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At the Red Eye Café...

... you can stay up all night.(And remember that you can use the Althouse Portal for your Amazon shopping.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse

To remember something, draw it

Drawing something that you want to remember is more effective than using other memory techniques For older people with dementia or Alzheimer's, drawing stores memories in still-intact regions of the brain Even if you're terrible at drawing, it's the neurological underpinnings that make it worth a try It seems everyone wishes they had a better memory than they do. From simple herbs like ginkgo biloba to weird mnemonic systems — a friend of mine, for some unknowable reason, remembers my name wit...
Tags: Art, Learning, Memory, Neuroscience, Hack, Brain, Drawing, Innovation, Fernandes, UW, Meade, Alzheimer’s, Jeffrey Wammes, Memory trick, University of Waterloo UW, Melissa E Meade

Wake up!

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mouse, Drawing, Ann Althouse

At the Brown Mouse Café...

... you can nibble the fat. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mouse, Drawing, Ann Althouse

Drawing makes "a seamless integration of semantic, visual and motor aspects of a memory trace."

"Any time you add an additional form of processing to your learning, you’re going to get a benefit over and above what’s in the nature of the stimulus. If you’re reading a list of things and trying to remember them, it’s going to be a lot more difficult than if you actively engage with each item on the list."From "A Simple Way to Better Remember Things: Draw a Picture/Activating more parts of your brain helps stuff stick" (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Memory, Drawing, Ann Althouse

Wacom launches Cintiq 16, an affordable drawing tablet for aspiring creatives

Wacom has announced $649 Cintiq 16, their most affordable pen display yet. At the price of $650, it’s aimed at aspiring creatives and hobbyists who want to make a transition to more professional devices. Wacom Cintiq 16 shares some features with the $1,500 Cintiq Pro 16. These include approximately the same active area, 8192 levels […] The post Wacom launches Cintiq 16, an affordable drawing tablet for aspiring creatives appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Drawing, Gear, Tablet, Wacom, Cintiq, Wacom Cintiq, Graphics Tablet, Wacom Tablet, CES 2019, Wacom Cintiq 16

Eye Candy for Today: Constable graphite drawing

View of Cat Hanger, John Constable Graphite on paper, roughly 8 x 14″ (20 x35 cm), in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. Drawn on two sheets of a sketchbook, this scene is of a farm on an estate in West Sussex, England. Constable’s nuanced command of tones and delicate indications of clouds and textures makes the drawing feel remarkably complete.  
Tags: Art, Drawing, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, West Sussex England, Morgan Library

How to Paint Like a Pro Without A Professional Background

There is nothing you can do about drawing well if you are not extremely talented in arts or haven’t visited special art-related courses. At least this is what many people believe in. Most adults with average or minor drawing skills believe they can do nothing about drawing well if they don’t visit special courses or academy of arts. That’s not true. In the 21st century, anyone can create a masterpiece even without being talented or educated in art. How? By having the right tools. If you...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Diy, Painting, Paint, Drawing, Art Projects, Diy & Crafts, Paint Brush, Paint By Number

At the Noble Rat Café...

... have some coffee-based conviviality. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse

Jin-roh – The Wolf Brigade Storyboard Art Book Review

Japanese publisher Fukkan has released this beautiful storyboard book for Hiroyuki Okiura’s highly acclaimed anime film Jin-roh The Wolf Brigade ( released back in 1999 ). This is the first time the storyboards have been released as a proper publication; previously a small version was also bundled with the Jin-roh limited edition dvd. Included in the book are a couple of sketches and colored illustrations that were used in the various video releases, as well as a lengthy interview with direct...
Tags: Amazon, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Animation, Mamoru Oshii, Anime, Miyazaki, Amazon UK, Jin, Satoshi Kon, Hiroyuki Okiura, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Jin-roh, Storyboards

POTD: Drawing Smith & Wesson Revolvers For Art Therapy

While checking out the revolver forums at this summer, I came across a series of threads containing pencil drawings of Smith and Wesson revolvers. The artist, J.J. Rea had explained that he took up drawing while dealing with debilitating Lyme disease. I was impressed with his first attempts at drawing revolvers and each drawing […] Read More … The post POTD: Drawing Smith & Wesson Revolvers For Art Therapy appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Drawing, Smith, Wesson, Photo of the Day, S&W, Wesson Revolvers For Art Therapy, J J Rea, Smith Wesson Revolvers For Art Therapy

'The saddest image': courtroom sketch captures Michael Cohen's bad day

Artist known for images of Tom Brady and Harvey Weinstein portrays moment of former Trump fixer’s downfall Michael Cohen did not have a good day yesterday. But no headline captured the discontent of Trump’s former personal lawyer, sentenced to three years in prison for financial crimes and lying to Congress, quite as well as this courtroom sketch.His despairing eyes and deep frown lines caught the attention of Stephen Colbert, who called it the “saddest” of all the images we’ve seen of Cohen’s “...
Tags: Art, Congress, Stephen Colbert, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Drawing, Harvey Weinstein, Tom Brady, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Law (US

"While you’re making marks and drawing, pay attention to all the physical feedback you’re getting from your hand, wrist, arm, ears, your sense of smell and touch."

