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#952: A Glance At Jewelry Design: The Pug Shield Pendant
Tuesday • May 3rd 2022 • 9:31:06 pm • 2KB

You can't make a piece of jewelry, for piece of jewelry's sake. Every design, must have a story. And you can't create the story, for piece of jewelry's sake. However, not all stories, must be written out on paper. Paintings, too tell sties, for example...

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#951: If You Are Yet Again Asking: What The Doodle Is Image Masking?
Monday • May 2nd 2022 • 8:14:56 pm • 3KB1

Personally, I hope that as I get better at art, all parts of my paintings will have their own little masks. A visor on a knight’s helmet, a hand, both shoes, are all a good mask candidates. A knights helmet benefits from several masks, one for the visor,...

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#950: Value, Color, And Composition; Or, A Photo Is A Treasure Chest Of Color
Sunday • May 1st 2022 • 9:20:05 pm • 3KB

Value or DARKENESS CONTROL, is in deed a thing, especially once you start creating multi-character scenes. You will have to make sure that all shadows, match up, that hings are not too light here, and too washed out there. Color, is a similarly sized...

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#949: The Color Collector
Sunday • May 1st 2022 • 1:54:32 pm
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#948: Rising With Art
Saturday • April 30th 2022 • 9:12:52 pm • 5KB

We are all artists, and powerful learners, it takes hours to paint realistic things. And it almost takes no effort, to navigate complex concepts as if they were a city. Take a selfie, or a photo of a friend. And just use a projector in traditional art,...

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#947: Freehand For Fantasy, Reference For Realism; Or, On Fine Disregard For Rule
Friday • April 29th 2022 • 10:16:36 pm • 2KB

There are no rules in art, because rules cause harm as they box the artist in. Creating art, is like walking around a city. It is meant to be interesting, and it must not be pre-planned or on some schedule. Real Education is somewhat similar to art, in...

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#946: Art Smart; or, The Power Of Seeing
Thursday • April 28th 2022 • 8:13:20 pm • 1KB

There is nothing fancier than Art, and it is never too late to start. And creating your own art, is a sure way to become super smart. And all you need to start, is your heart. If you are not sure what to create, take a picture of a fat cat that just ate...

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#945: The Shiny Pug, Or Coloring Line Art
Wednesday • April 27th 2022 • 11:06:58 pm • 2KB

When drawing on the computer, or tracing a real pencil sketch... Use a very thin brush, as think as you can go. Because when coloring a circle for example, you simply use the contiguous selection tool... With a grow setting, so that the selection that...

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#944: The Great Pajama Ride, Or How To Finish Your Art
Tuesday • April 26th 2022 • 6:14:13 pm • 2KB

Before you know it, you’ll build a scene you will wish to photo-manipulate, sketch, illustrate, and paint. It will be something cute an funny, and extremely relaxing to work on. Photo manipulation, actually includes painted elements. Here you are...

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#943: Never Pugnacious, Always Gracious
Monday • April 25th 2022 • 1:51:20 pm • 1KB

The Queen Of Queens who never Bows To Kings, and a keeper of all the doggie things. She who united squirrels, dogs and cats, and to this day encourages them to wear tiny little hats. It is a golden age of pet fashion, and all should dress with a passion....

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#942: Of Poses And Worlds
Sunday • April 24th 2022 • 5:38:13 pm • 2KB

There actually is, a good use for drawing . Where you draw a face model on your source image, mark all the distances, and make all the relative measurements. And then repaint the super-simplified model again, but this time on your empty canvas. This...

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#941: The Photo Manipulator
Sunday • April 24th 2022 • 3:50:17 pm
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#940: Lecture Two: Enhancing Your Reference Images
Saturday • April 23rd 2022 • 7:08:21 pm • 5KB

The secret of good art is Laughter, make your friends and classmates laugh. Use the Warp Transform Tool in GIMP, but keep hardness and strength low. You want to make gradual changes, aim to revisit areas of the face multiple times, be gentle. With a...

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#939: Tiny Little Art Lice: Don't Let Liars Stop You From Learning
Friday • April 22nd 2022 • 2:05:48 pm • 6KB

What comes next may sting a little, as it may include an attack from other artists. Practicing on photos, is only as step away from using GIMP's Warp Transform, to beautify your source photos, photos that you MUST now take yourself. As using that as...

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#938: A Tiny Little Introduction To Digital Paining (Recap And Lecture Practice)
Thursday • April 21st 2022 • 6:37:16 pm • 3KB

Digital Painting is such a wonderful thing, that it will let you start with Hyperrealism. What an amazing gift, learning by painting perfect portraits on day one. Use Open Source Krita, and . Get a $40-$70 pen and tablet, preferably with the pen tilt...

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#937: Hyperrealism vs. Super Realism
Wednesday • April 20th 2022 • 10:40:59 pm • 3KB

You must use photo reference, at least at first, or you will get stuck, our brains use some extra processing for faces. You can’t just copy a face on a canvas, because you are not seeing the person correctly. Similar thing happens with the moon when it...

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#936: What The Doodle Is A Value Study?
Tuesday • April 19th 2022 • 7:15:02 pm • 3KB

It is 95% of a digital painting, it is a major part of fast painting technique. The word value in art, means the darkness or brightness of a color. So shadow and light, It is a study of shadows, mid-tones, light, and highlights. Someone chose the world...

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#935: Why Snow: Summer Will Be Delayed Until The Groundhog Gets Paid
Monday • April 18th 2022 • 4:27:07 pm • 1KB

Sorry, the weather won't turn, until after, the Groundhog gets his tax return. Our Dear Groundhog Leader, may be a mind reader. All hail, the Beautiful Groundhog, the leader of all, from human to dog. Like Santa he maybe able to hear your every thought,...

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#934: United Countries Of The World
Sunday • April 17th 2022 • 8:37:10 pm • 3KB

Please no more war, no more imaginary borders. Poverty makes it hard to see, and not everybody notices. If you were born to a different place, your religion, intelligence, and level of safety would change. All those things that change, when you are born...

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#933: The Chiptune Composer
Sunday • April 17th 2022 • 3:16:04 pm
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#932: The Right Angle: The Biggest Problem In Art
Saturday • April 16th 2022 • 3:42:57 pm • 2KB

Face recognition, sometimes photos don't capture the right angle. When we know someone personally, we recognize them based on a series of angles. In a photo, we only get one angle. And what is worse, lenses can distort the face even more. As well as...

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#931: Your Art Journals Are Precious
Friday • April 15th 2022 • 9:18:56 pm • 1KB

There are as many directions, as there are artists. And each painting is a gateway, to a new story that must be told. It isn't just the story though, but also how it is told. Be it night and moonlight, or mountains and mist. Or maybe sunlight, on a...

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#930: Artistic Meows
Thursday • April 14th 2022 • 8:27:17 pm • 2KB

I freehand painted a blue nose, and I got pretty gosh darn close. The nose did not look like a cucumber. So twenty portraits must be a magic number. It was actually easy to sculpt, and it came out without a fault. Still, at the end of the day, freehand...

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#929: Three Scary For Me: How Art Can Bite You
Wednesday • April 13th 2022 • 10:37:29 pm • 3KB

I don’t know what got into me today, as I arrived home from the gym... Even before, I got out of my car... I already searched for, “digital painting glowing eyes”. I was recently looking at fantasy art, and everything is glowing in their world. So I...