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» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind

» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind | Creativity | Scoop.it
“One kind of pressure is feeling an intense urge to create as a creative person. But other pressures can lead to stress and overwhelm.”
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How mindfulness meditation is infiltrating the corporate world | SharpBrains

How mindfulness meditation is infiltrating the corporate world | SharpBrains | Creativity | Scoop.it
“ I thought I’d read every­thing about mind­ful­ness, but this was news to me: Steve Jobs was a med­i­ta­tor. Back in 1981, long before mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion became a pop­u­lar sub­ject of sci­en­tific inquiry, Jobs, the cofounder and pub­lic face of Apple Com­put­ers, was already prac­tic­ing mind­ful­ness as a way to calm his mind, stay focused, and feel happier. Accord­ing to David Gelles, busi­ness reporter for the New York Times, Jobs is not some lone outlier—the num­ber of busi­ness lead­ers embrac­ing mind­ful­ness is at an all time high, and grow­ing. To write his new book, Mind­ful Work: How Med­i­ta­tion Is Chang­ing Busi­ness from the Inside Out, Gelles trav­eled the coun­try, talk­ing to large and small busi­nesses and cor­po­ra­tions, to uncover how mind­ful­ness meditation—far from being a fringe practice—is going mainstream.”
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How to Draw a Female Figure

How to Draw a Female Figure | Creativity | Scoop.it
“In this lesson, you draw the three-dimensional forms of a clothed, female figure, by first outlining with detailed lines, and then adding shading with crosshatching. Meet Claudette, an incredibly creative artist inboth visual and literary arts! She kindly agreed to model for the photo on which this drawing is based.”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, July 3, 2014 3:08 PM

This tutorial demonstrates some of the techniques and tools you can use to draw a three dimensional figure of a sitting woman. It explains how to sketch proportions, refine the sketch and add shading.

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10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried - Edudemic

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried - Edudemic | Creativity | Scoop.it
“A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom. There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post. We’ve mentioned most of these before – in a post from way back when – so I won’t …”
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The Watercolour Log: Failures, Experiments and Unfinished paintings

The Watercolour Log: Failures, Experiments and Unfinished paintings | Creativity | Scoop.it
“ I get many failures. The reject pile grows ever higher, so high that if I fell off the top I'd probably break a leg! It does comprise different categories. Older paintings that I was happy with at the time but have been replaced by ...”
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Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership | Fast Company

Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership | Fast Company | Creativity | Scoop.it
Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership http://zite.to/nhO0Hg via @zite...
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:43 PM

I recall being told by an administrator that the message Sir Ken was putting forward was that digital technologies were the way of the future. I watched videos and read books, but never came to that conclusion. It is part of the tool kit 21st Century learners will need, but not the only one.

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Creativity | Scoop.it
“ Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...”
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 4, 2014 11:57 PM

I stopped at the first one, because I daydream and got off on a cloud.

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How to Draw a Charcoal Portrait From Start to Finish – The Easy Way

How to Draw a Charcoal Portrait From Start to Finish – The Easy Way | Creativity | Scoop.it
“In this tutorial I’m going to show you the quickest and easiest way to create a nice, moody, black and white portrait with charcoal. Here are my tools of the trade”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:09 AM

This simple tutorial explains the various techniques and steps involved in drawing a charcoal portrait from start to finish. It's a great way to get started with using charcoal as a drawing medium.

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Sketch of a Youth

Sketch of a Youth | Creativity | Scoop.it
“Your goal in this project is to duplicate the drawing styles and techniques of Michelangelo.”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, June 10, 2014 12:03 AM

If you're interested in learning about some of the drawing techniques used by Michelangelo, this tutorial is a good place to start. It gives you the chance to learn about sketching proportions, outlining the head and shading with hatching lines using the drawing styles and techniques of Michelangelo.

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How to Create Smooth Shading in Drawings

How to Create Smooth Shading in Drawings | Creativity | Scoop.it

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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, June 16, 2014 9:31 PM

This tutorial explains the techniques you can use to create smooth shadings using graphite. It also tells you what pencil to use, the ways to apply graphite and how to add texture.

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The Developing Creativity Newsletter

The Developing Creativity Newsletter | Creativity | Scoop.it
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Maya AngelouFuel Your Creative Mind - The free newsletter delivers weekly excerpts of articles, plus quotes, books, products and more
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An Introduction To Watercolor Painting

An Introduction To Watercolor Painting | Creativity | Scoop.it
“ Although watercolor painting is many centuries old, its application as we know it today is fairly recent. This section gives you an introduction to water color painting techniques and relevant links.”
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View of an Adult Arm

View of an Adult Arm | Creativity | Scoop.it
“In this project you explore the basic shapes of a shoulder, arm, and hand, and then add graduated shading with hatching and crosshatching to illustrate their three dimensional forms.Skills incorporated into this lesson include: identifying accurate proportions, drawing with contour lines, and adding graduated values with hatching and crosshatching.”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:53 PM

This tutorial explores the various techniques you can use to draw the anatomy of the human arm. The first half of the tutorial shows you how to identify and sketch the exterior shapes and forms of a shoulder, arm and hand. The second half of the tutorial focuses on identifying where the highlights and light and dark values are located.

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5 Basic Colored Pencil Techniques That Are Essential to Drawing

5 Basic Colored Pencil Techniques That Are Essential to Drawing | Creativity | Scoop.it
"Need colored pencil instruction? Find out 5 important colored pencil techniques that form the basis for everything you will ever do with colored pencils!"
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, May 20, 2015 10:49 PM

Learn these 5 pencil drawing techniques and you'll be on your way o creating amazing drawings. The tutorial covers techniques such as stippling, hatching, cross-hatching, back & forth stroke and scumbling.

