Useful Art Secrets

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Follow Nature’s Rhythm

In this world of fast food & high speed technology, we get easily &
unconsciously swept away with the unnatural pace of life.

Creating sensitive art usually takes time ~ So accept this fact & you will enjoy the process.
Making art can help you to slow down the pace of your life to the rhythm of your heart.

Art by Ong Yuyi

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Layer Your Work

Art by Isobelle Ouzman

The beautiful work gives a good illusion of deep depth due to the
number of physical layers she has created in this altered book art piece.

ART TIP 3

Do Your Research & Use References

To create believable imaginary art, good artists always tap into references.
Here, the artist of the banshee in Avatar, the movie, studies the difference
in surface texture of a toy frog & a real frog. To fully comprehend the reasons
why one looks plastic & why the other looks real. He then applies his
observations onto the rendering of the skin for the creature.
The outcome is one magnificently realistic maginary creature.

ART TIP 4

3D with Tones

According to science, the eye can perceive
up toaround 450 different shades of grey.
So if you want a more 3 dimensional quality to your
piece, ensure use a range of tones to level up your work!

ART TIP 5

Focus on What You Love & Create from
Things & Ideas that Mean Something to You.

Art by Brain Selznick

Brian Selznick is the author & illustrator for “Wonderstruck”.
He explains that he writes about characters that he cares about.
He writes about things he loves, such as museums, deaf culture, New York in 1927 & 1977.
The love of these elements & the characters will shine through to the reader & viewers.

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