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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21st Century Abstraction Artists
Abstract art allowed us to start experiments with perception, the forms of objects. Artists were able to question all the classical techniques and canons. Modern abstract artists are also pushing…

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The “dead layer” of Flemish painting
Studying the technique of some old masters, we are faced with the so-called “Flemish method” of oil painting. This is a multi-layered, technically complex way of writing, the opposite of…

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Grisaille art technique in the history of world art

History of occurrence. Western schools

The origins of grisaille lie in the early Middle Ages. Icon painters often used monochrome tricks due to the meager color palette and strict religious canons
The peak of its popularity in the Renaissance fell on the XIV century. Sculptors in preparatory sketches for works used chiaroscuro to convey a sense of relief on a plane. One of the first who applied this technique in painting was the French sculptor and artist Andre Beauvais.Monochrome images are found in such artifacts as the carved frames of the Psalter by Jean Berry, painting on the altar cover of the Narbonne Shroud, and miniatures in the manuscript The Hourglass of Jeanne d’Evreux (authorship of Jean Pucel). Continue reading

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 has hired them so far. Here’s the bitter truth: YOU ARE OBLIGED TO BE BETTER than those who already work in the company, otherwise they have no reason to take you, because they already have a person who does a good job.
2. Reduce your portfolio
“Once upon a time I was taught that a portfolio is fully valued by the weakest work out of it. The work of an art director depends on whom he entrusts the execution of the work. Continue reading

Print
Unlike many other types of art, printmaking is a fairly young phenomenon. It arose at the turn of the XIV - XV centuries. Despite the fact that the appearance of…

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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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Print
Unlike many other types of art, printmaking is a fairly young phenomenon. It arose at the turn of the XIV - XV centuries. Despite the fact that the appearance of…

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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…

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