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Featured Portraits Iran Stories About Photographer Archive 790 notes 14 January 2014 Reblog This "I’ll tell you what my grandmother told me. She always said: ‘Don’t take any plug nickels.’"

Humans of New York

Humans of New York
Daily Painting Practice Daily Painting Practice This painting started as a thumbnail sketch but never quite got there as a painting. I wasn't sure where to go with the color. I could have stopped here and developed the sailboat idea but.... That didn't work for me so I continued on the journey changing the sky to a morning yellow and eliminating the idea of sailboats all together.
Contact Kenn Backhaus As a member of an ever-growing family of representational painters across this country, I am dedicated to exploring our surrounding landscape. My goal is to make the experience of painting a singular one for the viewer. I believe that a painting is not just an illusion in two dimensions, but also that of a moment in life, captured on canvas. Painting, as a language varying in mood and atmosphere, reflects the diversities of life itself. I enjoy the challenges of various subjects, so my approach to the painting process involves the viewer with the subject as much as possible, not only through the choice of a subject, but also through how I portray it. - Category: Kenn Backhaus - Category: Kenn Backhaus
A Sketchy Past, The Art of Peter de Sève In this exquisite monograph, world-renowned illustrator and character designer Peter de Sève shows his favorite published and unpublished works. Inventive, eccentric, and often irreverent, they represent a lifetime of drawing... a very sketchy past. Copiously illustrated with hundreds of paintings and drawings, including never-before-published New Yorker cover roughs, behind-the-scenes animation development artwork, and personal sketches, A Sketchy Past is the first comprehensive survey of de Sève's work. A career-spanning biographical essay written by historian Amid Amidi, along with comments from de Sève throughout the book, offer a unique insight into his approach to illustration and his artistic process. Temporarily Sold Out Peter de Sève Peter de Sève
Paintings by Justin Clayton The key to being a good artist's model is an ability to hold a pose for an extended period of time. Some are better at it than others. Some models drift constantly from the original pose, some like to talk a lot, and some fall asleep. Paintings by Justin Clayton
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The Romans were active in trade and commerce, and from the time of learning to write they needed a way to indicate numbers. The system they developed lasted many centuries, and still sees some specialized use today. Roman numerals traditionally indicate the order of rulers or ships who share the same name (i.e. Queen Elizabeth II). They are also sometimes still used in the publishing industry for copyright dates, and on cornerstones and gravestones when the owner of a building or the family of the deceased wishes to create an impression of classical dignity. The Roman numbering system also lives on in our languages, which still use Latin word roots to express numerical ideas.

Roman Numerals

Roman Numerals
Sculptris is a free digital sculpting/3D modeling program that is both powerful and extremely easy to use. It provides a digital modeling experience that is very similar to creating real life models out of clay, whereupon the virtual clay simply materializes from thin air and can be quickly shaped, prodded, cut, modified, and added. In practice the effect is very pleasant; allowing your 3D creations to grow organically, on-the-fly, as the idea(s) come to you. Sculptris: free, user-friendly 3D modeling and digital sculpting program for the masses Sculptris: free, user-friendly 3D modeling and digital sculpting program for the masses
Why is a poster so appealing? Maybe it’s because a poster is more than a photo. It is something that captures life in greater width and height.