Commonly asked Questions for beginner Artists

Do I really need to know how to draw? If you were to attend a university, you would spend a year or two learning to draw before you touched paint. Learning to draw correctly is part of teaching your eye and your hand to work together. How often have you wanted to draw something and then it looks totally different. Learning to simplify every image in basic shapes and drawing...
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Free online Art Lessons and Video Tutorials

LifeART School is now also offering FREE online Art Lessons and Video Tutorials. Tutorials are available on: Basic Drawing Techniques Art Techniques for Dummies Portrait Painting for Dummies How to be good with Colour Basic Composition for Dummies Abstract Art Tips for Dummies Monoprints for Dummies Video Tutorials
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Amazing complimentary colours

Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out. This means that when combined, they produce a grey-scale color like white or black.[1] When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those particular two colors. Due to this striking color clash, the term opposite colors is often considered more appropriate than "compl...
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What is glazing and how to use it?

A GLAZE is a thin TRANSPARENT color used over another dry color to create a third color. For example if you put a thinned Quinacridone rose (a transparent color) over blue, you get a violet. If you use a glaze over a similar color you enhance the color. Cast shadows over complex textures are often glazed. A glaze always darkens a color. Creating fluid paints Fluid paints ca...
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