Professional watercolor artist Trevor Waugh confidently displays under the guidance of a soothing backing soundtrack how he would take on the complexities of painting white roses. Most people imagine white to be colorless but in actual fact it is anything but that. White is made up of all the colors of the spectrum and with a keen eye any aspiring artist can find these other colors! With a palette of pinks, reds, blues, violets and greens, Waugh uses a a variety of brushes to showcase his techniques and skills. This is a must watch for the aspiring watercolor artist!
Learn how to make your own individual pieces of abstract art, with the latest paints called crosswater paints
This kit allows you to become an artist even If you have never painted a picture before. They are simple and easy to use, so there is no need to worry about what picture you want to create. Once you have used these paints a few times, you will be amazed at the pictures that you can produce and no two pictures will be the same. There are only a few items that you will need and they are:
Crosswaters white medium
The Canvas can be bought at any art store and the crosswaters come in kits, so you don’t need to remember each individual item and they can be bought online also at: www.ArtWaters.com
Will I need to do anything to the Crosswaters to prepare them before use?
Yes, you prepare the white medium by placing a sealed one ounce squeeze bottle into a bowl of hot water for 15 minutes, once warmed up you lightly shake and you are ready to squeeze on to canvas. These paints can also be used on watercolour paper.
How long do the paintings take to dry?
On average the paintings will be dry in 1.5 hours.
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A look into how some artists have extra sensory gifts and are able to draw portraits of loved ones, friends or neighbors who have now passed over into the spirit world.
First of all let me give you an explanation of what a psychic artist is.
A psychic artist is a person who is able to channel information. Ordinarily a medium may receive information in spoken word or be given a picture. However a psychic artist is also given a picture and then transfers this information from mind to canvas. The artist has never met the person before that they draw and has no prior knowledge of this person.
When you sit down and talk to a medium they are just like you and I. Ordinary people who go to work, go on holiday and live their life’s like anyone else. They are not strange at all. They may talk to you and make you relax, as sometimes we can be a bit nervous. There is nothing to worry about and nothing bad will happen.
Sometimes the artist may draw a picture of a loved one. The information comes through and as they are drawing they will describe to you the person and what they are drawing. When they have finished they will show you and you may be able to recognize the person straight away. Other times, the picture of the person maybe when they were much younger. This is because when we die, we can choose to look the way that we want to. If someone close died of an illness or had an accident, they may decide to show themselves, before this happened and also, maybe when they were in their teens. This is because we hold special memories of times in our life that we found exciting and that made us truly happy, so it would make sense that you would like to be seen like that again.
Other times the artist may draw a picture of your spirit guide. This is a person who is with you from the moment that you were born. They stay with you until you die. A guide is a person that you have met in a past life and have shared a past life with. It could be a friend, your husband, a child. When they died they agreed that they would look after you and help guide you on your spiritual path. We do of course have other guides than come into our life’s, but they only stay for a short time and then leave. Your birth guide never leaves you.
If you haven’t heard of these type of artists before then let me introduce to you Coral Polge:
Born in Britain, Coral was a world renowned psychic artist who drew astoundingly accurate artwork of spirit and travelled the world sharing her gift. Coral learned of her exceptional talent when she was advised by a medium of her rare capability. Some time later, just after the second world war, she realized that the advice she had been given was true.
Audiences around the world were astonished and profoundly touched by Coral’s work. Automatic spirit controls would take control of Coral’s hand to guide her with accuracy and astounding results. Her portraits were renowned for their exceptional similarity with photographs of people that had passed to spirit and provided extremely strong evidence of life after death. During her lifetime, Coral drew over 100,000 spirit portraits and made an enormous contribution to spiritualism. Along with many other great mediums, such as Gordon Higginson, Coral proved that one day, when the time is right, we are reunited in spirit with our loved ones.
The son of Mrs Bayles of Rhodesia(S.Africa), who died while having an operation to correct his broken nose, which is shown in the psychic portrait as being in slightly better shape in his Spirit Body. This drawing was done as a ‘postal reading’, and the lad’s character is clearly captured.
A really fascinating look into a different side of art and how it has helped many people.
As for believing it, I will let you all make your own minds up.
Drawings from pencil, by Paul Cadden
These pictures may look like photographs but despite looking like they have been captured on a camera, these are actually hand-drawn images created by hyperrealist artist Paul Cadden.The 47-year-old, from Scotland, is able to recreate photos in amazing detail, often just using only a pencil.
From the wrinkles on a woman’s face, a puff of smoke from a cigarette or dripping water – Cadden’s drawings look unbelievably realistic.
Hyperrealism was born from the idea of photorealism, which are paintings based on photographs but created in a non-photographic medium.
Taking an average of between three and six weeks to produce, Cadden creates about seven pieces each year – which usually come in A1 or A0 sizes – and sell at galleries for up to £5,000 each.
Some of Cadden’s work is being exhibited at the Plus One Gallery, which specialises in hyperrealism art. For more information, please visit: www.plusonegallery.com
Now if James Mylne asked if he could borrow your pen, you may be mistaken and think that he will be writing a note, or taking a number down, but how very far from the truth would you be? In fact, since 1996 James has been drawing such beauties as Audrey Hepburn with just a ballpoint pen. The image and texture that he achieves leaves the viewer unable to believe that this fine piece of art has been produced from just a ordinary bic pen.
