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The second bit of advice a beginning artist usually gets is “draw from life”. And it is excellent advice! After all, if you can't draw what is right in front of you, you certainly won't be able to draw what you see in your imagination either. But the advice is a bit short, and will usually leave the artist behind unsure of what to do next. This chapter will help you to get started by explaining some different sketching methods you can use. Materials? Figure 1.1. So... a ream of the cheapest copier paper you can find, or in a pinch, the inside of a pizza box. The most important thing to keep in mind is to start with the largest shapes, and gradually work down to the small details. The best way to explain this is by example. The first step is to block in the large shapes. Figure 1.3. Now pause and check if everything is still correct. The proportions are okay: the line through the eyes is supposed to be a bit below halfway (say, at 5/8ths) the lines of the ear tips and the chin. Sternum

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Artistic Anatomy Is learning to draw anatomy in a classroom more secure (since there is a teacher to check the work and possibly a book to study from) in practicing artistic anatomy drawing, or should artists focus on just practicing from images on websites/blogs like this tumblr? Asketh - pjmx24 Depending on the size of your class and where you are, your teacher can be a great guide to help you and show you what areas you need to focus on more to improve and give you good material to work from! If your class size is too big (ideally a class of no more than 15 is optimal for a teacher to give extensive feedback to all students) you might not get enough feedback to really improve as much as possible to your full potential. Outside of class (or if you have no class) you should focus on drawing in a sketchbook dedicated for life drawing/anatomy.

William Fox Talbot William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was a British inventor and photography pioneer who invented the calotype process, a precursor to photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. Talbot was also a noted photographer who made major contributions to the development of photography as an artistic medium. His work in the 1840s on photo-mechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure. Talbot is also remembered as the holder of a patent which, some say, affected the early development of commercial photography in Britain. Additionally, he made some important early photographs of Oxford, Paris, Reading, and York.[1] Early life[edit]

Early Christian art and architecture Early Christian art and architecture (or Paleochristian art) is the art produced by Christians or under Christian patronage from the earliest period of Christianity to, depending on the definition used, some time between about 350 and 525. In practice identifiably Christian art only survives from the 2nd century onwards.[1] After 550 at the latest, Christian art is classified as Byzantine, or of some other regional type.[2] It is hard to know when distinctly Christian art began. Achieve Spatial Depth In Your Drawings, Tips from Anthony Waichulis In the April 2008 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Anthony Waichulis wrote about using linear and atmospheric perspective. Give your work the illusion of spatial depth with five simple effects of perspective. By Anthony Waichulis

Perspective The Rules of Perspective Christopher W. Tyler Foreshortening Tricks Hi folks! Tutorial Tuesday is going to be a basic one – I’m a bit under the weather currently so this may not be the best post, but I want to give you something that I feel is important in the world of drawing – some pointers on foreshortening. Check this out. Foreshortening is basically an optical illusion created from a compressed looking drawing in perspective. This perspective is distorted in order to create a false sense of depth, and is used a lot in comics – Superman flying with his outstretched arm coming out of the page, or a fist connecting with a villain’s face, etc. These comic drawings you see that appear to come off the page use some form of foreshortening to create that illusion.

artists blog Tesia Blackburn, author of Acrylic Painting With Passion, speaks to the difficulty of portraying reality, and the idea of playing with abstraction to convey your message. "There is always something just under the surface of things," says artist John Jude Palencar. Celebrate National Craft Month by participating in the Art Abandonment movement, where artists leave random works of art in public spaces to inspire and delight others. “In many of my water paintings," says Charlene Gerrish, “I focus almost solely on the reflections, because that’s where the strongest graphic possibilities lie. I love when a painting looks like an abstract design up close, but reveals its true subject at a distance." Read more here!

Amazing Steampunk Goggles for Evil Scientists 25 Oct 2010 October 25, 2010 Steampunk is quite popular nowadays, and if you’re a fan of steampunk fiction, we have something special for you today. Foreshortening Perspective Drawing Lessons : How to Draw Foreshortened Figures, People, and Buildings and Shapes with Easy Tutorials Drawing Figures in Foreshortening Perspective with Foreshortened Objects & Figures Learn how to draw cartoon figures in the correct perspective by using foreshortening. The following drawing tutorial will guide you through drawing cartoon and comic figures / people in the correct perspective to improve your drawing style. Online Fine Art Instruction in Drawing, Painting, Pastel, Charcoal, and Lessons in Color Theory, Space and Composition What I Believe/Don't Believe About Art: - "Talent" is basically a myth. I believe that sensitivity, inspiration, hard work and conviction are much more important in producing quality work.

50 Clever Tutorials and Techniques on Traditional Drawing - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design. This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some methods for transforming and preparing your creations for screen design.

William Adolphe Bouguereau William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French: [buɡ(ə)ʁo]; November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body.[1] During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work.[2] As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde.[2] By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes.[2] In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work.[2] Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown.[3] Life and career[edit]

Cakes Out of This World 29 Oct 2010 October 29, 2010 What sorts of cake do you wish – arts and crafts cake decorating styles cake layout strategies cake styles steampunk layout themed birthday desserts themed truffles.The Yoda Mind cake, is that the cake artwork is getting to be the newest pattern? This really is what we meant! The cake fine art mixed with any Superstar Wars character, and you receive a person hell of the cake.The existence of this is really wonderful.

Online Drawing Lessons - Composition and Design Enhance the effectiveness of our online drawing lessons and improve the quality of your drawings by understanding the importance of Composition and Design. Learning to draw is not only about mastering the ability to draw what you see. Knowing how to create a balanced and harmonious composition within the borders of your page is also an integral part of making art. There are no official "rules" when it comes composing a visually interesting work of art. Simply use the elements of art (line, shape, form, texture & color) to create your desired outcome.

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