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Man with SF Patch

There are a limited number of positions one can assume when sitting. But it isn’t boring sketching seated people. It is an exercise in proportions. I remember distinctly an instance, many years ago, when the proportions of a drawing on which I was working, became those of the actual model (a picture of a horse). 40 more words

Personal Stories

Does Art Have To Contain Realistic Proportions ?

A little while before originally writing this article, I was listening to a radio programme on the BBC’s website when I slowly realised that the background illustration for the program ( 608 more words

Art

Moxie

She had moxie
all right,
keeping me up
all night
with her caffeinated
ways,

Without her
I couldn’t sleep
or, with her
as well

Such… 6 more words

Prose

Learning to draw. An adventure story.

When I moved back to Germany, there were a few things I wanted to do. Among them was getting involved in local politics (I’ve become a member of the Green Party and have become involved in local party stuff) and going back to the marvellous Volkshochschule (adult education centre) to learn something new. 511 more words

Drawing

A Statue of Sandow?

Eugen Sandow began his career as a vaudeville strongman to then create his own niche in on-stage physique displays, now known as bodybuilding. Proud of his developed physique and his ability to pose like a statue, Eugen Sandow made most of his money by flaunting his Greek ideal physique on stages, while adding, here and there, a handful of somersaults and lifts. 219 more words

Bodybuilding

Tusked through tenons - an engineers take.

I’m an engineer. Despite that, I’m usually fine with following the proportions which most woodworkers use to lay out a joint. They are tried and true and (as an engineer) mostly seem reasonable to me. 1,930 more words

Projects

Defakto’s ‘Stille Nacht’ watch is a limited edition of galactic proportions

(Source: techcrunch.com)

Independent watchmaker Defakto creates some stunning timepieces via its regular collection, but it has a new limited series that is particularly eye-catching. The new Defakto Stille Nacht is a collaboration with artist Friederike Bellman, and it uses a hand-painted star field to brighten and distinguish each watface for the 50-piece limited edition run. 215 more words

Technology