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Art and Article!

Bookshelf Cat is the demo drawing from my third HubPages article: How to Create Five Minute Art, which was fun to do and expanded my understanding of the upload process. Instead of putting the whole article in a text capsule, I made three separate text capsules for the beginning, middle and end of the article with a separate illustration for each. It takes stopping to post again more frequently, but the article's total wordcoust is a happy 2,760 and I can credit myself for it twice on Summer Fun Run, because I also edited it before posting. That includes the little tinted sidebar article on photo references and copyright.

If you sign up as my Fan on HubPages, what that means is like friending someone at Etsy. But it also does something else -- it gives you an email whenever I post a new article. So if you enjoy these, become my fan. If you write any HubPages articles, let me know and I will fan you too. The term is cute but the connection's great, and I am having so much of a good time getting the setup going on this. It's like when I first started on eHow, let's see if these articles get as popular as the eHow ones! They are a little longer and sometimes structured differently. If you read both groups of my articles, I'd like to know what you think of the formats too -- I could with a little work create a Hub that has a layout somewhat like eHow with less text and more small pictures.

Today is a good day. With both an article and an ACEO posted already, I think I may get a lot done today! I hope so anyway.
Explore-Oil-Pastels-With-Robert-Sloan.com Articles at eHow.com, ETSY shop, My Bonanzle Booth, deviantART gallery, SFFmuse and look for art by robertsloan2art on eBay. Listed on Art Blogs 4 U
Proud member of the Oil Pastel Society
Interesting art blog: Patrick's Art Blog focused on realism!
New Topical Blog: www.robs-art-supply-reviews.blogspot.com for all the cool art stuff that isn't oil pastels!


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Jun. 22nd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the new icon. I'm so terrible at drawing metal.
Jun. 22nd, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
I used to be terrible at drawing metal. This colored pencil painting, done from a stunning good photo reference in insane detail with much layering, is the best looking Metal Thing that I've ever drawn or painted. If it doesn't sell on this listing, I am not relisting it. It migrates forward into my Keepers. I had to be fair to give the buyers one shot at it to put it in the contest, but if it sells I will have to do myself one on the same reference.

Maybe I should make that my next How To article, Drawing Metal. It's so popular and it's so cool when it comes out right. I used to stare at things like metal-effects lettering on motorcycle shops, people's drawings of motorcycles and trucks, anything where an illustrator managed a metallic effect, and then try to get it myself. But this one really worked!
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