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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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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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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watercolor

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

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 will help you recreate a natural, voluminous winter sky. A masking liquid is a viscous, translucent substance with which you can close certain parts of the picture – those that you do not want to paint over at the moment. When applied, it is moist, and when dried, acquires a slightly sticky consistency. “Masked” areas will not be affected by the paint, even if you paint over a layer of masking material. 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 and acquaintances. Each artist was faced with the problem of a clean slate. But what to do when you have a whole clean art album in front of you?

Choose a format
The average size of sketchbooks is from 36 to 90 sheets; 120-200 if thin paper is used. And what to do with all these sheets if it turns out that a narrow rectangular notebook that fits perfectly in a bag limits your imagination?

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Paintings on the leaves: painstaking art
Nowadays, it is becoming increasingly difficult to surprise the viewer. Therefore, artists, artists, directors and other representatives of the creative professions have to go to various tricks, master new techniques,…

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Samurai and painting
It is known that the samurai estate in Japan appeared at the turn of the 7th-8th centuries A.D. The word samurai itself means a servant-analogue of the Russian word warrior.…

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Russian lacquer miniature
Fedoskino lacquer miniature. The art of lacquer miniatures appeared in ancient China several thousand years ago, then, through India and Persia, in the 17th century penetrated Europe, conquering the beauty…

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How to care for a baguette
The main enemies of the baguette are common factors in the form of dust, humidity, sunlight. Drafts and careless handling are also unfavorable for the product. Frames for the manufacture…

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