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Art Studio Desk

The art studio desk, long a mainstay of the artist's loft and the studio apartment has been steadily gaining ground as a fashionable, highly-functional home furnishing for the trendy, the artistic, and the general up-and-comer. Of course, art tables are still primarily the trademark workspace of the professional artist, but as a slumping economy forces more and more people to look for inexpensive ways to entertain and expand their horizons at home, a new Renaissance of amateur artists is spreading across the nation and art desks are popping up in the most unlikely of places. Nor is the art studio desk strictly for the traditional artist; art tables make great working surfaces for the arts-and-crafts and hobbyists, too. One of the best things about art desks is that they are so extremely versatile. By their sheer simplicity of design, they are easily worked into almost any design scheme, adding a sense of simple elegance and the hint of the creative power. You simply cannot go wrong with art tables. Nor c...

 


Learning How To Draw Cars

Do you like drawing or painting? If so, have you ever considered drawing or painting cars? You might even be able to earn some money out of it. Young drivers love their first car and older drivers love their flashy cars. You could sketch their cars and then sell the sketches to them or offer to make a painting from your sketch.The decent thing around drawing cars is that while they are still, they are perfectly still yet they do not modify their outline or colour like humans change their expressions, stances but clothes. In fact, it would get fairly simple to compile a collection of sketches of quite exotic cars too - cars that most people could never even hope to own.So, how would you go about doing that? Well, the first thing to do is make a decision which type of cars or vehicles you would like to draw. That usually equates to the form of cars that you find beautiful. You might like vintage, classic, sports or racing cars. Or drag or Formula One or luxury cars or any other type.Granted some of these types ...

 


Oil Painting Lesson - Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Painting

Oil painting is probably one of the more challenging mediums to master. There are many aspects of oil painting that often confuse and intimidate beginners. Many questions arise and this article will cover some frequently asked questions that beginners have.What is "Fat Over Lean?"Fat over lean is one of the most fundamental approaches to oil painting and when followed will reduce the risk of your paint cracking as it dries. An oil paint is "Fat" when it comes right from the tube. If you wanted to make it fatter, you would add more oil. To make your paint "Lean" your mixture would contain more of a thinner like turpentine. Begin your painting with a "Lean" mixture. As you add more layers, you would make the mixture fatter. This will help reduce the risk of cracking.Should I Varnish My Finished Painting?If you want to protect your painting from dust, smoke, and other pollutants, you should varnish your painting. If not, these pollutants will accumulate on your painting and eventually darken or yellow the surfac...

 




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