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.
Certainty and tranquility; the undeniable foundation that most seek and desire. Robust and solid; providing support for the next move, the one leading beyond the comfort zone line. Classical music; the clarity and structure, flowing ample through a small, personalised recital room, equips one to face the storm of the unknown.
A severe gradation of colours and emotions, all generated behind closed eyes and fulfillingly busy ears. Within this very safety, established in the tiny world between two headphones; one can experience the complete freedom to look directly at the spotlight.
Architecture is undoubtetly connected to art. If you think about it though, art many times follows the principles of architecture too. Often, they go hand in hand in terms of form, shape, materials, functionality, imagination and design process. Looking at the world through the eyes of an architect, helps the artist see at a different angle, and explore how someone whose life spins around designing buildings, is actually inspired to make art observing the built environment.
Do you ever feel that you have been doing the same thing over and over again, that a change is needed, and you would like to challenge yourself meeting new people. Well, this week, I had the chance to try a different life drawing experience. A different venue, a different group of artists, a pint of beer to start with and a pint after we finished. This week I went for a life drawing session at the Curfew, Bath.
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.
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.
“Hello! My name is Juan Martin Biondi, I’m from Bragado, a small town in Argentina. Since I was a child I liked drawing, I did it all the time, I participated in contests in my city and in the province, then over the years I decided to study Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires and I am currently working on it. But I have always liked to draw and it was a pending issue that I had delayed until I decided to dedicate myself fully again. I always draw with pens, ink, colored pencils and watercolors. Due to my profession I like to draw cities and landscapes, their movement, places I was in and when I saw them I could feel the same feeling I had when I was there and I would like people who look at them to get into them and feel what same. “
A walk around the streets of Bath, UK, in sketches
“I just got back into drawing recently by accident. In between homes; couch surfing at a friend’s house and relaxing after a stressful period. I started doodling his fireplace and…now I’m hooked. I used to draw a lot from life when I was in school. I’ve attended lots of life drawing classes, and I used to enjoy sitting at a window and drawing passerbyers. Most recently, I’ve really connected to pen work. I use a Uni-ball AIR which I love, and it suits me perfectly, great lines, and you can start making areas of black quite easily. And it’s just one pen, simple. Biggest artistic influence, the guy whose line work I adore the most, is that giant of illustration the late Bernie Wrightson. His illustrations for Frankenstein are masterpieces.”
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“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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