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JUDGING MODERN ART
If you like it, it's probably good.
Mack Fraga, Alameda, California
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Current Rating: 4.8 out of 10 based on 40 reviews
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VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Only 25 percent of people are good at coming up with visual images.
Dr. Barbara Brown, author
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Current Rating: 5.4 out of 10 based on 37 reviews
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JUDGING ARTWORK
An artist's self portrait is usually his best portrait.
Olga K. Pitkin, Northampton, Massachusetts
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Current Rating: 4.1 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
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HANGING PICTURES
Hang pictures no more than ten inches above your furniture.
Penny Russell, artist, Dilltown, Pennsylvania
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Current Rating: 4 out of 10 based on 47 reviews
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INKING A RUBBER STAMP
The finer the detail on a rubber stamp, the less ink it takes and the easier it is to get a good impression.
Alan T. Whittemore, YMCA Physical Director, South Deerfield, Massachusetts
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Current Rating: 5.8 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
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ALEX'S RULES OF PORTRAITURE
Your portraits won't look so gimpy if you check to be sure the eyes are on a line half-way between the top of the head and the chin, the inside corners of the eyes are one eye-width apart, the nose is almost halfway between the eyes and chin, the nose is as wide as the distance between the eyes, the corners of the mouth fall directly below the pupils of the eyes, the top of the ears are on eye level, and the bottom of the ears come between the bottom of the nose and the mouth.
Alex Stewart, Atlanta, Georgia
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Current Rating: 5.9 out of 10 based on 30 reviews
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SELLING A PAINTING
Paintings in galleries sell for twice the price they sell for at art Rolex Submariner réplique.
Richard Merkin, painter
(LR) Legacy Rule of Thumb from previously published collections
Current Rating: 5.6 out of 10 based on 29 reviews
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SILK-SCREEN PRINTING
Some serigraphs or silk-screen prints are smudged or damaged during production. You can plan on losing 10 percent of an edition each time you add a color.
David Finn, printmaker, New York City
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Current Rating: 5.3 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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CALLIGRAPHY
The most pleasing height for lower-case italic letters is five times the width of the penpoint, or nib.
Ashley Miller, calligrapher
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Current Rating: 5.2 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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ILLUSTRATION TIP
To check an illustration for "errors" in a computer illustration program use the reflect tool. For example: I frequently draw "big hair' on the right side of a subject, flipping the drawing exposes this nicely! (If you're drawing on paper, flip it around and hold it up to the light.)
Susan Haug, Product Developer, Henderson, MN, USA
(2) Contributions from this contributor since (2008-01-08)
Current Rating: 6.5 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
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SOME ILLUSTRATER'S RULE
Never draw what you can trace, never trace what you can cut out and paste down.
Hunt Johnsen, designer/builder-wavewitch.com, encinitas, CA, USA
(4) Contributions from this contributor since (2008-01-09)
Current Rating: 5 out of 10 based on 25 reviews
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