DRAWING GRASS (Negative Drawing techniques)at MIKE SIBLEY FINE ART What do you see when you look at this picture on the right? Do you see an ancient black drinking cup? Maybe an ebony candlestick holder? You can of course draw grass in any way you choose from "sketchy" (which serves its purpose here as this drawing is just 1½" high and the grass exists only to place the tractor in space)... ...to where it plays a full role as an integral part of the "reality" of the drawing. It confuses the rational element that tries to control the creative side. "The coconut shy principle" Pick up a ball, quickly turn around and throw it at a target the instant you see it. "The parking principle" Try slowly and carefully reversing a car into a tight parking space and you will often fail. DASH & REHASH v SLOW 'N STEADY I have two basic ways of working - both equally justifiable - "dash and rehash" and "slow 'n steady". Working quickly, more strokes have been added... ...the area is expanded... ...then I draw back down into the base to further define the white spaces.
TanglePatterns.com Drawing Nature and Landscapes : How to Draw Nature Outdoors with Drawing Lessons Step by Step Techniques for Cartoons How to Begin Your Sketch In doing this sketch, doubtless great difficulty will be experienced in getting the drawing at all correct. Much assistance to this end can be obtained from a slight knowledge of Perspective This will form the subject of the next chapter. How to Draw From Nature with Easy to Remember Techniques Drawing from nature and landscapes with the following easy tips to follow with helpful tutorials to create beautiful illustrations and drawings with these free drawing lessons. Drawing Outdoor Objects: Water, Rock and Clouds A knowledge of the simpler technical principles involved in drawing clouds, water, and other natural features of the outdoors, is as essential to the newspaper artist as it is to the painter, in order to give naturalness to his pictures. A Tutorial for Sketching Landscapes - Outdoors Learn how to draw the great outdoors and landscapes with the this lesson on drawing landscapes outside. Drawing Grass : Use of Negative Drawing in Art Draw a Cartoon Valley
How to Draw Water in Pencil About Diane Wright In 2002, I picked up my art pencil again after 20+ years. During this break, I devoted my time to my family and building a career. Even though I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Northern Iowa, my career path ventured away from the fine arts. I am currently an IT Manager at a medical auditing firm in Des Moines, IA. My children are in college and it’s now time for me to explore my arts again! - Diane Wright To learn more about Diane and to view her work, please visit her website: How to Draw Water in Pencil Water. Our water landscape possibilities are endless. Lesson Goal: The goal of this lesson is two fold – we are going to explore how to draw water, but more importantly we are going to review the process of observation, analysis and interpretation, the “tools” that will allow us to draw any subject matter, no matter how complex. That’s a pretty tall order, but I think we can accomplish it. The Analysis
Good Reference Gallery | Freshdesigner.com Figure Drawing Reference (Scroll down for Head Drawing Reference Gallery) Photography credits below Do you want more images? Subscribers get exclusive access to my personal library of reference images, including scans of Pose File 7 and premium images from Posespace.com. Enter your email below and click the blue button to join. Head Drawing ReferencePhotography Credits I’d like to thank the following photographers named below. There is no malice, ill-intent or for-profit commercial use here. Here’s the partial list. Sudoksa, Danny St, G_S_H, Zamario, ZenMotion, Joji, Wing Shiya, Rafael Dorantes, Rich Crimilio, Greatest Dancer, MJ Ranum Do you still want more?
Monsterbokmärken. | Fejkatt Häromdagen snubblade jag över en himla rolig tutorial på nätet, hur man gör hörnmonsterbokmärken. Så idag satte jag mig ned med papper, penna, lim och sax. Och kamera såklart! Såhär går det till på ett ungefär: Klipp ut en mall som ser ut som ovan. Använd mallen och klipp ut formen i det papper du vill ha. Vik in flikarna så att du får en fyrkant. .Stoppa in ett papper i den lilla kuvertaktiga fyrkanten och skissa ut ett par flådiga huggtänder. Tja, bilden säger väl det mesta. Klipp ut två större och två mindre cirklar. Sätt dit ett par pupiller på de mindre cirklarna. Limma ihop ögondelarna och limma sedan fast dem på bokmärket. Stoppa in sidan du vill markera i monstrets mun, nästan som i en ficka. Adressen till bloggen: I Could Make That och adressen till tutorialen är denna: Page Corner Bookmarks.
