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James Lipnickas' eerie graphite drawings of alien-human high-rises

James Lipnickas, a phenomenal graphite artist, has lately been creating these haunting drawings of high-rise towers—populated with cryptic humans who appear to periodically wrestle with aliens. Some of my favorites are below, reprinted with his permission. Check out his Instagram, too. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Sci Fi, Graphite, The Twilight Zone, Monochromatics, James Lipnickas

Lockdown Art #3 - images from the Pastel Society Exhibition

I'm looking for lockdown art at every art exhibition I'm going to at present. This has been a major event in our social history - and such events are always recorded in art. I'm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Making A Mark)]
Tags: Art, Artists, Graphite, Charcoal, Pastels, Pastel Society, Lockdown Art, Lockdownart

Review: 122nd Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society

This is a review of the 122nd Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society - as in the hung version - currently on view in all three galleries at the Mall Galleries in London. I'm going to start with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Making A Mark)]
Tags: Art, London, Art Exhibition, Graphite, Mall Galleries, Art Society, Charcoal, Pastels, Pastel, Pastel Society, Coloured Pencils, London Art Shows, Annual Exhibition, Dry Media, 122nd Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society

Pastel Society 122nd Annual Exhibition now on view - for real!

The Pastel Society's 122nd Annual Exhibition can now be seen in person at the Mall Galleries in London until 24th July 2021. You need to book a ticket online and visit between 10am and 5pm. View of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Making A Mark)]
Tags: Art, London, Art Exhibition, Graphite, Mall Galleries, Art Society, Charcoal, Pastels, Pastel, Pastel Society, London Art Shows, Annual Exhibition, Dry Media, Pastel Society 122nd Annual Exhibition

Electric vehicle battery manufacturing: Why SADC needs to act now

All the minerals are here, so a golden opportunity exists if our governments provide incentives The post Electric vehicle battery manufacturing: Why SADC needs to act now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Stem, Small Businesses, Poverty, Electric Vehicles, Youth Unemployment, EVs, Graphite, Cobalt, Openaccess, Incentives, Lithium-ion Batteries, SADC, Southern African Development Community, Lithium, Sci-tech

Three growth marketing experts share their best tools and strategies for 2020

At last month’s Early Stage virtual event, channel growth experts joined TechCrunch reporters and editors for a series of conversations covering the best tools and strategies for building startups in 2020. For this post, I’ve recapped highlights of talks with: Ethan Smith, founder and CEO, Graphite Susan Su, startup growth advisor, executive-in-residence, Sound Ventures Asher King-Abramson, founder, Got Users If you’d like to hear or watch these conversations in their entirety, we’ve embedded ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Smith, Graphite, Abramson, Ethan Smith, Susan Su

Deep-Sea Vents Might Solve Mystery of Ancient Ocean Carbon

Scientists have found deep-sea graphite that might help solve a deep-sea carbonaceous mystery, according to a new study.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Carbon, Chemistry, Alvin, Graphite, Deep Sea Exploration

Perpetua Pencil

The Perpetua Pencil, made from 80% recycled graphite, is non-toxic and additive-free and even writes without a tip. Therefore, when users are finished with it, it can be recycle it in its entirety. Perpetua says that the graphite this pencil is made from material “recovered from industrial processes and that would otherwise be buried underground, in a landfill.” Price is in Euros.
Tags: Design, Environment, Graphite, Pencils, Recycled, Art Supplies, Made In Italy, Perpetua, Perpetua Pencil

Graphite Capital collects over 470 mln pounds for ninth fund

UK-based mid-market private equity firm Graphite Capital has raised over 470 million pounds for its ninth fund. The fund will invest mostly in companies valued at between 30 million pounds and 150 million pounds. PRESS RELEASE Graphite Capital, the leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has announced the completion of fundraising for its ninth fund, Graphite Capital Partners IX. The new fund has commitments of over £470m, slightly more than the £450m raised for its previous fund. Graph...
Tags: Europe, UK, US, Trends, Funds, Graphite, Graphite Capital, Andy Gray, London Square, Kurt Geiger, New World Trading Company, Graphite Capital Partners, City County Healthcare Group, Trenchard Aviation, Beck Pollitzer, Alexander Mann Solutions

