Pep Talk: Artistic Skills and 'Non-Art' JobsArt in the Professions Weektiganusi
Okay, so you've been honing your art skills for years now - you've mastered shading nostrils with chalk and photographing subtle light on trees and vectoring nine thousand different typefaces of the letter "Q". Awesome!
You will soon be Khal of the Great Dollar-Bill Sea.
You put like, ten thousand hours into these skills, and you are going to use them or so help you God. But, you don't want to be a cartoonist or logo designer or the person who photographs babies at the Simpson-Sears. You want to be an accountant, a used car salesman, a restaurateur, basically anything but a staff artist. So you look for a day job. Maybe it's a temporary job until you make a career out of freelancing, maybe it's a permanent thing and you don't have designs for being a pro artist - but who doesn't want a chance to show off, right?
LOOK AT MY POLE.
Well, good news: Your artistic skills
PE: Tools for drawing HorsesArtist's Toolbox WeekAstralseed
today I'll be discussing the art of drawing horses and what tools can be quite useful for this task.
I think it's fair to say that those who do not regularly draw horses find them daunting to draw and often make remarks about horses being one of the most difficult subjects to draw.
For those of us who draw them often this is a silly notion, but there is no doubt that we also once struggled with different parts of horse anatomy.
In theory drawing horses is just like drawing anything else - find and define shapes, map out your sketch, refine etc. until you have a drawing you can be proud of.
The reality however is that horse anatomy tends to have strange angles and small quirks that you generally wont notice without looking more closely. Did you know that horse pupils are actually oval and not round?
Okay, so I think we all understand that drawing horses is not as easy as it appears they might be, so let's take some time and discuss different tools t
The Bat-Dino RisesName: Yi qiZoPteryx
Pronunciation: "Ee chee"
Meaning: An onomatopoeia of the squeals dinosaur fans made upon hearing about this incredible new species
Alternative Meaning: An onomatopoeia of the squeals dinosaur fans made when they typed "Yi qi" into Googles Images and discovered that that search yielded mostly Chinese erotica
Alternative Alternative Meaning: "Strange Wing" in Mandarin
Locality: Tiaojishan Formation, Northeast China
Time: Late Jurassic
Remains: Complete skull and partial skeleton, including patches of preserved feathers and membranous skin
Taxonomy: A scansoriopterygid theropod recovered in a polytomy with Scansoriopteryx (=Epidendrosaurus) and Epidexipteryx, with which Yi shared its habitat. There