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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Popular Russian watercolor artists
The first artists working with watercolor Diver P. Sokolov. It is considered the first in Russia, therefore it is considered the ancestor of the domestic portrait in watercolor. After training,…

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Five contemporary artists everyone should know
Today there are artists whose vision and influence exalt them above the crowd. Many of them managed to have an undeniable impact on world art production and culture in general.…

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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 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 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 of which plastic or wood were used should be placed in good room conditions. Exclude direct sunlight from them, remove from fire to avoid deformation. Such baguettes cannot be used in the bath, steam room and bathhouse.

A baguette aluminum product is not afraid of sunlight and water. Avoid placement in humid rooms, as corrosion may appear on fittings in the corners of frames. Continue reading

The intricacies of acrylic work for a novice artist

In the artistic environment, more and more brush masters are trying to work with acrylic paints. Like oil or watercolor, acrylic has its own properties, and therefore a slightly different technique of applying to canvas. Professionals know secrets, but do not like to disclose them. But what about a novice artist? Do not despair: this article will help to draw the first paintings with acrylic perfectly.
Secret 1. Drying Acrylic
You probably have not only heard about this, but you yourself learned by trying to draw with acrylic paint. Normal water helps to avoid quick drying. Continue reading

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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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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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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8 important principles of oil painting
Oil paints are responsive and versatile. But mastering is not as difficult as it might seem at first. The correct use of the color and texture of the oil allows…

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