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2576. Merry Christmas!

From Illustration For Kids!

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2577. Shishkin's Print Albums

In addition to painting in oil, Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898) worked in pen and ink, etching, and engraving. 

He produced lavish albums of his prints with ornate title pages. His name (in Cyrillic letters) is written in the fenceposts seen through the arch.

Below is one of the albums of 60 etchings showing the outer cover and the illustrated title page.

Read more about Shiskhink's print albums and see what the prints themselves looked like on the following link to Rarus's Gallery.

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2578. IF~Soar

Since Illustration Fridays word of the week didn't change from last week it gave me a chance to post a pic. This was mainly done using photoshop except for the line drawing of the ship and martians.

This piece was really fun to do using the PS effects.

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2579. Get Motivated and Get Things Done For The New Year with a Reality Check

I know a lot of artists and writers who struggle with staying motivated in their creative endeavors. It’s the same old story and we’ve all heard…

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2580. Robotic Monday

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2581. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project No. 51 - 12.28.15

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2582. Sunday Sketching

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

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2583. Working up a #character #sketch for #sherlockholmes. He’s...

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2584. The Sherlock Holmes Project

Summary: The beginning of a series of posts about my Sherlock Holmes thesis project showing preliminary sketches.

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Have an awesomely sweet day today! And if you are really feeling it add some sprinkles!!

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2586. Daily Drawing: Reindeer 20


Do you have that after-Christmas letdown? This reindeer sure does. Poor guy.

The post Daily Drawing: Reindeer 20 appeared first on rob-peters.com.

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2587. Free Solutions to Download PC Games : Almost all Total Version Games

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2588. 47 Animated Features to Look for in 2016

From new visions to revivals of lost wonders, next year's incoming animated features reach far and wide. But how far?

The post 47 Animated Features to Look for in 2016 appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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2589. Hello out there. For anyone who is looking, my website is currently undergoing some changes . . :)

For anyone who is looking, my website is currently undergoing some changes .  .  :)

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2590. 2016… what else is new?

Schermafbeelding 2015-12-26 om 12.32.03At the end of the year, there’s always a moment of looking back. I’m sure you’ve accomplished a lot in 2015, and that you made awesome art!

Now let’s start looking forward: What’s new?
I moved to a new studio and I am excited and looking forward to working there in the new year! It has a lot of light and a lot more square meters than my tiny, dark-ish home office space.

Even though I already had a lot of projects on my hands, I started looking for a studio-away-from-home and found it a lot faster than I had expected. I took the opportunity and just made the move. I put my computer, a table and a chair there, so I could work. But then of course, an empty room isn’t very inspiring – and that was the point of moving: having a bright, inspiring place to work and make art.


This could have become a longer term plan but I wanted to finish what I started as soon as I could – and make it happen! I’ll admit I had to trade some hours of sleep to get it done before leaving for some travelling, but it was totally worth it.
I set a goal: creating an inspiring work place. I found the place.
I set a time: before Christmas. Got my act together and found some furniture to put in there. It took some creative thinking around Ikea stuff, driving back and forth quite a few times, but I made it happen, just because I kept that goal in sight.

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Why am I telling you all this?
What I am trying to say is that as long as you have a clear goal, and a good reason, you can accomplish a lot. even in a short amount of time.

What’s new in 2016 for you?
Goals don’t need to be big, like moving. They could be: ‘make one drawing a week’ (or a day). Or ‘find a life drawing class’, ‘find an urban sketchers group’, ‘finally use the crayons I bought months ago – just because I am addicted to buying art supplies’… I think you catch my drift.

In my last email two weeks ago, I wrote about new years resolutions. Have you set your goal(s) yet? Shared them with anyone?
It’s easy to make a promise to yourself, but committing to it can be tricky sometimes.
Then again, starting is half of the work.

So. What are you still waiting for?
Let’s get started on those plans – no matter what they are: they are exciting!
AAJ_logoIf you haven’t already, sign up for my workshop ‘Awesome Art Journaling’ that starts February first! It costs $69 for a whole month of art journaling, in which I give you tips, tricks, tutorials and drawing prompts – it will definitely get you going! Then at the end of class, you get another month worth of drawing prompts and motivation in the free workbook. To _keep_ you going.
Click here to find out more and to sign up!

