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An art muse is a character that you paint or shows up in different artworks you create. They can be inspirational and fun and cute.
My art muse is this boy who is recognized in 3 of my paintings thus far. Having a muse may make finding new painting ideas easier.
Whatever your muse is you can have fun with it. Do you have a muse and what is it?
In NYC there are a million things to paint. Subways, people, beaches, and more. Decide if you want to paint live or from photography or a mixture of the two.
You can plan a day at the beach and bring your supplies. And paint the waves. The summer time is beautiful. In fact, that what my next painting will be, so check out my new posts.
This is a painting I did this week, check out my post Impressionism vs abstract art. Here
Some artists like to paint to be inspired others are inspired to paint. I am a little bit of both. If you have an idea you can either get a sketch book and sketch your ideas with pencil , pen, or marker or you can go straight to paint.
Sometimes you may not have an idea and that’s why some artist create few great works. However, you can look at art in museums to get ideas or paint according to what’s going on in society like a movement.
Doing a bit of research will help gather ideas. For example I’m from New York and I love the rain, I painted this piece today.
When you use watercolor it is less messy than Acrylic or Oil paint. The simplicity makes it great for faster painting time. The effect is also different as the paint and water gives a wet look. It also takes more layers to achieve darker hues or less water.
It is great to use water color when you have an idea you want to quickly get on paper. The flow of the paint is very smooth and allows you to create endless images.
This image too me about 10 minutes. I used a brown color first then worked from light to dark. I also worked on the background after the foreground, I used a medium brush and I also used black, red, green, and blue.
Pencil drawings are just as detailed as a painting. Opting for just the graphite allows you to use different tones to show color indication and depth in your picture.
Find which technique you like to work with:
- Shading with smudging is a great way to move the pencil marks around your pictures leaving smooth light marks.
- Cross hatching makes for an interesting look and feel that can be combined with smudging.
- Dots with a pencil is also great and can be combined with any of the techniques.
You can choose one technique or all.