Monday, August 27, 2012

How Help Develop Your Child Talent?


If you think your child has talent like singing or acting, it is important to start pushing to grow at an early age. Many children make a mark as an actor, singer, model and television star. This is because they are offered the opportunity to showcase their talents for the right person at the right time. This article tells you how talent network currently offers an innovative platform to help screen and develop your child's talents - all from the comfort of your home.

Talent Networks - A Dynamic Portal Management Child Talent

Talent agency to register with the well-known network management talent to find talent. This network has an online auditions and contests for all kinds of talent, including fresh talent. Once the agency identifies their impressive talents of children, they hire or recruit them to act, modeling the television movie event, or fashion shows, concerts or other entertainment events.

So the first step you should make your child become a member of a network of talent management system established by the state-of-the-art talent. This will offer your child a world of opportunity to get the right exposure. He can audition live and enter the exciting contest posted on the website. With the right operator, many services even come free of cost. You can upload your child's portfolio with pictures, audio and video recorders are available online at the site. Interesting electronic portfolio is a sure way to catch attention. Other things you can do by signing up with the right network is:

• Search for child talent auditions, performances, castings or contests by category, zip code or location
• Encourage your child to participate in a limited vocal talent auditions and contests
• Seek and find talent agencies and agents anywhere in the world
• Video conference with the agent on behalf of your child
• Get your child the opportunity to appear on television or featured in print media

The best part of helping your child to develop his / her talents to use a network of talent is that everything can be done from home. You can avoid the hassle of bringing your child to participate in an audition or contest held in places far away.

An Easy Way to Fame and Fortune

A platform that is well managed talent offering your child an easy path to fame and fortune. Impressed with the talent agents who will tell you your child online. You can view the ratings or the value assigned. In addition, the dynamic online talent management platform using the power of social networking. You can share your child's entry to friends and acquaintances and get them to give their vote to increase the small rank. Have five years or adolescents, surely talent network can help develop your child's talents.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tips for Painting Reflections


Everyone knows what reflections are, but what are they really? Reflections are images bouncing off an object and reaching your eyes indirectly such as by bouncing from a shiny surface, mirror, water, or some other reflective object. If properly rendered, they add an interesting dimension to many realistic paintings. As an artist wishing to give your painting an extra measure of depth, you will want to understand thoroughly the proper use of reflections.

To paint them, reflections take a combination of accuracy and looseness, precision, yet a certain freedom of artistic energy. However, if painted incorrectly, they can destroy your painting. In other words, it doesn't take an art critic to spot it when it's wrong. One thing important, however, when painting reflections into a picture you need to decide upon which you will place the most emphasis, the reflection or the object. If you paint them equally, the picture may seem divided.

There are many different types of reflections, For the sake of brevity, however, I will concentrate only on water, and give tips that will help you when painting reflections as it pertains to water in a landscape.

First, water is not a mirror as some artist portray in their paintings. Only if you look across water at a very slight angle will it ever come close to approaching the reflectivity of a mirror. Some of the sun's rays bounce off the water causing reflection and some travel into it causing refraction. Because some of the light touching water penetrates into it rather than reflecting off of it, the colors of the reflected object are changed. For example, the reflection of a light-colored object such as that of a white boat, or house, will appear darker and must be painted as such or the viewer will be confused. It will not look real.

Wavelets on the water also have an effect. They tend to confuse the image by breaking up the reflection. The vertical lines are usually preserved, but the horizontal lines are distorted. As a result, the reflections off water always emphasizes vertical lines over the horizontal lines.

Here are some TIPS to remember:

The angle of incidence and the angle of the reflection are always the same.

Reflections on a smooth surface (such as a still lake) will be sharp-edged and clear, while objects on a rough surface (rippled water) will be blurry and broken.

The reflection of an object appears the way you see it if your eyes were on the surface of the water where the reflection is located.

The color of a reflection is influenced by the color of the water. If the water is shallow and the bottom shows beneath, this will also effect the color of the reflection.

If an object tilts toward you, it will seem shorter than its reflection.

If an object tilts away from you, it will create a shorter reflection.

If an object tilts left, the reflection tilts left. Consequently, if it tilts right, then the reflection tilts right.

A light subject against a dark background reflecting off a slightly moving water will elongate. Ripples are like small mirrors all at different angles sending reflections in different directions.

