WHAT IS NEGATIVE SPACE?

16 04 2013

Negative space isn’t the place your mind retreats to when a painting isn’t going well. Negative space is the space between objects or parts of an object, or around it. Studying this can have a surprisingly positive effect on a painting.



AWESOME PAINTING

15 04 2013

Watch this awesome artist!



Great Thoughts…

10 04 2013

A beautiful quote for those that love art and an inspiring one for those that create it. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” - Pablo Picasso

Image: Unknown

Fuente: http://www.mymodernmet.com



ESCRITO EN LA PARED: Dream/Effort

2 04 2013

Hello everyone.
I found this image on the page http://www.escritoenlapared.com/ and I would like to share it with you.
For me it is a perfect summary of what education is all about…



APRIL’S FOOL DAY

1 04 2013

 Today is April Fools’ Day. Are you prepared? Add this simple joke in your pocket and you will be the king!

Switch your friend’s cell phone background image to a photo of cracked glass.

fuente: http://www.parade.com

By tradition, in some countries, April 1 or April Fools’ Day is marked by pranks and practical jokes. Notable practical jokes have appeared on radio and TV stations, newspapers, web sites, and have been performed by large corporations. (Wikipedia)



UN DICCIONARIO DE INGLÉS MUY CHULO

30 03 2013

 FUENTE: Juan Diego Polo. http://www.wikisaber.es

Diccionarios de inglés en Internet hay muchos, pero sistemas que permitan relacionar y clasificar las palabras entre ellas, no hay tantos.

Es eso lo que diferencia a graphwords  del resto, la forma que tiene de mostrar las definiciones de las palabras buscadas al mismo tiempo que muestra otras palabras que, de alguna forma, están relacionadas con la primera.

Además de ser una excelente forma de encontrar sinónimos, podemos, mediante su código de colores, distinguir verbos, nombres, adjetivos y adverbios, permitiendo construir una base de datos de vocabulario que puede ayudarnos mucho a mejorar nuestra habilidad con dicho idioma.

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JDP-Graphwords

Podéis proponerlo en clase como si de un juego se tratara, permitiendo que vosotros, los alumnos, separéis las palabras conocidas de las desconocidas y encontréis nuevas formas de relacionarlas, incluso dentro de gráficos o cualquier dibujo que se proponga en grupo.

Todos los nodos del diagrama creado pueden moverse de forma libre, salvándose como archivo gráfico al haber terminado con el trabajo.

Muy visual, muy chulo….



ART BABBLE

29 03 2013

Mirad que página tan buena repleta de vídeos relacionados con el mundo artístico: técnicas, artistas, épocas, estilos…

Que lo disfrutéis…



A SHORT JOKE FOR A WEEK-LONG EASTER HOLIDAY !

28 03 2013

…AND ENJOY YOURSELVES AND RELAX

…TO COME BACK STRONGER!

SEE YOU IN APRIL!!!!



STEPS TO DRAW A HAND WITH THE RIGTH SIDE OF THE BRAIN

25 03 2013

   

Blind contour drawing of the palm of your hand- Good for getting you out of your left

brain and focused simply on lines and where edges of objects meet.

Transfer the Plastic Picture Plane into paper

1. Now, you will transfer the main points and edges of your drawing on plastic to your drawing paper.

2. The formats are the same size, so it is a one-to one scale transfer. Using the crosshairs, place the point where an edge of your hand contacts the format. Transfer several of these points.

3. Then, begin to connect the edges of your hand, fingers, thumb, palm, wrinkles, and so on with the points you have established. This is just a light sketch to help you place the hand within the format.

4. Recall that drawing is copying what you see on the picture plane. Don’t worry about erasing the ground if you have to change a line. Erase, then just rub the erased area with your finger or a paper napkin and the erasure disappears.

5. Once this rough, light sketch is on your paper, you are ready to start drawing. Reposition your “posing” hand, using the drawing-on-plasticto guide the positioning. Then, set aside your drawing-on plastic, but place it where you can still refer to it.

6. When you begin to draw, your eyes—or rather, eye—will move slowly along the contour and your pencil will record your perceptions at the same slow speed that your eye is moving.

7. Just as you did in Pure Contour Drawing, try to perceive and record all of the slight undulations of each edge

8. Use your eraser whenever needed, even to make tiny adjustments in the line. Looking at your hand (with one eye closed, remember), you can estimate the angle of any edge by comparing it to the crosshairs. Check these angles in your drawing-on-plastic that you did earlier, but also try to see these relationships by imagining a picture-plane hovering.

9. You may want to erase out the spaces around your hand. This makes the hand “stand out” from the negative spaces.



Drawing Your Hand on the Plastic Picture Plane

22 03 2013

What you’ll do:

1. Rest your hand on a desk or table in front of you (the left hand if you are right-handed, and the right, if you are left-handed) with the ringers and thumb curved upward, pointing toward your face.

2. The viewfinders and plastic Picture Plane will help you get started. Try out each of the Viewfinders to decide which size fits most comfortably over your hand, which you should be holding in a foreshortened position with the fingers coming toward you.

3. Pick up your uncapped marking pen, gaze at the hand under the plastic Picture Plane and close one eye.

4. Choose an edge to start your drawing. Any edge will do. With the marking pen, begin to draw on the plastic Picture Plane the edges of the shapes just as you see them. Don’t try to “second guess” any of the edges. Do not name the parts.

5. Be sure to keep your head in the same place and keep one eye closed. Don’t move your head to try to “see around” the form. Keep it still.

6. Correct any lines you wish by just wiping them off with a moistened tissue on your forefinger. It is very easy to redraw them more precisely.

After you have finished:

Place the plastic Picture Plane on a plain sheet of paper so that you can clearly see what you have drawn. I can predict with confidence that you will be amazed. With relatively little effort, you have accomplished one of the truly difficult tasks in drawing—drawing the human hand in foreshortened view.

Let’s see how you work in class…

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