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USING PAINT: Layers and Transparency

Most iPad Painting Apps provide layers and transparency as part of the process of digital painting. It takes a little while to get your head around it but you can be sure it is much quicker than in traditional oil … Continue reading

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ASKetch and CHIAROSCURO

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Chiaroscuro In Western art, chiaroscuro is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition (see right).  It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for the use of … Continue reading

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DRAWING WITH YOUR BRUSH…. with colour and tone…….this is painting!

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Somehow we seem to separate drawing from painting…… Drawing exhibitions are expected to exhibit pictures showing lines or edges…pen or pencil, engraving, a lithograph perhaps…. it is supposed to be different from “painting”.  Drawing is defined in the dictionary as … Continue reading

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Free drawing with Artrage

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The Mindset

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The Mind of the Artist. Visual artists, working in any medium (even an iPad!) tend to think in terms of shapes, lines, colours and textures, tones. Some use spatial qualities. Artists can observe this way in the real world or  … Continue reading

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Observing Still Life closely…. to draw what you see…

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Set up a simple still life….you only have a small iPad screen. As a learner you are going to draw that particular group of objects in front of you as they are. In my case it was that pear in … Continue reading

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