It’s Not Always About the Brush
Have you ever seen other artists draw and then wondered. What brushes do they use? How come it looks comfortable and nice. If so, you are not alone. I also often think like that. But in fact, the brush does not always essential when drawing. That doesn’t mean different brushes won’t affect the outcome of the image. Because at certain times when we want to add texture to an image, the right brush will add texture better than a regular brush. Same Brush Different Results So why do I say it doesn’t always essential to your work? This goes back to the knowledge and experience of each of us. In his book Making Comics, Scott McCloud tells how an experienced artist Paul Smith can create professional-looking doodles even with just an ordinary ballpoint pen and plain paper. I myself also realized the same thing when I was studying in the art college. We were required to buy the exact same equipment to attend classes. Includes brushes and paints for drawing. But in the end, the artworks produced by each student in the class are very different from one another. I also like to try various brushes used by other artists […]
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10 Tips How to Get Rid of Art Block
Hello! Are you guys in good health? Towards the middle of the year, you must have gone through a lot of things, whether it’s work projects, school lessons, or leisure activities with your family. Soon we will reach the peak of activity this year. If you’re okay, that’s good. I’m glad to hear that, keep the spirit up! But if you feel stuck, don’t be sad. Bad things will soon pass if we continue to move forward. If you’re having an art block, maybe I have a way to get rid of it. Because I have experienced it too and I have been looking for every way to get rid of art blocks. Those were difficult times for me because drawing should be a fun activity. But art block makes me lose the sense of fun itself. It feels like eating your favorite food but it tastes bland. Here are some things you can try to feel the excitement of making art again. There is no demand to do everything in order. Maybe after trying one of them you can feel the fun again. 1. Take a Rest Yes, rest is very important. It could be that you are tired […]
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Looking for Inspiration from the World Around
Some artists I know like to tell me how hard it is to find inspiration to create new works of art. I half agree and disagree with that statement. For me, I can find inspiration from various sources. Maybe if I’m in a bad mood looking for inspiration can be very challenging. But rather than that, the more difficult stage for me is taking action and shaping the inspiration from our brains into a real form. Sometimes the ideas do not match with what’s in our minds after we try to make them. Looking for ideas is only the beginning of the production line of a work of art. So it’s better to gather as many ideas as you can. How do you find inspiration more effectively? The first thing I do when I need to find ideas quickly is searching the internet. Yes, the internet. This is not something new in this digital era. We can search for various topics on Google, Pinterest, and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And all that with just one click. But looking for ideas through the internet has its drawbacks. When we see a lot of art made by other […]
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Do Online Art Courses Can Help You in Developing Art Skills?
On the way to developing art skills, there are various ways to choose from. One of them is taking courses, both online and offline. The question is, do the online art courses effective for developing our skills? Some of you must be hesitant to take the course for the first time. I was hesitant to take the course at first too especially since I am mostly self-taught. But there are some advantages to taking classes from professionals in the field. Here are a few things I realized after taking some courses. 1. Tips & Tricks You Might Have Missed When we take a course, a professional mentor will prepare the material in order and we can just follow it. Unlike when we study by ourselves, sometimes we only get one or two points from various sources. This causes some things to be missed without us realizing it. Maybe it’s not that important, but sometimes there are points that can solve the obstacles we face more effectively. Professionals must have experienced the same thing so they have their own solutions to overcome it. By taking courses, we can learn from them more quickly than looking for it ourselves from various sources. […]
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How to Improve Your Art Skill?
The year has passed, and now 2022 is here. For those of you who are reading this article, congratulations! We made it through 2021 and it’s time to recharge so that we can return to our activities with full energy this year. Have you decided what to do this year? Is it a routine, a new challenge, or a wish list that you want to cross? Or are you just thinking about it? Of course, it’s never too late to start something. The most important thing is to take action on all the plans you have made. I myself plan to continue some of the goals from the previous year, such as making YouTube videos, writing art journals on this site, and completing ongoing personal projects. And most importantly, I want to improve my art skills. But How to Do It? We all know that improving skills both in the arts and in other fields is not easy and takes time. Sometimes we fail or can only achieve half of what we imagined. But that’s what makes us grow. Success is the fruit of the failures we have ever made. For so long trying to improve my art skills, there […]
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