Amazing Kids : Multi-Talented Meghna Unnikrishnan

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Filled with cuteness and good thoughts, her paintings speak its own language of awesomeness and a unique flavour of a kid’s hand behind every drawing. Meghna Unnikrishnan is a budding polymath from Chennai. This 10 year old girl excels in Drawing, Painting, Singing, Writing Poems & Short Stories and of course fond of playing games as well. Behold, she can dance Bharathanatiyam also.

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She credits her parents for all her achievement and for being supportive of her in all possible ways. In fact their encouragement is the key to all her talents, she says. She has participated in various competitions of kids and won the recognitions.

We asked about the moment, when she had realized such painting skills in her? “I realized that I can draw well when my LKG teacher, Latha ma’m, told me to draw The National Flag. I drew it and coloured it perfectly and my teacher told my parents that I can draw nicely.” she answered. That Teacher’s little encouragement for a simple flag drawing has done the magic.

Now, Meghna loves to do abstract paintings of God Krishna, nature paintings, birds and animal paintings, still life paintings and much more. You can find a spectrum of genres of paintings on her blog. She has a list of ambitions to become an artist(To create Good paintings), a Bharatanatyam dancer(to dance Bharatanatyam nicely), an architect… And said “Need to decide which one to pursue :)”

What about studies? “Yes, of course I love to study. I get the general proficiency award every year.And I get the special achievement award for drawing every year from my school (The Schram Academy, Chennai). I won a laptop in a national spelling bee contest last year for being the topper.” says Meghna.

Her suggestion for other aspiring kids is “If you think that you can draw well, then go ahead, draw, draw and draw… Browse the internet for artists’ paintings and learn from their techniques. Practice will make you perfect.”

chandramouleeswar-koil-program-2013-8“Things that I miss now are beautiful original scenery, traditional art forms, clean and neat rivers, smoke-free roads and many more things which are damaged by humans. All these things are very rare now which could have made brought out good works by young children and also experienced artists.” she expressed her concern about the environmental issues we face.

She shared her gratitude to her family members, school, teachers, art teacher Mr. Rajendran of Dessin Academy, friends and all other people for encouraging her.

What we have shared here are a few of her works. You can find a lot on her blog www.meghnaunni.com

There is a lesson for all of us, the early we find the talents of kids and the early we encourage them, they will do wonders in the future. Every Teacher and Parents hold the responsibility equally in this aspect. There are many kids out there as talented and as unique as Meghna. Only thing is they need a recognition and a lot of encouragement. The rest is assured, their thirst will take them to reach greater heights.

We Propel Steps, wish Meghna all the best for her ambitions and love to see her excel in her efforts always.

Know : Triangle, Square, Pentagon… How long it goes?

Triangle Δ (3), Square (4), Pentagon (5), Hexagon (6), Heptagon(7), Octagon(8)… How long it can go?

A Megagon is a shape with 1,000,000 equal sides.  Even if drawn at the size of the Earth, a regular megagon would be very difficult to distinguish from a circle.

regular polygon is a polygon that is equiangular (all angles are equal in measure) and equilateral (all sides have the same length). 

How many you know before? How to draw a perfect polygon with 10 sides? Know more here… (To see how to draw them? Scroll down the table)

Number of sides Name of polygon Picture
n Regular n-gon
3 Equilateral Triangle  Triangle.Equilateral.svg
4 Square  Regular polygon 4 annotated.svg
5 Regular Pentagon  Regular polygon 5 annotated.svg
6 Regular Hexagon  Regular polygon 6 annotated.svg
7 Regular Heptagon  Regular polygon 7 annotated.svg
8 Regular Octagon  Regular polygon 8 annotated.svg
9 Regular Nonagon  Regular polygon 9 annotated.svg
10 Regular Decagon Regular polygon 10 annotated.svg 
11 Regular Hendecagon  Regular polygon 11 annotated.svg
12 Regular Dodecagon  Regular polygon 12 annotated.svg
13 Regular Tridecagon  Regular polygon 13 annotated.svg
14 Regular Tetradecagon Regular polygon 14 annotated.svg 
15 Regular Pentadecagon  Regular polygon 15 annotated.svg
16 Regular Hexadecagon  Regular polygon 16 annotated.svg
17 Regular Heptadecagon Regular polygon 17 annotated.svg 
18 Regular Octadecagon  Regular polygon 18 annotated.svg
19 Regular Enneadecagon Regular polygon 19 annotated.svg 
20 Regular Icosagon  Regular polygon 20 annotated.svg
100 Regular Hectagon Internal Angle 176.40°External Angle 3.60°
1000 Regular Chiliagon  Chiliagon.pngA whole regular chiliagon is not visually discernible from a circle. The lower section is a portion of a regular chiliagon, 200 times as large as the smaller one, with the vertices highlighted.Internal Angle = 179.64°
10000 Regular Myriagon  Internal Angle = 179.96°
1,000,000 Regular Megagon  Circle - black simple.svgEven if drawn at the size of the Earth, a regular megagon would be very difficult to distinguish from a circle.Internal Angle = 179.99964°

