Review of Koh-I-Noor Woodless Color Pencils (12 Pack)

I bought these pencils in January from Amazon. Although they were only $7.91 at the time, I did have high expectations due to the positive reviews.

These did not disappoint. Unlike most other pencils, they are made entirely of graphite. Instead of a wooden outer layer, there is a lacquer based coating to prevent the color from coming off on your hands. Continue reading “Review of Koh-I-Noor Woodless Color Pencils (12 Pack)”

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The first place winner of the July 2017 Minimalist art contest is…

Roeselien Raimond ! Congratulations! Her photograph of a seagull on the water, entitled “Empty Spaces,” illustrates how minimalist works, although simple and uncomplicated, can create an atmosphere of beauty and elegance.

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This image is © Roeselien Raimond. All rights reserved. Prints are available for purchase on Fine Art America.

Ms. Raimond has always had a fascination for art. She has worked as an art therapist and web designer, honing her artistic and creative skills. Now she puts most of her energies  Continue reading “The first place winner of the July 2017 Minimalist art contest is…”

Review of the Oxford University Press edition of “Songs of Innocence & of Experience” by William Blake

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Virtually unknown during his lifetime, William Blake is now viewed as one of the greatest artists and poets of his or any time, which I enthusiastically agree with. I first came across his work while in school. His poem, “The Chimney Sweeper,” is often taught to illustrate Continue reading “Review of the Oxford University Press edition of “Songs of Innocence & of Experience” by William Blake”

Male Figure 2 Drawing – along with a short update

This was my first real attempt at drawing the male figure.

2016 simple male figure drawing - small version for blog

(You can check it out on Fine Art America along with my other drawings by clicking here.)

 

An update:

I know that I have not posted on here since St. Paddy’s Day. No, I was not off on a drunken adventure. I was moving instead. So there’s my short update :p I already have a few ideas in mind for new drawings, and now that I’m settled in I will post more regularly. Hopefully.

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