There are so many different things you can paint—landscapes, people, or still life—and there are so many different ways to paint them. Not only are there different mediums, but there are different techniques as well.
Knowing the color wheel can really make a difference in your art work. By using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel you are able to create a mood for your piece. When you use opposite colors (also known as complimentary colors) on the color wheel, you are able to really make things "pop." Also, knowing what colors we can mix to make new colors can be very helpful.
For watercolor artist Peggi Habets, drawing and painting have been a part of her life since childhood. After studying graphic design in college and working as a designer and art director for 15 years, Peggi decided to return to her original passion—fine art.
With the rise of Instagram, it seems like we are all looking at life through the lens of the next great photo. That could just be me, but I know at least some of you also think, "Wow, that would look great in my feed," when you see a beautiful sunset/latte/palm tree/neon sign.
Last month we offered a sneak peek of Fashion Design Lookbook, publishing next month, and we are so excited about this title that we couldn't wait until October to give you another look inside. Enjoy a taste of some of the materials and tools crucial to the fashion artist and illustrator.
"Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." Michelle Held
When I look at a landscape, I love for my eyes to travel around the painting taking in the depth and range that the artist has rendered.
The Color Mix
"All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb - when you look at it, it's looking back at you." -Uniek Swain
I'm always amazed at Walter Foster's vintage titles: not only are they beautiful and rustic but the artistic tips and advice they provide are still just as relevant as when they were first printed! It goes to show that certain skills—like painting portraits—are truly timeless.
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