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How to draw from reference

Great advice from youtuber Will Terrell!

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How to Practice Drawing

Excellent advice for new artists from youtuber Sycra!

Art Book Slideshow

1590RoundBookHere you can download the art book slideshow we watched in class:

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Ideas for art books on Pinterest: Pinterest Art Books: Forms and Techniques

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Simple Bookbinding Techniques

Click here for Some simple bookbinding techniques

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Youtube Tutorial:

Five Hole Book Tutorial: Pamphlet stitch

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How to make a chapbook:

How to Make Your Own Chapbook

You can find way more if you google “Simple Bookbinding Techniques”

Cloth Cover Bookbinding Tutorial

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A Few Tutorials on Perspective

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Photo: Taylor Ross

A few tutorials on perspective:

http://hmspeedfreek.deviantart.com/art/Perspective-Easy-as-1-2-3-119158260
http://kinie.deviantart.com/art/Perspective-Tutorial-62371954
http://akaga.deviantart.com/art/Perspective-Tutorial-II-77130634
http://akaga.deviantart.com/art/Perspective-Tutorial-III-78037644
http://awlaux.deviantart.com/art/Five-Pt-Perspective-Tutorial-96369849

Katie’s Webcomic Picks

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Katie’s Webcomic Picks:

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
http://gingerhaze.com/nimona
http://harkavagrant.com/
http://www.johnnywander.com/
http://www.avasdemon.com/
http://emcarroll.com/comics/anu/page01.html
http://mspaintadventures.com/
http://www.jspowerhour.com/
http://strangelykatie.com/princessprincess/
http://paranatural.net/
http://awkwardzombie.com/
http://lifeinaggro.com/
http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/
http://www.interrobangstudios.com/comics-display.php?comic_id=11
http://www.bluemilkspecial.com/

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These are ones Katie used to read regularly:
http://abominable.cc/
http://www.meekcomic.com/
http://boxerhockey.fireball20xl.com/
http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/
http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/
http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/
http://dresdencodak.com/
http://drmcninja.com/
http://www.scarygoround.com/
http://jessfink.com/kwe/
http://girlyyy.com/
http://rosalarian.com/yume/
http://www.shaenon.com/monsteroftheweek/
http://comics.lucyknisley.com/
http://www.ectopiary.com/index.html
http://spacetrawler.com/
http://www.mantamancomics.com/

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This is the first webcomic Katie ever read, which also happens to be one of the longest running webcomics ever:
http://www.sluggy.com/

This one Katie didn’t know about until the artist visited CCS (Center for Cartoon Studies) last year. She bought the book from him, it’s fantastic:
http://sailortwain.com/

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The artist who created this one vanished for a year and no one knows for sure why she abandoned her project or ceased posting any kind of life updates online:
http://hanna.aftertorque.com/

Katie just started reading these tonight again, while she was trying to find all those comics she’d lost track of up above:
http://thefoxsister.com
http://www.delilahdirk.com
http://www.lackadaisycats.com
http://mycardboardlife.com/
http://tozocomic.com/

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Freytag on Plot Gustav Freytag (13 July 1816 – 30 April 1895) was a German novelist and playwright. Gustav Freytag considered plot a narrative structure that divides a story into five parts, like the five acts of a play. These parts are: exposition (of the situation); rising action (through conflict); climax (or turning point); falling […]

Book Art

Here a great link to some amazing book sculptures. We’ll see a slideshow on this topic in class later this week:

Claire McGuire, “Sculptures Made Out of Books”

13 Sculptures Made Out of Books by Claire McGuire

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Books are beautiful in their own right, but these artists have managed to improve on perfection.

1. Books to infinity

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This crazy miracle in a library in Prague was designed by Slovakian artist Matej Kren. There’s a mirror inside so the tunnel of books looks endless when you lean into it.

2. Books as landscapes

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Montreal-based artist Guy Laramee uses the texture of the pages to give the feeling of earth and rocks in his landscape sculptures.

3. Film Star

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This piece by John Latham was part of a special exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005-2006.

4. Sunburst of books

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This wall-mounted sculpture is by Colombian artist Federico Uribe.

5. The Raven

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Paper sculptor Su Blackwell makes delicate cut-outs that appear to be rising from the center of the book.

6. OMG LOL

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This sculpture made from a dictionary is by artist Michael Mandiberg.

7. Book ball

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This sphere made out of books is in Minneapolis.

8. Paging M.C. Escher

Brian Dettmer

This sculptor carves angular pathways into books, making convoluted three-dimensional figures worthy of M.C. Escher.

9. Sunset

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This book is reminiscent of wild, rainbow hair.

10. Creepy-crawlies

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Robert The unlocks creatures hiding inside books.

11. Color wheel

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This colorful sculpture is at Kansas City Public Library.

12. Books as canvas

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Artist Mike Stilkey uses acrylic paint on backdrops made out of books, including this piece on display at the Bristol Museum.

13. Flying books

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This is the ceiling of a booth made out of books by Jan Reymond for the Geneva Book Fair.

 

 

Zen Pencils: Creating a Life that Satisfies your Soul

Zen Pencils post by Bill Waterson: Creating a Life that Reflects your Values and Satisfies your Soul

“Creating a Life that Satisfies your Soul” by Bill Watterson

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