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Creating an Art Series

Many artist create hundreds of totally random works of art but others choose to create a series of work.

(Definition) Series: a number of usually similar things done, produced etc one after another.

For example an artist might create a series of Dogs, instead of dogs, cats, and elephants. That way the work can be specific and more in depth, the series can get even more focused to a specific breed of dog and dog color. This helps artists to explore different ideas on one topic, and relate to their audience. An audience is more likely to follow you if they can understand where your art is coming from, instead of just a pile of work that is all over the place.

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Using Gesso

  • What is Gesso?

Gesso is a medium used to prime a canvas.

  • Why do you use Gesso?

Gesso is used to create a surface that meshes well with the paint.

  • How do you use Gesso?

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Using Soft pastels as a medium

Soft Pastels are a great artist choice for large or small pieces. I have used soft and oil padtels and the difference is that you need to use a fixative for oil pastels. Soft pastels are great because they show strong vibrant colors and are easy to use.

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I have used pastels to make beautiful ACEO collectible trading cards and I protect them using acid free sleeves. Another way to ensure the color stays vibrant is to show them behind glass making sure its no acrylic or plastic or the pastel particles will attract to it and make a ghost image. Hairspray can be used also if you are careful, hairspray tends to leave drops or alter the color of it. The best fixative if needed would be the Lascaux fine art fixativ.

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I have my ACEO card auction in my ebay store.
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Soft Pastels are a good medium for beginner or professional artist, you hold it right in between your fingers and you can feel the picture come to life as you use them.

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