Sunday, December 2, 2012

How to Choose a Pencil: 9 steps (with pictures) - wikiHow

How to Choose a Pencil: 9 steps (with pictures) - wikiHow

Hardness runs from 9B (softest) to 9H (hardest). Numbered hardness values may be listed in the U.S. Here is the sequence.[1]
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Pencil Leads

Pencil Leads

ALL about Vintage Mechanical Pencils.


Refilling your
Vintage Mechanical Pencils

Most mechanical pencils made before the late 1960s and some even after that are refilled by feeding lead in from the Point End. Those that feed from the barrel (below the eraser) are a fairly modern invention! Don't be fooled by leads in the barrel, in older pencils, that was simply a space to store a few extra leads, but that's it - just storage. As always with vintage writing instruments, exceptions will crop up!
The instruction below are from a Sheaffer package insert, but apply to most older mechanical pencils.
Pencil Refill Instructions

Monday, May 9, 2011

Download Center

Autodesk Student Download Center
Students get all this fancy, expensive Autodesk software for FREE!
Including "Sketchbook Pro"... Very cool.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Karen Cadenhead Sculptures

Karen Cadenhead Sculptures

Cope Studios - Figurative Sculpture & Academic Drawing

Cope Studios - Figurative Sculpture and Academic Drawing Address at bottom (Glendale)

Jeanne Rosier Smith Pastel Studio's Photos - Wall Photos

Facebook | Jeanne Rosier Smith Pastel Studio's Photos - Wall Photos

Sand Casting at Home Part 1 Backyard Foundry

YouTube - Metal Casting at Home Part 1 Backyard Foundry

Sand Casting # Metal Casting at Home Part 1 Backyard Foundry

Sculpting, Drawing and painting - observations on the artistic process

Sculpting, Drawing and painting - observations on the artistic process

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Basic Oil Painting Techniques : How to Start an Oil Painting

traditional painting techniques

Classical style speed painting #2 of a live model by Jonathan Hardesty

painting Old Masters 6.wmv

Portrait of Erika by Alexey Antonov

Portrait in Classical Oil Painting Technique by Alexei Antonov

Flemish Masters Technique

The Alla Prima Portrait Excerpts.mov

Robert Liberace Artwork

Robert Liberace Gallery of Artwork II

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gibran Khalil Gibran

The Prophet, Khalil Gibran
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

ARC ARTicles - Classical Painting Atelier, by Juliette Aristedes - Sherry Ross - Page 2/2

ARC ARTicles - Classical Painting Atelier, by Juliette Aristedes - Sherry Ross - Page 2/2

Book Review

IntoductionClassical Painting Atelierby Juliette Aristides "Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."About fifteen years ago, I was a passenger on a road trip. It was raining and I passed the time by watching the water bead up and stream down the window. The combination of the gray sky, the warm car, and the long trip made me drowsy. Just as I was falling asleep, I noted that this was just one of the innumerable moments in my life that I would never remember.Over the course of my life, most of the daily experiences-countless meals, great conversations, and long walks-have been erased by the passing of time. They are gone. And while I failed to realize it in the car that day, it is not only the daily business of most of our lives that slips by unremembered; given enough time, we ourselves will slip away into the vastness of history.Joseph Conrad wrote that part of the aim of art is to snatch a moment from the remorseless rush of time and to reveal that rescued fragment to others. Capturing and holding up a sliver of life's truth and emotion creates solidarity among all who share it. That nondescript moment right before I fell asleep in the car became a distinct memory because I distilled it through examination. Likewise, isolating and transcribing an occurrence or thought along with its emotional tenor can transform an indistinguishable fragment of human life into a powerful conveyor of the human experience.
IntoductionClassical Painting Atelierby Juliette Aristides "Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."About fifteen years ago, I was a passenger on a road trip. It was raining and I passed the time by watching the water bead up and stream down the window. The combination of the gray sky, the warm car, and the long trip made me drowsy. Just as I was falling asleep, I noted that this was just one of the innumerable moments in my life that I would never remember.Over the course of my life, most of the daily experiences-countless meals, great conversations, and long walks-have been erased by the passing of time. They are gone. And while I failed to realize it in the car that day, it is not only the daily business of most of our lives that slips by unremembered; given enough time, we ourselves will slip away into the vastness of history.Joseph Conrad wrote that part of the aim of art is to snatch a moment from the remorseless rush of time and to reveal that rescued fragment to others. Capturing and holding up a sliver of life's truth and emotion creates solidarity among all who share it. That nondescript moment right before I fell asleep in the car became a distinct memory because I distilled it through examination. Likewise, isolating and transcribing an occurrence or thought along with its emotional tenor can transform an indistinguishable fragment of human life into a powerful conveyor of the human experience.IntoductionClassical Painting Atelierby Juliette Aristides "Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."About fifteen years ago, I was a passenger on a road trip. It was raining and I passed the time by watching the water bead up and stream down the window. The combination of the gray sky, the warm car, and the long trip made me drowsy. Just as I was falling asleep, I noted that this was just one of the innumerable moments in my life that I would never remember.Over the course of my life, most of the daily experiences-countless meals, great conversations, and long walks-have been erased by the passing of time. They are gone. And while I failed to realize it in the car that day, it is not only the daily business of most of our lives that slips by unremembered; given enough time, we ourselves will slip away into the vastness of history.Joseph Conrad wrote that part of the aim of art is to snatch a moment from the remorseless rush of time and to reveal that rescued fragment to others. Capturing and holding up a sliver of life's truth and emotion creates solidarity among all who share it. That nondescript moment right before I fell asleep in the car became a distinct memory because I distilled it through examination. Likewise, isolating and transcribing an occurrence or thought along with its emotional tenor can transform an indistinguishable fragment of human life into a powerful conveyor of the human experience.
IntoductionClassical Painting Atelierby Juliette Aristides "Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."About fifteen years ago, I was a passenger on a road trip. It was raining and I passed the time by watching the water bead up and stream down the window. The combination of the gray sky, the warm car, and the long trip made me drowsy. Just as I was falling asleep, I noted that this was just one of the innumerable moments in my life that I would never remember.Over the course of my life, most of the daily experiences-countless meals, great conversations, and long walks-have been erased by the passing of time. They are gone. And while I failed to realize it in the car that day, it is not only the daily business of most of our lives that slips by unremembered; given enough time, we ourselves will slip away into the vastness of history.Joseph Conrad wrote that part of the aim of art is to snatch a moment from the remorseless rush of time and to reveal that rescued fragment to others. Capturing and holding up a sliver of life's truth and emotion creates solidarity among all who share it. That nondescript moment right before I fell asleep in the car became a distinct memory because I distilled it through examination. Likewise, isolating and transcribing an occurrence or thought along with its emotional tenor can transform an indistinguishable fragment of human life into a powerful conveyor of the human experience.

