As the majority of us would concur, there are many forms of art. Some are traditional and others are not. Some are looked at with respect, others with a bit of disdaine. And on occasion, some have both fans and critics on both side. That is surely the case with street art.
Personally, I like it and think that fans as well as those who dismiss right away do might benefit from giving it a shot. That’s where publications like A. Tarantino’s “Seattle Street Art” (volumes 1 though 3) come in.
The photography and stories behind these books, available in both paperback and e-book, is really something to admire.
You can find out more at the official seattlesreetart.com.
People can spend years learning their craft of photography, painting, drawing…but tend to confront an unexpected struggle when they first begin to work with portraits and models. It’s not the lighting, location, or other material they have that is the problem but rather figuring out how to pose subjects.
In fact, I know people with years of experience who still have a hard time working through poses. So, I had someone tell me about this series of books and figured it could benefit many creative individuals.
The “Poses for Artists” collection by author/artist Justin Matrin has four different volumes that cover everything from couples to fighting positions.
As the writer puts it – “I’m passionate about putting out unique references so artists can get inspired about figure drawing and their art. So, I put out free poses here and sell books at a discount to keep my work going and provide a pose library for others.”
The books come book print and electronic copies as paperbacks, Kindle and PDF Ebooks.
If you don’t know Thomas Blancard yet, you’ll want to after seeing this incredible piece of video. He’s a talented film director that has even had his work featured in a commercial for the latest iPhone!
What happens when you mix paint, oil and liquid soap? This video shows the wonderfully stunning result.
Even though it would be nice, the reality is that many people who are interested in photography do not have the financial means to purchase expensive software to edit or retouch their pictures. And in some cases, they don’t have the time to do some of the necessary but tedious tasks without the help of automation.
These three FREE web-based tools can be a big help.
Can’t afford Photoshop or similar applications? Don’t want to have to deal with downloading big programs like GIMP? The Pixlr tool allows you to do all the basics and a lot more in your browser. It’s powerful and relatively easy to use with a professional feel layout.
Even though LunaPic is a bit less user-friendly, it’s still fairly easy to work with and gives people the ability to make all sort of filter adjustments and more. It’s like some of the filtering apps available for your phone but generally less generic and more powerful.
Resizer: Bulk Resize Photos
There are a bunch of reasons why you might need to resize photos to make the smaller. After all, if you all posting them online it’s not always a brilliant idea to have them in full resolution. You can use this to quickly resize any number of pictures.
Your truth echos
In the ever gentle breeze
With each September Recurring
Preserving what is free
Your names etched
Deep into hardened stone
Saving lives of many
In sacrificing your own
Now who could ask for more?
Love truly crushing hate
With colors flying proudly
As they accepted fate
We owe you so much
A debt we cannot repay
For the selfless acts of courage
On that late summer day
If you have’t heard of this young lady, you really need to discover her talent. This video will show you just what she does:
Being a passionate fan of the written word, there are few things that tick me off more than plagiarism. It is essentially theft and the lowest of the low in terms of academic dishonestly. But with that being said, there is one big problem that by it’s very nature keeps growing with each and every paper written.
People can and do accidentally plagiarize.
It’s been stated that there are really no original ideas just original was of stating them. So, as much as some people may try, there is bound to be some overlap between content on occasion. And, with more and more content coming out each year, the chances for overlap increases.
My view is to always use your own words and if somehow they overlap, the differences in the majority of the writing will be obvious enough that any reasonable individual will realize it was not intentional and thus not plagiarism.