Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min de lecture
Art for Steven
An empty canvas is always challenging, but has the potential to become a significant piece of artwork. It was always explained to me that a painting is like a sunset … they’re all nice, but sometimes we’ll stand back and look at one and say, “Wow! Ho
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Master Hints And Tips
• The initial rough is made up of the most basic lines. I get a pretty good idea from the rough if it is going to work, and it gives me a good idea of the shape (landscape or portrait) and size of canvas I am going to use. • I work as fast as I can i
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min de lectureVisual Arts
My Story
Twenty-five years ago Gillian Grove walked past a noticeboard advertising art classes. If you ask her about it she might tell you that she wanted a break from her hectic work schedule or that something inside her wanted to become more creative. Like
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min de lecture
Woodland S Gallery
Robert was born in Maclean Northern NSW. Trained as an aircraft engineer and travelled the world with his career. He has a passion for buildings and architecture.  Hi Simon, my name is Jenny Pride, I have always drawn or as long as I remember. I lo
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min de lecture
Making the Picture Sing
Pencils • HB, 2B, 6B Pencils – I have a preference for Faber Castle Pencils, but this technique can be used with any graphite pencil range. • Acid Free Paper – Most papers are acid free now. You can get archival papers if you need them. Most of my d
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min de lecture
“I Cannot Imagine Life Without Art”
Another rainy day, another chance to stay indoors and draw and paint! Any excuse would do for an 8-year-old whose only desire was to be “an artist when I grow up”! Well almost 48 years later I still have the same passion to paint and draw as I believ
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min de lecture
Link to Life
Born in Burnie, Tasmania, Lynette McLeod resurrected her artistic talent some 12 years ago at the age of 55. At that time in her life she was a keen gardener. She also loved to read and would maybe sketch the odd drawing every now and then – in ink o
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Materials
Rains & Windsor & Newton watercolours: • Permanent Rose • Permanent Opera Red • Red Brown • Sepia • Cobalt Blue • Permanent Violet • Titanium White Rembrandt Polychromous pencils: • Cool Silver Grey • Medium Grey • Cool Light Grey • Rose Madder Lake
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Artist’s Hints And Tips
Having run our successful Learn to Draw program for many years teaching both adults and children to draw realistically, if your drawing doesn’t look right to you then one of the following three things will be an issue: Tone. Without fail the biggest
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min de lecture
“Hey Friends, Any Room For Me?”
Using an H pencil and a good quality sketchpad (110g or over) plus any reference photographs I need, I begin to draw. The preliminary drawing is always exciting as finally all of the elements come together. I usually do a “rough idea” on my sketchpad
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min de lecture
To Be at One with Nature
• 90 per cent of the paper I use is black paper. The other 10 per cent varies depending on the background colour I feel will suit my subject. • Primarily, I will use any brand of soft pastels. I prefer Schmincke pastels for the final touch up. • Refe
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration5 min de lecture
Pelicans to Portraits
Born in England, I migrated to Australia in 1968 at the age of ten. I work full-time as a clerk with the State Government and I live at Lake Macquarie in New South Wales. I completed an informal art course at Dobell House, Wangi, when my youngest chi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Master Hints And Tips
• Measure proportions and positions of the subject roughly; then choose your paper carefully. • Do not be frightened to break your pastels into smaller pieces. This enables you to use the smaller pieces to block in or draw with more comfort. • Never
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Draw up a plan of your intended composition on a good quality sketchpad. • Trace over your main objects i.e. birds, flowers using a 90g (or similar grade) tracing paper. This will allow you to change the position of objects easily moving them about
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min de lecture
Buderim’s Brush with Fame
Tucked away in the leafy mountain village of Buderim is one of the Sunshine Coast’s best-kept secrets … and also one of Queensland’s most beautiful and memorable galleries. Here is where you can see some of Australia’s finest artists in an intimate a
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min de lecture
