Makena McGinley

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Dad Colors Kid's Drawings While Away On Business

This is a series of colored pictures created by Redditor Tatsputin and his children. They draw pictures before he leaves on a business trip, and …

What Does It Mean to Do a Gestural Drawing?

Gesture drawing is a loose form of sketching that attempts to capture your subject's basic form and express movement. It is a favorite style for …

Best Android apps for freehand drawing or doodling

If you’re like most people (and I bet you are), you instantly turn to your smartphone or tablet when you’re (1) bored while waiting for the bus, (2) trying to look busy to avoid small talk, or (3) pretending to be looking for something on your phone to avoid an awkward situation.<p>Whipping out your …

Ask the Art Professor: What Is the Best Way to Practice My Drawing Skills?

<i>"What is the best way to practice my drawing skills in traditional media? I draw with colored pencils and I also paint with acrylic paints and I am sort of okay at it, but I really want to become better."</i><p>Drawing is a highly complex beast which involves so many different elements at the various …

How to Use Masking Tape in a Painting

Masking tape or paper decorating tape is very useful for blocking off sections of a composition rather than trying to paint around them. It's easy to …

Ruby: stop-motion face painting - video

A British artist has created a video artwork entitled Ruby, which uses stop-motion animation and face paint to portray the process of rebirth and the transfer of energy. Emma Allen, from London, transforms her face through the ageing process until she resembles a white skull. Flowers, stars and …

Biggest Wave Ever? Surfer Rides Gigantic Swell

Take a good, long look at the photo above this sentence. Let it sink in that the speck you see in the middle of the frame is an actual human being on …

Update: Santa Cruz Surfers Make it to Mavericks Invitational Finals

Two of the surfers in the final heat are from Santa Cruz but Grant "Twiggy" Baker of South Africa takes the win.<p><b>Update 3:08 p.m.:</b><p>Grant "Twiggy" Baker …

Aquatic Sports

How a Group of Surfers Give Back to Coastal Communities Around the World

Surf For Life started as a group of surfers that decided to do something about the harm that sometimes comes from an international surf/travel …

Aquatic Sports

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …