Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Blacksmith Progress Photos

Ricky Smith is one of my talented woodcarving students. He is currently working on a carving of a blacksmith. He provided some photos of his progress and I thought I'd share them with you all. I think these pictures show a nice progression through the rough out stage into starting the detail work. I'm eager to see it continue to develop and hopefully we will have more pictures of the blacksmith to share in the future.







Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Google Art Project

Some readers of this site may remember my post about ultra high resolution images of masterpieces from the Uffizi Gallery. Well, Google has taken this idea to the next level with their Google Art Project. The site lets you explore famous museums and zoom in on the details of many works. You can see close up the fantastic details in a painting like The Ambassadors. Following are a few videos that give you an idea of what you can see and do at Google Art Project. Have a look and let me know if you think this will be an aid to your art creation and appreciation.