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What You Can Learn from These 10 Dramatic Paintings
What You Can Learn from These 10 Dramatic Paintings. Most of the time I focus on colorful landscapes and seascapes, but this post is a change of theme. I will be taking a closer look at some of the most dramatic paintings I have come across.These paintings demonstrate just how powerful art can be and how much emotion we are able to depict as artists.
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10 Painting Hacks Every Artist Should Know.
10 Painting Hacks Every Artist Should Know. These are perfect for beginner artists looking for some tips to get them started. If you have any painting hacks of your own, please share them in the comments. via @drawpaintacadem
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John Singer Sargent: Painterly Brushwork
The brushwork in this painting is loose and the detail is simplified. It almost appears like a sketch compared to some of Sargent’s more refined work. However, the fundamentals of the painting are strong (the general shapes, colors, and structure).
Dan Scott - Painting Tips
Here, I’m using a paper towel to gently blend the paint and soften these background colors. The paper towel also lifts paint from the surface, keeping this initial layer of paint thin and adaptable. I find that as paint starts to build up on the surface, my strokes become less responsive, so I like to keep the paint thin in these early stages. Painting: Dan Scott, Elora with Christmas Lights, 2024 Want to learn more? Visit drawpaintacademy.com
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How to Use Implied Lines to Strengthen Your Compositions
How to Use Implied Lines to Strengthen Your Compositions. We all understand the importance of lines in art. A line is the first thing we learn to draw. But we tend to overlook the importance of implied lines. These are lines which are not actually there, but rather implied or suggested by the context of the artwork. In this post I will go into more detail on what implied lines actually are and how you can use them to strengthen your compositions. #drawpaintacademy
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5 Things Every Aspiring Artist Should Know Before They Start
5 Things Every Aspiring Artists Should Know Before They Start. Learning how to draw or paint is such a rewarding and fulfilling journey. There is nothing like watching color fill the canvas and the subject start to take form. But it doesn't come without frustrations. Here are 5 things which I think you should know before you embark on your own art journey. #painting #art
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Oops I Stuffed It – What To Do When You Make A Mistake In Your Painting
What You Should Do When You Make A Mistake In Your Painting. The sad reality of painting is that you will make mistakes, especially if you are just starting out. Things rarely go as planned. In this post I want to discuss how you can deal with making a mistake in your painting. #drawpaintacademy #painting #art
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What You Can Learn From The Expressionist Art Movement
What You Can Learn From Expressionism. In this article I summarize the key aspects of the movement and what you can learn from it.
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Staining the Canvas (Underpainting)
Read my detailed guide on staining the canvas (or what is more formally known as underpainting). I remember when I first started using this technique. It had a profound effect on my work and my ability to judge colors. #drawpaintacademy.com
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The Ultimate Guide To Palette Knife Painting
Color Mixing With A Palette Knife
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Staining the Canvas (Underpainting)
Read my detailed guide on staining the canvas (or what is more formally known as underpainting). I remember when I first started using this technique. It had a profound effect on my work and my ability to judge colors. #drawpaintacademy.com
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How to Choose the Perfect Reference Photo to Paint From
How To Choose The Perfect Reference Photo To Paint From via @drawpaintacadem
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The Ultimate Guide To One Point Perspective
How To Use One Point Perspective To Improve Your Artworks | One Point Perspective | Drawing | Painting | One Point Perspective Art Lessons via @drawpaintacadem
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7 Most Common Painting Mistakes Beginners Make (And How To Avoid Them)
7 Most Common Painting Mistakes Beginners Make. When you start painting you will make all kinds of mistakes. That is just part of the journey. In this post I will go through some of the most common mistakes made by beginners and what you can do about thos
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A Closer Look at 'The Starry Night' by Vincent van Gogh
A Closer Look at The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. In this post I will be taking a closer look at the