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How To Get Gorgeous Calligraphy Tattoos?

Tattoos
Calligraphy tattoos are very famous nowadays, because of their sheer beauty and mystery. In fact, many celebrities favor this style, such as David Beckham, who has eight symbols of calligraphy on his back.Calligraphy tattoos are simply defined as permanent ink made with visual writing art. The design is usually drawn with the use of a broad tip writing instrument.Whether it is Chinese calligraphy, or Japanese kanji, there are several ways for you to get the gorgeous calligraphy ink that you have always wanted. Here are some tips on how you can get enticing calligraphy tattoo that embodies your personality, ideals and philosophies.Personally Search the Internet If you want a cheap way to get gorgeous calligraphy tattoos, then the best thing you can do is search the Internet for Chinese or J...

Ordinary Times (Poetic Prose)

Poetry
Ordinary Times (poetic Prose)(In three parts: "Ordinary Times")PreludeWhenever I've traveled - since the age of nineteen years old - I've stepped down into the so called under - world,with more of a mind of an explorer,yet at times I've got caught in this motley world, in which has made me thankful of my youth, and strength,to escape it, lest I become buried in it...It has of course, humbled me in spirit to have witnessed and lived this passage of life -Having a distorted life indeed, has made me, thankful.In Seattle per near starving to death,nearly robbed, and rain drenched, yet finding work because of my youth and strength -In San Francisco, I eaten at the Mission House, slept on porches.In St. Paul,I slept in my car three months, once, and thereafter in my youth, a day here and day the...

Photographic Image Licensing Explained in 2 Minutes Flat!

Photography
So you are hiring a photographer to do some work for you and he/she mentions licensing. What is licensing, why do I have to deal with it and wouldn't it be easier if we just forgot the whole thing and you just give me the pictures?Well, the short answer is that there are countless way to use and abuse a photograph that you might never imagine in a 100 years, but U.S. Copyright law is there to protect the artwork's creator when things get complicated.Okay, so how do things get complicated?Let's imagine you made a lovely painting of your dog. You show your painting at the state fair and it sells for the princely sum of $20. You hear a couple of years later that the painting is hanging over the mantel at the new owner's house, they love it and enjoy it everyday.Now, what if you heard that the...

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Animation

Animation
There are three mistakes that amateur animators do, and if you spot them in videos from YouTube, then you know the animator is a beginner, so don't be so hard on them. But be warned, people who make mistakes don't know they are doing them, and nobody is telling them, so, how would you know if you are doing things correctly?Only Action with no Anticipation or AftermathTaking the example of the amateurish animators posting videos on YouTube, have you noticed the problem has to do with the unnatural movement of the characters? That happens because there is no anticipation or aftermathFor example, a martial artist throwing a punch while training. You can think of three key poses: clenched fists in guard position, then the "punching arm" extended, then back to the original position. That's what...

Forget The Camera

Performing Arts
Good actors know how to put all their attention on an object outside of themselves and block out any and all distractions. In doing so they are able to work spontaneously on a moment to moment, impulse to impulse basis. They are able to "play" with an absence of self-consciousness. They know that their actions are reactions to how they are being affected by the other person. To achieve this "privacy" in a "public" situation they have to learn how to open up. Availability, susceptibility, vulnerability are necessary elements of the best acting. intellectual, pre-determined responses suggests that the actor is not "listening" to the other person, which leads to flat or over-the-top responses.A story about the late Stanley Kubrick comes to mind. Kubrick a NY native, was born in the Bronx. As ...

A Step by Step Guide to Embroidery Digitizing

Visual Graphic Arts
Digitizing Your DesignsSimply put, embroidery digitization is the process of digitizing your designs (or those given to you by clients) into an embroidery machine ready format. This digital image can be loaded on to an automatic embroidery machine, which then produces the embroidered images on the final fabric. However, if you think it is a simple click of the button process (like scanning a photograph), you are very much mistaken. Digitization of designs for embroidery involves a series of steps, which are summarized below.Step 1- Making the Image Embroidery ReadyThe very first step in the digitization process is to determine if the image needs to be edited so that it appears exactly as it should when embroidered. This is where the expertise of professional embroidery digitizers comes in....

Tattoo Removal – The Main Reasons Why People Want Tattoos Removed

Tattoos
Thinking about tattoo removal? Trying to decide if you are the right candidate for the procedure? Luckily you are not alone! In fact, many Americans are experiencing the same mixed emotions and looking for options to remove their ink. Everyone has a reason but the overwhelming amount of people do regret their choice. People want to move forward with their lives.You and 45 million other people in the US are getting tattoos removed this year. Find out why and just how many people there are just like you, choosing to move forward with their lives and removing tattoos. In 2013 an estimated 1.65 Billion dollars were spent on tattoos in the US with an estimated 45 million people who have had at least one tattoo. While many of those people love their ink, 1 out of every 7people who get a new tatt...

Family Guy and the Parent Television Council

Animation
On February 8, 2015, Family Guy released an episode entitled "Quagmire's Mom." In the episode, the sex-addicted reoccurring character, Glen Quagmire, is arrested for having sex with a high school girl. After claiming that his mom is the reason that he grew up to be a sexual deviant, Quagmire is still sentenced to twenty years in prison. However, his mom then enters the episode and finds a way to get her son acquitted of his charges. While I am a huge fan of Family Guy, I personally thought this episode was mediocre. However, I apparently loved this episode compared to the Parent Television Council.The Parent Television Council is probably more active in attacking Family Guy than any other major organization. Family Guy has made their yearly list of "worst prime-time shows for family viewin...

Need Or Love: The Driving Force In Art

Performing Arts
The journey for the artist is by no means an easy one. In the majority of cases time, energy, tenacity, hard work, and talent are not necessarily a recipe for success. All too often achieving even a modicum of success is elusive, and yet many artists persist in spite of the overwhelming odds.So what is it in the artist's nature that allows them to persevere, knowing they will have to endure a seemingly endless stream of criticism and rejection? How do they maintain a positive outlook in a world inundated with nay sayers, cynics, abusive personalities, and the like? Clearly there is no simplistic explanation as we are dealing with the human condition.When I have asked people over the years why they want to act, the most common response I get is, "Because I love it." That is certainly a legi...

Paprika Anime Analysis

Animation
Paprika is an amazingly complex and entertaining anime. It takes us into a different world and shows us incredible events mainly from the perspective of Doctor Atsuko Chiba and Detective Toshimi Konakawa. Chiba leads a research team in the development of a device to be used for psychotherapy called the DC Mini. She starts using it to treat Konakawa, but somebody steals the DC Mini and throws the world into chaos as dreams and reality begin to merge. Paprika is a representation of contemporary Japanese society as it deals with issues of becoming an increasingly technological society.Paprika shows the dangers and benefits of technology. The idea that technology can have good and bad components is common to many other anime in science fiction, apocalyptic, and mecha genres. J. P. Telotte term...