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Online Fine Art Instruction in Drawing, Painting, Pastel, Charcoal, and Lessons in Color Theory, Space and Composition

Online Fine Art Instruction in Drawing, Painting, Pastel, Charcoal, and Lessons in Color Theory, Space and Composition
What I Believe/Don't Believe About Art: - "Talent" is basically a myth. I believe that sensitivity, inspiration, hard work and conviction are much more important in producing quality work. - Neatness and speed do not count in art. - Being original really means being/becoming yourself. - There is no limit to what can be learned - it is a life-long process. - There are as many viewpoints in art as there are human beings. - There is no one, right way to make art. - There are rules in art to be followed - however, for every rule I've ever heard, I've seen a great work of art that is the exception. - The entire universe is potential subject matter for art. Practical Tips: Relax: inspiring music, comfortable clothes and chair. Wear clothes that you're not afraid of getting dirty. Look at other art - galleries, museums, books, art centers. Carry a sketchbook everywhere, for at least 1 year. Welcome to my online studio! I've been an artist for many years, and I feel that art is a vital part of our lives. etc. Related:  Peinture

Sight Size Drawing Method Sight-size or right-size drawing is a traditional method of observing the subject, still taught in classical ateliers. Mainly used for portraiture but applicable to other subjects, sight-sizing will help you attain great accuracy when drawing from life. How to Use the Sight-Size MethodBen Rathbone, a graduate of the School of Representational Art in Chicago, wrote this explanation of the sight-size method. He includes photographic illustrations and covers the use of plumb-line and calipers. The Benefits of Sight-Size DrawingA feature article in 'My American Artist' magazine. A First Cast DrawingFollow along with artist Paul, a 'lapsed painter', as he makes a cast drawing. Articles on Sight-Size from Charles H. Bargue Drawing DemoPaul, who doesn't seem to possess a surname, shares his experiences doing some copies of drawings from the Charles Bargue drawing course.

Still Life Demonstration by Georgiana Cray Bart © Georgiana Cray Bart Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved. Web pages and artwork at this site may not be duplicated or redistributed in any form without express permission. Lackadaisy Expressions Boy, I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started this. I've had requests for some sort of expressions tutorial dating back a while now, so I figured, "Sure! I can explain expression drawing...and it'll be way better than all those tutorials out there that are nothing but charts of generic expressions. Yeah! Just give me a day or two to whip something up..." Um. Anyway, I found all I could really do was try to explain ways to teach yourself...and then add some pictures.

The Sight Size Method of Painting | Enriching Your Life With Art By Melody on November 23rd, 2010 Still life arranged for sight size method in Melody Phaneuf's studio. The painting table on right shows the proper distance from the arrangement and easel for the Artist to stand. Attempting to paint the visual impression from nature is akin to putting together a puzzle. Whether it’s a portrait, landscape, or still life, I stand way back from what I’m painting in order to picture the entire composition. The method, called sight-size, requires that the artist stand back at least three times the distance of the diagonal measurement of the picture plane. To try this method, set up as follows. Charcoal & charcoal paper, kneaded eraser, masking tape, a level, ruler, and plumb line (you can make one with cotton twine and something tied to the bottom for weight). Set up an arrangement and place the easel parallel with it. Hold the level even with top of the highest object, so that it also spans your paper. This method can be time consuming.

Learn to Draw - Graphite Pencil Drawing Tutorial. Work In Progress - Step-by-Step Title: "Inner Beauty" Size: 18" x 14" Medium: Charcoal, Graphite, Carbon on White Paper Step One: If you are unfamiliar with the use of frisket film, here's a video that will explain it for you: Step Two: Next, I blended the charcoal with a piece of felt and added the beginnings of wood grain. I repeated this several times to build up a solid tone. Step Three: Then, I sprayed the drawing with fixative, Peeled off the frisket and began rendering the subjects. The tape on the right shows what it looking like after I removed the real masking tape. Step Four: I have started adding the holes and lines of the notebook paper. I used charcoal for the holes to match the background. The lines on the paper were produced with a .3 mechanical pencil to keep them as sharp and clean as possible. Close-up Step Five: Here’s the final. I’ve included some close-ups to give you a little better Idea of the detail. Learn How to Draw!

