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#928: Fixing Programming, Or, Building Your First Trillion Dollar Company
Tuesday • April 12th 2022 • 5:18:22 pm • 7KB

There are low level languages, and high level languages. In a low level language, you talk to a hard drive in a way that hard drives like to be talked to. In a high level language, you open a Desktop Window with a simple bit of code. High level...

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#927: Don't Let Art-Liars Trick You: You Are Already An Artist
Monday • April 11th 2022 • 4:05:12 pm • 3KB

The school taught, artists... Are forced to think that using original colors is wrong. And they call this beautiful invention, color picking. They don't see the beauty, of the process. The light coming through the lens, the microchip and being captured...

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#926: Building Masterpiece Paintings
Sunday • April 10th 2022 • 7:34:53 pm • 2KB

Abandon sketches, think in layers, and strategist layer after layer. For example, face, body, and a basic background, form three layers. The magic of building paintings, begins the moment you look behind your first character. It maybe an idea to hold...

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#925: The Pixel Artist
Sunday • April 10th 2022 • 3:43:38 pm
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#924: Seventy Five Days And Seventeen Paintings
Saturday • April 9th 2022 • 12:24:21 pm • 3KB1

Two days of painting, two days of resting, a new painting every four days, for about 75 I am only showing sixteen here, because every time I look at , it snows. I don’t feel welcome in the art community, and I got banned from one forum already. I said ...

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#923: Sitting In A Chair Learning To Paint Hair
Friday • April 8th 2022 • 2:22:19 pm • 1KB

You definitely don't want to stand for it, cause this one takes a little bit. If something goes wrong, delete, try again, and stay strong. Hair is not painted with a hair brush, you actually use the air brush. You don't need to get each and every hair,...

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#922: The Triumphant Painter
Thursday • April 7th 2022 • 9:37:58 pm • 3KB

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” - Sun Tzu. The creation of an expensive series of paintings, is a multi-step process. It begins with creation of a theme, for a series of...

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#921: Tea And Biscuit, Or How To Paint A Perfect Selfie Portrait
Wednesday • April 6th 2022 • 7:36:11 pm • 2KB

Not all art sessions, take lots of preparation. Creating digital ink sketches, takes a minute per sketch. Line art can be just as magical, as impressionism. There is nothing to stop line art from perfectly capturing a face. But playing with the sun and...

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#920: Art Self Education: We Are All Artists
Tuesday • April 5th 2022 • 4:46:54 pm • 4KB

Preface: All are welcome to this technique, even those who angrily object to it. If you are one of those individuals, and don't like using reference tools, start with a free hand sketch, and a color study. But please don't use the color theory, or grids,...

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#919: First Impressions Of Impressionism: It's Fast
Monday • April 4th 2022 • 9:18:55 pm • 2KB

Yes, the paintings are kind of incomplete, but not the kind where portraits are distorted. The incompleteness of impressionism, is found in areas like the corner of the eye. It usually takes three minutes to sort things out in there, but with...

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#918: The Impressionist
Sunday • April 3rd 2022 • 6:18:45 pm
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#917: Pad De Deux: Magically Unfinished
Sunday • April 3rd 2022 • 3:48:59 pm • 2KB

Art is sensitive to light and color as well, painting on a well calibrated monitor... Can look slightly off, on a coffee shop laptop. And when you take your art, to the local photo printing booth... You may find that the shadows in the painting do not...

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#916: Fastest Painter This Side Of Missis-sippi, Or Your First Art Show Today
Saturday • April 2nd 2022 • 10:01:23 pm • 3KB

Today, I gave myself , and I am not happy with what I created. I am pretty sure if you do a 20 minute speed painting session, you are not going to be too happy either. However, how...everrr... Speed painting is important especially, when using a semi...

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#915: The New Leaders
Friday • April 1st 2022 • 4:18:36 pm • 7KB

A stranger I overheard mentioned that in war we all lose, and a boy energetically sprung up to the conversation, and said: "What do you mean, we won the second World War, and we couldn't afford to lose." So how is it that in war both sides lose, and yet...

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#914: Beyond Hyperrealism Lies The Multiverse of Surrealism
Thursday • March 31st 2022 • 8:46:29 pm • 3KB

Above all, painting real faces is precious, especially when you make someone smile. Or better yet, when you make them the star they are. Wherever you go, distort their face as little as possible. While painting a photo, is a wonderful thing. Photos are...

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#913: Narrated Books
Wednesday • March 30th 2022 • 8:00:52 pm • 2KB

Humanity, is a baby. Humanity can only grow, when people grow. And to grow, does not mean a little bit. It means all the way, until you become a great being. You will need powerful books, written (and preferably read) by fine storytellers. Normally,...

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#912: Making Mountains
Tuesday • March 29th 2022 • 4:26:03 pm • 2KB

I set my brushes aside some years ago, and muttered “There has got to be a better way to do color”. I like tradition, and I appreciate color theory, I know it very well from programming generators of color swatches and themes. And I was ready to grab a...

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#911: What is A School Class And What Is It For?
Monday • March 28th 2022 • 3:51:56 pm • 5KB

This is a question that should only be answered by example, because by creating a definition you will enable liars to manipulate unsuspecting students. I will give you a definition anyway, but only for this poem's sake, and I didn't even try to put any...

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#910: A Wiser World And A Better View
Sunday • March 27th 2022 • 9:05:31 pm • 2KB

Teachers could teach for real, but that's just not the deal. They are there to follow, slowly turning hollow. Selling out for perks, that is how the world works. Teenagers shouldn't tolerate this, or they’ll end up in the same abyss. Nor should new...

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#909: The Landscape Painter
Sunday • March 27th 2022 • 3:12:37 pm
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#908: Through The Looking Glass, At The Mount Of Hyperrealism
Saturday • March 26th 2022 • 8:53:22 pm • 3KB

Art loves you so much, that it instantly helps you with everything you need. Just stretch your reference image over the entire canvas in Krita, and you have perfect shape and color reference. This beautiful first step, instantly makes you an artist. ...

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#907: A Look At Shadow And Color
Friday • March 25th 2022 • 7:04:41 pm • 2KB

This exercise still relies on reference images, positioned over the entire canvas. But , not exactly necessary, but it takes no effort, and it is very fun. And then a shadow layer, which will require colorization. Follow something like the and possibly...

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#906: Of Photogrammetric Peanuts And The Importance Of Real Education
Thursday • March 24th 2022 • 9:26:39 pm • 2KB

My $2 macro lens arrived today, I attached it to my phone camera, and took a good look at a peanut I was about to eat. It took me a second to mutter the words Macro Photogrammetry, and a new project was born, just like that. While I pounced into art for...

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#905: Hyperrealism, A Teacher And A Protector
Wednesday • March 23rd 2022 • 9:31:17 pm • 3KB

Everything beyond Hyperrealism, is a delicious problem. Your road, is your own. You can dive directly into Photogrammetry, and base your next portrait on a 3D model. Or You can open up your reference photo in GIMP, and adjust the color temperature. Or...