What's in a name? According to On the Go Tours, quite a lot. They've taken a look at the names of over 190 global cities and given their literal translations. The results are an interesting look at what inspires city names around the world. We've previously looked at the literal translations of country names and cities are equally fascinating.
Ink drawing is one of the oldest forms of art making, and it’s a tradition that keeps even the most...
Drawing is one of the most basic ways to exercise your creativity.
Whether you've just started painting or are a professional, chances are you've considered using oil paint. From Rembrandt to Monet, oil paint is the hallmark of the Old Masters, its slow drying time allowing artists to manipulate the medium over an extended period. In one form or another, oil paint has existed since ancient Greece, though it came into popular use during the Northern Renaissance.
Renowned for the rarity of its cartographic treasures, the David Rumsey Map Collection is a one-of-a-kind organization.
In the 15th century, wealthy and worldly individuals collected illuminated manuscripts, hand-written books embellished with exquisite illustrations and gilded decoration.
A post shared by Tiffanie Turner (@tiffanieturner) on Feb 14, 2018 at 7:35am PST Cut flowers are a beautiful way to brighten your home. But when you opt for the fresh-cut variety, you display them with the knowledge that, sadly, they’ll wilt. Paper flowers, however, are a clever workaround. By constructing these blooms out of paper, you’ll ensure that they’ll always be fresh—no watering required!
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Released earlier this month by iNaturalist—an online social network for nature enthusiasts—the new app, Seek, is part of an ongoing attempt...
Colored pencils aren’t just for kids—they are powerful tools of creativity for people of all ages. When used correctly, you can produce lifelike drawings done in brilliant hues. But how do you do that, exactly? Like all media, there are basic approaches you need to learn so you handle your tools accordingly. Colored pencil techniques range from basic to advanced—from simply pressing hard on the page to applying oil over your drawing.
Each country has its own fascinating history and in linguistics a country's name is often the first clue to their...
Do you remember coloring with markers as a kid?