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.

Is Photography an Art?

Is Photography an Art?

You’ve probably seen some kind of art installation where the artist uses found objects to make a statement. Looking at the piece, you probably asked yourself, “Is this even art?” This question makes sense in this context, when art takes a form outside traditional mediums of paint on canvas. But what about other art forms that aren’t quite so abstract? …

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Have you joined ArtistForum.com yet?

Have you joined ArtistForum.com yet?

Have you joined the ArtistForum.com community yet? We discuss drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, graphic design, share our work, learn artist tips and techniques, and more. It’s a great way to interact and connect with other artists. Join the free community now!

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Tips for Learning New Artistic Techniques Without Expensive Classes

Tips for Learning New Artistic Techniques Without Expensive Classes

As an artist, your creativity will grow and change over the course of your career. The art you create in the early years of your career may be entirely different from that you create in the middle of your career. Over time, you will be inspired by many different things and the skills you develop will have an impact on …

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How to Improve Your Artistic Composition

Artistcomposition

Every artist is unique and creating art is a highly personal experience. As an artist, you have the creative license to do what you want with your art, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain rules you should keep in mind when it comes to basic principles. In order for your artwork to speak to your audience, you need to …

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Misconceptions About Being an Artist

Misconceptions About Being an Artist

Being an artist holds a certain mystique and there are certainly people who are very successful at it. Unfortunately, making a living off of your art is not easy and many people who try it fail. If you’re thinking about becoming an artist or are already struggling to make ends meet as an artist, you may want to revisit some …

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Tips for Learning How to Talk About Your Art

Simple Tips for Learning How to Talk About Your Art

Artists sometimes have a reputation for being reclusive or antisocial – it goes along with the brooding artist stereotype. If you want to be successful as an artist, however, you’re going to have to put yourself (and your art) out there and that means talking to your audience. It can be difficult to talk about your art sometimes but by …

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