Traditional art

How to realistically convey skin tone with oil.
How to realistically convey skin tone with oil. Oil is one of the classic art materials for portraiture. Nevertheless, it is the reproduction of the shades of human skin that…

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Shrek's father
Of course, you are familiar with the huge green ogre Shrek, who adores his swamp and solitude. In Russia, Shrek gained fame thanks to the eponymous cartoon (2001). But the…

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How to realistically convey skin tone with oil.
How to realistically convey skin tone with oil. Oil is one of the classic art materials for portraiture. Nevertheless, it is the reproduction of the shades of human skin that…

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Modular paintings: what’s the big deal?

Modular panels have become very popular in recent years. But this is not a new invention at all. Moreover, modular art has been around for centuries. The modular picture consists of several separate parts that form a complex composition: sometimes stable, and sometimes not – in some cases, the parts can be interchanged or even completely removed.

The founder of modular art is considered Jerome Bosch, who created, as you know, in the Renaissance: his triptych “Garden of Earthly Delights” is considered the first modular painting in history. This work served as the so-called “variable altar,” and the arrangement of the parts of the painting changed in accordance with the church holidays and the message that parishioners needed to send at certain times of the year. Continue reading

Who are the copies?

In fact, this is not a “who”, but a “what”. Copics – Japanese markers that allow you to achieve very interesting results in the drawing. They are intended more for artists and designers than for children, which clearly confirms their price.
If you decide to try to draw with copies, you will have to fork out: one marker stands like a whole set of simple children’s felt-tip pens. Nevertheless, many amateurs and professionals use copies, because it is really a very interesting tool.

Benefits
The main difference between such a marker is that it very “gives” ink to the paper (sometimes even until it gets wet). In addition, the copies allow you to gain color by applying neat layers on top of each other. This helps create smooth transitions that are difficult to achieve with conventional felt-tip pens and markers. Continue reading

Rainbow Blast by Carol Carter

American artist Carol Carter works in commonplace watercolor, but her paintings look very unusual. Carol does not use a white background, a large amount of “air” and other standard techniques of watercolorists. Her work is juicy, vibrant, almost “electric”.

Carter’s main trick is to transmit the sun’s rays directly into the viewer’s eyes. And really, when you look at her paintings you just want to squint. These works make a double impression: all the objects on them are at rest, but at the same time they seem to boil from the inside, as if they are now going to shatter into small pieces with colorful fireworks. Carol says that during work she is carried away into some other space and forgets the real world. Continue reading

Andrew World Part 1

Andrew Wyeth is simultaneously one of the most popular and most attacked artists in American art. Because of his retreat, he was like a thorn in the eye of a generation of creators leading a vibrant social life.

Draw what you want to see

Over time, Wyatt’s accurate depiction of rough rural reality has turned into a kind of national symbol, and at the same time has generated endless debate on what contemporary art is. Continue reading

African traditional art

The new year has passed, and winter does not end. Are you tired? Then let’s get to the hottest continent – to Africa, and plunge a little into its history.

Traditional art has a very important place in African culture. Most holidays and rituals, along with dancing, singing and stories, can not do without vivid visual images. Art objects can be weapons or insignia, prestige, and also have religious significance. The art of the peoples of Africa is diverse: these are sculptures, paintings, “fetishes”, masks, figures and jewelry. Continue reading

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