The cell phone photography project

How could cell phone photography help you with your painting?

Editorial: Why would a sketching and painting blog host an article about cell phone photography? And why would a graphical designer would be invited to contribute on a platform that traditional visual arts are the main focus? The answer is simple. Art, in any form, enhances creativity, ensures personal development and helps to set goals for life. As such, a more versatile approach to art, art goals, and personal challenges was considered appropriate. Read between the lines and see the analogy with your own art projects; how sketching has helped you overcome personal problems and how painting made you feel creative in times of personal struggle.

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Freshen up, rise higher

One year of operation; time for a reconstruction

I am sure you would agree with me, that a regular refresh, re-organisation and review of progress is essential in every aspect of our lives. For anyone blogging regularly, this would make perfect sense and they could easily see the connection of the following paragraphs with their own blog.

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Tips for writing an Art Blog that people love

Build a community around your art work

We recently explored the advantages of writing an art blog; it is true though that not all art blogs are equally successful. It takes some skill in writing, some good content, imaginative presentation and a few other bits and bobs to attract an audience. In this article we will see how you could possibly start an art blog and gradually build a community of people who love your content and are always keen to spend a few minutes reading your articles.

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Key reasons to start an art blog

Open new ways for your art

Blogging is not easy. Making art is not easy either. Making art and blogging at the same time…well this is a challenge. And I ve been experiencing this for some time myself. There is though some strange force, pulling me to do it and I am sure if you read the list below and spend some time thinking about it; you will quickly see my point. Running an art blog is quite a task, however there are some advantages that totally make it worth your time and effort. Why would you start an art blog then?

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Marco-Daniel Dragos

Is he Picasso’s apprentice?

The Artist says:

“Hello there, my name is Marco but my alter ego who paints, is Marstiltskin. I started painting for 2 years now and I’m into art for like 4 years. My inspiration comes mostly from the different personalities of the people I meet or see. That’s why I mostly like to paint or draw faces or “characters”. My art styles are: modern-cubism, eroticism (sometimes) and pop art.”

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The importance of natural poses

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This life drawing session made me think the importance of drawing a pose that looks natural. Models can bend and stretch and settle in all sorts of poses. Depending on the result that the artist wants, strange poses might be useful. How easy is it though to capture those poses and plot them realistically on your paper?  This time we had the opportunity to explore life like poses as well as a slightly strange one.

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Magdalena Patyk

Looking inside people’s souls


THE ARTIST SAYS:

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Aishwarya Deopujari

Black Magic Powder


THE ARTIST SAYS:

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An “aesthetically NOT pleasing” drawing

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Although that was the exact words my tutor used to describe my long pose drawing – I am personally very pleased with the work produced. My confidence was further strengthened by the model’s quite motivating words. Keep reading about the last life drawing session below.

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Learning through short poses

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A balanced drawing session

This session was dominated by the model’s tranquility, her nice poses and balanced work behind the easel. After three weeks working with the same model (although he was very good) it was a pleasure to see someone new. With quite good mood, and following a very fun weekend I really enjoyed this life drawing session.

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