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I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

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Best Android apps for writers Whether you’re writing your next college essay or the next Great American Novel, a work memo or a graduate thesis, you won’t have to look much farther than your Android smartphone or tablet for help. From inspiration to reference materials, apps for composing a draft and more, we’ve got you covered. You’ll never want to write again without these great Android apps at hand. Apps to Inspire Goodreads Every writer starts as a reader, and every reader needs a few good books to keep them on their toes at all times. Human Anatomy Fundamentals: Basic Body Proportions If you’ve practiced capturing energy in the previous tutorial, you’ll have acquired a good feel for loose sketching of people. We’re going to start giving structure to that feeling-based groundwork by studying the body with a more scientific eye. Let me say that it will take many sessions to cover the wonders of the human body.

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I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto Dear Members of the Cult of Done, I present to you a manifesto of done. This was written in collaboration with Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done. Improve Your Artwork by Learning to See Light and Shadow It's very common for painting tutorials to treat light as an addition to the picture, an atmosphere-maker. We can easily get the impression that the object has a universal form, and then with proper lighting we can change the mood of the picture. The truth is without light there would be nothing to paint! Until you realize that, you're shooting blind. In the first tutorial of this short series, I'll introduce you to the art of seeing light, shadows, reflections and edges. As an artist, have you ever tried to answer this question?

Wallpapers Of The Earth That Captivate You Space is something wonderous isn’t it? And with the possibility of space travel being made commercial in the future, there are various things that we as humans could potentially experience and gaze upon. You wouldn’t really believe it but one of the most amazing things that you could ever look at is our planet Earth. After all, even Frank Borman, an astronaut aboard the Apollo 8, had this to say, "[The Moon] was a sobering sight, but it didn’t have the impact on me, at least, as the view of the Earth did." 8 Good TED Talks on The Origin of Ideas July 29, 2014 Looking for some great TED talks to watch this weekend ? Here is a collection of 8 talks compiled by the folks in TED covering one single theme: the origin of ideas. Yes, this is the very same theme that Steve Johnson intensively investigated in his momentous book" Where Do Good Ideas Come From?". Besides Steve's talk you will also find talks from some prominent thinkers in the field of personal development and cognitive science. Enjoy

Realism, Photorealism, and Style in Drawing "I know the anatomy isn't correct here, but it's my style", "This drawing lacks style", "I love your style!" We use the word style a lot without actually grasping its meaning. Like "love" or "art", we know it by heart, but it's not so easy to define. New math and quantum mechanics: Fluid mechanics suggests alternative to quantum orthodoxy The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation of this conundrum has been what's called the "Copenhagen interpretation" -- which holds that, in some sense, a single particle really is a wave, smeared out across the universe, that collapses into a determinate location only when observed. But some founders of quantum physics -- notably Louis de Broglie -- championed an alternative interpretation, known as "pilot-wave theory," which posits that quantum particles are borne along on some type of wave. According to pilot-wave theory, the particles have definite trajectories, but because of the pilot wave's influence, they still exhibit wavelike statistics.