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Henna and Palmistry, Hand in Hand

Much like henna body art, ancient palmistry was a practice common to many different cultures and countries such as India, Tibet, China, Persia, Samaria, Israel, and Babylonia. One theory suggests palmistry’s roots are in Hindu astrology, and from India the art of palmistry spread to those other lands, also progressing …

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Interview with artist Alan Washburn

CN: First could you introduce yourself to our readers? Alan: My name is Alan Washburn. I am a freelance graphic designer and digital artist working in Reno, Nevada, though I serve clients from all around the country. I don’t have any formal education experience in the form of art school …

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The Mayhem of Metal Photographer: Jeremy Saffer

His photographs have graced the covers of Outburn, Inferno, and Xpressions.  And his Corpse Paint project blends gorgeous nudes, featuring each model’s own designs.  Jeremy Saffer’s website is filled with intense imagery, from the rock majesty of Alice Cooper to the haunting DVD cover for “Plague Town”.  Despite frequent travels …

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Developing a Daily Art Ritual

By talking to various dancers and artists around the world, I often hear the same item mentioned when it comes to continually improving at their craft.  That is the task of daily practice.  Whether you aspire to become a professional artist, or you simply enjoy creating as a hobby (or …

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Monster Splatters with Billy Tackett

Billy Tackett (Florence, Kentucky) has been creating pop culture mayhem and hellish images for over 25 years.  He’s best known for his zombie art, but this prolific artist has created a varied volume of work, including hundreds of pieces for book/album covers, illustrations, and more.  He and his wife renovated …

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