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Gage Academy of Art, Seattle | Adult Programs | Drop-in Figure Studios

Gage Academy of Art, Seattle Adult Programs Drop-in Figure Studios

Friday, November 21, 2008

Amazon.com: Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice: Juliette Aristides: Books

Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice: Juliette Aristides: Amazon.com: Books

Art Renewal Center® Scholarships and Programs with On-Line Museum

Art Renewal Center® Scholarships and Programs with On-Line Museum: "WELCOME. You have just entered the largest on-line Museum on the internet. A work in progress, steadily expanding with thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculpture in history, the Art Renewal Center is building an encyclopedic collection of essays, biographies and articles by top scholars in the field.

ARC is the Eye of the Storm, at the core, hub and center of a major cultural shift in the art world. With a growing body of experts, we are setting standards to become ARC Approved™ for artists, art schools, systems of training, museum exhibitions and historical scholarship, to bring guidance, direction, goals and reality to an art establishment that has been sailing rudderless for nearly a hundred years.

Additionally, the Art Renewal Center is a non-profit educational organization committed to reviving standards of craftsmanship and excellence. Only by gaining a full command of the skills of the past masters can we create the masters of tomorrow. This is a step forward for our culture. Experimentation and creativity can only succeed and prosper when built on a solid foundation of past accomplishments, with the tools which empower artists to realize their visions.

Nothing has been more restricting and debilitating than the theories of modernism, which eliminated these tools, along with the skills to employ them. We are providing a forum for artists, scholars, collectors and the public to appreciate great art, and to recognize that they're not alone in their suspicions about the emptiness of modern and postmodern art. These suspicions are fully justified by the overwhelming body of evidence and historical facts.




"Nobody who has invested much time down
a blind alley likes the messenger who shines
a light at the brick wall up ahead."

The ARC Philosophy
TABLE of CONTENTS
ARC Chairman Fred Ross' Oil Painters of America Keynote Address

Chapter I: The Great 20th Century Art Scam
Chapter II: Good Art / Bad Art - Pulling Back the Curtain
Chapter III: Bouguereau and the "Real" 19th Century
Chapter IV: ARC Chairman speaks at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence
Chapter V: ARC Chairman Speaks at duCret School of Art
Chapter VI: Abstract Art is Not Abstract and Definitely Not Art

Letters to ARC are increasing in number, in size, and in their passion and appreciation for ARC's information, programs and achievements. Click here to read some of the best.

Special Feature: Read the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about ARC
Special Feature: Why David Hockney Should Not Be Taken Seriously"

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

World's Oldest Temple Discovered In Turkey, Archaeologist Claims (PHOTOS)

World's Oldest Temple Discovered In Turkey, Archaeologist Claims (PHOTOS)
"....the find upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization:"


Six miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most startling archaeological discoveries of our time: massive carved stones about 11,000 years old, crafted and arranged by prehistoric people who had not yet developed metal tools or even pottery. The megaliths predate Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. The place is called Gobekli Tepe, and Schmidt, a German archaeologist who has been working here more than a decade, is convinced it's the site of the world's oldest temple...

...Schmidt points to the great stone rings, one of them 65 feet across. "This is the first human-built holy place," he says...

...And partly because Schmidt has found no evidence that people permanently resided on the summit of Gobekli Tepe itself, he believes this was a place of worship on an unprecedented scale--humanity's first "cathedral on a hill."