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.

Winter Painting Tips: Depicting Snow with Different Mediums

Winter Painting Tips: Depicting Snow with Different Mediums

There is nothing more beautiful than a fresh field of pure white snow. If you are an artist, this is just the kind of scene you might hope to capture in a painting. Unfortunately, while it may seem easy, snow is actually fairly difficult to depict realistically. Keep reading to receive some helpful tips for depicting snow with different artistic …

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Two Simple Ways to Thin Acrylic Paint for a Unique Look

Two Simple Ways to Thin Acrylic Paint for a Unique Look

Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that many artists love to use. Not only does acrylic paint come in a wide variety of vibrant colors, but there are also a number of acrylic mediums that can be used to change the paint in different ways. For example, there are two ways in which you can thin acrylic paint to create …

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Simple Tips for Mastering Composition

Simple Tips for Mastering Composition

When you see a beautiful work of art it is easy to focus on the image itself, not realizing just how much work goes into creating that beauty. One of the most effective tools an artist can use to create pleasing imagery is composition, or the way in which the components of the image are arranged. Keep reading to learn …

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Why is Sketching So Important for an Artist?

Why is Sketching So Important for an Artist?

Every artist has his or her own preferred medium and unique style. Regardless what type of art you like to create and the materials with which you like to create it, you should make sure to maintain (and continue to develop) your sketching skills. Keep reading to learn why sketching is important for artists and to receive some tips for …

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Understanding the Basics of Color Theory

Understanding the Basics of Color Theory

While every artist has his or her own unique style, color theory is something that every artist uses. Whether or not you have been formally trained, you probably have some idea of how certain colors work together and how they can be used. In this article you will learn the basics of color theory which can help you to become …

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Tips for Getting Your Art Picked Up by a Gallery

Tips for Getting Your Art Picked Up by a Gallery

Unless you have already made a name for yourself, your best bet for being “discovered” as an artist is to get your work featured in a gallery. What you may not realize is that there is a science, a plan, that successful artists follow in terms of what kind of art they show in galleries and which galleries they choose. …

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