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Today I’m going to show you some cool ways to add a new level of interest to your work by combining different techniques into one artwork! This is otherwise known as Mixed Media.
What is Mixed Media you ask?
Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed. - Wikipedia
Why would you choose to work with more than one medium? Well for starters, some things are just more easily executed if a different material is used. In other cases, you may be looking for a specific texture or surface that cannot be achieved with whatever you’re currently using. For example, printing or collaging a pattern can be more efficient than painting or drawing it by hand. Note that choosing to print or collage said pattern isn’t lazy, just a different manner of choosing to work. Also, by combining mediums you can find new methods of making!
Many contemporary traditional artists work in Mixed Media to achieve dramatic possibilities in their work.
Shahzia Sikander. "Chaman," 2000. Mixed Media, dimensions variable. Installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
James Siena. “Sequence One”, 2009-2010. Bound accordian-style book with 36 relief prints using oak blocks across 38 Masa paper pages. Page size: 14 1/2" x 18" (closed)
Michael Shapcott. “Onawa”, 2009. Graphite, Carbon, Acrylic, and a touch of Oil on Illustration Board
Below I list some examples of techniques that can be combined with each other or drawing and painting. Note that each of those techniques are not simply mixed media themselves, they must first be combined with one or more other techniques to create actual mixed media pieces. This is a brief overview of techniques that can be combined to create mixed media pieces from the Mixed Media gallery here on dA.
Collage can be combined with drawing and painting alike, and even dimensional pieces and sculpture.
A technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.- Wikipedia
Screenprinting can be inserted into painting very easily, but also double for drawing in some instances.
A printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. – Wikipedia
Altered books will often include cutting, collage, drawing, and painting.
An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. – Wikipedia
Unlike collage, decollage is creating the image primarily from cut of pieces of materials. These pieces can be drawn over, mixed with paint, or painted over.
Is the opposite of collage; instead of an image being built up of all or parts of existing images, it is created by cutting, tearing away or otherwise removing, pieces of an original image. – Wikipedia
Installation art combines materials and space, often requiring several combinations of materials for the greatest impact.
Similar to screenprinting, image transferring can be a quick way to reproduce an image and it is often used along with water-based paints and mediums, but also oil painting.
Transferring a photocopied image onto another surface with the help of solvents, heat, or acrylic mediums.
Other than using it on its own, watercolor can be combined with drawings or other painting techniques.
The medium or the resulting artwork in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. – Wikipedia
These examples from around the Mixed Media gallery are not the only ways you can mix it up! The possibilities are literally endless as long as you’re open to experimenting with materials! Here are some handy videos on the “how to” of some of the above mentioned techniques:
Traditional Mixed Media is a wonderful subject, earlier today we read about combinig techniques which was a great lead into Mixed Media. Mixed media is simply as the name suggests, pieces created with more than one media. The options to mix and match different medias is endless and experimenting with mixed media is highly encouraged!
As discussed above, we now all know what Traditional Mixed Media is but I think it's important to also discuss what is not Traditional Mixed Media.
There is a common misconception that traditional and digital mixed pieces are mixed media, and while it is technically true, that they are mixed media, for the purposes of submitting on dA, they are not considered mixed media (or at least do not belong in the mixed media galleries).
If you are submitting a tradigital(traditional mixed with digital) piece you determine which gallery it belongs in based on how much of which media was used. If your piece is roughly 20% traditional art and 80% digital, you will want to submit it to the digital art galleries and from there find the correct sub gallery based on your pieces subject matter. If your piece is an estimated 50% Traditional and 50% digital you can place it in either gallery, ideally the one you feel it best fits in, and again in the correct subgallery based on the subject matter of your piece.
Wow! The photomanipulation community has been crazy busy lately! What's new? How can you get involved? Read on to find out!
Did you know about the Photomanipulation tournament that is currently underway? The tournament pits teams of photomanipulators against one another, lets them choose each other's theme, and then decides who does it best! More information: Intermediate and Advanced.
Hi lovely friends I've found more inspiring Art to share with you!I am probably going to be doing a lot of these. I love features and turns out I've also broken my toe.. So I'm in the healing process (resting & icing my foot for a few more days)
Enjoy~ Thanks again for your inspiration and support
March and I still don't have my spring. I think mother nature just said screw it. We had a 70F degree day followed by 3 inches of sleet, freezing rain and snow So If your like me and stuck in this seemingly endless winter, Enjoy some flowers!!! Picked fresh from TheFlowerGroup!
Like every week here my watchers features that leave their THUMB in the pool, remember all thumbs are featured, i don't reject any type of art in this area And also Like every week here a small feature to the one who use my resources!
Thank you so much to all the active watchers, the ones that always leave lovely comments, favs and llamas As i always say, you are the reason why i keep coming back
Our team of Community Volunteers and senior contributors have put together another Traditional Art Week at projecteducate that is going on right now (3rd - 9th March 2014) - keep in touch and check out INTRODUCTION blog to see what we have prepared for you. Next Traditional Art Week is scheduled for June, feel free to suggest a topic you'd like us to write more about, using this forum.
Summary with our previous Traditional art week's articles can be found HERE.
There is a lot going on over at Traditionalists. Our current activities include bi-weekly chat events, that are taking place at #CommunityRelations, usually on Sunday (schedule can be found HERE). We are also running Stock challenges, for more details check out this journal. We also have a new contributor (Entwinedbliss), that is putting together interesting interviews on a regular basis.
Are you interested in getting involved with Traditionalists and contribute? See more detailed info in this journal.
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