4 Ways to Enhance Your Class with Google Hangouts If you are familiar with Google Tools, then you have probably heard of Google Hangouts or even used them yourself. Hangouts is Google’s video conferencing tool, and it’s an incredibly powerful way to engage with others. In addition to standard conference calls, Google Hangouts provide a broadcasting option called Hangouts on Air. This allows you to conduct your Hangout LIVE and record it to post on YouTube. If you would like a quick tutorial for how to use GHO, check out this great video from Google Gooru Google Hangouts can be a great tool for teachers to enhance their classes. Virtual Office Hours Students and teachers are busier than ever. Review Sessions Gearing up for midterms or finals, state tests, SATs, and APs, students are tested more than ever. Record Instructions For Later Playback By recording a Google Hangout, you can provide your students with instructions that they can later playback. Bring in a Guest Speaker Guest speakers can be challenging and expensive to organize.
page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.
Turn a Set of Spreadsheet Cells Into Easy to Read Documents Save As Doc is a free Google Spreadsheets Add-on that enables you to select a series of adjacent cells and turn them into an easy to read Google Document. The Save As Doc Add-on takes just a minute to install. Once installed select the Add-on from your "Add-on's" drop-down menu and click "start." After clicking "start" you can choose a set of cells or all cells to be converted into a Google Document. The document will appear in your Google Drive dashboard (it might take a minute or two to appear if you have selected a large set of cells) where you can then view it, edit it, or download it as a PDF. Applications for Education I love to use Google Forms to create and deliver quizzes to students. I will be covering topics like this one and many others in my new class Getting Ready for GAFE starting in October.
Culmination – new illustration | Art & Musings Peeled the tape off of this piece last night, let it sit and air out. Not that an illustration created with ink, watercolour and coloured pencil needs to air out and dry but it is a nice way to welcome it into the world. Or perhaps, I’ve lost it. On the other hand, titles for the illustrations that are airing out do not come easily at times. I didn’t title this piece until 10 minutes ago. In the beginning I was going to call it Struggle then thought about Weird, Talking Worms, Floral Burst or Look deeply into my eyes and make a wish or This is what the world looks like on mushrooms, but none of those titles really struck a chord with me. Look at this way… the stress swirling around in my brain finally made it out and onto paper in a way that I didn’t expect. I’m using this new paper too. Culmination measures 10 by 10 inches (25,3cm by 25,3cm) and was created with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens, Winsor and Newton watercolour and Prismacolor Verithin coloured pencils. Like this:
Create a Unique Google Forms URL for Each Student One of the presentations I did in the Google Booth at Educause this year was on using concatenate for a spreadsheet. While you do not need to know the word concatenate to do this trick, it is wickedly useful. One of the best tools in the Google Apps suite is Google Forms. It allows any user on practically any device to fill out a Form. The user does not have to be logged in, have a Google account or even know what Google is. The data collected from the Form can be viewed in a spreadsheet and manipulated any number of ways. The problem is the end user. Unfortunately there are fields you would not typically want to make multiple choice. Google Forms allows you to pre-populate the fields of the Form. If you use the same Google Form repeatedly, such as for a daily warm-up, each student can have a unique URL that automatically pre-populates their SID, First Name, Last Name and Email Address. Like this: Like Loading...
TinkaTinka Pattern Type Daniella Lehavi Complex Map Brain Binge The Congress Scrawl Back2Book Dance to It ninobiniashvili.com 18 Animations of Classic Literary Works: From Plato and Shakespeare, to Kafka, Hemingway and Gaiman Yesterday we featured Piotr Dumala's 2000 animation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novel, Crime and Punishment, and it reminded us of many other literary works that have been wonderfully re-imagined by animators -- many that we've featured here over the years. Rather than leaving these wondrous works buried in the archives, we're bringing them back and putting them all on display. And what better place to start than with a foundational text -- Plato's Republic. Staying with the Greeks for another moment ... Eight years before Piotr Dumala tackled Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Dumala produced a short animated film based on The Diaries of Franz Kafka. The animated sequence above is from the 1974 film adaptation of Herman Hesse's 1927 novel Steppenwolf. Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, published Italian Folktales in 1956, a series of 200 fairy tales based sometimes loosely, sometimes more strictly, on stories from a great folk tradition. E.B.