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The Wisdom of the Lazy Teacher


Wylie Beckert

  Teaching a man to fish is overrated. A long time ago, I set out to build myself a portfolio website. I lacked even the most basic skills to accomplish the task, but luckily I was friends with a talented web designer, and he agreed to teach me to code. He never seemed to get around to it, though; after many long months of waiting, I ended up googling "how to build an html website."…

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Painting Practice, Phuket


Ron Lemen

January 23, 2021 - In short: Improve, train and practice. Each attempt, a step forward Positive Progress   511 - TL;DR Student Demo checklist: Time to spend on study:  Long enough to note objective goal(s) are accomplished - Student's Objective goal:  Mix colors to emulate late afternoon tropical outdoor lighting in Phuket Thailand Student's Secondary goal:  Abstracting the colors towards a calligraphic realism within specified regions of surface (focal center and foreground foliage) Steps 1 - 2:  Design grid, measured with Design Index (a gestalt of perspective, color theory, and composition tools) and drawn using the shape overlap design principle - (shape/terminator/cast) in order of discovery respectively (Images were not shot in time to preserve these steps) Focal point:  Off-center steel yard Design Matrix:  1/3rd rule - contrasting diagonals Color Key:  Full Contrast - Realistic Sunlight Late Afternoon 3-5PM…

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