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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Print
Unlike many other types of art, printmaking is a fairly young phenomenon. It arose at the turn of the XIV - XV centuries. Despite the fact that the appearance of…

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The influence of color on the perception of the picture. Part 2.
Everyone knows the Black Square, but there are few who see in this work something individual and inimitable. But this is a whole hymn to how color can affect a…

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How are watercolor paints made?

The beginning of the way
According to Felix Scheinberger, the author of Watercolor Sketching, the paint begins with pigment, a powder concentrate that determines its color. Pigments are vegetable, mineral, containing metals or their oxides. Dyes are mixed from hundreds of organic and inorganic substances that are initially in powder form. To become a paint, a pigment needs a binder, which holds all the components and fixes them on paper after drying.

In the Middle Ages, pigments were mixed with egg yolk to obtain tempera. Continue reading

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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Soviet beauties
The Soviet Union existed for a rather long period of time, during which the features of urban development, its own industry, and specific art were developed. At that time, they…

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How to draw falling snow in watercolor or ink
To paint snow, and even watercolor, is often a difficult task for beginners. But we will help! We reveal some secrets. 5 tips from successful illustrators Masking fluid. This fluid…

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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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