Referencing (Mr Tom Hardy)

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As an artist, referencing is one of the most fundamental methods we have available to us. It is not copying, but using a subject or object as a guide.

When I was younger, as a beginner to art and someone who had never been taught it, I often used to copy and trace for practice. Then I slowly began to identify skills of my own which I had developed. Then for some reason, the idea of using…

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I have a story to tell, or two

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I see myself as either being a very focused person, or one that is easily distracted; I am not sure I have an in-between. So when I am creating art, although I might be focussed on what I’m doing, in the back of my mind I am distracted by (too) MANY ideas. I actually lose sleep over this because I cannot turn my brain off a lot of time. Like many other people (I’m assuming,) once I have an idea,…

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Our Favorite Vintage Illustrations from Classic Children’s Books

Our Favorite Vintage Illustrations from Classic Children’s Books

Originally posted on Flavorwire:

After spotting a post on Brainpickings on these magical illustrations that Maurice Sendak created for a 1960s edition of The Velveteen Rabbit, we couldn’t resist hunting down other vintage children’s book illustrations — with wonderful results. Alongside the words of such adored authors as Beatrix Potter and Munro Leaf lay simple black-and-white sketches,…

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