Fantasy Art FeatureHello everyone!More Like This
Here is the promised Fantasy Art Feature. Some of the works were suggested and others I picked them myself.
Check these amazing pictures and give them some love!
And please this journal so it reaches a larger audience, giving more exposure to the artists.
One Thought fills Immensity by SirSamael Polymer clay sea dragon journal or notebook by designsbyjo Polymer clay peacock journal or notebook by designsbyjo Love Spell by FiSilva Morrigan - Dragon Age by FiSilva Earth Dragon by didok80 0004 by smilingStone ART-TRADE: Mimizan by smilingStone Dans les airs by smilingStone
Exploring Negative SpaceTraditional Art WeekMore Like This
From the time a budding artist drags their first waxy crayola across a piece of construction paper the artist is bombarded with one question. "What is it?" Artists have many ways, media, tools, and tricks in their toolbox to help them convey the story being told in their artwork.
The human eyes and brain look for the subject of the art: the person, place, or thing that makes it important. Brains make sense of the art we see by dividing the work into negative and positive space. In a traditional pencil drawing dark lines are used to create the "What is it" also known as positive space and the white background becomes the negative space.
A small amount of attention paid to where and how negative space is used can have a huge impact! All the examples used are works by the members of the Deviant Art community.
A Brief Discussion About Tonal ContrastTraditional Art WeekMore Like This
In last Traditional Week, we talked about the elements which if you ignore can destroy your painting and all your hardwork.
What Ruins A Painting?
Contrast and Values were one main element that either can make your works fruitful or ruin it. It needs to be discussed more broadly as a lot of new artists have trouble to establish a good tonal contrast. Result? Despite their brilliant artistic skills, the picture does not pop up! It looks dull, muted. That is not the fault of the drawing or skills, it's the lack of observation and understanding lights.
Contrast is the difference between two values which helps you to dis
PE: Know your lineworkTraditional Art WeekMore Like This
When you like drawing, but seek for something stronger than pencil, ink might be a good choice. While it takes time to get used to it (like everything), it's not that hard when you learn the basics, and this article will focus on one of the common uses of ink - lineart.
The first thing that you need is ink. But what kind? Depending whether you plan to draw a lone ink drawing, or mix it with something else, there are different options for different ways of handling your picture. Here are the most common choices:
Waterproof ink - is the most useful when you want to add a layer or layers of paint or water-diluted ink (with a brush) over your your lineart.
Not waterproof ink, like Indian or China ink. It's suitable when your picture is 100% drawing and you don't plan painting over it (of course, you can go ahead and experiment with smudging it with water, but this article focuses just on the lineart).
Coloured ink - whatever yo
10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color GameTraditional Art WeekMore Like This
Here are 10 ideas to try to have more fun with color in your art! All the examples used are works by the members of the Deviant Art community.
1. Make your OWN color wheel.
Use only primary red, yellow, and blue to create all the shades by color blending or using premade colors depending on your preference. Using your own medium to create your own reference will give you a realistic spectrum of the colors you have at your disposal.
2. Create contrast with complements.
Opposites attract attention! Red/Green, Orange/Blue, Purple/Gold. There's a reason that complementary colors are often seen on logos, sports jerseys and holiday decor. For an easy, and quick way to grab attention use two colors directly
those small things.One day soon,More Like This
Death will take my hand
and ask me one question:
"Were you happy?"
"I won't lie," I'll tell him,
"I was born with a shadow ten times too tall,
but even with his hands on my shoulders,
I fell in love with the sun."
I could wait forever.
I could go through the motions, pay my bills, buy groceries, acknowledge the common social norms of my neighbors day in and day out. I could watch the stars wheel overhead, see time flow and part around me, marked only by an arbitrary calendar that appeals most to our creature comforts. I could smile and talk and walk through my life as though I truly lived it, celebrating every Friday and mourning the coming Monday because everybody does, and we mitigate our earthly sentences with vacations, concerts, and nights at the bar, the music thrumming through our skin the closest we ever come to screaming out loud. I could do this, and it would mean nothing to me. Like I said, I could wait forever, and that entails the aforementioned activi