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How to Draw Taylor Swift - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

August 29, 2023

How to Draw Taylor Swift

Go ahead. Just try listening to "You Belong with Me" without singing along at the top of your lungs. It's simply not possible. Between her... beautiful voice, catchy lyrics, fun melodies, and captivating performances, there's little wonder why Taylor Swift has become such a global phenomenon.

I've been wanting to draw a portrait based on this...

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How to Paint Amy Lee - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

May 25, 2023

How to Paint Amy Lee

Her angelic voice and hauntingly beautiful lyrics penetrate the soul to a depth that few artists could ever match. Each song is a poetic... masterpiece telling a tale of love and loss, hope and defeat, pain and salvation. No matter how many times I listen to them, "Bring Me to Life," "My Immortal," "Imaginary," "My Last Breath," and "Lithium" continue to captivate and inspire me. There's little wonder why Amy Lee of...

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How to Paint Maggie and Milo in the Window - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

November 6, 2022

How to Paint Maggie and Milo in the Window

This is a very special piece for me because it is a portrait of two wonderful cats, Maggie and Milo, who have been a part of our... family since I was in college. They came into our lives as sibling kittens, only a few weeks old, after they had been abandoned on a farm by their mother.

Maggie has always been the highly energetic and...

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How to Paint Tyrannosaurus Skeleton - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

September 29, 2021

How to Paint Tyrannosaurus Skeleton

It's one of my favorite exhibits at one of my favorite museums: the fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the... Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Perhaps the most iconic dinosaur of all time, Tyrannosaurus rex was an apex predator of North America during the Cretaceous period. Using its...

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How to Paint Cottage on Holly Avenue - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

September 14, 2021

How to Paint Cottage on Holly Avenue

It's my grandparents' cottage along the Chesapeake Bay. And it's where I spent most of my summers as a child - piloting the fishing... boat across open waters, discovering bugs amongst the blackberries and tomatoes in the garden, and drawing dinosaurs at the picnic table on the screened-in porch. The memories are endless, and feel as vivid today as they did when I was ten years old. So it felt only...

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How to Paint Jurassic Park: T. rex Rescue Scene - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

August 28, 2019

How to Paint Jurassic Park: T. rex Rescue Scene

It's one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite films:

Having secured her predatory... dominance over the Velociraptors, the genetically-engineered Tyrannosaurus rex of Isla Nublar roars triumphantly inside the Jurassic Park Visitor Center as a banner reading "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" falls to...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Footer - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

August 2, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Footer

The beginning and the end of your web page are both important elements that serve to frame the main content in between. Most... web developers put a great deal of thought into to designing the header and banner that appear at the beginning of the page. But the end of the page, though equally important, is often overlooked...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Banner - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

July 12, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Banner

Vision is the strongest of our human senses. Though words may be the most effective tool to communicate information. It is... the expressive nature of images that holds the ultimate power to capture a person's attention.

And no element in web design combines words and images more successfully than a good banner...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 5 - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

June 8, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 5

This article, which is part 5 of a 5-part series of web development tutorials, will guide you through the process of creating a website... header. We'll use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to construct a header layout with an icon bar featuring site, search, and share menus that open and close as needed. In this example, we’ll examine a complete web page demonstration before taking a detailed look at the concepts and code that...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 4 - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

May 31, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 4

This article, which is part 4 of a 5-part series of web development tutorials, will guide you through the process of creating a website... header. We'll use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to construct a header layout with search and share bars that open and close as needed. In this example, we’ll examine a complete web page demonstration before taking a detailed look at the concepts and code that bring it to life...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 3 - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

May 4, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 3

This article, which is part 3 of a 5-part series of web development tutorials, will guide you through the process of creating a website... header. We'll use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to construct a header layout with two subnavigation menus that open and close as needed. In this example, we’ll examine a complete web page demonstration before taking a detailed look at the concepts and code that bring it to life...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 2 - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

April 20, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 2

This article, which is part 2 of a 5-part series of web development tutorials, will guide you through the process of creating a website... header. We'll use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to construct a header layout with two styles of navigation menu that open and close as needed - a modal navigation menu and an accordion navigation menu. With each example, we’ll examine a complete web page demonstration before taking a...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 1 - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

March 30, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Header - Part 1

Your header is one of the most valuable parts of your website. It occupies the single most important piece of real estate on every page... that you publish. It is the element that visitors encounter first. And it is the element that visitors interact with most.

That's a pretty strong incentive to make your header a good one...

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How to Create a Responsive Website Layout - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

March 12, 2019

How to Create a Responsive Website Layout

Excellent content is what draws visitors to your website. But excellent page layout is what ensures that your visitors are... able to find and engage with that content.

Let’s face it. We live in a high-speed world. You may have spent days poring over every word and every image that appears on your site. But visitors will...

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HTML Document Structure and CSS Naming Convention - Web Development Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

March 12, 2019

HTML Document Structure and CSS Naming Convention

In web development, as in all creative projects, it's important to stay organized. To that end, let's take a moment to discuss some... of the design standards that we'll use throughout this series of web development tutorials...

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