How To Know When Your Sketch Is Complete (7 Points To Consider)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I have a question for you, ‘how do you know when your sketch is complete’?  This is the question that I have been asking myself this week. Some of my latest sketches have taken me 2-3 days to complete and I have been building and layering them up using just one coloured pencil.  I wanted to create a monochrome look with them and have selected a different colour per sketch. Layer And Build As I have progressed with each one I have ...
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Using References In Art (Update)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope your week has been good.  I wanted to share this week an update on using references in art.  I practiced doing some different things this week using references to draw different objects and what I found was that unconsciously I was rushing the sketch.                         Slow Down I had to consciously tell myself to slow down when I realised and then I started to put in the little details ...
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It's Ok To Have A Rest

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to let you know it’s ok to have a rest.  I thought I would follow on from a previous blog it’s ok to take a break or time for a change.  I have been feeling rather overwhelmed this last week and I think it has been building for a while so I wanted to share this important message. Human Being Not Human Doing You are a human being first not a human doing.  We can get so ...
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Playing With Different Media To Create Different Effects

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This last week I have been playing with different media to create different effects.  I have been using the same sketch which I used a reference for on Pinterest and applied colour both digitally and with watercolour. Experimentation - Watercolour I wanted to use the same sketch to see how different it looked if I applied colour with different mediums.  I started with watercolour paints as I cracked open my new pallet :-). I started with applying a light wash of ...
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WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access more Elysium's Passage blog postings:https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-postsor 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, Relationships, News and Society, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 100 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site _______________________________________________ CENSORSHIP . We are experiencing a time of censorship like never before in this world where the powerful corporations and governments control ideology and the flow of information. We are all familiar with Big Tech's propensity to eliminate what doesn't fit their narrative. Even on the local level, many are afraid to express their opinion when they hold views that might not be popular in their ...
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It’s Ok To Have An Off Sketch Day

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I just wanted to say that it’s ok to have an off sketch day. This happened to me this week, two days in a row really which frustrated me at the time but it taught me another important lesson, well two really. I thought I would try something a bit different and do a male face rather than a female one for a change.  I did a really nice sketch in a green pencil for a change.           ...
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BLOG POST LINKS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
This post is intended to assist readers interested in Elysium's Passage blogs to rapidly find and access over 100 posts on this site. The first section lists the majority of topics without regard to subject or posted dates. The second section lists the first four chapters of Elysium's Passage: The Ascent and the Series Prologue.  The third section relates to personal profiles. The fourth section has a number of my photos, including pictures of my mountain climbing adventures and my cabin retreat in ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES NOVEMBER 2020

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 100 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site ________________________________________________ November 24, 2020   CENSORSHIP .We are experiencing a time of censorship like never before in this world where the powerful corporations and governments control ideology and the flow of information. We are all familiar with Big Tech's propensity to eliminate what doesn't fit their narrative. Even on the local level, many are afraid to express their opinion when they hold views that might not be popular in their ...
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GUARD YOUR HEART

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 100 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  _______________________________ GUARD YOU HEART  Identifying with negative emotions can be lethal to all facets of our mental, spiritual and physical well- being. Manifestations of negativity are always rooted in fear because fear is the opposite of love. It is the ego. So why do we continue to indulge in the insanity of its toxicity, when we know it will make us unhappy. Why do watch the Mainstream media, read ...
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Watercolour Tips For Beginners (What I Learnt This Week)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope your week has gone well.  This week I want to share my watercolour tips for beginners from what I have learnt this week. Last weekend I had some young family members over and this led me to delving out all my art supplies old and new.  I found some watercolour palettes from my college/uni days and they were barely used! And they were over 20 years old!! I pulled them out and decided to see if they were still ...
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How To Use References (For Art)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Following on from last week about artists tools I wanted to write about how to use references for art specifically as that is what I have been using this week. Faces I have focused on faces again this week, not for any specific reason and I have also been using pencil again as I felt a bit out of practice with it after using the iPad for a while.  I used Pinterest for the references and focused on ‘female face drawings for ...
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Art Tools (For Learning)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to talk about art tools for learning.  Not the traditional pencils, pens, paints and paper etc.  But the other tools, the ones that help you learn. Purpose Their purpose is to help you to better understand certain aspects of art, wether it be the human form, how light and shadow work or constructing scenes.  There is a big misconception people have about art in that when they see someone start a drawing they assume it was done ...
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How To Have Patience With Your Art

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I wanted to write about how to have patience with your art. This is something I have had to grasp this week doing my full head of hair project that I set myself.  Patience Is A Mindset Whenever I start a drawing or piece of art I have this expectation that I should and can do it all in one go and every piece should be like that.  In my mind I knew this is not very realistic but the silent ...
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Drawing Hair (Beginner Tips On How To Draw It Digitally)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Drawing hair, that seems to be what has happened over the last week! A combination of keeping digital in order to learn more about digital are I seem to have focused in on hair.  How to draw it, colour it and texture it. Techniques I have found several techniques and methods of doing it and still evaluating as I think they have different places of use depending on the overall look you want to achieve.  Technique 1 I have used the soft airbrush ...
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The Power of Tutorials (Always Learning)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to focus on the power of tutorials.  I have been doing a few more this week and am still playing around with Procreate. The Power of Tutorials I have not picked up a traditional pencil in a couple of weeks now as seem to have favoured my Apple Pencil and Procreate on my iPad.  This has let me to explore YouTube and Skillshare for tutorials and also a book that I have bought (beginners guide to digital ...
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From Take A Break To Teach Yourself

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Well this week I went from take a break to teach myself.  In last weeks post I said I would watch some YouTube tutorials on Procreate and just use my iPad, Apple Pencil and Procreate as my tools.  Then do 3 tutorials and create a piece of artwork using the skills I gained from the tutorials. Well I did it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Tutorials There are a plethora of tutorials out there on YouTube but the account I found ...
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How to Improve Your FOCUS?

by Estela Briceño Mezquita Arts and Entertainment
"We are typically led to believe that being “nervous” is a bad thing; but in reality, those nerves that you feel before a performance are not really the enemy. Most of us have never learned how to use adrenaline to our advantage. By telling ourselves to “just relax”, we are actually doing each other a disservice by implicitly confirming that the anxiety we feel is bad and to be feared” Centering was designed in the 1970s by the sport psychologist Dr. ...
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It's Ok To Take A Break (Or Time For A Change?)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, It’s ok to take a break!  This is what I wanted to write about this week as yesterday I did not do any sketching.  I just needed the day to relax and recharge myself. The last week or two I have felt a little bit plateaued and it’s felt like a bit of a chore to pick up the pencil. Not sure wether that’s due to the subject matter or the tools I am using as I seem to have ...
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5 Minute Sketches (Try Stuff But Do It Your Way)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you have all had a great week.  I have been doing some 5 minute sketches this week to help improve my drawing skills further. 5 Minute Sketches So last week I said I would have a go at some 5 minute sketches so in preparation I sourced some  reference images and printed them out in readiness.  I used the timer on my phone and got started.        I only did a couple each time.  What I found is ...
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