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Sunday, December 26, 2010

How to Become an Artist

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How to Become an Artist

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Become an Artist

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Art is all around you. It is not only in the ability to paint, sketch and draw, but in other media as well. Creating a sculpture takes the skill of an artist. Abstract painting, or creating clay models is a form of art. Art is actually all around you, in every shape and form. Take the time to look at your surroundings in a different manner. Look at a tree, it is not even, it is not straight, it is not brown. It has texture, and shading. Most importantly: no two objects are alike.

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    Buy a sketchbook and sketching pencil. Buy an easel and paints. Go to the stores. Draw things you see. Go to the park, and sit on a bench and just look around you. Art is everywhere. The pool is oval, the sun is round, the trees are all different shades, and no two leaves are the same. No two flowers are the same, or of the same shape or size. If you look at all this and find you are interested in learning more, then you have an artistic nature. You can easily become an artist.

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    Look at a tree in the sun. Notice that the leaves have varying colors. See which side the sun shines on and how it looks. Look at the same tree an hour later and notice how it looks now that the sun has or is setting. Study the grass, and its shadows. Look at a sunset, the shading and the colors. Actually 'look' at things intently, and mark it all down in your sketchbook.
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    Develop more of an artistic nature. Learn about colors, shades, and how to use them. Buy a color wheel and try to change colors. Decide what type of art you are interested in. There are hundreds of art techniques that you can learn from.try to learn from everything around you, Lamps, posters, trees, anything!
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    Train your eyes to focus on structure, color, and value. Do not paint or draw as to how the object "should" look, rather than how it does look. Nothing is really what it looks like. Whites have other shades in it, reds are of varying degrees of red. The skin is not black, and a white person is not really white but varying shades of pinks, yellows,blues all mixed in.
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    Buy books on art education, Recommended is "Drawing From The Right Side of The Brain". This is a great book to learn from. It is easy to read, and interesting, and you will amaze yourself at how fast you will be actually drawing.
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    Find Internet sites about artists, art methods, drawing, and painting. Becoming an artist is not difficult once you realize what type of art you are interested in. Read up on artists and visit art shows.
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    Understand that no one has to be born with a talent. Those that are, are lucky. Art can be developed with interest. Most art need not be painted like a picture. One can use a camera for exactness. Paintings develop from the artists feel of the subject, interpretation and varying colors. No two people are exactly alike. No two artists paint the same way, and no two see things in the exact colors. Art can be learned, discovered and can develop with the proper exposure. Just remember being an artist is not how well you can draw, but the emotion that comes out of it.

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