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imitation and inspiration for artists

This is a very common question that arises frequently in many creative domains including Visual Arts. We all heard about lawsuits for popular songs, books, movie scenarios etc… And recently we also heard a lot about Richard Prince and his appropriation of other people Instagram pictures for his exhibition at Frieze New York. If you are not […] Read more

Drawing tips basic proportions of the face

Learn the basic proportions of the face I have been going to weekly life drawing classes for three years now. I am very happy I am making some progress and I am also still learning and sometimes struggle with proportions. I find it helpful when drawing a portrait to have some rough guidelines for the location of  important landmarks on […] Read more

Add impact to your paintings with India ink

Color is fun and I love color but you can also give impact to your paintings by working in black and white. When working in black and white, I like to use India Ink as it has many advantages: It is very fluid and the black you get is very intenseYou can use the same techniques […] Read more

Find inspiration close to home on ARTiful, painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier

I like to think that everything we like to do in our everyday lives is going to influence more or less what we create and what we paint. Your day to day life and interests can be an interesting source of inspiration, sometimes in a conscious way sometimes we just realize the influence of our experiences afterwards. Here are a few […] Read more

Drawing with a grid

Artists might work from imagination or from reference pictures, sometimes mixing a bit of both. When working from a reference picture, you might need to scale your drawing so it fits on your canvas and you have a few options to do that: You can use a projectorYou can print a full size version of your picture and trace […] Read more

Juried exhibitions, pay to play or opportunity on ARTiful painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier

When you start working as a visual artist, it won’t take you long to realize that there is a lot of competition and that selling original Art is not an easy task. You need to get better at making your art but you also need to spend a lot of time marketing your work. You might also […] Read more

A few ideas to finish and display your mixed media paintings

If you are working on paper, you have a few option to display your paintings on paper, from traditional framing to mounting your paper on board, as well as a few options to protect the paper if you display it unframed. Here are some of the main choices listed. You might also like: How to make your own […] Read more

life drawing techniques and methods

When you are getting started with life drawing, it can be difficult to know where to start. What life drawing techniques to use? What will you have time to do if the pose is short? If the pose is long? Should you look for precision or for individual style in your drawings? You might also be interested in :  Zentangles and […] Read more