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Can Creativity Protect Against Alzheimer's?

Can Creativity Protect Against Alzheimer's? | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
A new study is underway examining the power of art to stave off dementia.
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Artistic endeavors of all kinds seem to provide a cognitive benefit. 

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The hand drawn line offers an elegance and power that a digital drawing does not.
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Architectural Line Drawings by T-Soup Design Studio

Architectural Line Drawings by T-Soup Design Studio | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
What a great line drawing of a residential home. This is from the T-Soup design studio.  The design features are illustrated using a contrast of the dark windows and roof line against the light val...
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Draw an Idea When You're Stuck Creatively

Draw an Idea When You're Stuck Creatively | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Everybody hits creative roadblocks throughout the day. Over on LinkedIn, IDEO CEO Tim Brown suggests you start just drawing ideas out to see what happens.
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Why doodling is a habit you don’t need to break

Why doodling is a habit you don’t need to break | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
At a 2012 United Nations Security Council meeting, Hilary Clinton hunched over her prepared speech, head in hand, writing intently. But she wasn’t taking notes on Syria or buffing up…
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“Be All You Can Be. Read”: Peter Max’s 1969 Psychedelic Poster for National Library Week

“Be All You Can Be. Read”: Peter Max’s 1969 Psychedelic Poster for National Library Week | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
In 1969, Peter Max was creating psychedelic illustrations that captured the countercultural spirit of the 1960s. Bright, trippy, and thought-provoking, Max's artwork fused together 'eastern yogi philosophy, astronomy, comic books, studies in color, and music.' And it certainly found an audience.
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Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings

Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Creative agencies like Scriberia and Innovation Arts are offering 'scribing' services to companies who want an illustrated record of their meetings...
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Original Watercolors for The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Original Watercolors for The Little Prince | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
"The Little Prince will shine upon children with a sidewise gleam. It will strike them in some place that is not the mind and glow there unt
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The Notecards on Which Vladimir Nabokov Wrote Lolita: A Look Inside the Author’s Creative Process

The Notecards on Which Vladimir Nabokov Wrote Lolita: A Look Inside the Author’s Creative Process | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
If you picked up The Original of Laura, Vladimir Nabokov's final novel, you'll have seen his distinctive index card-based writing method in action.
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Sketches of People Doing All The Things That People Do

Sketches of People Doing All The Things That People Do | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Sketches of people going about their daily activities, shopping, walking, hiking and just sitting with a smile.
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The Gorgeous Art of Norah Borges, Jorge Luis Borges’s Younger Sister

The Gorgeous Art of Norah Borges, Jorge Luis Borges’s Younger Sister | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Soulful drawings by a little-known pioneer of modern art.

Few people know that literary titan Jorge Luis Borges had a sister, and even fe
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Maze Took Seven Years to Draw

Maze Took Seven Years to Draw | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
A maze that took seven years to draw has been published by the artists daughter. The creation is around 33 x 23 inches big and is drawn on A2 sized paper. The maze was reportedly drawn 30 years ago...
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Discover Soviet-Era Illustrations Of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1976)

Discover Soviet-Era Illustrations Of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1976) | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Until I read J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings, my favorite book growing up was, by far, The Hobbit. Growing up in Russia, however, meant that instead of Tolkien's English version, my parents read me a Russian translation.
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Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic

Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
"You have to listen carefully. The unconscious mind is crafty."

While Freud may have engineered his own myth and many of his theories may
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Elements of Gesture - Making Comics (dotCom)

Elements of Gesture - Making Comics (dotCom) | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
In my opinion, there are three phases to drawing the figure: gesture, construction, and rendering. None of these phases is independent from the others. Gesture captures the essence of the figure’s pose — it records the kinetic energy of a moment in time. If anything can be said to breathe life into a drawing, it’s... Read more »
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The Postcards That Picasso Illustrated and Sent to Jean Cocteau, Apollinaire & Gertrude Stein

The Postcards That Picasso Illustrated and Sent to Jean Cocteau, Apollinaire & Gertrude Stein | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Pablo Picasso’s coterie of friends and collaborators was vast and glamorous. Following his move to France, Picasso befriended the flamboyant Russian ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev, whose Ballets Russes sets he went on to design, and whose prima ballerina Picasso went on to marry.
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Paul McCartney’s Conceptual Drawings For the Abbey Road Cover and Magical Mystery Tour Film

Paul McCartney’s Conceptual Drawings For the Abbey Road Cover and Magical Mystery Tour Film | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
The website of Abbey Road studios has an EarthCam trained on the intersection of Abbey Road and Grove End Road, right outside its stately Georgian Townhouse.
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The Skinny on One Point Perspective Drawing | PortPrep Blog

The Skinny on One Point Perspective Drawing | PortPrep Blog | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
This tutorial post features videos from other Youtube users on how to draw one point perspective the right way along with Karen's comments on each.
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The Art of Franz Kafka: Drawings from 1907-1917

The Art of Franz Kafka: Drawings from 1907-1917 | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
UK-born, Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan has posted a brief video piece about Franz Kafka’s drawings. Kafka, of course, wrote a body of work, mostly never published during his lifetime, that captured the absurdity and the loneliness of the newly emerging modern world:
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Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 4 February 2014

Things To Do In London Today: Tuesday 4 February 2014 | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Underground exhibition, early cinema, lots of music and literature.
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William Blake’s Breathtaking Drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy, Over Which He Labored Until His Dying Day

William Blake’s Breathtaking Drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy, Over Which He Labored Until His Dying Day | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
The sinister and sublime, in transcendent watercolors.

It is not uncommon for great artists to bring literary classics to pictorial life,
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Is it still important to be able to draw and sketch as a designer? | Voxpop | Design Week

Is it still important to be able to draw and sketch as a designer? | Voxpop | Design Week | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
Is it still important to be able to draw and sketch as a designer, when there are so many computer tools as alternatives?
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Book Review: Doodling with Jim Henson « Muppet Fans Who Grew Up – ToughPigs

Book Review: Doodling with Jim Henson « Muppet Fans Who Grew Up – ToughPigs | Drawing Matters | Scoop.it
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