San Francisco artist Agelio Batle creates miniature graphite sculptures which can be used as functional drawing tools. Committed to making art from materials that are part of daily experience, the artist originated this work by casting his own hand in pencil lead, graphite. Agelio explains,"It's not the pencil that draws, it is your hand. Whether drawing lines or inscribing words, the act of making marks lures ideas into the physical world. Hands perceive and reveal things that our eyes and…

San Francisco artist Agelio Batle creates miniature graphite sculptures which can be used as functional drawing tools. Committed to making art from materials that are part of daily experience, the artist originated this work by casting his own hand in pencil lead, graphite. Agelio explains,"It's not the pencil that draws, it is your hand. Whether drawing lines or inscribing words, the act of making marks lures ideas into the physical world. Hands perceive and reveal things that our eyes and…

Birgit O’Connor’s Color-Mixing Chart. Make a color chart to teach yourself color theory and to help you solve problems while you're painting a picture. This is way too much fiddly stuff for me, I'll just mix and paint what looks right for my goals, but if this much planning is your thing, have at it! ►

Birgit O’Connor’s Color Mixing Chart

Birgit O’Connor’s Color-Mixing Chart. Make a color chart to teach yourself color theory and to help you solve problems while you're painting a picture. This is way too much fiddly stuff for me, I'll just mix and paint what looks right for my goals, but if this much planning is your thing, have at it! ►

Paper cut by Elsa Mora http://elsita.typepad.com/allaboutpapercutting/girls/

Paper cut by Elsa Mora http://elsita.typepad.com/allaboutpapercutting/girls/

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