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10 Errors To Avoid When Composing Thumbnails


Ron Lemen

Of all the stages in making art, the most confusing and least clarified is the thumbnail stage.  I am working with a few students currently who are having a difficult time recognizing that simple is important, and that the thumbnail is clarifying problems that later will later be encountered in the finish.  Working them out in a simple template is so important to free the mind for the finishing performance in the end. Some feel…

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Muses vs. Pirates


Kristine Poole

February 20, 2020 - Go get ‘em Tiger !!! “I want to let you know that _______ on Instagram is ripping you off making human animals.” So began an email we received. As one should, we checked out the noted Instagram account and found that yes, indeed, this artist was making animal-headed humans. The sculptures were well done, and clearly their own inspiration. We responded to the initial email expressing our gratitude for their concern and for alerting us to a potential copyist, but also noted that people have been creating animal-headed humans for thousands of years and that we are far from the first (or last) artists in this era to do so. Their response? “Oh darn. She’s ripping me off too and I hoped you’d go after her.” Hmmmm. Inspiration and influence vs. copying and pirating -…

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