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Literary Help for Mental Health in Youth

Most people out there have been powerfully impacted in some way or another by some work of literature or a book of some type. This is not a new idea and not all that shocking of an idea. However, in recent times, the medical community has come to view books as a great tool in treating those of us with some sort of mental health issue.  In the UK,  there are now works specifically deigned for teens (13-18) to help them with things like anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, and difficult life pressures, such as bullying and exams.

Learn more about these now.

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The Art of the Human Form

It has been said that one of the primary goals of art is to make people think and feel. And, while some art simply exists and does not really evoke any great things, some does just that. This is often the case with any form of art that may in some circles or ways be considered controversial. So, it is no doubt that it is a common reaction to the nude human form.

Perhaps it is a painting, or a drawing or even photography or a video, but for many people the nude human body brings about some from of reaction, whether it be positive or negative.

For me, it is a matter of how the work is designed that matters. In essence, the body naturally lends itself to art as that it is beautiful in all shapes, sizes and colors. The curves and the ways light rolls off of the skin is outstanding in and of itself. And, if done right, there is nothing inappropriate about it.

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Amazing Film Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh Like nothing You’ve Ever Seen

For pretty much any fan of the arts, Vincent Van Gogh is a legend and an inspiration. So it is not surprising at all that people would create a film about his work and person. What is surprising is just how a group of creatives are doing it. Each frame in the film is actually a painting.

For those of you who paint, there’s still looking for artists to complete the project.

 

Lastest Musical Release By Anthony Rankin

Years ago, a talented musician named Anthony Rankin started out doing shows in his native Pittsburgh. After a number of albums, he took off to continue his career in the East Coast music capital of Nashville. This is the video from his latest release “Pony Tail.”

How to Match Colors Perfectly

When creating any form of visual art…

having color options to work with is very important. However, sometimes with so many shades out there, we can have trouble matching the exact ones to keep them uniform over a series of several graphic design projects.

After finding this helpful site, i figured I’d give you a few tips on making it less of a challenge.

First, you going to want to pick an initial color. Once you find one either on the web or in a website template you generate yourself, just plug that URL into Color Combos in the search box and the system will do the rest to locate all colors on the website page.

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No website, no problem.

Another method is to use an image that contains the color you want to use for your work. Just upload one to Image Color Picker and easily find out the HTML, RGB or HSV code for it with no problem.

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Bringing Out the Edgy Look In Model Photography

Sure, it is nice to look at pretty photos of beautiful models smiling and showing off a clean-cut or All-American feel. But, once in a while, for the sake of creativity as well as breaking the cookie cutter mold, photographers and models might be inclined to take things in a different direction.

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If you are interested in making your shots a little more edgy, here are a few suggestions that might help.

Use darker and more intense clothing

Hair and makeup should bring out the harsher elements

Background and lighting can make a big difference

Using angles that emphasize the tougher elements of a model

So, What Makes a Good Model?

Modeling and what qualities, physical and non, make a great model is like so many other things, somewhat subjective. So, while it would be overly simplistic and even somewhat disingenuous to assume there is some sort of exact formula for what creates the ideal subject for a model photographer, it is not so when it comes to a given artist or photographer’s preferred qualities in his or her models. That being the case, I have my own particular opinion. And while I don’t think there is any right or wrong here, I do think that whatever works for you can lend itself to amazing art. So, keeping that in mind, here are what I personally consider the three key component for any model.

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Willingness to learn and put in the effort

The majority of models don’t start out driving into poses and holding their bodies in flattering positions for a photographer. In fact, the majority clearly need some instruction. When a new model, or even a seasoned one to some degree, is willing to learn about his or her craft and willing to be professional in their approach to everything from punctuality to commitment to personal upkeep and hygiene, it goes a long distance in a modeling career.

Personality

No matter how hot a girl or guy may be, if they show up to shoots with a bad attitude or have a boring or unpleasant disposition, this can be a major problem. Not only will it make them hard to work with but it will show up in the shots as well.

Uniqueness

Contrary to popular opinion sometimes, nobody wants a cookie-cutter model. When a person has just some sort of “it” quality to who they are it really makes a huge impact on how they model. This could be something physical, something about their attitude or even a personal style or look of some kind. there is not really any specific element here as that this is what makes it unique.

Notice here that “looks” are not in the top 3. Sure, attractiveness is important for models but I would put it fourth as that the other features listed create a type of visual appeal in anyone who is even moderately pretty or handsome.

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