Drawing people

Given I've been commenting on other people painting portraits in my reviews of the Portrait Artist of the Year series, it occurred to me that maybe those who aren't aware of my background might think... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, Drawing, Graphite, Pen And Ink, Katherine Tyrrell, Art classes and workshops, Drawing A Head, Drawing People

Graphite and watercolour - two NEW guides

Two new publications by leading artists who demonstrate expertise in their respective fields one is a new book about his watercolour portfolio by leading watercolour painter David Poxon RWS NWS the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Katherine Tyrrell]
Tags: Art, Illustration, Graphite, Artist, Watercolour, Katherine Tyrrell, Art Instruction Books, Art Tutor, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Skills And Competences, Watercolour Paintings, David Poxon

Graphite supports YSC Consulting MBO

Graphite Capital has made an undisclosed investment to back the management buyout of YSC Consulting. The MBO was for 72 million pounds. Based in London, YSC Consulting is a provider of leadership strategy consultancy services. PRESS RELEASE Graphite Capital, a leading mid-market private equity specialist, has backed the £72 million management buy-out of YSC Consulting, the independent global provider of leadership strategy consultancy services. Headquartered in London, YSC Consulting operates fr...
Tags: UK, London, US, San Francisco, Trends, Asia Pacific, Hsbc, Lloyds, Graphite, Simon, MBO, ICR, YSC, Li Fung, New York Chicago Boston, PE Deals

Graphite Capital promotes three, expands team with hires

UK-based Graphite Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has made a number of promotions. Mike Innes has been promoted to the firm’s management board; Liam McGivern has been upped to investment director and Denise Bartolo is now director of investor relations. And, the firm has expanded its term with several appointments. Among them are Lara Markham and Sophie Davies who joined the team as investment executives and Neel Popat as an investment manager. PRESS RELEASE Graphite Capital, the l...
Tags: UK, Trends, People, Goldman Sachs, Graphite, Jefferies, EMEA, Denise, Davies, Markham, Graphite Capital, Rothschild, London Square, Kurt Geiger, New World Trading Company, Duke Street

5 Things You Should Know About the YouTube for Creators Program

One of the biggest and most popular platforms on the Internet today is YouTube. The video sharing and streaming site is ripe with opportunities to make money online, but you have to know where to start, how to build your audience and how to maximize your earnings. If you’re new to YouTube, or even if you’ve been uploading cat videos to YouTube for years, you might not have any idea what you should be doing. It’s in Google’s best interest for you to succeed on YouTube, because it means that you a...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Los Angeles, Blogging, Graphite, The Net, John Chow, Don, YouTube Spaces, YouTube for Creators Program, YouTube for Creators, Creator Academy, Freddie Wong Until

Mild static compression of 15 GPA turns graphite ito hexagonal diamond

Under mild static compression (15 GPa), graphite preferentially turns into hexagonal diamond, not cubic diamond, the selectivity of which is against thermodynamics. Here researchers via novel potential energy surface global exploration, report seven types low energy intermediate structures at the atomic level that are key to the kinetics of graphite to diamond solid phase transition. On the basis of quantitative kinetics data, they show that hexagonal diamond has a facile initial nucleation mech...
Tags: Science, Diamond, Physics, Materials, Innovation, Graphite

Graphite Capital to exit MTS

Graphite Capital has agreed to sell UK-based Micheldever Tyre Services, a distributor of car and motorcycle tires to Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. The price of the sale is 215 million pounds. PRESS RELEASE Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has agreed to sell Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS), the UK’s second largest distributor of car, 4×4 and motorcycle tyres, to Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI). Listed on the Tokyo stock exchange, SRI is the sixth largest...
Tags: UK, Trends, M&a, European Commission, Tokyo, Sri, Graphite, Mts, Graphite Capital, London Square, Kurt Geiger, New World Trading Company

Could Beer Power Your Electric Car?

