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A quick trick for scanning textured surfaces


Wylie Beckert

One of the things I love about traditional media is its built-in texture. While digital artists have to go to elaborate lengths to achieve the grit, scratches, and subtle surface variations that mark a piece "finished," the traditional-media virtuoso can accomplish the same and better by spilling the occasional cup of coffee on their workspace, and storing their paintings in the same drawer they keep the pennies in. The downside, of course, is that not…

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Art and Ice Cream: The Ins and Outs of Art Contests


Kristine Poole

January 20, 2022 - Colin and I have been on juries for numerous art contests including Spectrum, Infected By Art and the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, The Walter S. Baird Prize for Art and Literature along with various local and regional events. In this video chat, we’ll give a behind the scenes look at different ways contests work, share some thoughts about presenting your entries in the best possible light, provide perspective on results and look at the benefits of entering competitions and share a few laughs along the way. Here's a sample of some of the topics we get into: 0:00 Star-Lord… Who?: Intro - we’re the Pooles 1:45 Behind the Scenes: How the judging process works in various contests 4:33 Friends in High Places: Dispelling some myths about who gets in 5:23 Kicking Your Own Butt: Does…

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