Geometric Construction of Regular Polygons

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Equilateral triangle


 

File:Straight Square Inscribed in a Circle 240px.gif

Square


 

File:Regular Pentagon Inscribed in a Circle 240px.gif

Pentagon


 

Hexagon


 

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Heptagon


 

File:Regular Octagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Octagon


 

Approximated Nonagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Nonagon


 

Construction of a regular decagon

Decagon


 

Costruzione approssimata dell'endecagono regolare

Hendecagon


 

Regular Dodecagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Dodecagon


 

File:Approximated Tridecagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Tridecagon


 

Approximated Tetradecagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Tetradecagon


 

Regular Pentadecagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Pentadecagon


 

Regular Hexadecagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Hexadecagon


 

Regular Heptadecagon Using Carlyle Circle.gif

Heptadecagon


 

Octadecagon


 

Enneadecagon


 

Regular Icosagon Inscribed in a Circle.gif

Icosagon


Courtesy : Wikipedia ( All copyrights of the above images and animations belongs to the respective owners as mentioned in Wikipedia, shared here for educational purposes only)

Amazing Arts and Artists : ‘Hand-cut Paper Art’ by ‘Joe Lurato’

“A puddle can become a lake, a small crack in a cement wall can become a magnificent climb, a planter box can become a place for a child to play, and a shadow might be a tangible space for a few seconds a day”.

–  Joe Iurato

New Jersey based artist, Joe Iurato creates art using hand-cut paper and spray paint to make small wood cutout figures and placed in public spaces.

What's the Rush

I use layers of hand cut paper and spray paint to create texture and form – a modern adaptation of an old-fashioned printing process. My art is nothing more than the exploration and documentation of personal experiences. The pieces form an abstract of my life. They are the questions I have, the conclusions drawn, the love, disgust, joy and sadness contained. Essentially, I paint what I knowor what I’m trying to understand. However big or small, the works are often created in public spaces and left to interact with the environment and community. Like life itself, the nature of public art is one of transience. Each piece mirrors the unpredictability of existence and hopes to establish an intimate connection with the viewer in the here-and-now. 

Courtesy: http://www.joeiurato.com/

Disclaimer : All the artworks belongs to the original artist / concerned person, we do not own anything. Just shared here for inspiring and educational purposes only

Amazing Arts & Artists : Dance Motion Art by Heather Hansen

 
Heather Hansen, a contemporary performance artist and dancer in New Orleans, has come up with an elegant and creative way to capture her dancing motions on paper – she gets up-close and personal with a big piece of paper and some charcoal. 
 
For the performance aspect of her work, Hansen invites observers to watch her dance on a huge piece of paper. As she dances and prostates herself on the piece of paper, she marks it with charcoal, gradually building a beautiful diagram of her seemingly ritual dance. She has also created a video called “Emptied Gestures” that features studio recordings of her graceful and dramatic work for those that cannot see it live. 
 
Hansen says of her work; Emptying Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process” 

    

 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hansen is a very prolific artist. In addition to numerous gallery performances and exhibitions of her dance drawings, she also spent all of 2013 creating an artistic sketch a day and plans to do so 2014 as well. By the way – forcing yourself to create one piece of artwork a day is a great way for people to stay creatively occupied and motivated!

Read more: http://propelsteps.boards.net/thread/41/captures-dancing-motion-on-paper?page=1&scrollTo=49#ixzz2rb2I3rbJ