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…

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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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Andrew World Part 3: "Christina's World."
The painting “Christina's World” became the quintessential success and glory of Andrew Wyeth, and turned into a real American “icon”, along with “American Gothic” by Wood, Whistler's “Portrait of Mother”…

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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, models and sketches.
One of the most popular graphics tools was and remains a rapidograph.

What kind of beast is this?
Experienced engineers and artists do not need to explain what a speedograph is. But for those who have just begun their journey in this direction, the information will not hurt. Continue reading

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 novice authors.

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Gallery Search and Risk Assessment
The main criteria when choosing a gallery
Terms of cooperation
General recommendations
Documents to Download
It should be borne in mind that recently opened spaces, which have nothing to offer artists with a name, are more often interested in such cooperation. Many people fear that the new galleries may turn out to be one-day ones. Continue reading

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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Outsider - art
Brute art or art brut is often confused with the so-called art of outsiders. But if art brut is rather “art of the crazy”, then outsider art is a broader…

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Andrew World Part 1
Andrew Wyeth is simultaneously one of the most popular and most attacked artists in American art. Because of his retreat, he was like a thorn in the eye of a…

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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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