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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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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William Morris - First Designer
The profession of designer today is popular and in demand. Specialists in this field make sure that our phones, cars, furniture and household items are not only functional, but also…

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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

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 photograph pictures

I’ll make a reservation right away: high-quality photographs that can be sold must be done using professional equipment. Shooting pictures on smartphones is not recommended. Owners of film and digital cameras must always turn off the “date and time” mode before shooting.
The main stages of photography:
1. Place the picture without a frame in an upright position on any stable pedestal or stand. The canvas can be put on a table, chair or easel. The main thing is that it be clearly visible and no objects block it or cast a shadow or glare.

2. Install the camera a short distance in front of the picture on a tripod. Continue reading

Rubleff brush
A company new to the Russian market under the original name Rubleff (formerly Eureka) was founded in 1988. From the first day, its range included specialized products for those who…

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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 2
In the previous article, we talked about how to sell your paintings on the Internet. Want to go the more traditional way? Then your goal is galleries that work with…

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Cooperation agreement
And finally, we move on to the last stage: an agreement on cooperation. You need to fill out the “Commission Agreement” and related papers. Carefully study their contents before you…

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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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