Monday, October 21, 2013

Art News From Hollywood North

Only an artist could put these two together and make them sing. I lay witness to this upon espying the great Vancouver artist, Attila Richard Lukacs, perched atop a barstool at the Fourth Avenue bistro, Pastis.

I was there at the invite of artist Shannon Belkin, who had arranged a pre-Christmas get-together with Attila for dinner and a little conversation on the art scene mixed with some spicy talk of those at the helm of Vancouver's galleries.

African Art mask

African art masks are handmade by the best artisan in the locality. It is an important accessory as most people wear masks during the year as they take part in the local festivities. Each African art mask is unique and original. African art masks are made up of many kinds of material like gold, stone, bark, copper, bronze, tin clay and feathers. They may have a recent or stylish outlook or may be of an ancient style.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Alternative Entertainment Careers

If you want to work in entertainment, but you are not so interested in ending up as the star, there are various other paths you can take. You could make music by enrolling in an audio engineering college or a film school, or alternatively you could become an event planner. And of course you could go into marketing and promotions. All these paths are viable alternatives to being a performer.

Friday, October 18, 2013

10 Ways to Make Money With Body Painting

Are you considering making a living (or at least a little money on the side) doing body painting? Is it even possible to make a living doing body painting? Yes, you can make good money as a 'pro' body painter, and even kids as young as twelve have made good money (like $500-$400 in an afternoon) doing simple painting techniques like airbrushed temporary tattoos at fairs and festivals.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Evening With a Goddess

'Goddess Ying', that's what she calls herself. Ying is her name and Huang, her family name. I saw her, met her, held her one Spring Festival night at a swanky night club.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ah!! Monsoon Season...

"As dark gray clouds gather in the sky, it reminds me of eternal gifts that our Mother Nature has presented to us."

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Brief History Of The Travelling Funfair

The word fair is derived from the Latin 'feria', meaning a holiday and at one time the Romans were credited with the introduction of fairs.

Monday, October 14, 2013

3 Types of Party Accessories

There are three types of party accessories. You've got the stuff people wear, the decorations at the party and the take-home gifts. Each one is a valuable part of the party, without the décor its just like you've invited friends over for dinner, which is nice but often not what you'd intended. Similarly without the accessories for guests to wear they may not feel part of the atmosphere, just feel like observers in a festive environment. Lastly, the take home gifts give the party goers something to remember the event by, be it a trinket or some candies.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

3 Unique Christmas Decorating Ideas

When putting together the perfect holiday décor for your home, it might seem tempting to just continue on with the same Christmas decorating ideas from previous years. However, you should consider some new twists on the Christmas classics that will give your house a festive feel that is updated and personalized. Whether you've just moved into a new place and you're looking for decorating ideas from scratch, or you're hoping to update your theme from the previous year, there are many ways you can commission elegant ornaments or create DIY features that will give your family festivities the flavour you're looking for.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

With Or Without Make-Up, What's In A Face?

Too much make-up, too much FaceBook, too many posers, too many schmoozers, too many teleprompting politicians - has the whole human world become some sick joke? I mean is this all the better anyone can do? Shouldn't someone invent a new start-up and call it "fake book" just to make everyone look? Look at what you ask?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Video Games Going Indie

The video game market is clearly in a time of transition. While the industry has traditionally relied on the development of major blockbuster titles for the big selling consoles (Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.), declining hardware sales and the rise of free-to-play software is opening up the market to a new generation of small, independent mobile-game developers. As internet connectivity has become ubiquitous, the former barriers to industry entry are falling and there are more opportunities available to developers than ever before. At this year's international Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, more than half of attendees identified themselves as indie developers and their next creations will be for smartphones and tablets.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tips For Improving Figure Drawing

As a figure drawing instructor I've heard things like, "I just can't get proportions right and the legs look stubby, drawing faces and hands are hard, she was twisted in a funny angle hard to draw I couldn't get the perspective right", or I'll see choppy repetitive lines containing a distorted form confirming a unfocused approach to drawing. All is not lost. Practicing a generalized approach will enhance confidence and creative license making you a better painter, sculptor, and yes even better at abstraction, after all drawing the figure is a developed approach and even abstraction is a type of approach. The key to figure drawing is breaking down what you see into a simple methodology and into a continual measuring process that builds on previous established measurements. Although there are many ways to simplify I will discuss three that should be good enough to get you going. I recommend first creating points on your paper to fully contain the whole figure, secondly choosing your first reference line to build on, and thirdly using shadow to build volume and character.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Various Types of Asian Art

Asian art is the product of influences from various civilizations and religions. The colorful patterns, delicate designs and extraordinary textures create a blend of unique and conventional styles that can hardly be found anywhere else. The reason behind its unparallel individuality lies in its attention to detail, which can only be achieved when art is handcrafted.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

What Are the Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Runners Knee?

Runner's knee is a common injury among runners and other athletes alike. Runner's knee is a general term that refers to the pain around the knee that runners feel during activity, but the medical term is patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is the most prevalent knee ailment among athletes and active adults. Signs and symptoms include a dull ache around or under the patella (kneecap) while running, walking, or kneeling for extended periods of time, or pain that worsens when going up or down stairs. Swelling, popping, or a grinding sensation are also common characteristics of Runner's Knee.