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

Artist community for discussing drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, graphic design, sharing your work, and more.

Creating a Buzz on Instagram

Creating a Buzz on Instagram

Instagram is the perfect social media site for artists: it’s a platform devoted entirely to images. Creating a buzz about your art on IG is about networking – hooking up with the right audience and “tagging” your work with the right keywords so those interested can find it. Beyond that, Instagram is just like any other social media network, because …

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WordPress for Artists

WordPress for Artists

While many artists, designers, illustrators and photographers use WordPress as a blogging platform and showcase for their work, the vast majority still don’t. But why? Blogs provide an easy way to display and sell your art, discuss your creative processes, announce exhibits and build relationships with potential buyers, exhibitors and fellow artists. On WordPress, particularly, you can easily produce and …

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Photographing Your Art for Big Impact

Photographing Your Art for Big Impact

No matter what medium you work in, keeping a photographic record of your art is essential in this digital age. Whether you plan on using the photographs in promotional brochures, in your portfolio books, on social media sites or on your own website, high quality photographs that truly depict your art are only slightly less important than the work itself. …

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Using Color Wheels to Enhance Your Artwork

Using Color Wheels to Enhance Your Artwork

Artists are always seeking new ways to enhance their art, whether they work in oil pastel, watercolor or digital photography. A simple, tried and true method artists have used for centuries is the color wheel. This basic device helps artists form powerful color palettes with a little help from color theory to bring to life the scenes they’ve imagined. You …

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An Introduction to Artist Brushes

An Introduction to Artist Brushes

Brushes are like magic wands when in the hands of a painter. Whether you’re a watercolor artist or prefer oils, choosing the right brush can make all the difference when you need to create just the right effect. The art shop can be intimidating with so many different brushes to select from, but we’ve put together this basic introduction to …

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Tips for Better Photographic Composition

Tips for Better Photographic Composition

Novice photographers often struggle with the mechanics behind the art form, trying to catch that one elusive shot that transforms their work from the straightforward to the sublime. Although it’s great to know how to work your camera, there’s a lot more to photography than memorizing what situations call for ISO 100 versus ISO 1600 or constantly tweaking your aperture. …

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