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The best tutorials for drawing the human figure!!!! The first in a series of videos I hope you all find useful. I will be making one of this a week, followed by a tutorial made by me and a final video of a speedpaint made also by me! I hope you use it to learn how to draw and I hope you like it enough to suscribe and motivate me to do more of these!!!


models: Harleth Kuusik, Kasia Struss, Liya Kebede, Maartje Verhoef - photography: Vicki King - fashion editor / styling: Elodie David-Touboul - Self Service Magazine S/S 2017

scalesandexoskeletons  asked:

Hi! Do you have any resources on preserving/pinning insect specimens? I keep a lot of insects & I think it would be nice if I could display them once they go. Thank you x

Here’s some helpful links on how to pin insects! Texas A&M took down the comprehensive PDF I usually send people too :/.

I usually mooch supplies off the collection I work off or the entomology TAs. But when I do buy stuff, I usually order it from Bioquip. They offer a mounting kits for beginners for about 50$ which includes pins, forceps, spreading board, and a booklet on how to create and insect collection, and some other supplies. I have my el cheapo spreading board which is two meat trays stacked together with slits cut in the top one. If you are not interested in getting the kit, here’s the stuff you should probably procure. Generally I recommend getting insect pins (size 2 is good choice for medium sized insects), forceps (I prefer hard forceps, but soft forceps are best for spreading moth/butterflies), an pinning block (the one that looks like stairs), and if you don’t want to make your own spreading board – I like the versaboard and the adjustable economy spreading boards. As far as labels go, acid free card stock and micron pens work great (use a Joanns or Micheal’s coupon)! You can also print labels on your computer using excel or word. It’s more putsy but good if you have hard to read hand writing like I do. As far as display boxes go, bioquip has a lot of options and the woods are hand built. you want to make sure the display case you get is air tight to prevent dermestid beetles or book lice from getting in and chewing on your specimens.

Curating is a weird sphere. If the art world is already a strange, rare sphere, I feel like curating is even moreso. It’s this weird sphere of power within the sphere of power that already is the art world. It’s hard to penetrate.” 

Gaby Cepeda

Gaby Cepeda is an independent curator and art writer in Mexico City. Her Girls of the Internet Museum (@gim-museum)  is an expansive Tumblr gallery of women working in digital art. She spoke with The Creative Independent in front of a small audience in Parque España, Mexico City. Read more.

Bellos Jueves V - at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 2014 > Débora Delmar Corp., Arabica y Robusta, 2014 hanging out with Manet’s Nymph Surprised

Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.
—  Flannery O’Connor