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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Does Drawing Matter in a Loose Painting? by Kim VanDerHoek

When teaching I've been asked if a painter can hide the fact that they can't draw, if they paint really loosely. Immediately an image of a magician doing a card trick pops into my head as I imagine how a painter might employ that same type of visual slight of hand. The student asking the question is usually disappointed with my answer and they then proceed to try to prove me w...
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One Point Perspective

One point perspective: definition Dictionary.com define one point perspective as: …a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point on a horizon line…   <br />
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