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How is my Art and how can I improve? [closed]

I am a complete amateur with no formal training in Art. I am interested in the Art of Sketching. Since I have no teacher, trainer, or adviser, I do not know how my sketches. I am providing here a ...
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Long line of yarn forms between both knitting needles [closed]

When I use the garter pattern with a lot of stitches on my right needle, my left needle pulls back a line of yarn when I try to pull the stitch off the right one. Is this normal? I've been knitting ...
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What is this holographic material

I have some decorations that have standard fairy lights behind some plastic which creates a kind of holographic effect. There is a similar product here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JB979HD What ...
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How to remove spray paint smell from electronic device? [duplicate]

I recently painted an electronic device with spray paint. I want to remove the smell. I cannot soak/wet my electronic device. Using liquid type solution may short-circuit my electronic device. How ...
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Adhesive for small pebbles. [duplicate]

I'm going to build a small birdhouse and plan on having small pea sized gravel adhered to the outside walls. What is the best way to go for adhesive? Is there a good glue in a bottle that can ...
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Using construction gypsum instead of plaster of Paris for a substractive plaster sculpture [duplicate]

For a block-carved sculpture would it be a good idea to use construction gypsum instead of plaster of Paris if I want it to be stronger and more detailed?
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Are there any cheap tools available for printing custom vinyl stickers? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to print my own custom vinyl stickers at home and don't want to spend the money for an expensive printer exclusively for printing on vinyl. Are there other solutions for ...
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What's the best approach to drawing a colored picture [closed]

I'm not an avid artist, but when I draw, I usually just sketch in pencil because it's such a simple and forgiving drawing tool. I thought I'd try drawing a colored picture, but I'm a bit lost at how ...
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So what exactly is the difference between a carbon pencil and a graphite pencil? [duplicate]

What is the exact difference between a carbon pencil and a regular graphite pencil? I tried looking it up but nothing really told me.
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Modding lens cap on camera? [closed]

After i installed a filter adapter and a filter on my fuji x70 camera, the lens part is now longer so the lens cap no longer hold itself on the camera. Please refer to the picture, there is a lens ...
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How Do I Save This Shirt

This is the shirt I purchased when I was heavier: I was able to slim the sides. Unfortunately, fixing the shoulders was a train-wreck (now I've learned the hard way: I need to take-in the shoulders) ...
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Why aren't there mechanical pastel pencils?

I like mechanical graphite pencils (e.g. 0.5 mm), because they are sharp, they do not contain wood (are eco-friendly and do not generate any waste) and they do not require sharpening which can consume ...
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What is the difference between poly poplin fabric and cotton poplin fabric?

I am considering purchasing a custom pillow and the poly poplin is much cheaper than the cotton poplin. Since it's online I'm am wondering how noticeable the difference is. I am also wondering if ...
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Can you use Poster Paint for fantasy miniatures?

I recently came across an old version of HeroQuest whilst having a sort-out, and remembered back to when I used to paint these (as well as some other similar) miniatures. I also remember how much they ...
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Where can I find good crocheting patterns?

I'm pretty new to crocheting and am trying to find interesting patterns online. I'm especially interested in crocheting rugs. Sadly, I haven't had too much luck finding patterns for them. Can somebody ...
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How detailed could we make a sculpture of the earth the size of a soccer ball? [closed]

Say we had a couple of decades to make a sculpture, how detailed could we make a sculpture of the earth the size of a soccer ball? Is it technologically possible to create human sculptures in ...
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What should I look for when I look for sewing machine needles?

I am thinking of buying new needles for my Silvercrest SNM 33 B1 sewing machine, but I do not know whether sewing machine needle have a specific compatibility with specific a sewing machine ...
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How to get germs off of paper? [closed]

I made a little drawing which I accidentally dropped on a floor which must have been loaded with tons of bacteria. To make matters even worse, I had a hard time picking it up, so it must have been on ...
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What makes the Hobbit Holes look so cosy? [closed]

I hope I chose the right SE site for this question and it is not too general, but I'm having a hard time to approach this question and I did not find any better place to ask. I'm trying to identify ...
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Rolling the rope of a kite

The base question of the problem is here. Another related question here. Additional to the material of the rope, I also need to be able to deal with the said rope when lowering the kite, when the fun ...
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Making a platinum chain [closed]

Thinking about making a platinum chain for myself, just for fun. I plan to do a simple cable chain design, without soldering/welding from a round platinum wire. Can someone share steps/tools? Thanks.
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Does anybody know the name of the perspective most people paint in?

Most people paint at a perspective that is like a couple of degrees below the horizontal. Is there a word for this?
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Is there paint without texture? [closed]

Recently, I have been trying to paint over a painting I've painted before but don't like. Unfortunately, every time I paint over it, it leaves a weird texture or it sort of soaks into the canvas and ...
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How to salvage dry poster and acrylic paint?

I have bottles of paint thats been dried up, is there a way to make this usable again?
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A cork tree made of other materials?

My question is this:regarding this item could it possible to make it out of other solid materials? Theriatically it should be possible to do it with other materials, I just wanted to be sure.
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What are the pros and cons of wearing a robe vs a cloak (sleeves vs sleeveless)?