Caustic reflections are the reflected light by means of reflecting off waves on water. For example, spots, arcs, or bands of light glimmering off the side of a boat reflected from light hitting the waves.

Specular reflections bounce off a shiny surface. For example, the face of a man fishing reflected in the contour of a chrome boat railing.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Art of Painting


Have you ever wondered what it takes? To create a work of art? Is the artistic genius, talent? Or can it be taught? Some people like to believe that it could, but let's be honest: the real work of art can only come from the artists themselves. Painting is just another form of art, but it takes talent to disappoint. From the moment an artist carefully take their brush to the last stroke of color ... that's what creates unique pieces ... that art is about: the creation. Anyone can copy a picture, try painting but the only artist who could do it. Only he can bring the mind and emotions together to form a whole. Whether it's decorative abstract art, landscape painting original or original flower paintings, these are just labels, but they were still painting and artwork. Artists are not made, they were born. The painting is part of their lives and their history is put on canvas ... they talk and share with the world. Each work of art should be appreciated for what it really is: a unique masterpiece.

And then we come to the second part of the process: selling art. For centuries, artists starve themselves to death before receiving a good enough price for their art. They looked up to their talent, but they almost did not survive from day to day. Portrait painting is a type recognized for their courage, the rest seem to just toss it aside. The beauty of the work of many artists' recognized only after their death: it is a sad fact, but true. With time, the art evolved. It started to create the shape, the imagination is freed. Art stopped being about the suitability and began expanding the boundaries of one's imagination. Modern artists like Picasso came, Matisse and Derain. They live like a true artist, but people who have recently discovered a new early as in the arts. Middle-class residents who want to provide for their families. A painter or artist from the humble beginnings of art are still not widely recognized that arise from day to day. Their talent is obvious, but it is still in its early stages it is formed. Create custom art to be like them, they are so engrossed in the creation process. It is all very difficult, of making art to sell to the shipment and to make a profit. It is as stressful as other jobs. At this day and age, art has become something that can be easily bought and made, a real artist talent a little but it still can be found.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The One Essential Key to Drawing Portraits


When I set out to learn how to draw portraits I took a very unusual approach. Instead of buying myself a sketchbook and a few pencils I bought and read, one-by-one, every good book I could find about how to draw portraits and I made endless notes, illustrated with endless sketches. I love being an artist but I tend to approach things from a scientific perspective. I wanted to know exactly what was happening in the mind of a portrait artist when they sat in front of someone and magically made them appear, with their personality intact, on a piece of paper.

More often than not even the artist making this magic happen isn't aware of how they're doing it. They started young, they've been doing it their whole lives and now it's second nature to them. I wanted to take the most polished artists and 'reverse-engineer' them to find out exactly how they were seeing their subject, how they were processing that information, and technically how they were transferring the information onto paper so that the very soul and presence of the model seemed to settle into and around the picture.

Most of what has been written on the subject is vague at best, the result of someone who doesn't know how they do it trying to explain how they do it, and much of the advice is endlessly repeated, but every now and then you come across a gem that increases your understanding and takes you a little closer to the high ground, from where you know you'll be able to see the whole picture. The more I read the more obvious it became that everyone had their own approach, as you would expect, but there was a common thread, a recipe was beginning to emerge that perfectly combined all these separate ingredients.

I learnt about all sorts of different methods for measuring proportions and various techniques for rendering graphite but the single most important thing I learnt is that the secret of a great portrait is in the Big Picture. That's the most succinct way I can think of expressing it but I'll explain what I mean.

There are two aspects to a portrait; likeness to the model, and composition. The Big Picture is the secret to both. Let's deal with likeness to the model. We're all familiar with the school photograph, or any photograph of a large group of people where each face is no more than a few millimetres across. Despite the fact each face is so small we generally have no trouble at all recognizing faces we know. The whole shadow around the eye maybe no bigger than the head of a pin, we can see no detail whatsoever, and yet we can be totally confident of who the photograph is of.

The print quality may even be such that each of the facial features is described by only two or three dots or pixels and yet we know exactly who we're looking at. Not only do we know who the picture is of but we can be pretty sure they were actually there when the picture was taken, we can sense their presence, we know it's not some coincidence of shadows that happens to look like them - they're there! This makes it extremely clear that to draw a perfect likeness of someone, even to convey their character, requires absolutely no detail at all. There is a beautiful and captivating drawing in Conte crayon by Georges Seurat of his mother. There is only black and shades of grey.