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Author: Jeffrey W. Spencer

Sketch Art Marker Quality and Value

This week I learned a few things about art markers.  The art of putting value on sketches is a learned skill that is honed by practice, patience and persistence.  Color sketching is much akin to working with grilling cheeseburgers.   That is to say, as you grill burgers over a period of time, you’ll achieve better success as you realize what works best.   In effect, becoming a good cook is very analogous to being a good artist. Cooking with Markers As I sketched and used the various markers in my kit, I have become aware that each has a unique...

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Exercising Imagination

The subject of the creative mind and the origin of creative spirit is a recurring theme in philosophy and psychology. The Origin of Created Things Where does our imagination give existence to new thoughts, ideas, and art?  The conscious and subconscious mind processes all experiences in our lives, but each retains different amounts of information and differently. The conscious mind is aware of only between  5% and 10% of what happens, and is a poor witness of real-time events.  The subconscious mind, however, retains vast amounts of information and most everything that the conscious mind ignores.   The Creation...

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Branding Yourself for Business and Profit

Branding yourself is very similar to how you brand a product.  The goal of branding is to differentiate the product (you) among all of the other products in the marketplace in order to achieve your business objectives and goals.  Defining the product brand, attributes and market position must encompass all aspects of the brand when you are branding yourself.  That is to say, if you want to brand yourself – you can’t just brand little pieces of what you share with others.  You must be totally committed to convey the attributes intended for the brand to be successful. The...

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Use Neodymium Magnets for art or makeup brush organization

A failed hard drive can be repurposed, with some of the interior parts used for other uses.   This video demonstrates that you can organize brushes in a studio by using a Neodymium Magnets found inside.   The rare earth metal magnets are found in modern hard drives and are used in the head actuator assembly. Brushes in the Art Studio or Makeup Station If you’re going to use this method to organize your brushes, or allow your brushes to dry under your easel or on the side of your utility cart, as I demonstrate in the video, be sure...

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