Whatever you do in 2016, make awesome art!
From my new studio, I wish you a creative and wonderful new year!

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2591. Coloring Page Tuesday - Happy 2016!!!

     I wish you a new year filled with your definition of success and happiness, but mostly good health, good living and peace. Cheers!
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     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
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2592. A Maudlin Sketch

via Emergent Ideas A Maudlin Sketch

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2593. Draw Tip Tuesday – Colouring Book!

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Have you noticed how popular colouring books for adults have become lately? It’s proof that making art, playing with colors and being creative helps you use a different part of your brain and have some fun, whatever age you are!

No need to rush to the shop to buy one of those coloring books, you can make one yourself! Put your pen on paper and fill page after page with ink drawings. It’ll be a great way to kickstart your new year’s resolution of making more art in 2016!

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If you need a little extra push to keep making art a habit: join my online class ‘Awesome Art Journaling’. It’s a 4 week class, filled with great tips, trick, drawing ideas and a little kick in the pants! Starting February first. Click here and sign up for $69 today

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2594. A Maudlin Sketch

I did this sketch in my sketchbook. I guess I was feeling a little maudlin… Then I found this quote, which made me feel a little better. “Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing good […]

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2595. ‘Mr. Woop Man’s Holiday Special’ by Max Winston

Sometimes during the holidays we can get too distracted by decorations and presents. It takes a good friend's absence to remind Mr. Woop Man what really matters. Woop woop.

The post ‘Mr. Woop Man’s Holiday Special’ by Max Winston appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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2596. Artist paints Christmas ship with plywood...

Artist paints Christmas ship with plywood - that's just what I did. After trying umpteen different methods of painting the water and none were working. This is from my book 'The 12 Days of Christmas in Washington' - I finally tried plywood. And viola! It was just right. I figure this is as a meaningful connection of nature and art. And the pages were the editor's favorite.

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2597. Daily Drawing: Reindeer 21


This reindeer looks a little thin– good thing he has a lot to eat.

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2598. How to do Yoda-Speak

We went to see Star Wars the other day (really good!), so I thought this would be appropriate to share...
Yodify your Grammar Infographic
Created by Grammerly, shared with permission.

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2599. JANUARY 2016 UPDATE!

Happy 2016.  Here's wishing you a year filled with health, happiness, and books! We've got a full year of events and announcements planned.  There will be new books, new exhibits, and mo'! But for now, January. APPEARANCES! SAN FRANCISCO SKETCHFEST!  I'm excited about being part of the San Francisco Sketchfest again at the end of January, 2016.  This will be my 3rd appearance at the

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2600. Holiday Friends!

The holidays here in Edinburgh have meant getting together with friends - how nice! To kick it all off, fellow MFA student and my good friend Catherine - we had our own private 'fall apart' party at the semester's end over wine and mussels!

Some friends came from out of town - Jen, Adam and their sweet daughter Josie who moved from Atlanta to London about six months before we headed to Edinburgh.
They came north to explore our fair city for a long weekend. We went to dinner at L'escargot Bleu - fabulous! And to "The Whiskey Experience," which, I must say, you have not truly experienced until your friend adds a little water to her whisky (as you should) from a sippy cup!
Then there were the parties! Fellow MFA student Chiho invited some of us over for a Japanese feast. And what a great mix of people it ended up being, with Uni students from all over campus, some former roommates, and some travelers from around the globe.

The apartment has been home to students for many years, so musical instruments are scattered around in various stages of disrepair. Some of the guys, Daniel, Hijo (did I get that right?), and Chiho tried to tune a broken guitar to no avail.
Graham from California made beautiful music for us on his kevlar (?) violin. Here he is playing Bach. What a treat!
And last night, we attended a party at Rosie and Dick's (didn't get any photos there, but had a blast). And today, we'll catch up with some friends traveling from the states. What a nice way to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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