Billy Elliot appears to be the archetypal tale of an outsider who is driven to follow his own path at all costs. - StumbleUpon. The_last_butterfly_by_kuro_mai-d5fy9qd. Shh____by_luleiya-d5g17y1. Leather_by_tknk-d2aqrqr. c61212730756da621b6e005db69e5700-d5hhbfo. SourdoughMountainTop1.jpg_resize.jpg (JPEG Image, 2133 × 953 pixels) - Scaled (60%) 35ab6ed64b044515de53427a22a76df0-d5gduvl. Guides and References to Drawing Animated Facial Expressions.

Digg Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication – according to Wikipedia.

Guides and References to Drawing Animated Facial Expressions

I couldn’t agree more. It is perhaps one of the most important aspects of creating/drawing your own character. I know that each character cracks a unique face for each emotion depending on his/her aura and attitude so here I’ve gathered the most helpful guides (in DeviantArt) to practicing drawing facial expressions in general: Fun With Facial Expressions by what-i-do-is-secret Ever wonder how emoticons would actually look on your character’s face? Emotions and Facial Expression by Cedarseed This tutorial explains each facial expression in great detail. Lackadaisy Expressions by tracyjb Not only very educational, this tutorial is also fun to read with tracyjb’s awesome drawing style (that is, with anthromorphic characters). Expression Tutorial by alexds1 It shows how different angles and perspectives of the face affect the emotion a character conveys as well as other minute details.

All_in_a_heap_by_mistytang-d5gvfd2. Drawing Projects. Though Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) now dominates the vast majority of animated movies being made, there is still something very appealing about a hand drawn image.

Drawing Projects

Drawing by hand takes a great degree of skill and technique. There are so many mediums that can be utilized when drawing by hand, yet many people are only familiar with pencil art. One of the more popular alternatives to pencil is pen ink. Ink can be utilized to portray very realistic images onto a piece of paper. When utilizing a technique known as shading, the artist can simulate the way a 3 dimensional object manipulates light. Another great medium for drawing is colored pencils. Figure & Gesture Drawing Practice ToolFigure. _drawing_practice___bff_hands__by_goku_no_baka-d5hhuhz. The Egg. The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died.

The Egg

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. And that’s when you met me. “What… what happened?” “You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. “There was a… a truck and it was skidding…” “Yup,” I said. “I… I died?” “Yup. You looked around. 1637 36x24 FAREWELL TO ANGER - oil painting by Leonid Afremov. Last dance by Ileana Bosogea-Tudor.

Turtle and apple by Vedran Vidak. 5041.jpg (JPEG Image, 1366 × 768 pixels) - Scaled (88%) 15 sharp-witted, reading-themed cartoons from an Iranian comic contest. Last year, Iran Cartoons organized an international contest for single-panel cartoons on the theme of reading.

15 sharp-witted, reading-themed cartoons from an Iranian comic contest

Some of the submissions were dark and sarcastic, others optimistically inspiring. Some were make-you-think obtuse, others pleasantly straightforward. Here are selections from the 39 finalists… First Place Runners-up Finalists. Monster. Art & Design We've posted some cool t-shirt designs by French artist Vincent Bocognani aka vintz before.


Here is an imaginative series of illustrations about monsters. Silk — Interactive generative art. Why Do You Stay Up So Late? Infinite OZ. Hand Lettering Quotes on Typography Served. 02.jpg (JPEG Image, 700 × 554 pixels)

- StumbleUpon. Pictures of Moments Speak More than Thousand Words...... Picture can speak thousands of words.

Pictures of Moments Speak More than Thousand Words......

Random pictures of insignificant moments always been the most important and most valuable. Photographers and painters beautifully imprint huge number of events, objects and types. Some do it by accident on the momentary desire. Others do it in order to fix the time for the future. For me they are really different and thoughtful, simple but speak lots of words……… 1. Photographer – Zilvinas Valeika. 917786f37480fa56103db45c8a2adafd-phqaz3. Visual Inspiration - The Tunnel Of Trees. Fuji_mountain-1366x768.jpg (JPEG Image, 1366 × 768 pixels) - Scaled (88%) Pond-steps. /Heiwajima Shizuo/#1082449. /Heiwajima Shizuo/#1080728. /Orihara Izaya/#1080726. /Durarara!!/#1084128. /Durarara!!/#1082938. /Durarara!!/#1083032. Unnamed : Jootix wallpapers. Clone.Manga. Ori_hr_0.jpg (JPEG Image, 3939 × 1172 pixels)

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Rashad Alakbarov Paints with Shadows and Light

Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The jaw-dropping light painting above, made with an array of colored airplanes is currently on view at the Fly to Baku exhibition at De Pury Gallery in London through January 29th. (via art wednesday, fasels suppe) - StumbleUpon.