Since their invention and subsequent proliferation in the mid-20th Century, ballpoint pens have proven to be a versatile art medium for professional artists as well as amateur doodlers. Ballpoint pen artwork created over the years have been described as comparable to art created using traditional art mediums. Low cost, availability, and portability. convenient, alternative art supply. Ballpoint pen enthusiasts find the pens particularly handy for quick sketch work.
James Mylne attended foundation courses at Chealsea Art College, London, in 2002. Upon completion of formal studies, he launched a website dedicated to disseminating information of ballpoint pens as an alternative art medium. He continues to run a blog with the same purposes.
Solo exhibitions of James Mylne’s photo-realistic ballpoint drawings began in 2001. James began to replicate iconic photos of entertainers and artists from Britain and America.These intricate works are created using mostly black ballpoint pens, and are so finely inked that they are often mistaken as photo prints.Flat fields of color are sometimes stenciled behind the figures using spray paint.
The female form appears frequently in the artist’s work.Other photorealistic subject matter includes wildlife (pictured above) and urban landscapes.
Kate Moss visage has appeared prominently in James Mylne’s artwork. Two of the artist’s photorealistic ballpoint likenesses of Kate were chosen as art magazine covers, the first in 2009 and again in 2012, which also featured an interview with Mylne. One of these Kate Moss drawings reportedly required six weeks to complete.
BiC® Cristal® http://www.challengebic.co.uk unveils the results of a challenge to artist James Mylne, to recreate a well known masterpiece using just one BiC® Cristal® pen. The reproduction of The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, took artist James approx 90 hours to complete, but thanks to its long writing length and oil based ink, just a single pen was needed to finish the work.
How to produce encaustic art pictures using hot irons and wax blocks.
Encaustic art is art which is made by melting wax and using it as a pigment medium. The result is a rich, vibrant, textural work of art which can be endlessly manipulated with an assortment of tools. While many people associate encaustic art with melting crayons as a young child, the art form is actually thousands of years old. Several museums and art galleries have examples of encaustic art from places like Ancient Egypt and medieval Europe, for people who would like to see historical examples of the art form.
To get started you will need the following:
Blocks of wax designed for encaustic art
Special heat proof paper A6 postcard size for your wax pictures
Special heat proof (Throw away) paper A4 to set on the table before placing your postcard on top
Acrylic Wax Sealer
The next stage is to prepare your work area, by ensuring that you keep your wax blocks on one side and your iron on the other, as these items are hot and not only will melt your wax blocks, but also may burn you. Ensure you cover your work table and the surrounding floor is fully covered to protect all surfaces from hot tripping wax. Place a throw away card on the table and then place your A6 heat proof paper on top. Once you are all set up and have heated your tools on low you are ready to start.
Take your first coloured wax block hold the iron flat and cover all of the iron. Then start to spread the colour over the card and then wipe off the excess wax with a tissue. Repeat with another colour remembering to wipe the iron each time.
There are 4 basic types of effects that can create abstract pictures very quickly, they are:
Smoothing, lifting, points of the iron and edges of the iron, another effect is a backward wriggle, wriggle the iron from side to side.
When you have made your cards, you may want to protect them, so polish them first and then take a soft brush and an acrylic wax sealer and cover the whole surface and leave to dry.
In this short humble video you are taught how to achieve a sky using basic wash principles. Thoroughly saturating the canvas with water applied by a large brush followed by the introduction of an artist’s medium known as ‘Gesso’ to then prime the surface. It is then a case of washes and grading to finalise the sky alongside the confident use of ample amounts of white acrylic to create bold natural looking clouds. Enjoy.
A very different colorful and energetic intro leads you this mixed medium painting demonstration where artist Michael Shapcott works into his canvas with a variety of brushes, sponges, inks, pencil, acrylics and oils to create a portrait of a young exotic lady.
He delivers with energy and enthusiasm for his subject matter and begins with a medium paint brush by gathering all the outlines of the face and the the facial features themselves before moving on to developing tones and a soft color palette to begin under painting the face. He use a small round brush in an almost dry application to gather intensity and high quality detailing for the eyes on a close-up camera shot to allow you to see how he moves the brush to gather a realistic impression of an eye.
For his larger areas like the surrounding head scarf he uses a large sponge to get a very quick yet even finish which as an added bonus dries much quicker allowing you to work into the paint with greater detail without having to wait like you would expect from a much thicker coat.
The video is time lapsed and offers the viewer much to look at and learn but ultimately shows how a variety of different mediums with very different properties can work together to create something very detailed and eye catching on canvas. So get your kit and get creative.
This fantastic piece has been produced using the digital medium ‘Paint Tool SAI’ and shows an incredible amount of control, precision and detail. The video has been sped up so that the viewer can enjoy the creation in a well suited timeframe and be in awe of the development of the drawing.
The characters drawn are that of Chunli from Street Fighter, Mai Shiranui of Kings of Fighters and Asuka Kazama of Tekken. Using their passion for the genre and the characters, the artist has encapsulated a vivid and well crafted sketch, which later sees the introduction of color. This not only gives the drawing a more playful and expressive finish but adds depth and realism.
This artist demonstrates how to create from your mind an abstract painting. This one is titled ‘A Tale Behind The Mirror’ and is a collision of drips, drizzles and earthy tones but still capturing the image of a young lady and a building which is obviously open to your own interpretation. The artist uses brushes and sponging techniques to create his desired abstract painting. It’s hard to say but I would have a guess at acrylics being the medium used in this piece. Definitely worth a watch just to see how inspiration can come deep from thought