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My deepest thank you to all those people who spend their time making wonderful tutorials for anything Emoticon: Bow 

Here, some DA tutorials I am using:

:iconastrikos:'s tutorial about Sta.sh

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:iconclefairykid:'s guide to customize box background

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But I can figure it out. I figured how to crack stones, and dance leaves, and make waves in my bath. I unpicked a Doranen lock and I collapsed waterspouts in Westwailing Harbour. I did all of that. I can bloody do this.
But before he could defeat the pain, he had to accept it. That was the hardest part - letting the pain take him and shake him like a rat-dog wit a rat. Surrendering, he sank himself beneath the surface of raw magic...

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Sat Oct 18, 2014, 9:04 AM
There was an interesting article in The Guardian recently explains one of the reasons behind self-portraits is the desire for immortality. Besides, there is an interesting point comparing Rembrandt's honesty and today's staged naturality (and beauty?) in selfies.

It is no surprise, then, that from the early Renaissance onward, artists began to make a bid for immortality. The first commissioned biographies of artists started to appear. Artists began to sign their work for the first time. 
Rembrandt's lessons for the selfie era

For some more information on Remdrandt's self-portraits, you may be interested in this article too

Rembrandt's Self PortraitsCountless artists have used themselves as models.  This, a lot of times, comes out of necessity and convenience, but there are plenty of other reasons why an artist might model for themselves.
Rembrandt van Rijn is the first artist I think of when talking about self portraits.  (That could be because he's my favorite painter, but whatever ;) )  Some sources say he made 60 self-portraits, others claim he did over 90.  Whatever the number, it was a LOT.
The exact reason Rembrandt painted himself so often is unknown, but it has been speculated that perhaps, since he was struggling a lot of his life, he was the cheapest and most readily-available model; he often painted himself as someone else.  Or maybe he was doing self-portraits to express his feelings at the time; he sometimes painted himself with a serious look on his face.  Another theory is that self-portraits helped artists to be more well-known.  There was no Facebook back then, you know.  I



Personal identity has been a long discussed topic by philosophers and intellectuals. Personally, I find quite interesting the word mascara (/mask) comes from Latin word persona. This evolution of the word is linked to a philosophical theory according to which we are all wearing one (or various) masks. It is also connected to masks used by actors, which served to recognise their role in the play, so the role each individual plays in the "great theatre of the world" (Calderon de la Barca).

But since I am quite a layman in this myself, I won't take this thought any further, and better share this video on how to make not so immortal portraits


Now that Halloween and the Day of the Dead are approaching, there's a tutorial on how to make a skull pancake in this same Youtube channel
 Cooking :cooking: 


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