Always Learning

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, How has your week of sketching been? This week I get the sense I will be always learning, which is a good thing. Nothing ever stands still and this is the same for art.  It is always progressing and us, as artists are always learning. Learning Materials For me my go to’s for learning art are YouTube and books to get tips and tricks to try out and see what fits.  I found a tutorial about drawing the head using the Loomis ...
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Forwards Then Backwards

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Forwards then Backwards, that’s how this week has been with my drawing. How has your week been? Instinctive Surprises This week I have drawn mostly faces trying out different angles and tilts of the head which has mostly gone ok although perspective gets me a little confused sometimes.  I have also been practicing with the line weight too on some of them. I then decided I would practice the fashion figure again and putting the head on there with the knowledge I ...
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The Role Of Art Galleries In This Moment

by Fatima Learn Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online
Need A Distraction? Do you need a distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic? Virtual tours in art galleries and museums are becoming a trend and will probably become an on demand routine. As we continue to navigate these extraordinary circumstances we live in, I noticed the art world is offering alternative options and taking steps to accept the reality of social distancing. Multimedia and digital marketing is making anything possible! The Virtual Experience With a virtual gallery tour, you see the inside of the ...
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Process

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, How has your week been? I have spent this week focusing on the basic proportions in my drawings and I finally feel like I am getting somewhere!                 Process I feel like after trying a few different methods of drawing faces, egg shape, oval, circle and triangle and the Loomis method that I have taken the best bits that work for me and found my own process. The majority of them have come from the ...
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Opportunity And Tragedy Can Coexist

by Fatima Learn Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you in the arts community you are involved in? Local artists and I have been getting together regularly for years to discuss art, critique each others artwork, talk about resources, competitions, exhibitions and most of all - support each other. During this unprecedented time in everyones lives we are not able to do that anymore. For awhile anyways. However, I see an opportunity to share what I know with artists throughout the internet. You ...
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Yellow Brick Road

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, It's that time of the week again :-) It occurred to me this week that when I started this challenge that I started out wanting to better my fashion illustration skills but i havn't done any for weeks. I seem to have morphed into faces and trying to master them which is totally ok.  A lot of times we start one way but end up moving in a different direction. Yellow Brick Road I however, am following my own yellow brick road! ...
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Improving

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone,  I hope you are all enjoying the amazing sunny weather we are enjoying here in the UK. Considering last week was a bit of a 'can't get this right' week this week has been the total opposite. I seem to have taken a big leap forward with some significant improvements.                    Improving I have been using pinterest references for faces and I have created a board for them and the link is here if you ...
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Keep Moving Forward

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well. This week i have had a lot going on decorating the office I am sharing with my Dad as I am on furlough. It has thrown my focus a bit as my energy and attention has been with that and anyone who has ever done any decorating knows the prep is the hardest part and takes the longest. Needless to say I have had a bit of an off week. I have been so ...
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Faces

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter break despite the lockdown. Well, I feel like my sketches have come on a lot this week since going back to female faces and what I love to draw most.                   I have also felt the drawing process going more smoothly too.  Even if if I feel some resistance initially when I start sketching I just get right into it.  I am still using ...
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It Should Be Fun

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I did not know what I was going to write about this week as it has been a bit of a struggle to draw most of the week. The setting up to do it was ok but the drawing itself seemed to be flat and I just felt like i ws popping one out just so i could day i had done it for the day which, did not feel right. When i was in that mindset the sketch showed ...
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WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens                                                                     Carl Jung                                                                ...
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Finance, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more postings, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage                          ______________________________________________________________ May 21, 2020 That's true, all you need is love, not fear.  It’s our choice; we can love or embrace the spirit of fear by believing the narrative of our ego-mind that wallows in the toxicity of the media’s lies while accepting the dubious power-grab of the ‘authorities.’ In doing so, we forfeit our love, power, and a sound mind. Is it worth it? Of course not. We ...
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CORONA VIRUS: SHUT DOWN OR HERD IMMUNITY?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Book Reviews, Food and Drink
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to www.elysiumspassage.com  This post makes the case for 'herd immunity', which generally has not been taken seriously except for Sweden and about eight US states that didn't go into lock-down (see the April 22 video post below). This makes for a very interesting story that I wish to pursue over the next few weeks. Stay posted.   I will continue this post as I have more information to add, including updated numbers, messages and video links on ...
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Patience, Practice And Peace

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone  Well I have completed the third week of drawing everyday and it is now starting to feel like part of the norm of my daily routine.  I do get the odd days where i think 'shall I skip it?, I'm tired' but then I get that feeling of dissapointment tug at my gut that I know would come later.  I would be breaking the promise to myself as well as the people I am sharing this with. How Does It ...
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DIMASH... ART, SPLENDOR AND BEAUTY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage   DIMASH KUDAIBERGEN________________________ PULCHRIDUDO SPLENDUS VERITUSBeauty is the Resplendence of Truth . In this post, I'd like to introduce Dimash Kudaibergen from Kazakhstan. He is very popular in Russia and China, but the West is slow in discovering him. So if you haven't heard of him before, or more importantly, heard him yet, click on the following links. The vocal teachers and critics I've listened to on YouTube have no criticism to offer, other than to say ...
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The Art of Practice

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Well week 2 is now completed and my sketch a plan is well under way although different than how I imaginded in the fact that I have been drawing male faces rather than female! For the longest time I have always focused on the female fashion face and illustrations.  I think I only ever did one project at Uni that was for menswear. The rest always womenswear. Tools and Resources I have watched a lot of Youtube tutorials on how to ...
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Sketch A Plan

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Well i have completed my first week of sketches and i am pleased to say i have not struggled to pick up that pencil!  Probably because the challenge is still new, fresh and exciting. I have played around with how to structure a face, normally i use an egg shape which has been ok up til now but i feel i need a bit more structure or way to add structure. I did see something on Youtube that use a ...
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A New Challenge-A Sketch A Day

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Well it has been a while since my 90 day freedom blog challenge that i set myself. I have been busy making some changes to further that freedom feeling and shake my life up a bit. I have moved out of my rented flat and back to my parents to save some money to buy my own place, which was a hard thing to do as an adult in my early 40's. I also started my fitness up again and ...
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Music in the1980's: Bliss for our ears?

by Pierre & Simone Bonavia Camilleri Arts and Entertainment
We just came out from one of those events you cannot deny it was an awesome experience. For those like us, over forty years of age and born and bred in the 'magical era' of the 1980s, musical celebration is a 'necessity' Listening up to those tunes, not only makes you relive the days when your state of mind was effervescent and jolly, it points out the fact that nowadays the world we live in is much-deteriorated state than that we ...
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WHICH IS IT, PLATO OR ARISTOTLE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
See more blog posts at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  THE ONE IN THE MANY AND THE MANY IN THE ONE  THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS Roman fresco by Raphael Scuola di Atene, Italian Renaisance painter   For centuries Western intellectuals... the ones who influence our precepts and cultural direction, have been divided between Plato and his student Aristotle. What do I mean by that? Take a look at their fingers. Plato has one finger pointed upwards, indicating the One in the vertical transcendence of all that is. Aristotle, however, is more ...
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