New video that details my process of learning to draw ANY new thing! If you enjoy it, it would help me so much if you'd leave a like or a comment over on the YouTube page! I've been working on this for a long time as it's something that I get asked about a lot. I really hope its useful to you, share it with any aspiring artists you know!
Artisan Craft Week
Hey there! I'm Jessica of JSThreads, and I make whimsical polymer clay dragons. I've been sculpting for five years this month, so I feel pretty confident in the ability of my skill and the information I can impart on you. Today, I wanted to share with you the basics of polymer clay. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have insight into every step I go through when making a sculpture, and I'll pass on information I wish I would have had when I first started. At the end, I'll leave you with some of my favorite resources that I turn to when I need help too.
Polymer clay is a wonderful medium to work with because it has so ma
Many believe that criticism will help to do a better work. But there is one very important nuance: the work can be done better ALWAYS.
- At first, the schoolboy will come and say "faugh! What the crap...?"
- Then the sofa critic will come and say "legs of different lengths, neck is too short".
- Then the teacher will come to the rural art school and say "the thigh muscle of irregular shape".
- Then the teacher of the prestigious art university will come and say "in motion this muscle will perform one more tenth of a millimeter".
- Then the art historian will come and say "you are a good master, but your work lacks style / dynamics / work wit
To the dandelion,
In this part of the world,
the heart of July is frigid.
Frost renders the clay-earth firm as concrete
while gusts from the snowies
raze any hope of warmth.
Things do not thrive here,
yet this is where fate cast your seed
and you, unwillingly, grew your roots,
and became mangled
by what should have nurtured.
But spoiler alert:
survival is no pretty thing.
You are no spring tulip,
no summer orchid,
no autumn rose.
Though it shames you now,
the day will come
where you are proud
of having grown
out of a crack in pavement.
The children, as they always did, perched on the Stones for the Evening Telling. The Teller stood, face in white, Stick of Truths in his hands. When it was such, only the Teller could say stories and tell truths. All others were to stay silent unless called to respond. Even the Chief-In-The-Walls could not speak if he were in attendance, although tonight’s Telling was only for the children and Mums.
Behind the Teller, the Burning Mums tended the Telling Fire. It kept the Teller in silhouette, and the children’s faces sweaty with its heat, hotter than usual tonight. The girls especially scratched at the cloth over their mouths.
Every story starts with an idea. No matter whether you're writing your first piece of fan fiction or preparing to publish your 20th novel, that idea has the potential to become an amazing piece of literature. Whether or not it reaches that goal depends on a few elements. One of the most important is planning.
Whether you're a dedicated pantser or someone who knows every tiny detail before you even get started, you need to have an idea of where your story is headed. The best plans are the ones that allow you to write naturally without having to stop and wonder what happens next. To make that happen, you will need to utilize one of writing's o