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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There's More Than One Way To Draw Something

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well.  This week I wanted to share that there’s more than one way to draw something. My sketches this week have been a bit all over the place. I have done noses, hairstyles, faces, mouths and a curvy lady. Different things on different days, whatever took my fancy. Learning I have also been watching lots of you tube tutorials as well.  Searching under how to draw, faces/noses/eyes/lips etc.  It helps me if I am lacking in any ...
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BLOG POST LINKS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
For Elysium's Passage Blog Posts, go to www.elysiumspassage.com or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage   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 has a number of my photos, including pictures of ...
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How To Draw Things - The Starting Point

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and have had a good week of sketching.  This week I really wanted to write about how to draw things - the starting point. This week I have tackled some more dynamic figure poses, when I say dynamic I  mean ones that have a delicate balance, like standing on one leg or in a ballet dancers pose.  I also looked back at some of my art from earlier this year and can now see ...
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Are you holding onto stuff?

by Jason Salmon and Laura Topper Arts and Entertainment, Business, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Are you holding onto stuff? You’ve taken the leap. Congratulations, that was a brave move, one that was inevitable because you are a highly creative person, always seeking to improve. Then maybe you stopped at an unknown place unsure of your next move. If like myself, you lept and landed in a place of uncertainty, a place that feels a bit uncomfortable, that’s normal, it’s change or growth, a shift of paradigm. So what has that first paragraph got to do with ...
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5 Tips For Automating A Sketching Habit

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well. I was not sure what I was going to write about this week so I went to take the dog for a walk and saw a muntjac deer sprint across my path and down the orchard I was walking in.  It moved with such speed and grace and was gone in a flash, such fluid movement. Getting Into The Zone Then I looked back over my sketches for the week and it struck me that they ...
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7 Steps To Improve Your Drawing Topics

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week with my sketches I have focused in on legs.  Which has led me to write about 7 septs to improve your drawing topics. The week prior I found myself struggling with legs, I would do one leg pretty much perfect but the other leg…not so much.  There would always be something a bit off with it wether it was perspective or shape or just off balance in someway.  It’s a bit like eyes or the 3/4 face view, ...
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5 Ways To Handle A Sketching Off Day

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I want to talk to you about sketching off days. Yep, they do happen and are a real pain in the butt. They usually happen for me after I have been on a good roll and then bam… off sketch day!  It totally throws me every time and I think ‘wwhhyyyyy’.  I get that shot of ‘im just not good at this’ and all the other mental negative blurb trot through my head, as I am sure you ...
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Back to Fashion Figures

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well. This week I have gone back to fashion figures for drawing, where it all started from. Reference Photo’s I have been using reference photo’s to do them with and drawing them from scratch using a head proportion template I set up.  It’s just a vertical axis line with nine equal sections running down it which represent the size of the head as a unit of measure.  This is a very common method used for fashion illustrators.   ...
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Switch Up My Art

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you’re week has been good. The weather here in the UK has been amazing bringing with it a lightness of spirit. With that lightness of spirit it has motivated me to switch up my art. Change For Motivation This week I have switched things up a bit, watching a lot of YouTube art videos again, practicing with shading and light and going back to doing some fashion croquis poses.  I had narrowed in on faces but now I wanted ...
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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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