Cowrie Hole –Newcastle
• Medium grey sanded pastel paper.• Rembrandt pastels (medium).• Schmincke pastels (soft).• Pastel pencils.• Charcoal.• Kneadable eraser.• Dust mask.• Disposable latex glove.• Paper torchon.• Stanley knife.• Clear plastic ruler.• Calculator.• Draught
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Master Hints And Tips
• I work from digital photographs and work out the scaling of the photograph to fit the paper. • I never do an initial drawing; but use a calculator and ruler, measuring each area as I go. • I usually paint from top to bottom and left to right to avo
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min de lecture
Thanks to Da Vinci
I guess you could say my school days were a great platform for encouraging my artistic abilities. I can remember spending class time drawing wicked caricatures and comics of my teachers – much to the amusement of friends. This led to a high demand in
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Artist S Hints And Tips
• Take time to get the proportions of your drawing right, this is the most important step. Look at it in reverse by facing a mirror, as sometimes you need to look at it from a different view. • In the beginning, keep it loose and work with some speed
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min de lecture
The Noble Equine
• Canson mi tientes paper• Charcoal white• Black biro• Black Chinagraph• White oil pastel (brand Van Gogh) I saw all these amazing coloured pastel papers in one of the art shops I frequent, and the blue colours really caught my eye. I bought a bunch
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration11 min de lectureVisual Arts
Christmas Buyers’ Guide
S&S is offering a wide range of exciting new products as well as traditional favourites for Christmas this year. From colouring, drawing, watercolour and sketching pencils to easels, pastels, watercolours, acrylic and oil paints you’ll find something
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration3 min de lecture
Don’t Rock the Boat
• Matisse Derivan Structure acrylic paints.• Various brushes; fingers (my own); well used daggy brushes; plastic palette knifes.• Various pastel pencils.• Various soft pastels.• Dulux acrylic sample pots – various colours.• Standard large canvas, abo
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration4 min de lecture
Sunkissed
These sun bleached trees with their twisted shapes are irresistible to me, whilst some people find them spooky, if you look at them from a different point of view you will see the elegant shapes and gestures in their bare branches. I began this piece
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min de lecture
Wet & Wild
My demonstration is a painting slightly different to my usual beach scenes, which are normally completed in landscape. I had taken some photos on a really cloudy day where rain was imminent and I was sitting on the beach while my husband was fishing.
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Materials
• Art Spectrum Colourfix Paper Beige 100 x 70cm• Four values of Art Spectrum Flinders Blue Violet ranging from the darkest to the lightest• Art Spectrum Jacaranda two values• Two values of Art Spectrum Flinders Red Violet• Art Spectrum Warm Grey• Art
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Don’t just rely on your eye...... measure, measure and measure. • Try to vary your subject matter and experiment with your palette to keep your work fresh. • Don’t be too scared to make mistakes, pastel is fairly forgiving and can be erased, especi
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min de lecture
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• Keep a thick piece of folded rag nearby so you can continually wipe your pastels and your hands clean to stop colours contaminating each other. • Take your own photos to avoid any copyright issues. • An ordinary lead pencil eraser works very well f
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecturePsychology
This Is What We Do On Fridays
All of these people have been touched by cancer in some way, but on Fridays they can put their problems aside for a while and become absorbed in the joy of creating paintings in a supportive environment. Some of the group have painted before; others
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration1 min de lecture
Dressed for Work
Pencil drawing in sketch book. Using carbon paper, I transferred the drawing onto cream coloured velour paper, then drew over the outlines with “willow charcoal” followed by a paper stump (lightly dragged over the lines) to set the charcoal and stop
Artist's Drawing and Inspiration2 min de lecture
Artist’s Hints And Tips
• A few hints on using soft “Willow Charcoal” • Willow Charcoal is actually made from willow branches (burnt to a crisp so to speak) and being powdery when used it obviously creates a bit of dust, is messy and definitely not good for the nose! Howeve
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