Creative Resource Links (04.27.17)



Check out these creative resources from around the web this week:


Legal Basics For The Diy World: Artists, Authors, Creators And Musicians (Music Think Tank)



What’s the Best Surface for Acrylic Paint? (Craftsy)


What to Know When Learning How to Paint with Acrylics (Artists Network)


Painting the Landscape: 11 Questions Answered by Johannes Vloothuis (Artists Network)


Break Your Inhibitions and Learn How to Paint: A Proven Method (Artists Network)


What to Include in a Catalog of Your Art (Art Biz Blog)


Art on Silk (Arts Business Institute)


How to Create a Kaleidoscope and Make Unique Abstract Images (Digital Photography School)


How to Shoot and Stitch a Panorama Photo (Digital Photography School)


Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera (Digital Photography School)


7 Tips for Urban Landscape Photography (Digital Photography School)


Essential Equipment for Long Exposure Photography (Digital Photography School)


Checklist – 7 Prompts to Help you Pause and Take Better Photos (Digital Photography School)


Everything You Need to Know About Tripods (Digital Photography School)


ISO Invariance: The End of the Exposure Triangle? (Digital Photography School)


Post-Processing: The Final Phase of Studio Product Photography (Digital Photography School)



Stamping the Moon’s Craters onto a Leather Notebook Cover (Make)


How to Cast Your Own Vinyl Records (Make)


Reverse Engineering a Ravioli Rolling Pin (Make)


PCB Board Design: Why You Should Care About Fiducial Marks (Make)


Do You Know All the Parts of a Jacket? (Craftsy)


Can You Spot a Primitive Quilt? (Craftsy)


How to Crochet a Rug That’ll Refresh Any Room (Craftsy)


7 Tips for Confidently Knitting From a Chart (Craftsy)


Better Binding Tips: Make Your Own or Buy Pre-Made? (Craftsy)


Free Pattern Friday: Creativity Takes Flight (Craftsy)


Easiest Colorwork Ever: Learn to Knit the Lice Stitch! (Craftsy)


12 FREE Coin Purse Sewing Patterns to Stash All Your Stuff (Craftsy)



The 6 Best (Affordable!) London Neighbourhoods for Actors (Backstage)


Why Voice and Body Work Are the Keys to Booking More Roles (Backstage)


5 Ways to Dig Deeper for TV + Film Auditions (Backstage)


What Does a Casting Director Mean by ‘Throw it Away’? (Backstage)


3 Simple Body Language Tricks That Will Make a Big Impression at Auditions (Backstage)


5 Things to Do After Booking Your First Gig (Backstage)


The 1 Quality That Can Make or Break Your Career (Backstage)


Are You Ever Too Old to Start Acting? (Backstage)


How to Make Your Own Demo Reels (Backstage)


What Directors Really Mean When They Say ‘Less is More’ (Backstage)


Notes From the Field: Why Actors Need to Be Their Own Creative Advocates (Backstage)


What It’s Really Like to Be a Child Star on Broadway (Backstage)


How Parents Can Help Their Child Actors Prep for Auditions (Backstage)


5 Ways to Help Your Child Actor Stay Confident (Backstage)



Seven Steps Musicians Take In The Wrong Order – Why Many Music Careers Fail (Music Think Tank)


The Top Five Reasons Having An EPK Is Important (Music Think Tank)



Metadata Schemetadata? Here’s Why You Should Care (Music Think Tank)


How to Make Money From Adsense & Other Advertising on Your Music Blog (Music Industry How To)



Prologue, Introduction, Preface, or Foreword: Which Is Right for You? (The Write Practice)


The Secret to Reading Poetry? First Dates (The Write Practice)


The Main Event: Main Characters Vs. Protagonists (Fiction University)


Rule The Roost—What Writing Rules Do You Always Get Wrong? (Fiction University)


The Benefits of Reading Your Work Out Loud (Fiction University)


⇒ 7 Tactics for Creative Writers to Generate New Story Ideas by Gloria Kopp (Romance University)


⇒ Top Five Character Pitfalls and Ways to Avoid Them by Robin Gianna (Romance University)


The 9 Conversion Habits of the World’s Most Successful Bloggers (ProBlogger)




(image via Gerd Altmann)

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