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no gods no masters

Women got the right to vote 100 years ago exactly. The 19th amendment was ratified on August 18th, 1920. That means that there are people alive today that are older than American democracy. Society told women that they would be taken care of, that their husbands would vote in their interest. They were told they […]

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I like this scene

Zilpah and Shekinah are almost my favorite characters, and they have this wonderful bond where even though they are sisters, Zilpah has become Shek’s mom. Here’s a scene from the upcoming sequel to the Brass Starling: Zilpah ran up the grand curving stair to her sister’s room. She eased the door open to see Shek […]

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This band is amazing!

https://tidal.com/browse/artist/9723392 I have been listening to this band called Death all week and they are incredible. You can listen to them on tidal using the link. The name of the band doesn’t really reflect the emotion of the music. The band was a family of musicians that started in the 70’s and they called the […]

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The Brass Starling

The year is 1910, and the Lostch family has fled the violence of a pogrom in Prague in search of a new life. They live in the Lower East Side tenements. Every member of the Lostch family works long hours for low wages—16-year-old Talia as a courier and her older sister Ayala as a seamstress […]

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Brushy Trees

Learn to make oak trees with brushes. Use the provided files to make hand drawn trees. Create an original forest. WARNING: use the drawings of branches and trunks etc. to create your forest, but don’t upload the example illustrator file back to blackboard. This should be original art, with a few of my drawn elements. […]

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Animated Love Letter

https://isaacpeterson.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/walkwithflowers.psd.zip Today we’ll make an animated love letter. Download the sample file and take a look at how it is structured in the layers and animation panels. Discuss how this was made. WARNING: do not upload any part of this artwork back to blackboard. The project is to make your own. Go to soc. meeds […]

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2/24 Surrealism

Picture Sentence Cut newsprint into long strips. First person writes a sentence like the beginning of the story and then passes it to the next person who has to illustrate that sentence. Paper is folded to conceal the sentence. Next person has to write what they think is happening in the picture and the next […]

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2/24 Reference Artists

Anya Osamu Tezuka, Kirchner, Takashi Murakami, Robbie Rodriguez Chris Tomer Hanuka, Bernie Wrightson, Alex Nunez, Goya, DeKooning Ashley Piranesi, Julie Mehretu, Wayne Theibaud, Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn Courtney Brunelleschi, Al Held, Escher Jessica H Klimt, Aubrey Beardsley, Nikki de St. Phalle, Fred Tomaselli Kayla Windsor McKay, Mucha, Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham, Craig Thompson MiKayla Cecily […]

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Drawing Art 131

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EXPLORE YOUR NATURAL STYLE Draw the best drawing ever. Use your natural approach and play to your strengths. Don’t hold any ideas in your head, just do what you naturally do. Let’s try to be really focused and not check cell phones at all— this is 45 minutes. Make sure to choose your spot in […]