Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
How to Stay Motivated as an Artist
Staying motivated as an artist is essential if you want to have a long and interesting art career. There is no set mantra, what works for one person may not necessarily work for another, and, moreover, what you find motivating at one given time may not inspire you at another. There may also be various dampening issues and circumstances quite beyond our control. That said, let us look at some of the basic ways that can help us stay refreshed…. Read more
How to Hire an Illustrator
Illustrators are creative consultants who specialize in visual problem-solving. Publications and businesses hire illustrators to create specific images to attract attention, to impart information, to balance written content, and to entertain. Think of the number of times you've noticed, better understood, liked, or purchased an item because you found it visually appealing. Do you see? Illustration is really an excellent way of getting your point across, and you may want to consider it for your business…. Read more
Tips for Effective Online Content Writing
'Content is King' has become a big online cliché, but it is true, very true. The main reason people will visit and continue to visit your website is because you have content that interests them or is useful to them in some manner. Unless the visitors have your exact web address, their usual way of finding you is through the auspices of a web search engine, and it is the quality of the content and keywords - search engine optimization (SEO) - you use on your site that will give you a high or low level of visibility in the search listings. Since a higher ranking is desirable, excellent content is necessary, and, as the online world has its own etiquette, the writing also has to be presented in a certain way to be effective…. Read more
Monday, April 16, 2012
I met this Himalayan Black Bear at the Darjeeling zoo. He was seated at the edge of his enclosure looking at the tourists in a very bored manner. I think he was tired of people coming to stare at him, and of being there in the first place, enclosed, with nothing interesting to do. At least it wasn’t as bad – which is not saying much - as at the monkey enclosure – they had to put up with some really stupid humans jumping up and down outside the chain-link.
The more I consider it, the more I don’t like the idea of zoos.
Yes, I’ve heard the explanations about habitat loss and species preservation, but I just can’t bear (yes, pun) the idea of perpetual imprisonment.
See more animal illustrations at the Maysun In C website.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Some interesting links I came across this week -
1. Chrysiridia rhipheus - The Madagascan sunset moth
3. Miniature Art - Persian, Mughal, and Indian Miniature Paintings in the Minassian Collection
4. John Buxton – some terrific paintings on topics from American history.
5. Ancient sounds - Scientists reconstruct cricket sound from dinosaur age.
6. Meat Eater? - Carnivores Make Low Estimates of Animal Minds.
7. The writings of Robert Green Ingersoll.