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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

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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



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

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

Such… 6 more words


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


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


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


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