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Soulful Knitting: Gifts For The Soul, From The Soul - Barbara Hurd - bluecoffeeandbooks.com

Book Summary: Soulful Knitting: Gifts For The Soul, From The Soul - Barbara Hurd ISBN: 9781420834826 Share the book of your favorite author. See more http://www.bluecoffeeandbooks.com...
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Drawing a Profile Portrait

Drawing a Profile Portrait | Creativity | Scoop.it
“In this lesson you draw a profile portrait of a young woman, by using a simple grid to help you set up accurate facial proportions. Shading of the facial features, hair, background, and facial forms is rendered with hatching graduations.”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, June 25, 2014 7:54 PM

This lesson explains some of the techniques and steps you can take to draw better profile portraits. Among other useful tips, it explains how to sketch accurate facial proportions, outline stands of hair and shade with hatching lines.

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The National Gallery Makes 25,000 Images of Artwork Freely Available Online

The National Gallery Makes 25,000 Images of Artwork Freely Available Online | Creativity | Scoop.it
“ No surprise that in 'Masterworks for One and All,' an article about how museums have begun to offer free, high-quality downloadable images of works from their collections, the New York Times’ Nina Siegal brings up Walter Benjamin.”
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Frederik Truyen's curator insight, June 14, 2013 4:12 AM

A delight!

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 20, 2013 5:41 AM

This is such good news but why does the National portrait Gallery not follow suit? I hope they will !

Intriguing Networks's comment, July 20, 2013 5:43 AM
Great News should be a requirement for all collections surely funded by the public?
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Learn Watercolor - Videos

Learn Watercolor - Videos | Creativity | Scoop.it
My name is Rachel Parker and I love to be inspired and to inspire others. In my other life I'm a social worker, and love partnering with others to improve their lives.
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Why You Never Truly Finish a Book

Why You Never Truly Finish a Book | Creativity | Scoop.it
“ Thirty Girls author Susan Minot says great writing—like T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"—is a source of nourishment readers turn to again and again.”
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:20 PM

I agree. There are times in my writing that something stirs based on something read years ago and it reconnects, often in new and vital ways, with the current thinking. We should encourage children to read just to read so they can live those experiences.

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Drawing A Realistic Dog Nose

Drawing A Realistic Dog Nose | Creativity | Scoop.it
"In this tutorial we will be drawing a dog’s nose. A step by step tutorial that will show you how to add detail to give it much more realism."
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:47 PM

This tutorial describes the tools and techniques used to draw a realistic dog nose. You can use it to learn how to add detail to your drawings using simple techniques and add texture and lighting to portraits.


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Create a Face: Human Face Proportions and Portrait Drawing Video

Create a Face: Human Face Proportions and Portrait Drawing Video | Creativity | Scoop.it
“Learn about the structure of the human face and how to create a face on paper.”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, June 3, 2014 4:05 PM

This video tutorial will help you understand some of the advanced drawing skills needed to draw a realistic human face. The tutorial also covers negative spaces, contours and the proportions of different facial features.

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How to Draw a Wheaton Terrier

How to Draw a Wheaton Terrier | Creativity | Scoop.it
“A lovable Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier is the subject of this project, which features advanced drawing techniques for accurately rendering both long and short fur, realistic “puppy dog” eyes, and a shiny textured nose.”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, June 14, 2014 1:37 PM

This tutorial explains the process of drawing a wheaton terrier in full detail. You'll learn about setting up the format and grid, outlining the dog's portrait, crosshatching the background and adding texture to various body parts using a variety of shading techniques.

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Painting trees and leaves Watercolor Tutorial

Painting trees and leaves Watercolor Tutorial | Creativity | Scoop.it
"Learn how to paint a beautiful landscape with this free step by step watercolor painting demo."
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, June 20, 2014 11:54 PM

This tutorial explains the process of painting a tree landscape using watercolors. You'll learn how to use the medium to render light, blend colors and add details to the final composition.

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Even More Colorful, Awe-Inspiring 3D Sketchbook Illustrations by Hideyuki Nagai

Even More Colorful, Awe-Inspiring 3D Sketchbook Illustrations by Hideyuki Nagai | Creativity | Scoop.it
“ The artist who mastered the art of bringing 2D sketchbooks to life with his pencil has grown tired of black and white, adding much more color to his latest collection.”
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 9, 2014 2:20 AM

The artist who mastered the art of bringing 2D sketchbooks to life with his pencil has grown tired of black and white, adding much more color to his latest collection. Nagai Hideyuki is a talented, young Japanese artist who has serious anamorphic abilities. Now 23 years old, he continues to build an impressive profile and even shares some of his techniques on YouTube videos like the one below.


He also uploads videos of his drawings from different angles to prove that they aren’t actually 3 dimensional. It’s hard to believe sometimes!


Watch video and read more at  http://www.visualnews.com/2014/05/07/even-colorful-awe-inspiring-3d-sketchbook-illustrations-hideyuki-nagai/#dMy2OCD43QxBLSpA.99

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Eye Drawing Tutorial

Eye Drawing Tutorial | Creativity | Scoop.it
“In this project, you draw an eye, with a focus on correctly rendering the structures of the anatomical forms surrounding the orbital cavity.”
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Jerome Okutho's curator insight, May 14, 2014 8:02 PM

This drawing tutorial explains the process of drawing and adding detail to the human eye. It covers topics about structure of the eye, the proportions of the eye, light and middle values, as well as dark values and final edits.