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Fine Art Video Tutorials: How to draw a portrait of a girl.

This Video Lesson presents an example of making two drawings in which you will learn how to draw relying on unique lose strokes only. You will be able to create your drawings fast, freshly, impressive, emotionally fulfilled and reminding the etching effect. Such technique is great for both preparatory sketches and finished artworks. Video is based on two drawings made by Natalie Richy. No one really knows when art or drawing really began. Humans supposedly made sketches and painting in the early years. Cave Paintings are a good example. People have made rock and cavedrawings since prehistoric times. By the 12th-13th centuries AD, monks were preparing illuminated manuscripts on vellum or parchment in monasteries throughout Europe were using lead styli to draw lines for their writings…

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Colour Pencils

We can use coloured pencils for the drawing. The technique of pencil lining and shading remains the same for the black or colour pencils. But in case of the colour pencils you should have good experience of drawing. If you know some basic rules of the art of pencil drawing, that would help you much. While using colour pencil as medium of drawing, you can exploit it extremely well. The different shades available in this field of colour drawing would enable you more freedom in expressing the scene before your eyes. The pencils and proper choice of the colours play a greater part, if you are drawing with coloured pencils. In case of the black pencil drawing, the skillful use…

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Tips on Oil Painting – Your Advanced Palette

In this article I will discuss the tube colors belonging to an advanced palette based on a basic 6-color palette. I find these colors the most useful and often necessary to round out a versatile palette. The 6-color basic palette consists of the following colors:       1. Lemon Yellow      2. Cadmium Yellow      3. Cadmium Red      4. Permanent Rose      5. French Ultramarine      6. Phthalo Blue To these 6 colors we, of course, add        7. Titanium White      8. Ivory Black Note that you can already create amazingly diversified paintings with the above palette. But, for various reasons, artists tend to add a variety of other colors to their palette. One reason is that tube colors are, by and large, always brighter…

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Tips on Oil Painting – Your Basic Palette

In this article I will detail the tube colors of a starter palette for beginning artists. These are in fact the colors I personally use most often Here is the proposed 6-color palette:  1. Lemon Yellow      2. Cadmium Yellow      3. Cadmium Red      4. Permanent Rose (Alizarin Crimson)      5. French Ultramarine      6. Phthalo Blue      7. Titanium White      8. Ivory Black Note that White and Black are generally not classified as colors. A color is often known by different names depending on the manufacturer. For example, Permanent Rose is more or less the same as Alizarin Crimson. The above palette has the capacity to produce very clean secondary colors, i.e., colors that are a mixture of just two tube colors. Notice that…

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Tips on Oil Painting. The Ideal Color Wheel.

The simplest color wheel consists of a circle divided into six equal wedges. You color the top wedge, say, in yellow (the first primary color). Then going clockwise, you skip a wedge and color the next one in, say, blue (the second primary color). Finally, you skip another wedge and color the next one in red (the third primary color). The respective uncolored wedges will be filled in with the secondary color produced by the mixture of the two neighboring primary colors. None of the tube colors you can buy in the art stores are pure. For example, both Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow obviously look yellow. However, if you mix these two yellows with another color, say, Cadmium Red…

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Usefull Tips on Oil Painting – the Drawing Phase

The first phase of the oil painting process consists of drawing the scene on your canvas. Here are a few tips:  * Drawing – Unless you are into complete abstract art (and even then) it is absolutely necessary that you have some drawing skills. In fact, personally, I almost always start a painting with a drawing, be it in charcoal, graphite pencil, or thin paint. I find it reassuring that, by the time I start the real painting, the whole scene is already in place. * The Four Basic Shapes – I base my drawings on four basic geometric shapes: the sphere, the cylinder, the cone, and the cube. Just about every object can be built from these four forms….

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