Painting

Painting

“Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.” Vincent Van Gogh

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Drawing

Drawing

“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory - where it stays - it's transmitted by your hands.” Martin Gayford,

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Sculpting

Sculpting

“You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject.” Henri Matisse

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Digital Art

Digital Art

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Photography

Photography

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” Ansel Adams

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Community

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Three Unique Ways to Use Chalk Pastels

Pastels

Chalk pastels are like a grown-up version of sidewalk chalk and they can be used to create beautiful works of art. These pastels can be used like pencils to sketch drawings or like paint to apply large areas of color. What makes these materials unique, however, is the fact that they can be blended in a similar way to paint …

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Blending Tips and Tricks for Oil Paint

Blending Tips and Tricks for Oil Paint

When it comes to painting, there are many different mediums to choose from but oil paint is by far one of the most popular. Not only are oil paints very durable once dried, but they can be used to create some striking color combinations. Oil paints dry more slowly than watercolors or acrylics as well, which leaves you with more …

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Beginner Tips for Amateur Photographers

Beginner Tips for Amateur Photographers

Photography is a wonderful hobby but it is not the right choice for everyone. For some people, using a digital camera and composing attractive photographs comes naturally while other people have to work at it a bit more. Regardless your level of natural talent, every amateur photographer starts from the same place. Below you will find a collection of tips …

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Paint Additives to Make Your Next Painting Truly Unique

Paint Additives to Make Your Next Painting Truly Unique

When it comes to creating a truly exceptional piece of artwork, you should not be limited by your materials. Choosing the right medium is very important because it will affect your final product. If you choose to use acrylic paint, you have the option to use a variety of paint additives that will make your next painting completely unique. Popular …

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Step-by-Step Guide for Stretching Perfect Canvas Every Time

Step-by-Step Guide for Stretching Perfect Canvas Every Time

Whether you are a serious artist or you simply pursue art as a hobby, learning how to properly stretch a canvas is an important skill. If you learn how to stretch your own canvas you will no longer be limited by the sizes or dimensions readily available online and in art supply stores – you will be able to create …

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Pricing: How to Set Pricing for Your Artwork

Pricing: How to Set Pricing for Your Artwork

If you hope to make a living as an artist, or even if you are just doing it to earn a little extra money on the side, one of your biggest challenges is learning how to price your art appropriately. If you price your artwork too low, you could be selling yourself short and your buyers may not value your …

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