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The Art of OaKoAk | Current - StumbleUpon Some of the best street art has humor built into it. In the case of French street artist, OaKoAk, they take what the city gives to them and creates a witty street piece. Who hasn't wanted to turn a tile doorstep into a piano, or a sewer cover into a Viking's shield? A lot of these pieces are simple statements done very well. Via TCR.

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I feel melty. | Light&Spoon EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop. We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at lightandspoon@gmail.com. Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. My original inspiration was this one, though original source is apparently unknown, because I found it on Pinterest. Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Then it was just a matter of putting the crayons through the gun–the pretty-but-stupid impulse-buy glue gun that barely works, so I didn’t ruin my good one. Yay! Like this: Like Loading...

80+ Photoshop Actions for Giving Your Pictures a Vintage Look Photoshop actions are great. With just a click of a button you can apply a complicated effect to a photo instantly. One of the most popular type of actions is the vintage or retro style. Instagram Filters (13 actions) Lomocam (10 actions) Lomo Action Hard Lomo Action Holgarizer Vintage Light Leak Action Vintage Heaven Action Vintage Dream Action Retro Cross Action Vintage Matte Action Faded Film Action Old Film Action Retro Style Actions (10 actions) Instant Hipster (10 actions) Prestalgia (10 actions) Vintage Gold Action Aged Black & White Action Glory Days Vintage Actions (7 actions) Muted Colors Vintage Action Old Tones (6 actions) Vintage-Inspired Actions (4 actions) Minty Tint Vintage Action

tonal value Painters do not have the apparatus problems of a photographer, but they do face a similar value design problem: anchoring the middle value of a painting in a way that communicates the intended feeling of light or dark without sacrificing a complete representation of the tonal range. Our visual system naturally adjusts to the average luminance in our environment to produce the best visual representation. Because this adaptation also affects the appearance of any physical gray scale, the key to the value design of a painting lies in the distribution of gray values across the luminance range. What should this distribution look like? The CIELAB L* scale, which is a benchmark measurement of surface reflectance and the vertical scale used in the artist's value wheel, represents the basic reflectance range; this is overlaid (in orange) with the value range used to describe paints in the guide to watercolor pigments. Creating a Value Scale (Grayscale). 1. a naive value scale 2. 3. 4.

crafts baby chameleons photo Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography Tags: baby animal chameleon baby chameleons by igor siwanowicz 1 047 420 views Rating: +26 a happy family of polar bears baby meerkats cute “mini lion” kitten Adorable Photos of Animals With Their Babies That Will Make You Go ‘Aww’ Place your ad here Loading... About OneBigPhoto is your daily dose of high quality photos. 2726 photos uploaded Important stuff Top rated Top galleries Submit photo Privacy policy Wallpaper Contact us Connect with us Search Some rights reserved. ©2013 OneBigPhoto.com Sight Size Drawing Method Sight-size or right-size drawing is a traditional method of observing the subject, still taught in classical ateliers. Mainly used for portraiture but applicable to other subjects, sight-sizing will help you attain great accuracy when drawing from life. How to Use the Sight-Size MethodBen Rathbone, a graduate of the School of Representational Art in Chicago, wrote this explanation of the sight-size method. He includes photographic illustrations and covers the use of plumb-line and calipers. The Benefits of Sight-Size DrawingA feature article in 'My American Artist' magazine. A First Cast DrawingFollow along with artist Paul, a 'lapsed painter', as he makes a cast drawing. Articles on Sight-Size from Charles H. Bargue Drawing DemoPaul, who doesn't seem to possess a surname, shares his experiences doing some copies of drawings from the Charles Bargue drawing course.

Finds: Awesome Cake Designs Posted by C on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 · [via thisisnthappiness.com] I’m not really that big fan of cakes. The other day, I found these really amusing cake designs that make me want to taste one! Would you want to try that hot chocolate cupcake up there? [via pinterest.com] For LEGO lovers out there, this cake is for you guys! [via i.imgur.com] Or if you’re an aspiring photographer, you could try this one. [via designswan.com] For the girls who adore bags, this one’s perfect for y’all! [via ehow.com] Ain’t that a literal piece of cake, huh? [via threadcakes.com] [via theletter.co.uk] And oh, speaking of literal, this is a sponge cake. Oops! Warning. This is not edible. Actually, it’s a sponge designed to look like a cake! Probably you could use this to clean your plates after eating the real cakes! Happy eating everyone!

Gothic Architecture Pictures - stock photos and fine art prints - StumbleUpon All text and pictures © QT Luong. See conditions for use of pictures. There are 28 pictures on this page out of 228 pictures of Gothic Architecture. funny Street art in Poland Art & Design Usually artists work alone, but sometimes a collaboration works out well. A good example is the street artists Chazme, Lump and Sepe. They worked together to make the streets of Poland look better. Share

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