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…

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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…

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21st Century Abstraction Artists
Abstract art allowed us to start experiments with perception, the forms of objects. Artists were able to question all the classical techniques and canons. Modern abstract artists are also pushing…

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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 represents the greatest difficulty for aspiring artists. Today we will talk about how to achieve realism in the image of the skin, without going into stylization and various impressionist techniques.
Color mixing.
When working with oil, special attention must be paid to the bright segments of the portrait.
It is recommended to put the light tone first: the effect of photorealism is achieved by playing in contrast, and the accuracy of the contrast is much easier to choose relative to the light spot. Continue reading

Thinners for oil painting
Oil paints are pigments of various colors, ground to powder, which are then mixed on an oil basis in the paint of the desired consistency and density. Oil painting is…

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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 1
So, you are an aspiring artist and decided to monetize your talent. But your work is not yet familiar to either collectors or the general public, so cooperation with large…

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How to start and not abandon the sketchbook? 4 easy steps.
Sketchbook is not just a sketchbook. This is a tool for self-development and checking your own progress, a platform for experiments, a convenient way to introduce your creativity to friends…

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Rapidograph: what it is and how to choose
Currently, many believe that the computer has replaced the work of engineers and artists. But this is not so. Many authors use paints, pencils and other attributes to create drawings,…

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