Sanguine, sauce, charcoal: soft materials in a graphic pattern.
Graphic drawing is associated primarily with detailed pencil sketches and portraits, clear ink illustrations and capillary pens. Soft, bulk materials often remain forgotten at the end of the basics of…

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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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The essence of Matisse painting
They say that the whole world is a canvas on which we all write. And revolutionaries are those who always write in broad strokes, without paying any attention to those…

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5 tips from successful illustrators

1. Quality Above All
“You will not find a good job until you become better than those who already do it.” Winona Nelson.

Many young illustrators wonder why no one has hired them so far. Here’s the bitter truth: YOU ARE OBLIGED TO BE BETTER than those who already work in the company, otherwise they have no reason to take you, because they already have a person who does a good job.
2. Reduce your portfolio
“Once upon a time I was taught that a portfolio is fully valued by the weakest work out of it. The work of an art director depends on whom he entrusts the execution of the work. Continue reading

The brightest animal painters
The animalistic genre is far from being the most popular in the world of painting, since the works are not as demanded as impressionism or romanticism. At the same time,…

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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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The art of the mentally ill
In 1945, the French artist Jean Dubuuffe coined the term “art-brut”, which means “rough”, “hard” art. Quite often, the authors of art brut's works were mentally ill people, “holy fools”,…

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Italian, lead and silver pencils
A pencil is a great tool for drawing. In the skilled and talented hand of the master, with just one pencil, you can create unimaginable beautiful images. If you look…

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