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November 16th, 2020 Artists of the Week



Good evening, Beartarian Artists! This week we have a very unique gallery for you. Photography, Digital Illusion, Traditional Painting, 3D art, as well as Logo work are all included in this diverse gallery. Please check out the artist work as well as their links and show these talented Beartarians some support

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Below are November 2nd, 2020 Artists of the week!

Elmer Laahne

Elmer’s Insatgram  |  Elmer’s Facebook | Elmer’s Website

All «Bears» will get 50% discount on all artworkpurchases !

Born on the 3rd of February 1969, in Norway`s oldest city, the Viking town of Toensberg. I got seriously hooked on photography around the tender age of 13. At the time I constantly borrowed my father´s Canon A1 camera, as he was piloting people around the world. 10 years later I was the one flying all over the globe, not as a pilot….but with my cameras..My quest as a word wide traveling photographer has been to document the injustice towards people and cultures.

I have been a professional freelance tv camera man for 27 years. Travelling world wide, mostly in central and southern America, Africa and Asia. For Norwegian and international broadcast stations. I am named after my American god father, Elmer Merredith from the small town of West Liberty, in Iowa state. I have great love for America. 

My father, had many good friends in the US. So I visited the US allot in my younger years with him and my mother. Being a photographer, an artist, and with much media experience, maybe it was not so strange that I woke up hard a few years after the 911 events in America. My father was retired as a pilot at that time, and actually he woke up to the falsehood of 911 before me. 

We had great bonding and conversations with him about all things in this world. Sadly I lost him to cancer in 2007. After my awakening, my side project, photo art, took a different turn all together. I lost many friends talking about world events, every body in this movement of truth, have the same experience. To be frozen out, is both a blessing and a curse. I could never turn back to the “Disneyland” view of the world again. Pandoras box was opened. I started blogging in 2005. Both in Norwegian, and English. I met some new friends in the movement. But felt like an outsider in society, witch I never was when I was younger. Becoming a hermit of sorts..

My artworks are mostly landscapes. But in later years I have come to create more satirical works, trying to make social commentary, and sometimes bring humor into some of my works. Allot of works goes into creating my composite artworks, I always use organic elements into those works. Some works takes weeks or even longer to finish. I also have received quite a number of photo awards internationally for some of my works.

My wife and I moved to Thailand 3 years ago. We have a humble house on an island. My wife grows food, several places on the island. And in our own garden. We have been listening to Owen Benjamin for 5 years now. It has been so inspiring, and eye opening. Life changing for sure. My wife she goes under the name “NorwegianExpatBear”.


Ivan’s Insatgram  |  Ivan’s Youtube

Hi Bears… My name is Ivan, Croat living in Cologne – Germany, married and crushing.
I’m doing 3D animations, 3D modelling and graphics as a hobby, for now.

Discovering of flat earth changed my life, through FE I discovered Owen and idea of Beartaria, which I think is the solution to most of the problems of modern man. This is base of my 3D art, and this community is where I want to be.

Thank you, God bless.

Ula Trudnos

Ula’s Website

I love what you guys are doing and would like to become part of the community and contribute.

Molly Mattin

Molly’s Instagram | Molly’s Etsy

I’m a Central Ohio artist creating when I have the time. Loving life. Waking up. (Big thanks to my son and a shout out to BB). I dabble in illustration, sculpture, paint…whatever I can get my hands on. Thanks for the inspiration! You are a breath of fresh (unfiltered and unmasked) air. 

Thank you to all the artists who sent in their work!

Contine to send in your amazing art and continue to seek the Good, the Beautiful, and the True. Onward to Beartaria!

You can find out more about the Artists of the Week here.


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Drawing the Line



A written guide by Handdrawnbear

What is a line?

Lines don’t exist in nature, it is a two-dimensional construct of the mind in an attempt to understand and represent three-dimensionality.

One might be tempted to think of edges as lines, that is how we describe a cube after all, but there are plenty of objects such as a ball, which has no edges, that also must be described by lines.

Lines are statements about where one surface ends and the next surface begins from our point of view. A line is used to define the limit of our perception, when an object or surface goes beyond our view; like the horizon line, it means we can see this much and no further.

How do we use a line?

It’s more a question of where, rather than how. Lines can be used to describe any object, but first, determine your level of magnification. How lines are used will differ whether we’re drawing a forest, a single tree, one branch, or just one solitary leaf.

We are informing the viewer where the edges of our perceptions are for this particular drawing, which will be defined by the level of magnification of the subject.