I'm thinking of buying or sewing a new hooded garment that I would wear both for everyday occasions as well as general cosplay uses. I'm familiar with wearing a robe (a full-length, hooded garment, ...
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What is the “elasticized leather” lacing shown in this photo?

I am trying to identify the lacing material on these sandals. The photo is of the original Luna Huarache sandal. They call it an "elasticized leather".
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Art books about Irezumi drawings? [closed]

As far as I know Irezumi are Japanese tattoos. I really like them but I'm not interested in the tattoo part but in the drawings. I would like to read and see some art book about this style of ...
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Can white gesso be diluted to make it translucent?

I cannot get a hold of clear gesso. It is not available for delivery from Amazon to my country and, given the pandemic, all art supply stores are still closed. However, I found several sites that can ...
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What are joined and unjoined fonts?

I'm recently learning font design and typography. I found that even a same font style can have two font versions: joined and unjoined. I'd tried to google it, but got no explanation. What's the ...
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Bouguereau painting [closed]

I stumbled upon this photo of Bourguereau: And I have two questions 1) I tried finding the finished painting but I didn't find it. I used this keywords: pregnant, virgin, saint. No clue of the ...
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Wish to paint dog in scenic background. What size should dog be? [closed]

Wish to paint the following dog on 11" by 14" paper Also wish to use the following background What size should dog be? Specifically I wish the cluster of houses are in the background, to the ...
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What are these balls of wool bound together with a rubber band? [closed]

I am trying to look up what these are, to no avail: Note: this was the closest thing I could find They are balls of wool, cut into small pieces, with a rubber band stuck in the middle holding it ...
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How to get a smooth and glossy professional finish on plastic?

Whenever I do a project with plastic I find that no matter how hard I try (light layers, long cure times) it's always obvious that it's a DIY paint job. How can I achieve a glossy finish like in this ...
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I want to paint a shelf in White , and a mask in it like image attatched. Should i use oil based or acrilic? [closed]

I want to paint a shelf in White , What should i use?
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What kind of methods can one use to bind two objects as one, without any adhesive [closed]

I'm thinking of methods, similar to how some products use a lid to snap onto an object so that it remains clipped to that particular object and snaps into place. However, I want no 3rd party material ...
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What can I use to repair a beach glass pendant?

My wife got a small painted white beach-glass (also known as sea glass) pendant while we were travelling out east (Canada) years ago. I got a good size chip on it somehow recently. The chip is about ...
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Best Pen for Maths? [closed]

I'm a maths undergrad and I am looking for a very smooth pen that's good for speed writing symbols and iterations (like a pencil?). Uniball Air Micro and Elite Vision both seem to have some good ...
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How do I get a perfect finish to hair clips painted with acrylic paint?

I painted on top of a hair clip using acrylic paints. It looks nice but not as nice as store bought hair clips. I'm looking for a glossy finish that would make it look nice and also protect from ...
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How to recreate drawstring effect on this dress on homemade nightie pattern

I have 2m of fabric, and I want to make a cotton nightie with it. I want to create drawstrng shoulders and also a front drawstring that ties losely. I managed to find an image similar to what I would ...
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Which glue should I use to strongly attach a label to glass? [duplicate]

I am making decorative glass bottles for home use and in that connection I need to attach labels to the glass bottles. The bottles are empty and will not come in contact with liquids at any point. ...
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Where to start to learn drawing online [closed]

I am almost new to drawing. I hadn't attempted to draw anything for over 20 years, then stumbled on a copy of "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain" and decided to try. I got better fairly quickly ...
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Which glue works for acrylic painted slate and mdf

I have used acrylic paint on broken used roofing slate and have tried to attach mdf cutouts with a hot glue gun and then pva glue but neither adheres. Is there a glue which would stick the slate and ...
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Tracking down speckled/marbled upholstery fabric [closed]

I'm working on a project that requires some upholstery work and I cant seem to track down the fabric I'd like. I'm looking for this pattern or something near it The style shown on the website isn't ...
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What material is this?

What material is this stuffed toy I finished today made from? I want to know in case I want to duplicate it later and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to find the pattern again. I’ve got 2 more patterns ...
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What classical painting depicts a trial or a slavery bidding, where a naked female is standing before a crowd? [closed]

By 'classical' I mean it looked not modern, so it had to be painted at least 100 years ago. I came across that painting in maybe an educational video, but can in no way remember what is was. The ...
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Hard foam pad replacement

I think this is an Arts and Craft question. I am looking to replace a hard foam pad on a sander. Manufacture wants over $20, but I know I can make one for a lot less. The pad would need to be 4 x 4 ...
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Who is the person in this artwork? [closed]

Who is the person in the picture? I'm thinking he might be famous but I can't be sure...
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Sewing a double-sided nylon garden flag [closed]

I am using nylon to make a garden flag and read that there should be a liner between the 2 layers so the design does not show through to the other side. Any suggestions for the fabric to use for this ...
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What color scheme does the Spongebob character use?

We have a homework regarding color schemes and I chose Spongebob as my subject. At first I was thinking that it uses a triadic scheme since it uses blue, red, and yellow, and brown is just a ...

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