General Art Tips: What more is there besides learning drawing and painting techniques?
Welcome to this page on art tips. The ideas here will help you become a better representational artist. I'll spare you my philosophy on why it is essential to keep learning and growing--if you are here, you probably already know.
I get the most joy from creating art when I learn something new and bring that to enrich my painting. Art is never static, and you reap the greatest rewards as you renew yourself and your approach to painting.
Tips For Your Artistic Development
- Tips on constructive self-criticism
Learn to look at your paintings with an objective eye.
Form your own critique group
Solicit help from other artists and get involved in a group.
Can't find one in your town? Why don't you form your own group?
You can learn a lot from master painters of the past
One of the cornerstones of drawing and painting is copying the works of previous masters. Discover how to get the most out of this time-tested approach to learning drawing.
Go to a museum to copy a painting.
Have you gone to a museum and seen artists copy a master piece? Learn that you can, too if you have access.
What can American master painter John Singer Sargent teach you?
Discover why the discipline of the American painter John Singer Sargent is so important for a painter.
John Singer Sargent's method
More on the master painter's approach to painting....
Learn how to use photo references to paint
Almost everyone uses photos as references sometime. Find out how to use them for better results.
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