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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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…

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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 1
So, you are an aspiring artist and decided to monetize your talent. But your work is not yet familiar to either collectors or the general public, so cooperation with large…

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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 usual animated ogre, modeled and drawn using computer programs, is very different from the first, book Shrek.
The story of Shrek was invented and illustrated by the famous American artist William Steig (1907-2003). This is not his only literary work – in his life Steig has written 25 books. True, the artist began to engage in writing already at an advanced age. Most of his legacy is made up of drawings, caricatures, and magazine illustrations. He created more than 1,600 illustrations for various publications, and, in the words of the influential Newsweek magazine, became King of the Caricature. Continue reading

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 deep into history, we will see that the pencil, which is still used today, was invented by the great scientist Nikola Conti in 1794. After that, the variety of assortment of types of pencils exceeds all expectations.
Conventional pencils are called: slate pencils and are common in simple circulation. But there are unusual types of pencils, they are appreciated for their qualities and, accordingly, they are used specialized for skillful drawing. Continue reading

How to make a portfolio and resume of the artist. The advice of an art critic.

Throughout the centuries of the professional art trade, aspiring artists have attributed their work to the owners of exhibition spaces and art shops in the hope that they will be accepted. In the 21st century, the situation has changed: modern technology and the availability of Internet access have greatly simplified this process for both parties.

Now you do not need to take pictures and go on a trip around the city, just spend a couple of hours on digitizing your work and writing a resume. The tradition has completely outlived itself: if you appear in the gallery without prior agreement, most likely they won’t even look at your paintings. Therefore, do not waste time – send a letter.

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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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Andrew World Part 2
A small proportion of critics sometimes made attempts to "reconcile" Wyeth with the "main wave" of modernism. From time to time, disputes arose about the fact that in his works…

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The influence of color on the perception of the picture. Part 2.
Everyone knows the Black Square, but there are few who see in this work something individual and inimitable. But this is a whole hymn to how color can affect a…

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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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