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Art Technique

Freestyle Art : “Caught in a Hustle”

A little drawing, freestyle.

Follow the artist: Immortal Technique Album:The Point of No Return/Internally Bleeding/Caught in a Hustle 12″

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Paintings

Running as Art

A short gallery of Impasto paintings celebrating the art of running. Whether watching the human body mid-run, or taking in the beauty of the natural surroundings, runningĀ is an art form worthy of much appreciation.

Inspiration: Training for a Half Marathon

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much about nothing

Art Of Rap Featuring Immortal Technique and Ice-T

 

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Art Technique

Mixed Media Technique – Charcoal and India Ink

Here’s a mixed-media technique shown in time lapse featuring a combination of charcoal and India Ink. Impressive stuff from budeni.com.

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Art Technique

Hyperrealistic Art from Marcello Barenghi

Marcello Barenghi is an Italian artist with the ability to draw hyper-realistic images with standard art tools, such as pencils, markers and an airbrush. No Photoshop used in these drawings! Take a look at this YouTube video for a time-lapse demonstration of his work, or visit Marcello’s web site for more.

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Art Technique

Original Abstract Contemporary Modern Art Painting Technique by Igor Turovskiy

Here is an original abstract contemporary modern art painting technique by Igor Turovskiy:

And here’s some interesting additional art techniques:

 

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Art Technique

Creating Organic Backgrounds with Saran Wrap

This is a very simple technique to create an organic background for your paintings and illustrations using wet paint and saran wrap. It doesn’t really get any easier than this!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Art Technique

Trick Crocodile

Here is a very cool anamorphic illusion of a crocodile. The illusion is revealed at the end of the video, but it’s still fun to watch the whole thing to see the artist’s wonderful pencil and marker technique. In a world that is increasingly digital, it’s great to see some old school drawing in action.

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Amazing Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Grateful Dead

Here are some cool facts about the Grateful Dead. Before meeting any future performing members of the group, Jerry Garcia first befriended Robert Hunter in 1960, who go on to become the group’s lyricist behind some of their biggest tunes like “Sugar Magnolia,” “Casey Jones,” and “Truckin’.” Their devotion to musical and psychedelic exploration even reaches their use of music theory with tunes like “The Eleven” — performed in rare 11/8 time signature. In 1969, they switched gears towards incorporating live albums into their discography as the best way of capturing their sound, starting with Live / Dead recorded at Bill Graham’s Fillmore West. As a genuinely tour-dependent group, eventually their road crew that was loyal was employed full time with benefits and insurance. Their 1973 show and The Allman Brothers drew over half a million individuals. Jerry Garcia had to relearn the best way to play guitar in 1986 while recovering from a coma. Jerry Garcia served on the board of directors for a nonprofit called The Rex Foundation that has been assembled to support grassroots/artistic enrichment in “the spirit of generosity and concern that evolved in the culture surrounding Grateful Dead concerts.” Al and Tipper Gore are noted Deadheads (down to wearing J. Garcia neckties while campaigning) and even attended 1992’s RFK Stadium show within weeks of Gore being named Clinton’s vice presidential nominee. Grateful Dead is for the kids! Jerry Garcia’s last recorded job was a kids’ record called Not Just for Kids, and Bob Weir co-wrote a children’s book with his sister called Panther Dream that prepares kids about the rainforest. Jerry Garcia adored comic books and scuba diving, besides truly being a musician and visual artist. Phil Lesh’s enduring love of the sweatband is a legacy unto itself. No other group in the whole world can sound strong all at exactly the same time, and so pretty, surprising, over time. Long Live the Dead!

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much about nothing

Art of World War II Posters

My son was playing a new game called Boom Beach the other day. It’s loosely based on a World War II theme, which got me thinking (randomly, of course) about World War II era posters. There were some truly outstanding propaganda posters of the day. A lot of the ones produced by the U.S. Government to encourage the ongoing war effort back home are very memorable. Here are some of my favorites from the era.

ww28big ww36big ww24big ww23big ww5big ww3big ww2big

…and a video collection of some more: