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How to bind a book
I learned to bind my own book from hard experience. I had to self-publish my first book at a time when no publisher would make a deal with me yet. I hatched a deal with Amazon.com, the online book retailer, but they would not produce my books-I had to make all the copies myself and deliver them to their office. The deal was I get half of the price of every book sold, which was a not a pretty good deal, but, nonetheless a deal that a startup publisher like me would grab.

The next day I hopped to the nearest mall to have my book copies bound by a professional binder. When I realized, however, that the binding cost alone per copy would eat up half of my profits already, I backed out. I had no choice-I really had to bind my own book.

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Block-In

Drawing and Sketching InformationThe Block-In in figure drawing acts as an organizational blue print or tool for the artist. The Block-In organizes the drawing and gives the form guidelines for the artist.

So what is the Block-In method and the benefits of learning this technique? In simple terms, the Block-In is a simplified 2D drawing of the 3D person or subject you are drawing. The block in is designed in observation to the model. This will help your drawing become more realistic and help your drawing come alive! It will help you begin to see the model correctly and help you avoid mistakes that may occur without the use of the block in. By practicing the block-in, you’ll be able to master the human form with more of a likeness and having it come alive in your drawings.

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Landscape Painting Tips For Oil Painters
There is something quite magical about painting outdoors. I feel comfortably secluded with nature having an almost spiritual connection when I paint a landscape. Landscape painting is a passion of mine. I would like to share some tips and techniques that I have become accustomed to using over the years.
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The Art of Collage

Collage, from the French word “coller” (to stick), is a technique that incorporates fragments of paper and collected or found objects into artistic compositions. The National Gallery of Art credits Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso with legitimizing collage as fine art. Today any material fixed to a surface may be termed collage.

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Encaustic Art
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which resins and colored pigments are added. This results in a paste like meduim which is applied to a surface such as prepared wood or canvas.
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Using Color to Express Your Creativity
Colors have an amazing impact on our lives. From the red of our stop signs and traffic lights, to the ever important green of a dollar bill, color is integrated into every facet of our daily adventures. No where is this more clear, than in our art and in our artistic creativity.
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How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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