It sounds like a car guy’s fantasy, using beer to power a car. And it still is fantasy, unfortunately. However, a couple of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have filed for a patent on a method to use the byproduct of the brewing process to create anodes for lithium-ion batteries, the power source for […] The post Could Beer Power Your Electric Car? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Graphite, Alternative Energy, Biomass, University of Colorado Boulder, News Blog, Lithium-ion

Graphite acquires Beck & Pollitzer

Graphite Capital has acquired Beck & Pollitzer, a provider of industrial machinery installation and relocation services. The seller was Bridgepoint Development Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Graphite Capital, a leading mid-market private equity specialist, has acquired Beck & Pollitzer, which provides industrial machinery installation and relocation services, from Bridgepoint Development Capital for an undisclosed sum. Beck & Pollitzer’s blue chip clients, which includ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Beck, Trends, Hsbc, Rbs, North America, Graphite, Andrew, Graphite Capital, London Square, Kurt Geiger, PE Deals, New World Trading Company, Bridgepoint Development Capital

bareMinerals Bare Tutorials – Smoky Eyes Set $15 (Reg $29.50)

bareMinerals Bare Tutorials – Smoky Eyes Set Do you like bareMinerals products? If so, here is a nice deal to check out on Nordstrom. They are offering this bareMinerals Bare Tutorials – Smoky Eyes Set for $15! That is down from the normal price of $29.50, for a 45% savings. Plus it will ship for FREE, as all orders from do. Product Details: Set includes: – Eyecolor in Soul (0.01 oz.): a light cream linen. – Eyecolor in Celestine (0.01 oz.): a light pewter. – Eyecolor in Graphi...
Tags: Nordstrom, Mica, Graphite, Frugality, Online Deals, Thrifty NW,, Celestine

Shelving as Sweet as Honeycomb

Graphite is a new modular shelving solution that harnesses the versatility of the hexagon to adapt to your unique spacial requirements! After all, that honeycomb shape exists naturally for a reason! Easily connected at any of its 6 sides, you can pair them together as high or as long as you need. The configuration possibilities are truly endless so you can add, take away or readapt them to fit any room. Made of special resistant coated aluminum, it’s also designed to last ages so it really can m...
Tags: Design, Storage, Furniture, Graphite, Product Design, Shelving, Shelf

A Visit to Amsterdam and Bulb Drawing

Last month I took a day trip to Amsterdam with two missions in mind: the first was to to finally visit the Van Gogh Museum and the second to return to flower market for bulbs. I always think it's important to view a diverse range of art exhibitions and believe narrowing our influences also narrows the scope of the work we produce. The bulbs I simply wanted to draw! Sketching bulbs from Amsterdam's floating market Every time I've been to Amsterdam it's been impossible to to get int...
Tags: Tutorial, Drawing, Amsterdam, Holland, Graphite, Van Gogh, Faber Castell, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, Egon Schiele, Theo, Gustav Klimt, Dianne Sutherland, Stillman Birn Zeta, Van Gogh Museum, Wikipedia Commons

Abstract Graphite Pencil Mural Artworks on Paper

L’artiste londonienne Emma McNally est l’auteur d’oeuvres complexes qu’elle dessine sur du papier accroché aux murs. Elle réalise des illustrations monumentales à l’aide de son crayon à mine de graphite. Cela donne des formes abstraites qui ressemblent à des cartographies aux astres imaginaires et à des points de constellations. La texture du graphite lui permet d’ajouter un côté obscur, contrasté et une certaine profondeur.
Tags: Illustration, Paper, Graphite, Graphic, Pencil, Mural, Abstract, Cela, Emma McNally, Artworks

Researchers generate energy with nothing but cardboard, tape, and a pencil

Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) made an interesting energy discovery recently. They found it’s possible to make a small, eco-friendly device that packs a more powerful punch than you might expect using nothing more than cardboard, Teflon tape, and a pencil. The system relies on static electricity to generate power. --> --> Read the rest of Researchers generate energy with nothing but cardboard, tape, and a pencil
Tags: Cardboard, Static Electricity, Graphite, Green Technology, Alternative Energy, "clean Energy", University Of Tokyo, EPFL, Teflon, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Paper Power Generator, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL

Back to Drawing, Bindweed

Drawing is a perfect activity for the short dark winter days here in the UK. I've written a few posts on the subject, this one is a about my latest work which involves a few different techniques. I've put together a short sped up video to show some of the techniques used.The subject of the work is Bindweed, Calystegia septum, also known as Hedge Bindweed or Trumpet Vine, it is a member of  the Convolulaceae family, which includes Morning Glory. A very common plant throughout Europe it is conside...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Tutorial, Drawing, Vine, Graphite, Faber Castell, Tonal Drawing, Bindweed, Faber Castell 9000, Dianne Sutherland