"How long can your mark go before you seem to need to lift the pencil and make a different mark? Make those marks shorter or longer. Change the ways you make them at all, wrap your fingers in fabric to change your touch, try your other hand to see what it does. All these things are telling you something. Get very quiet inside yourself and pay attention to everything you’re experiencing. Don’t think good or bad. Think useful, pleasurable, strange. Hide secrets in your work. Dance with these exper...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Drawing, Geometry, New York Magazine, Ann Althouse, Jeffrey Saltz

At the Rattatz Café...

... skitter wherever you like.[Bumped.] [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cars, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

José Naranja

Among followers of “urban sketching”, there is an often associated practice known as “journaling”, or the keeping of a visual diary of one’s travels, day to day activities or random thoughts and ideas. The idea of visual journals or diaries is nothing new, of course, but the current popularity of the practice, and the ability to place one’s journals online and compare notes with others, makes it an interesting contemporary phenomenon. José Naranja is a Spanish artist, writer, traveller and ob...
Tags: Art, Drawing, Jos, Sketching, Pen & Ink, Tools and Techniques, José Naranja, Naranja, Orange Manuscript

The art of the Starbucks cup.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Soo Min Kim / 김수민 / 金秀敏 (@fseo) on Oct 14, 2018 at 7:35pm PDT Lots more like that... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Soo Min Kim / 김수민 / 金秀敏 (@fseo) on Nov 18, 2018 at 11:11pm PST ... at the Instagram account of Soo Min Kim. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Starbucks, Ann Althouse, Soo Min Kim

The Crying Freeman Special Edition Manga

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content. This is a special edition release of Ryoichi Ikegami’s much acclaimed manga Crying Freeman. The format is actually magazine sized and quite a bit bigger than the regular tankobon size, making reading much easier. Quality-wise the manga is printed on cheap pulp paper, with a just 2 select glossy pages featuring full color illustrations ( see images further down ). This should be vol 2 from the manga series; there’s no numbering so i...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Manga, Amazon UK, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Manga/comics, Crying Freeman, Ikegami Ryoichi, Katsuya Terada, Ryoichi Ikegami

Eye Candy for today: Ivan Shishkin graphite drawing

Trees by the Stream, Ivan Shishkin Link is to the image page on The Athenaeum, direct link to the large image here. Original is in the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg. The drawing is in graphite. I don’t have the dimensions. Like many of the great landscape painters, 19th century Russian master Ivan Shishkin made lot of drawings of landscape subjects, some presumably just for study, and others in preparation for studio paintings. I love how the main trees emerge from the ...
Tags: Art, Drawing, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Ivan Shishkin, Ivan Shishkin Link, Russian Academy of Arts St Petersburg

Building the Toronto Subway: John DeRinzy’s Art

~ Unless you were around when it was built (I wasn’t, by the way!), it’s difficult to imagine how massive an undertaking it was to build Toronto’s subway.  Shortly before it’s opening in 1954, local artist John DeRinzy, who worked as a graphics designer for Simpson’s department store (later part of the Hudson’s Bay chain), […]
Tags: Art, Subway, Religion, Inspiration, Toronto, Workers, History, Cities, Canada, Drawing, Vintage, Hudson, Bay, Ontario, Watercolor, Simpson

"Mr. Gorey himself never really acknowledged his own sexuality. To Mr. Schiff, he described himself as 'reasonably undersexed.'"

"To another interview’s probing question about his sexual orientation, he said, 'I’m neither one thing nor the other particularly.' Later in the interview he added: 'What I am trying to say is that I am a person before I am anything else.' While today’s L.G.B.T.Q. community may read that as a closeted gay man from an earlier generation refusing to come out, 'it’s far more complicated than that,' Mr. Dery said. The few romantic feelings Mr. Gorey confessed to in letters to friends, most of them f...
Tags: Law, Drawing, Cartoons, Asexuality, Sexual Orientation, Edward Gorey, Gorey, Dery, Schiff, Mark Dery, Ann Althouse

How to draw a cowboy in 10 numbers

This is as thrilling as when I learned to draw a dog face in third grade! (via r/intereatingasfuck)
Tags: Art, Post, News, Illustration, Drawing, Howto

Can't Draw Worth Shit? Try These Exercises

Drawing is hard. Even after a lesson with a New Yorker cartoonist, I get spooked by the simplest drawing exercises. If you’re also easily scared off, but you want to get better, try these basic drawing exercises at Envato. They address issues like “I can’t draw a circle” or “my proportions are all off.”Read more...
Tags: Art, Education, Drawing, Lifehacks, Art Lesson

