The Beginning – Acrylic Paintings
Today we are very happy to announce new creative category called “Paintings“. I’ll share articles related to paintings (colors, tools etc), tips and lots of creative stuff. I am quite sure, you will defiantly love these articles and share your ideas as well.
Best Source of Inspiration is Yourself.
As a beginner artist, it can be difficult to find painting inspiration. Some people get inspired by admiring other paintings or nature. You must admire and appreciate work of others from which you get inspired, but unfortunately you could become only admirer and not the painter. Many people are fearful to even begin a painting at all.
Getting inspired as to what to paint, also have a low budget and afraid to use a lot of paint just to practice are some hurdles to get over.
Some of us do a little practice and start a class, but they are dissatisfied with every effort. Painting often seems too difficult, and it finishes so far from earlier levels, that you will feel that you will never manage to produce anything worthwhile again. Take a break, skill will return and keep trying skill will born, even you are doomed to constant failure.
So, pick the tools and start painting.
Slow down your life – connect to your environment and people. Take an hour for yourself. Walk around outside with a notebook. Take notes or sketch your thoughts.
Cast your eye slowly around as you move through your world. Moving slowly allows you to observe thoroughly. Take a convenient gap and start painting. Remember short gap result to early levels painting and long gap could make you admirer.
Learning is a process that never ends, and error is the best steps to learn better. Never try copy a subject like that. Difference between subject and your paining is your creativity. Painting should not be too technical because it can limit your creativity, this does not mean that you do not have to learn the technical theory.
Few Basic Tips to start: –
- Thumbnail Sketches for Composition Ideas
- Use Photographs, then create sketches from these
- Think about what colors and mixtures will be used
- Decide on a concept, what’s the idea of your painting or drawing?
- Keep it simple – don’t over-complicate anything
It is not possible to make good art without difficulties, you will be frustrated, and it doesn’t matter if that happened. Expectation is the mother of all frustration.
In next article I will tell you about tools and uses.
More to come on colors and techniques.
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