How to draw a Precis Sketch from a photograph

How to draw a Precis Sketch from a photograph

Today I’m going to draw a precis sketch. First I need a photograph. I have a photograph of Lake Taupo that are took from a lookout from the slopes of Mount Pihanga. Notice the oblique view of the photograph. I…

History of the U.S. Flag, in Paper

History of the U.S. Flag, in Paper

The first flag of the United States was adopted in 1777 out of the colors red, white, and blue. The new country had just declared its independence from Britain, and was made of 13 new states that used to be…

The History of Paper Money – Barebones Economy – Extra History – #3

The History of Paper Money – Barebones Economy – Extra History – #3

In the last episode, we got to the ad hoc, unofficial beginnings of paper money. This week, we’ll look at some of the rogues’ gallery that really created the intellectual argument for adopting paper money in some more official way.…

The History of Paper Money – Not Just Noodles – Extra History – #2

The History of Paper Money – Not Just Noodles – Extra History – #2

While there’s little truth to the idea that Marco Polo brought pasta to Italy from the east, there’s another marvel that the book about his travels popularized. It was an idea, a radical one, which is perhaps best summarized by…

Refraction of Light – Why does a pencil look bent in water? | #aumsum

Refraction of Light – Why does a pencil look bent in water? | #aumsum

Topic: Refraction of Light. Why does a pencil look bent in water? Wow. That was a very cool magic trick. Now check this out. Hey. Stop crying. Your magic wand is not bent or broken. Look. It is safe. But…

Pattern Drafting for Beginners – Easy Basic Bodice Block • Elewa

Pattern Drafting for Beginners – Easy Basic Bodice Block • Elewa

hi guys in this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to draft an easy basic bodice block as this is a tutorial for beginners I have made sure that you will need as little body measurements as possible before we…

The History of Paper Money – Origins of Exchange – Extra History – #1

The History of Paper Money – Origins of Exchange – Extra History – #1

How did humanity come to accept rectangular pieces of pulped trees as something to spend eight to ten hours a day working for? It’s a pretty insane story. This change from hard currency like gold or silver is a really…

The History of Paper Money – The Gold Standard – Extra History – #6

The History of Paper Money – The Gold Standard – Extra History – #6

In this series, we rarely get far into the 20th Century because it’s hard to have historical perspective on events that are that close to our own time. But today, we’re gonna have to roar in to the latter half…