It is a decision I face daily. When my five-year-old daughter shows me her latest work of art, do I: A) talk to her about it and then stealthily slip it into the recycling bin, or B) talk to her about it, hang it on the wall or fridge, leave it there for a couple of years forgotten, and then stealthily slip it into the recycling bin? The mental load is real.
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What can you make with your own body, using no tools? Designer Nikolas Bentel made a four-legged stool. He felled a tree without an axe or saw, whittled the wood with his teeth and let his woodworker father use Nikolas's bare fists like hammers. Bentel's video series All Purpose Nik explores the human body's potential through a few projects, starting with the one above.
Taking selfies in the buff is usually a bad idea. Whether it's intended for a sexual partner, an art portfolio or your own rampant ego, there's a lot that can go wrong -- just ask Jennifer Lawrence. But if you're determined to shoot photos of your own junk, you should at least make it look as presentable as possible. The following tips are guaranteed to make your naked bits shine.
New Yorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein already taught you how to do "gesture drawing", one of the most basic artistic techniques. In the video above, he focuses on faces, showing how the principle of "draw what you see" helps you capture someone's identifying features.
We know we should heed Monica Geller's instructions for pen and marker care: "You want to push the caps until you hear them click." But kids forget, and when they come back to use them, they are sad. There, there. Dried-out markers need not be sent to the art supply junkyard just yet. You can revive them as vibrant liquid watercolors.
Hovhannes Avoyan started PicsArt, an app suite and social network for making and sharing art and pictures, after his daughter got bullied to tears for putting her art online. Now the network has over 100 million monthly active users. We talked to Hovhannes about his inspiration and his development process, and how he applies his positive approach to his own company.
The subreddit /r/trippinthroughtime is for memes about historical figures, where someone in art or an old photo looks confused or silly. Each picture has a caption, usually treating the weird art as some modern relatable situation. But in the comment threads, you'll often find someone explaining cool facts about the original artwork.
For the first time in twenty years, as the Atlantic points out, a whole year's worth of copyrighted works will enter the public domain in the U.S. on January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act, works first published in 1923 will enter the public domain, meaning anyone can re-publish them, or chop them up and use them in other projects, without asking permission or paying the old rights holders. You can record new versions of the musical compositions; you can show the movies for a profit; you can even remake them. Amazon can sell you the ebook and keep all the money, and Project Gutenberg can give you the ebook for free. The Atlantic has a short list; we have a longer one below.
Making pixel art is like writing kids' books: Shockingly nuanced, and way harder than it looks. But pixel art site Lospec has collected a gobsmacking 566 tutorials on how to draw at micro-size. Each tutorial is tagged and categorised by medium (such as videos or slideshows). To get specific tips and lessons, search tags like sprites, dithering, texture, or trees.
Last year, Samsung introduced an innovative new product to the TV buying public dubbed 'The Frame'. These Yves Behar-designed models attempt to make TV panels feel less like technology and more like art. Boasting a minimalist construction and ultra-thin bezels, each unit resembles a jumbo picture frame.
Originally only available in 55-inch and 65-inch iterations, you can now snap up a 43-inch model which is better suited for the bedroom (and kinder to your wallet). Here are the details.
When my five-year-old shows me her artwork (her latest masterpiece was a rainbow that is also a slide), here's what I say. But what I wonder is, "What's going on in that brain?"
When you embed any static image onto Twitter, it tries to compress it down as a JPEG to save bandwidth. For photos, that's usually fine; JPEG was designed for photos. But digital art, infographics and screenshots usually look their best in the PNG image format. If you upload those as PNGs, Twitter will still compress them into JPEGs and they might come out crappy. Here's how to fix that.