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All art is craft – Adolph Menzel

You've probably never heard of Adolph Menzel. Not many people have, however his views on the true nature of art are as real as it gets and his work backs it up.

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4 Sketchbooks that will make you want to draw again

Here are four sketchbooks that will put the feeling back in your fingers and the zing back in your brain.

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Illustrator Dan Nelson’s cross hatching technique

Watch illustrator Dan Nelson bring an illustration to life using thousands of tiny little strokes to build tone. Cross hatching is among the more complicated techniques in an illustrators tool-kit, and requires a fair bit of courage. Overworking the illustration is a constant anxiety that …

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When a cheap ballpoint pen meets a talented artist

There is a certain charm to pen and ink illustrations. In a world filled with brash and garish digital illustrations, the humble pen and ink harks back to a simpler age. Once abundant in magazines, owing to their ability to reproduce well in print, this …

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Karmarkar magic from the Konkan coast - studying the great sculptor

Posted by Prosenjit Roy on July 28, 2016 at 7:30pm 4 Comments

Hi,

My apologies for not turning up more often. Priorities, distractions, excuses, etc...

Recently I treated myself to some wonderful magic on the Arabian Sea coast, namely, at the Sasawane village in Maharashtra's Raigad district (near Alibag). I stayed there for a fortnight, studying the amazing sculptures of the late Vinayak Pandurang Karmarkar (1891 - 1967). He had reached the pinnacle of fame during his career, even though not many will…

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