Day 6, Tulip in Graphite

Not much time today so it's a short post tonight.  Today graphite was the medium of choice. Working again in the small square Sillman & Birn sketchbook, I chose a pale tulip from a bunch of flowers in the house....and added a slightly odd looking bulb too. Tulip in graphite for day 6 of the challenge. A tonal drawing  on 7 x 7cm Stillman & Birn sketchbook paper, 270 gsm, smooth. Using Faber Castell 9000 series grades 2H - 4B. Sorry for the dark images, the light had gone by the time I ...
Tags: Tutorial, Drawing, Bristol, Graphite, Pencils, Tulip, Bulb, Faber Castell, Stillman Birn, Dianne Sutherland, Sillman Birn

Day 7 and 8. Tulip Tree, Seed - Head in Watercolour and Graphite

Day 7 and 8, a mix of watercolour and graphite was used for these Tulip Tree seed- head studies. This was cheating a bit because I found an unfinished drawing in my old sketchbook and though it would be good to add a couple more. I'd found the seeds last year on my way through Germany and had forgotten about them....I found them in a box on top of the bookcase the other day! Think I'll post every other day now so as not to irritate you with my daily posts., Sorry  I forgot to take photos of the ...
Tags: London, Germany, Francis Bacon, Dublin, Graphite, Watercolour, 30 Day Challenge, Faber Castell, Browns, Tulip Tree, SBA, Stillman, Ive, Dianne Sutherland, Van Dyke Brown, Birn

Day 12 Unfinished Camellia Drawing, Plus some Graphite Tips

Last night I did a bit of late night tonal drawing for day 12 of the Challenge. I used a flower from the same Camellia cutting previously sketched on day 10.  It was a late start at 11pm, so I spent about 60 minutes drawing and I didn't finish it....but I quite like unfinished drawings, so that's fine. I love tonal drawing, it's so easy to do, costs very little and requires little space....perfect! 'Red Camellia, Unfinished' graphite on Stillman & Birn Zeta Series Sketch paper, 7 x 7 inc...
Tags: Drawing, Tuition, Skype, Graphite, Pencil, Faber Castell, Camellia, Tonal Drawing, Tonal Values, Faber Castell 9000, Stanley, Stillman, Dianne Sutherland, Stillman Birn Zeta Series Sketch, Fabriano Artistico, Birn

Day 16 and 17, Plan, Experiment....Repeat

The good thing about this challenge is that it nurtures ideas for new idea leads to another and so on.  Most ideas are cast aside, simply because they're not good but we need the bad ideas and regular work to come up with the better ones.....right?Sometimes even the bad ideas return in another form. Not sure if these will, neither am I entirely sure what I was doing here but it was fun making paper surfaces and working with carbon, graphite, chalk and paper stumps...oh and of cours...
Tags: Carbon, Drawing, Graphite, Composition, 30 Day Challenge, Charcoal, Seedheads, Sketchbook Project, Daniel Smith, Wolff, Dianne Sutherland, Fabriano Artistico Not

Drawing and Seeing

 The question is not what you are looking at - but how you look and whether you see. David Henry Thoreau I've been thinking about useful blog posts for those starting out in botanical and natural history art. I've even revisited some old posts and added new material and yet again have come back to the importance of drawing and seeing.  Drawing disciplines the eye and brain, it allows us to make judgements which the hand responds to in a coordinated way. The coordination of eye, hand...
Tags: Tutorial, Drawing, Hand, Graphite, Shell, Lancaster University, Faber Castell, John Ruskin, Brain Coordination, Eye, Learning To Draw, Ruskin, Mark, Don, Dianne Sutherland, Stillman Birn Zeta

Meet the first lady of graphene, turning harmful gases into the wonder stuff

Catharina Paukner is building a supersized graphene factory in Cambridge that can turn methane from landfill - or even cows - into modern-day black gold [Author: Rebecca Burn-Callander] [Link to media]
Tags: Autumn Statement, George Osborne, Cambridge, Graphene, Plasma, Graphite, Material Science, Cambridge Nanosystems, Methane, Rebecca Burn Callander, Catharina Paukner