Color is one of the seven elements of art and one of the first things we learn in school. Understanding the basic primary colors and how they blend is an activity found in most elementary school classrooms, but that’s just one piece of a much larger field known as color theory. Used by painters, graphic designers, interior decorators, and anyone working in visual culture, color theory is an essential part of any creative’s toolkit.
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Watercolor painting has long been a favorite medium of expression for enthusiasts and professional artists alike.
Want to dip your toes into crocheting? The National Park Service offers two free patterns that will surely make your first project a splash. Based on species of fish indigenous to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and Voyageurs National Park, these tutorials are designed for beginners and regular crocheters. Ranger Hailey Burley put together two patterns which include necessary materials, instructions for all of the steps, and helpful photographs.
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If you’re creating amazing art but struggling to gain exposure, art contests are a great opportunity for publicity. And if you’re living the infamous “starving artist” lifestyle, this is also a way to pull yourself out of a rough spot by potentially winning cash prizes, allowing you to gain an extra financial boost towards your dream creative projects.
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Like any creative field, art history has its own language.
Drawing is full of fundamental techniques that will improve how you create art. And if you like to draw realistically, understanding these methods is vital. Perspective is one of these approaches that will help you become a better draftsperson—especially when it comes to architecture. It creates the illusion of depth to make your work appear more realistic. What is perspective drawing in art? Perspective drawing gives objects on a 2D surface a sense of three-dimensionality.
Embroidery is a humble craft that only takes a few inexpensive supplies to get started.