Seven years ago, Fabriano in Aquarello was established to unite the world of watercolour by creating a place and a forum to display and discuss an international selection of watercolours.This 2016 global watercolour event was chaired by Anna Massinissa. The Canadian representative, Alfonso Tejada, contacted me with an invitation to participate in the 2016 watercolour exhibition in Fabriano, Italy.
Enter a watercolor competition with confidence after hearing directly from 21 judges and jurors (not to mention masters of the medium) on what they look for in a winning work of art.Take note of how nods to technical skill are always balanced with a look for a personal and unique point of view. Most jurors want you to be an individual artist first and foremost, and that your work show that individuality.
What is a personal artistic journey? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “personal” is defined as relating to, or affecting a particular person. The word journey is defined in the same dictionary as something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another.In university, I was taught that art was the communication of ideas in visual form.
It says a lot that summer is here and I am tempted to abandon sunshine and blue skies to sneak inside and spend time in the studio sketching and drawing. And I “blame” it completely on our new free eBook, How to Draw and Paint Mythical Creatures: Unicorns, Fairies, Dragons More.From Dreamscapes: Myth Magic by Stephanie Pui-Mon Law.
Mixed media artist Gwen Lafleur of StencilGirl wanted to experiment with chalk pastels and cream pastels. Below, she shares a fun, step-by-step demonstration on how to use both in the same art project for colorful, eye-catching results.Chalk Pastels and Cream Pastels | Fast and Fun Ways to Use BothAs a self-confessed art-supply junkie, I’m always eager to try out new supplies and find new uses for products I already have.
The Fall 2013 issue of Drawing marks the magazine’s 10th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, we shined a spotlight on drawing instruction, an integral part of the magazine’s content for the last decade.Here, as part of that spotlight, we offer a brief excerpt from our article by Fernando Freitas on the Academy of Realist Art (ARA), whose curriculum is based on the 19th-century Bargue Method.