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.

Tips for Finding Inspiration in the Real World

Tips for Finding Inspiration in the Real World

Having the ability to take something from your imagination and turn it into a beautiful work of art is a gift that not everyone has. But even such a wonderful gift can be frustrating at times when you find yourself in the midst of a mental block. When your creativity starts to stutter, where do you turn for inspiration? Keep …

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The Top 5 Haunted Paintings

The Top 5 Haunted Paintings You Shouldn’t Hang in Your Home

With Halloween fast approaching, you may be thinking about what kind of decorations you want to hang in your home. If you aren’t a fan of novelty decorations, however, you might consider a different option – hanging a spooky painting. What you may not realize, however, is that some paintings come with a little something extra – keep reading to …

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How to Introduce Your Kids to the World of Art

How to Introduce Your Kids to the World of Art

In school, most of your child’s education is probably focused on math, science, and language arts. It is important to remember, however, that there is so much more just waiting to be discovered. Introducing your kids to art will open up a whole new world for them and it may awaken an inner creativity. Keep reading to learn about the …

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Tips and Techniques for Drawing a Live Model

Tips and Techniques for Drawing a Live Model

You could be the most talented artist in the world and still struggle with life drawing. There is something about the human form that is difficult to capture on paper and life drawing is a skill many artists take years to develop. If you want to improve your skills in this area, you’ll need to practice – a lot. While …

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How to Choose the Right Medium for You

How to Choose the Right Medium for You

The beauty of art is that there are no rules – it’s all about expressing yourself and pushing boundaries. Because art can be whatever you want it to be, there are no restrictions or guidelines you must follow. Whatever medium or style speaks to you is what you should go with, but how do you go about choosing a medium …

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Art Classes?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Art Classes?

If you have a dream of being a successful artist, you may be wondering whether or not it is worth it to take art classes or to get a formal art education. Getting a degree in art is not the right choice for every artist, but it does offer some benefits. Keep reading to learn some of the pros and …

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