Closer to Van Eyck The panels of the Ghent Altarpiece are coated with layers of varnish. Varnish serves as a protective coating for paint layers and has important optical functions, since it saturates a painting's colors and creates a more even surface. However, most varnishes gradually degrade over time, getting brittle and opaque, and becoming a darkened and yellowed layer that can dramatically impact the perception of a painting's colors and tonal values. Since a degraded varnish will make the dark areas appear lighter, it will also affect our perception of the rendering of volume and space. During the 2010 urgent conservation treatment of the Ghent Altarpiece, cleaning tests were performed to establish the condition, compounds used, and solubility of the varnish layers. The condition of the varnish layers is very poor indeed, and the color balance of the paintings is now dramatically affected by the dirty, degraded coatings. Panel 1: Adam Panel 2: Singing Angels Panel 3: Virgin Enthroned Panel 7: Eve

Learn to Draw Learn how to draw what you see, with these step by step beginner drawing lessons. Discover essential drawing skills from how to hold a pencil through to perspective, pencil shading, and sketching. Progress into portraiture and figure drawing. Learn About Drawing Mediums You can start learning how to draw with just some scrap paper and a number two pencil. Getting Started - First Drawing Lessons These drawing exercises take you through exploring your medium, learning how to follow lines in space, follow contours and explore three-dimensional form. Structure and Perspective To learn how to draw a realistic object, you first have to learn to see and understand structure and perspective. Value / Tone and Shading Learning to use value (also called tone, or tonal value) - light and shade - in your drawing - requires a slightly different approach to contour drawing. Sketching Keeping a sketchbook is considered essential by most artists, for many reasons. Figure Drawing Portraiture Pen, Ink and Wash

L’Agneau mystique, un vrai polar Arts visuels En septembre dernier a débuté le délicat et impressionnant travail de restauration de ce que beaucoup considèrent comme le plus beau tableau du monde : l’Agneau mystique réalisé en 1432 par les frères Jan et Hubert Van Eyck. L’opération continuera jusqu’en 2017 et se fera en trois phases. Chaque fois, un tiers du polyptyque quittera la cathédrale Saint-Bavon pour rejoindre pendant 20 mois le musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand et y être soumis à des examens approfondis et à un hyperdélicat travail de restauration. A terme, ce chef-d’œuvre retrouvera l’éclat de ses couleurs originales et la précision de ses détails les plus infimes qui faisaient des maîtres flamands, des maîtres de l’illusion picturale. Mais ce travail de restauration mené par l’Irpa (institut royal du patrimoine artistique) est aussi un magnifique polar, esthétique et historique comme on le lira ci-après. Jeudi, les responsables de la restauration ont fait un premier bilan après neuf mois de travaux.

Pencil Drawing Lessons & Techniques : How to Draw with Graphite Pencils & Shading Tutorials for Cartoons & Comics Pencil Drawing : How to Draw with Pencils Lesson Learn the basics of learning to draw with pencils...techniques and what you need. Learn techniques for drawing with pencils with the following lesson for how to draw and shade with pencils. How to Hold Your Pencil Correctly in Many Positions When Drawing Pictures Lesson Learn the correct positions for holding pencils while drawing. Direction to Draw your Lines with 3-Dimensional Objects The direction of your lines matters when representing 3D objects...find out how to determine which direction to draw your pencil lines. How to Draw Children and People from Real Life with Pencils Pencil Sketch drawing lesson ... learn how to draw people in real life situations. Drawing with the Lead Pencil - A pencil has many excellent qualities. Drawing Pencil Sketches Lesson Create realistic drawing pencil sketches using a variety of graphite drawing techniques. Drawing Techniques: Using Carbon, Charcoal, and Graphite Welcome to the drawing materials section.

Drawing Hair in Pencil By Maery Drawing hair is hard work. It's complicated, time consuming, and often the results are terrible, and trust me, I speak from personal experience when I say that. So, why bother? I used to skip it all together when drawing portraits, thinking I'd never be able to do it well, so I didn't do it at all. Witness exhibits A and B from early 2000: I'm posting them here (much to my ever-lasting shame) to demonstrate something. Getting Started: tools Pencils: It sounds pretty simple, but I'm going to go over the basics once more. Whew! Down and Dirty: drawing hair Layout: putting down the basics Here I've started with a face already drawn in for simplicity's sake. As you might imagine, the first thing you have to do is block in the hair. Also, keep in mind the environment. Establishing Mid-Tones: the foundation of your piece At this stage, you're basically feeling out where the mid-tones will be. In this stage it's really important to consider your light source. Me? Tips and Tricks