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How to Improve Fast When Learning How to Draw

Often people think you have to be a total natural when it comes to learning how to draw a horse. This is not true however, you can easily become a better artist by focusing on the basics.

An Exploration Into New York Style Graffiti

Our tempestuous history with modern graffiti can be traced along the LIRR tracks into the city. This unsolicited artistic expression surfaced in New York City in the late 1960's. "Tags" appeared in subway cars asserted by teens with permanent markers, to broadcast their name and stree

Watercolor Painting - How to Use Masking Fluid

When painting a watercolor, it is important to plan your white spaces ahead of time. These areas will be left white; the white of the watercolor paper. Unlike oil painting, where the whites are added at the end, watercolor requires the artist to plan ahead and "save" them from the start.

Cartoon Sketching - How to Improve Your Skill Level

Amongst various hobbies, getting started with cartoon drawing is most simple and inexpensive plus the fun that one can have from this hobby is unmatched. But to tell the truth many beginners fail to get the full pleasure out of cartoon drawing because when they try to draw something they finally end

The Life Of Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali was born on 11 May 1904 at Figueras in Catalonia, Spain. Dali started going to drawing school and had his first public exhibition, in 1919, at the Municipal Theater in Figueras. Dali's mother died of breast cancer, in February 1921, when he was sixteen years old.

Watercolor Painting - Benefits and Drawbacks of Watercolor Painting

The most rudimentary form of painting with the brushes could be related to watercolor painting, as it is the primary step in the painting field, to get accustomed with the colors and the strokes of the brushes. This form of work is mostly found effective, to a great extent, considering the fact that

Are You a Beginner? - Here's How to Make Your Painting Fun and Easy - Part 1

Do you know what beginners should use to get started with painting? What if you learned a simple way of painting that will knock off your socks starting today? There is yet another extremely powerful way to get started with painting using the right paint that is much more comfortable and flexible, y

Freelance Graphic Design Advice You Can't Live Without

I've got a client on the East Coast that's driving me nuts right now - woman's clearly got OCD issues. Over this Easter/Passover weekend she has called and left me two messages (both extended beyond the 2 minute limit on my machine so she got cut-off in mid sentence), she also left me

A Tribute to the Undervalued Ukiyo - E Master Koryusai

Sometimes there are artists who don't get the recognition they deserve. The Japanese artist Isoda Koryusai who worked in the 18th century is such an artist who's wrongfully neglected for centuries. This article is a small tribute to his genius!

Points to Consider Before Buying Paintings Online

The age of internet has arrived and as we can communicate with the whole world at our finger tips, the field of art is also no longer behind. The common man and artists had to visit galleries to be in touch with the field of art. Nowadays the trends are changing. Art can be accessed in our homes and

City Tours Rome

Rome, one of the most romantic place in the world and every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture, where couples not ...

Is a Photo on Canvas Right For Your Cat?

Most of us enjoy taking pictures of our pets at home and put it in a photo album separate from everything. Well here's a better idea, put it on Canvas. There are a lot of types and sizes to choose from, the question is: What sort of Canvas is right for them?

Calendar Creation Ideas

There are so many options when it comes to creating your own printed calendars. Whether you are creating them for business or personal use, a beautifully designed and printed calendar is sure to please its recipient all year round. Here are a few popular ideas for calendar printing.

Design is Not Art

Different designers will approach creative briefs differently, but all designers need to be good at listening to their clients. The best designers are the ones who are able to draw out the information that they need, even from reluctant clients in order to create elegant solutions to complex problem

Canvas Wall Art - Finding Out the Contemporary Movements

There are a lot of artistic styles of contemporary wall art accessible today. Incontestably, the twentieth century was a productive time for art. By the twist of the century, artists had started to experiment with ...