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Friday, 29 July 2011

Modern Art , I'm sure you will agree with me.

England so called Queen of art hard at work.
Most of you who are regular readers of my blog are either proper artists or on the way to becoming a proper artist. What do I mean by a proper artist? I mean someone who draws something as it is perceived by the naked eye, personally I have a great deal of love and respect for paintings and drawings which look like photos however that also does not mean that I do not appreciate things like anima, because I do, they are tweaked to be more enjoyable and simple for people to draw and render, a great starting point and a great style. Non the less its modern art this is not the type I am talking about what I don't and will never appreciate is work which I would describe as looking as if it was done by a toddler selling for thousands if not millions of pounds, I'm sure people may read this and feel offended however I am sure there are people reading this and artists on the streets of italy and france who would agree with me when I say there admiration is not deserved, this is also directed to much photography. What people do with there money is non of my business however work by artists such as Tracey Emin (google her) should never be hung next to work of the old masters in places such as the Louvre or the British Museum, lets keep it to the tate modern and not allow this kind of work to take over art. Rant over :)

Monday, 25 July 2011

Wooden Manikin

 Wooden manikins are the perfect tool for any artist who is either starting out or with a great experience in drawings the human body or whatever it is the wooden manikin is based on. It allows fall function of the most fundermental joints in the body to move so that you can draw it, as it is, then change the shape of it again and keep on doing this. However as it is made of wood, although you can clearly distinguish what it is there are no indications in weather it is male nor female so therefore you have to give it its own muscles, facial features and many more to humanise it. A truly essential peace of my drawing kit non the less.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

What painting does for you

Bob Ross painting, took no longer than half
an hour
Sorry for my lack of posts in the last few week I have had little internet access

Much of the time people starting out in painting do not see the point in it, it took a man called Bob Ross to show me what the real point and satisfaction in painting is, I now paint more than ever. I always knew of the feeling of satisfaction when you actually finish a painting but it was him who showed to me that by not considering every stroke that doesn't go to plan as being a mistake and more like a "happy little accident" you carry on painting, inevitable your paintings will take half the time and you enjoy the full process of painting. Therefore for many art is what puts the bacon on the table or it could just be your hobby , either way this will insure that you enjoy what you do. Lastly remember to show your paining to people so that you get feedback, some more be over complementry on your work while others may be critical, either way this will aid you to aspire to do more paintings, become better and most importantly enjoy what you do.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Watercolours, the final medium

I first of all would like to apologize that I will have not talked about charcoal however i lack much knowledge in this medium.

Blue man
However something i reckon i am qualified to talk to you about is watercolours, if you want a medium which produces exceptional work and can be used any where and by anyone as long as you have water and a paint brush then this is for you. I use this when I am traveling in any kind of form might be going on holiday or just in school and my sketchbooks all poses peaces of watercolour paintings. a thing i also enjoy to do is printing of work on to watecolour paper and adding water to it. A few months ago i asked my self questions to weather i had anything going for me in terms of watercolours or should it be a medium i leave behind never to use again? My response to that ideology was to paint this, a confirmation in my mind that there still is hope for my in terms of watercolours.

This is my last post on mediums, I have no real plan to what i should begin to write about in my next posts however i hope that what i do post is of some use to you guys.