Thursday, August 25, 2011

High Tech Bookmarks

I might be behind the curve here - I know Kate has been using Pinterest for awhile now - but I read this today from My Modern Metropolis and thought the concept quite clever.

Top 6 Bookmarking Sites for Visual Inspiration

-- Robin

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Online Gesture Drawing Sessions

Reader Matthew shared a blog post he wrote about a great concept for in-studio gesture drawing sessions. Work from the comfort of your monitor if you can't get out to do this from life, or if you need to bust through some blocks!

Here is his post copied from his blog:
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gesture Session
I recently discovered a site with a figure drawing script. You can choose from a short list of subjects and set a timer on how long the 'pose' lasts. Other nice features are keeping all the photos in grayscale and scaling the image to fill the entire browser window. It's not the same as doing these types of exercises from a live model, but when it comes to subjects like big cats and horses, this may be more convenient.
Discretion is advised on the site with this notice: Every single picture in every category is potentially NSFW due to costumed and uncostumed models. The horses and big cats are uncostumed which is my guess as to how every picture in every category is potentially NSFW

Here's the link:
I am definitely going to make use of this - I just wish I knew what NSFW means. :-)

-- Robin

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blocks and Barriers Interrupt Even the Masters

Reader Jena Ellis shared this article with me recently:

10 Most Famous Unfinished Pieces of Art*

*update: 7/13 - I was asked to remove this link as it was irrelevant info on the host's site. Maybe wikipedia has something.

-- Robin

Friday, August 5, 2011

Charcoal Drawing

from Terri Wells

Sometimes it takes several months to gain enough distance from a project to change direction. My artist friend, Elwood Howell, reminded me of the value of drawing in charcoal to conceptualize and it was so freeing to work this way again. The wall sculpture enlargement of “In God’s Paint Box” has been on hold while Ampersand tweaked production of the boards, but I waited beyond that to start the work. Knowing that there were changes to make in the shapes and support structure, but unsure of what to do, charcoal drawing opened up creative doors. I’ll be cutting wood soon!

Click Here to see Elwood Howell’s work.
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