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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Red and purple
Red pigment is obtained due to high iron oxide red earth. For thousands of years, a bright red dye has been extracted from cochineal: to obtain 100 grams of pigment,…

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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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composition

The secrets of drawing a portrait from a photograph

Creativity is influenced not only by the inspiring world around, but also by the tools and technologies inherent in a given time.
Photography is a tool that in the shortest possible time from the moment of invention took the most important place in the art of painting, and had a great influence on it. This is especially true of portrait painters.

When drawing from a photo, it is not necessary to force the model to pose for hours, and in addition, the camera allows you to capture a fleeting facial expression and the position of the strands, which cannot be maintained for a long time by a living model. Continue reading

Choosing Pastels for Beginners

Currently, the enthusiasm for creativity is gaining momentum: there are more and more art shops, and materials are more accessible. In the article we briefly consider the types of pastels and their properties.
Probably all of us, when we were children, drew albums with colored pencils, drew crayons on asphalt. So pastels are almost the same crayons, but more complex and interesting.

Types of Pastels
The pastel is divided into four types:

dry
oil;
watercolor;
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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 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

Workplace of the artist
For the artist, it’s not only the muse that is important, but ordinary everyday (workers) so that the conditions of visual perception do not hamper the artist’s imagination, the room…

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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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African traditional art
The new year has passed, and winter does not end. Are you tired? Then let's get to the hottest continent - to Africa, and plunge a little into its history.…

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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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