How To Do An American Accent (Accents) This video gives you a brief overview of the "General American" accent. Important letters and pronunciation are emphasized and speech examples are given to help you work on developing a convincing accent. Hello, I'm an actor and a voice coach. 9 Very Common Figure Drawing Mistakes, And How to Avoid Them Over the last twenty-five years I have spent my fair share of time drawing and studying the human figure. As a result, I’ve come across several (actually, nine) common figure-drawing mistakes over and over again. Like any other art process, figure drawing is a fluid activity and impossible to pin down with exact rules—but if your goal is to create a more convincing life drawing, then these next few ideas will certainly help. Here are the nine common figure-drawing mistakes, along with their solutions: Mistake #1 – Drawing without a goal in sight More often than not, people immediately begin sketching without establishing some kind of intention in their mind first.
CSS Colors: MintCream, HoneyDew, & PeachPuff Overcast and cloudy, or rather, "Mostly Cloudy," is the forecast that I pray for as I squint into my iPhone weather app at 5:30 every morning. But, just my luck, I usually get "Sunny" or "Partly Cloudy", which usually turns out to be "Mostly Sunny". Oh, but not so today, my friends. Today I got "Rain" --- glorious afternoon rain! The art of cutting leaves The art of cutting leaves Posted on 09 January 2010 by admin Natural leaf carving is actual manual cutting and removal of a leaf’s surface to produce an art work on a leaf. The process of carving is performed by artists using tools to carefully the surface without cutting or removing the veins. The veins add detail into the subject matter of the carving. more
Lydia Hearst by Elias Wessel for Vixen Magazine Spring 2010 Photographer Elias Wessel offers a first look at the upcoming Vixen Magazine with his kaleidoscopic cover shoot that features an abundant amount of gems, sequins and greenery. Aided by stylist Storm Pedersen and art director Sophy Holland, Wessel creates a story of grandiose surrealism starring cover girl Lydia Hearst. Full Credits (include if re-posting): Photographer – Elias Wessel Model – Lydia Hearst @ Wilhelmina Models Stylist – Storm Pedersen Art Direction – Sophy Holland Hair – Charley Brown Make Up – Yadim Manicurist – Kris Kiss for Red Stylists Photo Assistant – Heinrich Zimmermann Styling Assistant – Adrian Diaz
Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance. The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling. Basically, the quilling process consists of cutting strips of paper, and rolling them with a special tool.