Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Mary D’Amico explains how to draw flowers with chalk pastel and how to add finishing touches to your chalk drawing
Tags:adding finishing touches to your chalk drawing,how to draw flowers in pastel chalk,mary d’amico,monkeysee,pastel chalk techniques
Grab video code:
Mary: Hi, my name is Mary Demigo, I’m a private art instructor and I’m here working today with one of my students, Summer. And we are working on a chalk pastel drawing focusing on a still life of flowers. And we are pretty much in the end of our drawing. And so after we have done, have finished all of the flowers, we are going to use a workable fixative. And we wanna make sure that we use this outside, outside with an adult, we never want to spray this by ourselves. And we wanna stand far away from the drawing. So we wanna make sure that we have the drawing laying down in the ground, and as we, we take the cap off, and as we spray, making sure that we are a few feet away from the drawing so that we don’t breathe in the fixative. An option for you as well is to use a different color paper for your drawing and so you can get any of this paper from any craft store. Usually comes in big sheets of paper, and so, I chose to do my finishing drawing on pink paper. It brought out some of the colors that were in the other flowers. And so once I’ve done my drawing, again I’m going to spray this and you wanna give it sometime to dry, about 24 hours to dry completely. And what the fixative will do is make sure that your drawing does not rub off onto the frame, the glass of the frame. And so, it also helps preserve the drawing. And so, any kind of frame that you would like to get, depending on the size of your drawing, and what I have is a silver, just a silver plain frame. And once we take everything off the back, we can place our drawing face down inside of the frame. Okay, so we’re gonna lay our drawing down, face down, and we put our piece of Styrofoam that usually comes with the frame, and then our cardboard on top and then the backing of the frame. Then we just slide it in, so then we have our drawing inside of our frame. And you can hand this however you’d like, usually on the back, you can hang on the wall or you can have it sitting on the desk if you like. Right, another option for you is you can also make your own frame. You can get just a very simple wooden frame and we can, you can use any kinds of craft paints, glue, glitter, ribbon. You can use stencils. Just for a simple frame, wooden frame, you can paint the whole frame if you like, and usually they have a little stand, a little piece of wood that helps it stand and we can, you can display it vertical or horizontal, which ever you like. And this is good for, if you have a smaller drawing that you can place inside, and just so it’s a little more personable that you have made both pieces of your drawing, you made your drawing, and your frame. So with this, you can also use any kind of various papers, craft papers that you could find. I hope you enjoyed today’s art lesson with learning how to use chalk pastels with still life of flowers. And oh darn, sorry. Let me do it again. Should I hold this up too, like this. Male: But I’d, since I’m cutting it I’d set it down. Mary: Down, okay. Male: You pick it up. Mary: Okay. Male: And you can start. Mary: Okay. Male: Can you put it. Mary: Yeah, you’re right. Oh, that’s the end of our art lesson. I hope you enjoyed learning how to use chalk pastel techniques today and learning about light and shadow in a still life, especially in the still life of flowers. And again this is our finish product of our chalk pastel techniques. Happy drawing.