5 things I’ve Learned Halfway Through A Year Long Portrait Project

In this article, Seattle-based photographer Casey Cosley shares what he learned six months into a year-long project in which he challenged himself to take a photograph portrait of a different person every single day.

Cool project and motivational lessons. You can also follow his Instagram.

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Because If There’s One Thing America Loves, It’s Science! 

Laura Ingraham insisted Wednesday that any new executive orders and restrictions pitched as helping to contain the coronavirus pandemic should receive full scrutiny from legislators and the public.

“Before Americans are forced to accept new restrictions on their freedom or even be shamed or beaten up for not complying with these mandates, shouldn’t state legislatures hold hearings? We must insist on all of this, demand to see all of the science behind the lockdowns, social distancing and the masks.”

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The sad reality is that this is what Americans would like science to work on.

 

Society is Creating a New Crop of Alpha Women Who Are Unable to Love

Goddammit. Being unable to love is *my* thing. Stupid alpha women.

Alpha Women

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Headgear Tutorial by Solthrys

Manga artist Solthrys shared this tutorial for fitting items over heads and feet (hats, hoods, shoes, etc.)

Headgear tutorial by Solthrys

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Why The Golden Ratio Is Better Than The Rule Of Thirds

Fine art photographer Jon Sparkman wrote a great introduction to how the Golden Ratio (or Fibonacci Circle) can help you compose your drawings or photographs. Fascinating stuff. You have to wonder how many artists knew of this composition technique and which understood it instinctively.

Photo by Jon Sparkman

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Video: Watercolor Work by Goland

I love working with watercolor and colored inks, but have less control over the medium than I do with colored pencil or oil pastels. I tend to slop too much water around. This is a nice follow-along video of a watercolor sketch.

How To Draw a Scene In Three Point Perspective

I make art for fun and have never been any better than pretty good for someone who doesn’t draw that often. Some of my skills are a little better developed than others, but I have always struggled with perspective and foreshortening. For some reason, I can’t figure out how to get what I see through my brain and down to my hand. I get the concept intellectually, but can’t visualize it sufficiently to make it happen on the page.

Anyway, Joe Capatano has a perspective tutorial on the How to Draw Comics blog.

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Joe Catapano – 3-point perspective

Head in Perspective

Nice how-to example of drawing the human head from various angles and in perspective.

 

A Girl Has No Name by Zim Limit

Another great fast-forward voyeur video from Zim Limit.

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Common Mistakes in Portrait Drawing

Artist Darrel Tank points out 7 common mistakes made in portrait drawings.