Drawing a forest means defining the edges and boundaries of the forest, therefore we must not concern ourselves with defining the edges and boundaries of each leaf.

Likewise, drawing a chicken means we can’t be tempted to define each feather; drawing a bear precludes us from focusing on every hair. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Handdrawnbear’s approach to drawing.

I can only speak for myself here, but the approach I take with any drawing is to use the least amount of lines possible, and start with the most important lines. Just as brevity is to wit, economy of lines is to a drawing. No one likes a line-salad of a drawing.

Let me explain. Say we’re drawing a bear, if you could only use one line to describe that bear, what would that line look like? I usually choose the line of the spine from nose to heel, which describes the posture of the animal.

Next, if you could only describe the bear using two lines, which line would you add? I’d put in the head in this instance. And then from there we continue to build the drawing from most important to least important lines, also known as drawing from the general to the specific.

This approach not only helps organize the drawing process, but also ensures that if we’re drawing from life and the subject moves or wanders away, we have put down as much essential information on paper as possible.

These methods have served me well over the years, and I hope you find them helpful, too.


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How to Draw Faces – A Quick Introduction

A written guide and video by Handdrawnbear



A written guide and video by Handdrawnbear

There was a fat little Asian kid who sat alone at every lunch break, furiously scribbling on stacks of scrap paper salvaged from the classroom recycling bins.

This is how I spent my public school days, not a minute was wasted on “learning.” Now, I confidently say that I can draw anyone I lay eyes on. It’s not a boast, quite the contrary, drawing is the only way I can truly understand what anything actually looks like. My husband is often exasperated by how mechanically illiterate I am, I answer him honestly, “Dear, I’ve never drawn a car engine.”

Now you might say, but Handdrawnbear, I’m not as weirdly wired as you, how can I learn to drawn everyone?

Let me first clarify, we are speaking here only of observational drawing, which differs from technical or architectural drawing in function and form.

Drawing is a language, but not a hieroglyphic one. Hieroglyphs are preconceived symbols, clichés if you will. How would you like to read a novel written only in clichés and figures of speech? You wouldn’t like it at all. Even though symbols may be a shortcut to meaning, they are also extremely limiting; if you don’t have a glyph for something, then you can’t describe it.

Instead, when you draw from observation, look at it with the eyes of a blind man who’s just been given his sight. Throw out your preconceived notions of what anything should look like and really see what you’re trying to describe with your drawing.

When drawing someone’s face, really look at them and see what makes it unique from other faces. These three legends below could all be described as “a bearded man”, but they are actually so very different from each other.

Woodshopbear has a very striking countenance, his eyes are farther apart than the average man which gives him a very intense look.

Westsidebear’s soulful eyes are like gems if you can find them in his sheer amount of hair.

BigBear’s cheeks are like tall shields over which his sharp eyes pierce through and sees your browser history.

Everyone has an ideal average face in their mind, but it’s the departure from the average that individualizes each face. There is a danger in exaggerating features however, as you veer further away from reality you may venture into the monstrous. The way to avoid this is love and charity, it may sound funny but it will show through your drawing. I am unable to make someone I despise look good, and I’m probably not alone.

Of course, practice makes perfect, or as close to perfection as we can get this side of the eschaton. So draw everything, draw all the time. Draw from life whenever possible. Don’t be precious about your drawings. Craft comes before art, it’s hard before it’s easy. But whatever you do, never trace a photograph. Tracing is a useless exercise that gives instant gratification but no lasting benefit.

Drawing is observation and adoration combined. Because this realm is full of beauty, drawing is a reply in kind, a dialogue with creation.

Don’t seek accolades, you’ll only find emptiness; instead, give with your craft relentlessly to those you love, and you’ll find tribe and so much kindness and gladness in return. This is the beautiful truth I’ve encountered with the community of Bears.

And that little fat Asian girl? Well, she’s still drawing and learning to see. 

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Arts and Crafts

Beartaria Times Weekly Arts & Crafts Gallery 1/25/21




Greetings Beartarian Artists and crafters, We are starting this year of the blackjack with a powerful new gallery of creatives. The Beartaria Times App is crushing and the artists and crafters are displaying a unique set of creativity and skills. Take a look below at just a fraction of the amazing talent that is submitted through the Beartaria Times App.

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Handdrawn Bear

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Harmony Bear


Holy Quail Bear




Tina MountainGoat

Instagram | Etsy Store


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I’m continually amazed by the talent and skill that is community has to offer. I hope you continue to crush and seek the good the beautiful and the true. Onward to Beartaria!


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