Randy May Family in Hillsboro Oregon

January 3, 2015

Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

The Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is a traveling monthly collection of the best blog posts about notebooks, pens, pencils, paper products and anything else deemed relevant by the editors. The Carnival appears the first Tuesday of every month, starting August 4th, 2009. It will feature product reviews, photos of users’ collections, sketchbook art and doodles, and more!

Here are some links to past monthly events and suggested articles:

http://www.notebookstories.com/2009/07/27/announcing-the-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper/

http://officesupplygeek.com/osg-news-from-the-web/third-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper/

http://officesupplygeek.com/office-supply-fun/the-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper-february-2012/

http://okami-whatever.blogspot.com/2012/05/may-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper.html

http://officesupplygeek.com/office-supply-fun/carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper-for-december-2012/

http://www.notebookstories.com/carnival-of-pen-and-paper/

http://www.penaddict.com/blog/2013/2/5/the-february-2013-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper

http://officesupplygeek.com/osg-news-from-the-web/october-2013-carnival-pen-pencil-paper/

http://officesupplygeek.com/osg-news-from-the-web/welcome-to-the-september-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and-paper/

http://apenchantforpaper.blogspot.com/2014/01/january-2014-carnival-of-pen-pencil-and.html

http://blog.tigerpens.co.uk/

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October 31, 2014

Background Photo Sites

Filed under: Art,Photography,Photos,Travel — rmay4 @ 1:08 am
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I really like different back ground photos and always appreciate good sites that have them. Here are a couple i found that feature primarily buildings.

http://allimageswallpapers.blogspot.com/2012/09/old-building-wallpaper.html

http://moblog.net/view/148123/old-buildings

http://wallpaperswide.com/old_building-wallpapers.html

http://www.civilizationswallpapers.com/architecture-old-building-in-spain-desktop-wallpaper/

http://wallpaper-kid.com/log-cabin-mountain-scenery-wallpaper.htm

October 7, 2014

Learning to draw and sketch

Filed under: Art,Drawing,sketching — rmay4 @ 6:04 am
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I am taking a class to learn to draw and looking at other sources for additional info. Here are some of the sites I found. I am putting the links here partialy for myself so I can update and keep track of my sources.

http://drawsketch.about.com/od/learntodraw/ss/easy-drawing-lesson_2.htm

http://howtodraw.pencilportraitsbyloupemberton.co.uk/step-by-step-drawing-tutorial/pencil-drawing-techniques/

http://www.artistsnetwork.com/drawing-basics-for-the-beginning-artist

http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/i-want-to-draw-simple-exercises-for-complete-beginners–vector-20583

http://www.art-is-fun.com/drawing-lessons.html

http://www.my-how-to-draw.com/

http://www.drawspace.com/lessons/1/beginner

http://www.easydrawingtutorials.com/

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-awesome-pencil-sketch-of-any-photog/

http://www.onlypencil.com/blog/

https://www.google.com/search?q=pencil+sketch+tutorial&sa=X&biw=1280&bih=679&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=jYAzVPy2PM7ligLNq4Bg&ved=0CDMQsAQ

http://www.jdhillberry.com/how_to_draw_pg2.htm

http://thevirtualinstructor.com/pencil-drawing-tutorials.html

http://www.dueysdrawings.com/drawing_tutorials.html

http://www.toadhollowstudio.com/

http://www.fivepencilmethod.com/tutorials/

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/08/50-clever-tutorials-and-techniques-on-traditional-drawing/

http://www.portrait-artist.org/color/colored-pencil-tutorial.html

http://www.carlosaleman.com/free_photorealistic_pencil_drawing_tutorial.html

http://www.sibleyfineart.com/tipsndx.htm

http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/40-free-tutorials-on-advanced-drawing-techniques–vector-1392

http://www.melissaevans.com/tutorials/pencil-sketch-to-smooth-digital-shading

http://www.artyfactory.com/portraits/

http://www.drawing-pencil-sketches.com/free-drawing-lessons.html

January 27, 2009

Color oh Color, Where Art Thou

Filed under: Art — rmay4 @ 9:20 am
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Since I work with the onilne presence for my company and know nothing about it, I find myslef working with graphics and such as well.

I found these sites and they provide a lot of info about colors and which ones go together.

Some are web2.0 graphics as well.

http://www.stripegenerator.com/index.php?page=index#Zm9yZT1BQTAwRkYsNkIyRDhBLDJEODU4QSw3QThBMkQ7aD0zMDt3PTM0O3A9MTU7YmFjazE9ZmZmZmZmO2JhY2syPWZmMDAwMDtndD0wO2Q9MDtzaGFkb3c9MDs=

http://garmahis.com/reviews/color-matching-color-schemes-and-palette-design-with-6-online-tools/

http://www.colr.org/

http://aviary.com/tools/phoenix

http://www.nofunc.com/DHTML_Color_Sphere/

http://www.wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

http://www.colorhunter.com/

http://www.colorjack.com/ http://jrm.cc/color-palette-generator/index.php?image=rec%2Fgirl-with-umbrella.jpg&steps=3&method=precise

http://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/rating?time=30

http://colorexplorer.com/default.aspx

http://www.colourlovers.com/

http://www.colorcombos.com/

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