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Chitra Santhe 2017
Forms are out and selling at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Date January 15, 2017
Fee: Rs 300/-
Last Date to submit forms with requisite attachments: November 30, 2017
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Came across this blog with some useful information on how we have been doing some things totally wrong, or with wrong methods, information, etc in this article titled - "Painting, You’re Doing It Wrong"
Somebody, an artist or a gallery owner, asked me recently about taxes pertaining to art works, artists and art galleries. And it dawned upon me that its such a fuzzy topic in the minds of people of our community. Although I am not an authority on tax related matters, I stand in this interesting position of a person who has studied finance and is trying to establish himself as an artist. So here I am, trying to keep…Continue
Open the link here - How to Recognise Famous Artist's of Previous Years - to see an amazing way to quickly know who you are dealing with. Its a funny way to categorise and recognise the famous artists of yesteryears....
Art is fun... so lets have some...
Japanese portrait and figurative painter's works are out of this world. His detailing and painstaking process of painting in oil to bring out textures is like music that dims everything else around you. Check out his works here. One can see more of his works in another website!!! His works are absolute bliss! Some excellent and in-depth videos are there in youtube from this artist!!!
An artist's website cannot be any more simpler and smooth... Check out his works here. His charcoal works are absolute magic! More youtube videos here!!!Enjoy!!!
This an amazingly informative site of one of my favourite artists - William Whitaker. Just observing his awesome creations will take your breath away. The way he makes the female body look beautiful - while still with their clothes on, is absolutely refreshing. Superb understanding of cloth and female form...watching his work is a whole lot of learning experience. And his still life. Enjoy!
This an amazingly site of one of my favourite artists, an Iranian - Iman Maleki. Just observing his awesome creations involving human subjects in such a subtle way, will take your breath away. Just going through his gallery of works is a whole lot of learning experience - especially, this http://imanmaleki.com/en/Galery/wish.htm. Enjoy all!!!
Another amazing realism artist, especially wonderful with animal paintiings... His super real wildlife paintings and the rendering of the surrounding untouched flora will take you right into the African jungle, right next to the beasts. Enjoy!!!
An amazing painter in watercolor and egg tempera for more than thirty years, his works shows what magic water colours can unfold when taken up seriously. Absolutely delightful work with water reflections... haven't come across who can make water reflections like he does. And the portraits too... Here's his blog gallery that will let your eyes enjoy the magic of watercolours!!!
Steve Hanks is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists working today. The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks' paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child—-Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone. Scroll down his webpage to view the truly amazing watercolour works.
Morten E. Solberg is a very versatile artist and is amazing in all mediums. He paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor and his techniques range from photo-realism to total abstraction. Mort's interests are many and varied and they are often reflected in his art. Check out his studies here1. More amazing works can be found here2. Some more here3.
Vladimir Volegov is an amazing oil painter with an incredible sense of light and form. It is combined with a vibrant palette to create superb figurative works. Check out his works here . There are some amazing videos of him working on many figurative subjects which you can find in youtube, or here .
Scott Prior is a painter who lives and works in Massachusetts. His paintings depict a world that is intimate, simple and personal, where objects are transfixed and transfigured by light. Check out his still-life paintings here.
His still life works have great depth and a luminous quality. A quiet, introspective quality is evident in his paintings. Must check if you love to see paintings of flowers. Some amazing videos to check too to see his WIPs. Love his works.
He specializes in oil paint and charcoal. Baugh's art has evolved over time to become more narrative. Figures are his prime subject matter, and he paints and draws amazing stories.
To check his works, click here.
Amazing lost-and-found style watercolor UK based artist. His loose or impressionistic style watercolour landscapes bring a sense of freedom and informality in his works.
His amazing watercolor demos can be seen in Youtube - Here
I am sure you will love them. Enjoy!!!
FAVOURITE SITES THAT HELP IMPROVE ONESELF:
This website features free art lessons (including guest art instruction) and commercial art instruction video tutorial guides to develop art skills in a variety of mediums from graphite, oils, and watercolour through to charcoal, acrylics and ink, and from sketches to finished works of art. Inside you can find free art tutorials teaching how to draw portraits and sketch faces, how to paint landscapes and scenes both real and imaginary.
Amazing site for understanding the underlying shapes that form the basic skelital structures that define the final forms. Easy to navigate, easy to understand and nicely illustrated. Especially good for people interested in improving their anatoimical knowledge for drawing human figure - here's the link for human anatomy.
Stan Prokopenko, the artist and teacher has an amazing resource of video tutorials in his website that teach art from the very basics, in themost simplistic way and while having fun. Check out his turorials as he takes on one feature at a time - the eyes, nose, lips, ears, etc
Andrew Loomis Books for download
Download the book above from - http://illustrationage.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/andrew-loomis-creative-illustration.pdf
Download the book above from - http://illustrationage.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/andrew-loomis-drawing-the-head-hands.pdf
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Download the above book from - http://illustrationage.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/andrew-loomis-successful-drawing.pdf
Download the above book from - http://illustrationage.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/andrew-loomis-eye-of-the-painter.pdf
These books are one of the best resources on drawing with pencil (especially figuratives). Lets learn well and pay our tributes to Loomis jee and the beautiful human body!