Eye Candy for Today: Frencesco Novelli ink and wash drawing

Diana and Her Hounds, Frencesco Novelli Pen and black ink with brown wash; roughly 5 x 4″ (13 x 10 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. I don’t know much about Francesco Novelli, who was active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but I find this drawing interesting for several reasons. First, it’s simply a beautifully realized drawing. The basic ink drawing, in black, is composed of broken lines, with spaces open at many points. The brown wash fills in the form and ...
Tags: Art, Drawing, Diana, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Watercolor And Gouache, Pen & Ink, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Novelli, Morgan Library and Museum, Frencesco Novelli, Frencesco Novelli Pen, Francesco Novelli

Kikanetsu – Daisuke Richard Art Book Review

Kikanetsu is the first art book by up and coming Japanese illustrator Daisuke Richards, whose impressionable art work has garnered him over 600k followers on Instagram. Possessing an acute color sense, Richards subject matter focuses on Japanese school girls within the confines of their tiny, claustrophobic rooms piled up with clothes, books and personal belongings. This is actually a familiar sight in Tokyo, where apartments are notoriously small and compact – I myself lived in one such roo...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Tokyo, Anime, Richards, Amazon UK, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Takayama Toshiaki, Daisuke Richard, Kikanetsu, Daisuke Richards

Elementary school of copycat / À l’école de la pompe?

THE ORIGINAL? Claro – Second hand school supplies –  2015 “Do not disappoint who needs it” Agency : 6P Marketing & Propaganda   (Brazil) LESS ORIGINAL Anaya For President –   2018 “We have 3 priorities : education, education, education” Agency : Unknown ? (Mexico) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: School, Students, Education, Mexico, Miscellaneous, Advertising, Drawing, Brazil, Pupils, School Supplies, Claro, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Mixed sources, Crayon, Sharpener

Rendering in Pen and Ink by Arthur L. Guptill

Pen and ink is a medium with a long history, but despite some modern revival in interest (as evidenced by the current internet-wide exercise of Inktober), its importance has faded from its time as a major drawing medium for Renaissance and Baroque masters, and its strong popularity as a medium for illustration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Pen and ink is a medium with unique characteristics — in linearity, texture and tone — that have a visual charm shared only with similar te...
Tags: Art, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Pen, Pen & Ink, Tools and Techniques, Arthur L Guptill, Arthur Guptill, Amazon U

Inktober 2018

Today is October 1, the first day of “inktober” 2018. For more information on what Inktober is, and how to participate or just enjoy, see my previous post on Inktober.  
Tags: Art, Illustration, Drawing, Sketching, Pen & Ink

Angel’s Egg – Yoshitaka Amano / Mamoru Oshii Art Book Review

Angel’s Egg is a Japanese animated film released in 1985, a collaborative work between two creative giants in the anime/games industry – Mamoru Oshii ( Ghost In The Shell, Patlabor ) and Yoshitaka Amano ( Final Fantasy ). This picture book is based on the character from the anime, and features illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano, and prose by Mamoru Oshii. The book has been out of print for a long time, and this is a new edition released in 2017 by Fukkan, who also bought us the storyboard books...
Tags: Amazon, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Animation, Mamoru Oshii, Anime, Amazon UK, Satoshi Kon, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Yoshitaka Amano, Fukkan, Angel s Egg, Yoshitaka Amano Mamoru Oshii, Shell Patlabor

"A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon/A panel of critics tells us what belongs on a list of the 100 most important books of the 2000s … so far."

At Vulture (NY Magazine). Worth a click just for the illustration (by Tim McDonagh). I love the drawing of Joan Didion (whose "Year of Magical Thinking" is in the canon), one of many drawings of writers, all colorfully jumbled together.Any project like this is arbitrary, and ours is no exception. But the time frame is not quite as random as it may seem. The aughts and teens represent a fairly coherent cultural period, stretching from the eerie decadence of pre-9/11 America to the presidency of D...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Law, America, Drawing, Philip Roth, Joan Didion, Jonathan Franzen, Republican, World Trade Center, Haruki Murakami, Donald Trump, Madison, Canon, Trump

Researchers May Have Found the Earliest Drawing

In South Africa’s Blombos Cave, researchers have discovered what is believed to be the world’s earliest drawing. The drawing—a crosshatch made on one rock using another—predates other uncovered art by a whopping 30,000 years. Researchers claim, though, that this by no means makes the Blombos Cave people artists, rather it identifies their interest in “graphical designs,” says Chantal Tribolo from Bordeaux Montaigne University. The team admits …
Tags: Design, Ancestors, Research, Culture, South Africa, Drawing, Archaeology, Art History, Linkaboutit, Blombos Cave, Bordeaux Montaigne University, Chantal Tribolo