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Powerfully Moving Brush Strokes UK-based contemporary painter Paul Wright creates incredibly intimate, yet somewhat abstract, oil paintings that draw the viewer in. His work focuses primarily on people and faces, but he occasionally ventures off to depict clothing and objects to reflect the people who own them. Wright captures the essence of his characters. Each artwork has its own emotional expression attached to it. Without divulging too much, each painting displays recognizable subjects. We were able to get in contact with Paul and ask him a few questions. Many of your paintings are portraits. The reason that I have continued to attempt to reinterpret the head is that it is an ever changing endless subject, the head contains the brain, the organ that allows to express feelings to articulate language. Each of your pieces are very powerful. Painting is a process for me, a process that has been in motion for years and will only end when I do. Paul Wright’s website

Step-by-steps & patterns Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) See an example of Morning Glories here See samples of bloom here 2/8's HEART S (no kick) See examples of this in use here You can find this pattern in a drawing here Find this one here and here (3rd one down) See this one in action here An example in my drawing sunset How to Draw Celtic Knotwork The old method These instructions can be followed with pencil and paper or using any computer based drawing or drafting program. I have used Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoDesk AutoCad for various projects, but my favorite is Corel Draw. In the tutorial below I show the method that I use in Corel Draw; however, I have deliberately left out program-specific instructions. This method, like most, begins with drawing the grid. The second step is to draw in the diagonals. Next draw in the connecting curves that will become the edges of the knotwork. This is the step that most people have the most trouble with: deciding where to "Break the Grid". So, where do we put these spaces to make an aesthetically pleasing design? Here is how I do it:: I CHEAT! 1). Or 2). But back to the tutorial. Follow the diagonals until you come to a red line. For this step a computer graphics program comes in real handy. We're almost there! All that is left is to figure out the "Over / Under Thing".

Photo to Oil Painting Converter - Oil painting photo effect online Sending your request to Picture to People server ... It can take a minute to calculate, so please wait. If you receive a file to download, after saving it, refresh this page pressing F5. News & Support Top Photo Editors Photo to Oil Painting Converter It's a powerful software specially created to transform photos and pictures into realistic oil paintings like the traditional ones we see in real world. Changing the interface parameters, you can get several kinds of strokes, pressures, blends and colors, so it's possible to produce various kinds of art made using different medias. People who use this tool usually also use: the paintings below are just samples. Original photo 1 Oil Painting Photo Effect 1 Original photo 2 Oil Painting Photo Effect 2 Configuration : Color improvement : Improvement level : Strokes style : Overal brush : Details brush : Paint contours Contours brush : Contours diffusion : Contours darkness : Input image (jpg, png or gif) : View Effect Result Download Result General News & Info Main

Les bienfaits insoupçonnés du gribouillage Je partage avec vous aujourd’hui un article très intéressant paru dans le Huffington Post sur le bienfaits des gribouillis. Bonne lecture ! Les livres de coloriage pour adultes sont à la mode, mais une autre activité artistique exige encore moins d’efforts que le maniement des crayons de couleur ou des feutres. Alors qu’on la voyait jusqu’ici d’un mauvais œil, elle améliore l’apprentissage, la créativité et les performances. 1. Amy Pyle, rédactrice en chef et « femme polyvalente » (comme elle aime à se décrire), griffonne pendant les réunions ou les conférences téléphoniques pour améliorer sa capacité de concentration. Une étude publiée en 2009 démontre que les sujets qui gribouillent pendant une conversation téléphonique retiennent 29 % d’informations supplémentaires par rapport à ceux qui se contentent de prendre des notes. 2. Thy Anh Vo aime se détendre en s’autocaricaturant. 3. 4. Capitulo a créé ce gribouillage alors qu’elle était « très, très, très contrariée, un soir » de 2014. 5.

Amazing Sketch Book Drawings by paul0v2 Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:18 This amazing sketch book belongs to Russian artist and illustrator Irina Vinnik. These sketches are so amazingly done that they look more like the final piece, each page takes you to a different world of details that makes you dive into this drawings. For more from Irina Vinnik visit

“The Raft of the Medusa” – Art A Fact There are few better examples of technical mastery than Gericault’s tale of the poor shipwrecked souls of the French Naval Ship, The Medusa. Imagine an artist today creating a HUGE scene of the BP oil spills from a few years back – quite controversial right? But Gericault new that painting a scene of contemporary history could launch his career. Only 15 people survived the shipwreck and raft ordeal (of the original 147 that began on the raft!) Starvation, madness, even cannibalism are parts of this horrific tale of survival. What makes this work such a masterpiece is Gericault’s ability to create the most balanced and intentional moment of chaos. Like this: Like Loading...

Zentangle 100 Awesome Art Lessons on YouTube Whether you’re getting your bachelor’s degree in painting, graphic design or sculpture, there’s so much to learn about art — from its lush history to materials — that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Yet art students shouldn’t fret. There’s a whole lifetime ahead to learn and numerous resources both in the classroom and outside of it for expanding your knowledge. One great place to seek out help with becoming a better artist is on YouTube. There, other artists, teachers and experts share their lessons on just about everything you could want to know. Drawing From how to sketch parts of the body to the best materials to use, these videos will help educate you on all things drawing-related. How to Draw a Realistic Eye: Eyes have been called the window to the soul, and if you want to create a realistic portrait you have to get them just right to give your drawing the emotion it needs. Painting Illustration Photography Graphic Design Sculpture Printmaking Comics

Netsuke Cockerel - Wood Carving Magazine -; Bob Jubb shows how to carve a stylised Japanese netsuke cockerel in easy steps Gallery The completed netsuke cockerel (PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF BOB JUBB) Photocopy the left side drawing of the cockerel. After turning it over the top view needs to be drawn freehand in a rough overall shape of the cockerel in top view as shown on the drawings Draw both profiles onto the wood. Draw the shape of the feathers coming from the tail to the head and the crosshatched wood to be removed Use a 3mm (1/8in) rasp to remove the hatched areas of wood from each side of the long feathers as well as trimming a little off each side of the head After outlining the wings and then undercutting at the base of the tail - with either the 1.5mm (1/16in) ‘U’-gouge or the 1mm (3/64in) ball-ended cutter - cut the wing outline above the line and recess about 1mm for now Round off the body above the wing to the base of the tail feathers. Draw the wing feathers in on both sides, and cut them in with a V-tool. Previous Next

Creative Hand-Lettering Tutorials: Part II | The Postman's Knock In Part I of Creative Hand-Lettering Tutorials, I showed you how to create three eye-catching styles of hand-lettering. Today, I’ll be showing you a few more styles so you’ll have a veritable artillery when a lettering situation arises. And — make no mistake — a lettering situation is always around the corner! A birthday party {invitation design}, an overdue birthday card {card design, envelope}, a “just because” piece of snail mail, a poster … or perhaps you aspire to be the lettering equivalent of Banksy. Whatever the case may be, a little hand-lettering inspiration can never hurt! This ribbon-inspired style looks complicated, but when broken down into steps, it’s not difficult at all. Next, use your pencil to draw lines parallel to the existing lines that comprise your word. Next, go over your pencil lines with ink. Now, imagine that there’s a lamp shining directly over your ribbon. At this point, you’ll want to draw in the shadows. Here’s what the shadowed word will look like: