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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Why going to the gallery makes you a better artist

A small thing that makes a big difference

Sometimes we are keen to expand our skillset with new painting techniques, to develop our style as artists and deepen our understanding on different movements of art. However, we tend to forget one very important thing, which is fundamental to our development as artists. If you are guessing that the answer is “going to the gallery”, you are only half way there. What helps you become a better artist, is not the gallery itself but everything it represents and embraces.

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Magdalena Patyk

Looking inside people’s souls


THE ARTIST SAYS:

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Loved Magdalena’s art? Follow her work on Instagram or email her to buy. (hoshimagda@gmail.com)

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Aishwarya Deopujari

Black Magic Powder


THE ARTIST SAYS:

44802436_728181764216613_1928032706327740416_n.jpg“An architect, furniture designer and self taught artist, I’m from New Delhi, India. Art has been an inseparable part of my soul, I began painting at the age of 5. I love creating artworks based on naked figure studies and portraits, I am drawn towards the natural naked true self we all have within us. I’ve experimented with a variety of mediums, my favorite being charcoal and watercolor for the ease of carrying it anywhere and making quick figure studies. My favorite artists are Daniel Maidman, Michael Mentler, Richard Ehiemua and Casey Baugh.”

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David Cassell

A fairytale on paper


THE ARTIST SAYS:

profile.jpg“I am proudly self taught and started drawing at an early age. Encouraging parents fueled my need for expression. Once in high school I excelled in art and dreamed of continued studies in college. After graduating I married and went to work helping raise my three children. Working for a marketing firm I drew a concept design that achieved national recognition. After that I continued to draw and paint until the eighties when I joined and art league and entered a national juried show which my work was accepted. Encouraged by my family and friends I decided to enter shows and fairs winning many entries and turning professional in the eighties I sold many of my creations. Most of my ideas for my art come from dreams.
Pen, pencil and acrylic are my preferred mediums but I’ve tried them all. I love the creative process and am continually creating fantasy landscapes and seascapes or space concepts in my home studio. Currently retired I’m still working on my art daily”.

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AMMAR AHMED

Ammar Ahmed


THE ARTIST SAYS:

42804529_884932481701480_949535849450569728_n.jpg“I got into drawing and painting back in 2016, when I was 17. I had no former training in art and started from scratch. I studied Art and Design in my A levels, but worked mostly on my own. I have sold a few pieces and have a few available as well, both on my instagram and facebook, but since I’m particularly fascinated by hyper and photo realism, the rate at which I produce my work can be low”.

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KRISTEN PALMER

Kristen Palmer


THE ARTIST SAYS:

42406318_2204927883110458_7220334130498633728_n.jpg“I am a homeschooling mother, wife, and self-taught artist. My three young children are my world, and my paintings are inspired by lots of light and colorful scenes. After surviving a dark childhood, I now spend time creating to relieve stress and focus on positivity. I’m drawn to realism, surrealism, and fantasy art styles which allow bold, bright creations that my children and I can enjoy together. My art is now in homes from Alaska to England, and I’m grateful for offers in local galleries for shows next year. Thank you for the opportunity to share my art on CHROMA”.

 

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HOW 15 EGGS CAN AFFECT YOUR ART?

HOW 15 EGGS CAN AFFECT YOUR ART?

DISCOVER THE SIMPLE

This is not an easy question to answer. Eggs can make a big difference when you make an omellete or when you bake a cake. But art; how is it even possible a tub of eggs to make a difference to your art? Well, it does play an important role – a tab of 15 eggs can actually make you create one of the most sophisticated and beautiful artworks you have ever made. The recipe is very simple.

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SONAS

SoNas


THE ARTSITS SAY:

INTRO.jpgSoNas is an artistic duo of friends who discovered painting in 2017. We live in south of France -Marseille- and we are both self taught. We enjoy the freedom and the emotions which art offers. We love sharing our works and learn from each other. We paint with acrylic; exploring abstract art and sometimes kids illustration. We love art; exactly as you do! Our art is inspired by the world around us, our kids, people, colors, simple things in life and emotions. This is our beginning  in the artistic world and it is great and fun!

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STRENGTH YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD

STRENGTH YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD

Exploring the muscles of the head

Reading this article is possible because someone is working hard for you at the moment, without you even noticing. Your head muscles not only support your head but also allow you to turn around or even eat your delicious sandwich. It comes as no surprise we have numerous facial muscles to help us with all these facial expressions, however the head muscles are equally important for anatomic reasons as well from an artistic perspective. Today we will have a quick look at these hard working parts of our body and see how they affect our portraits and figures.

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