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.

Eight Simple Social Media Tips for Artists

Eight Simple Social Media Tips for Artists

In our modern world, an artist has many opportunities to showcase his work. At one time, your best hope for success as an artist was to have your work featured in a gallery, you can now share your creativity with thousands, even millions of people without leaving your home. The Internet age has changed art and social media is just …

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Frugal Tips for Getting Started as an Artist

Frugal Tips for Getting Started as an Artist

Many artists struggle when they are first getting started – that’s where the term “starving artists” comes from. But just because you are an artist doesn’t mean that you have to be destitute. In fact, there are some simple things you can do to save money on art supplies as you begin your artistic career. Why Are Art Supplies So …

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Modern Mediums and How Art Has Changed Over the Years

Modern Mediums and How Art Has Changed Over the Years

As the times keep changing, so does art. The mediums that were popular hundreds of years ago are now considered outdating but the techniques that are currently being developed will one day be described this way as well. But what is exactly is modern art, and how has modern technology changed art and the way we experience it? Keep reading …

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The Top 10 Essential Tips for Oil Painting

The Top 10 Essential Tips for Oil Painting

Oil paints are a favorite medium for many artists because they are very versatile. Also, because the paint dries more slowly, it is possible to correct mistakes. But it does take time to learn how to use oil paints correctly and it is something you’re going to need to practice. As you do, follow these top ten tips to master …

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Simple Tips for Creating Lifelike Portraits

Simple Tips for Creating Lifelike Portraits

Drawing or painting still-life scenes is a skill many artists master fairly early in their careers but creating portraits, especially lifelike portraits, is another thing entirely. Creating a portrait isn’t just about capturing a person’s likeness – it’s also about capturing their energy and their personality. It is a skill that can take years to develop and, hard as you …

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Creative Ways to Hang Your Artwork

Creative Ways to Hang Your Artwork

Whether you are an artist yourself or just a collector, your favorite pieces deserve to be on display. But there is no rule that says you have to go with a simple frame and a standard hanging – there are plenty of creative ways out there to hang your artwork. Keep reading to learn about some of them! Tips for …

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