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Ethos

Ethos, when one establishes their credibility.

Classes in Drawing, Painting, Film, Design, Sculpture, and Art History.

What is one thing I’ve learned in my three years of looking at Art form now, from the prehistoric ages, and from everywhere in between? Art is forever changing.

Yes, that means that you, anyone could be a revolutionary artist. But how do you get there?

-Study

-Work

-Constructive Criticism

-Publicity

-Statement

-Purpose

-Medium

My next blogging will be about a specific medium. Either Oil Paint, or markers. ❤

-DKline

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Tips for working

The first step in creating a piece of art is having an objective. An objective can be anything from inspiration, an assignment sheet, to just wanting to kill time, or the need to spread a message subliminally. It’s important when trying to create anything to have a reason behind doing it! I know I’m going to sound like an art history teacher when I say that art needs to have a propose. After all, we’re not living in the Renaissance and unfortunately it is no longer “art for arts sake.” – materials are to expensive for that idea.

HELPFUL TIPS!

  1. A due date is always the most encouraging way to get things completed. I don’t know how many times I’ve started something and then forgotten about it, or selectively evoked the idea of “out of sight out of mind” in order to avoid doing something. [I do remember but somethings are better left unsaid <3] So setting a due date for your self can be one of the most helpful ways to actually completing a work. And once you get use to completing works in a timely fashion who knows what doors will open up for you.
  2. Inspiration! I can not stress how true this is, but everything around you is going to inspire you.  For example; in my room I have posters, a vast movie collection, a large manga collection and quite a few books. With all of this around me I actually find it difficult to concentrate and actually conceptualize what I want to get onto paper, especially if I want to draw something macabre, or to reference a master work of art, or even accomplish realism without portraying Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom as Legolas [not that either are bad]. So I suggest that you surround yourself with what you want to be inspired by.
  3. Stretch! Yes, you have to stretch before working seriously! I don’t mean sport stretches, I mean doodling. I have found that I am most successful at getting what is in my mind onto paper when I’ve doodled a couple ugly doodles first. That’s right, just let the pencil/pen/paintbrush/whatever you want to use, flow and get all that frustration out.
  4. I’ve also found, and have red similar accounts, that music helps. So wear some ear buds and rock out to your favorite music, this is going to help you relieve some tension and really get into what your doing. Don’t be worried about being distracted by the music; once you get going you might not even notice it’s there.
  5. Take breaks! If your work constantly you’ll get bored, or subconsciously start rushing which we all know doesn’t lead to a good finished product. So remember to pace yourself and try to enjoy working, even if there is a due date looming in the distance.

I hope this helps you in completing your work, I know it’s helped me in the past.

If you have anything you would like to suggest feel free to post a comment or send me an IM on AIM at RxYuki07

Brand New to Blogging.

For the longest time I’ve been interested in art, and after attending college and taking numerous art classes I’ve noticed a lot of other people share my interest. What’s different about me from other artists is that I’m experimenting with an exceptionally large variety of mediums to see what produces the best outcome. I’m for the most part what is referred to as a traditional artist. I use mediums such as Oil Paint, Charcoal, Graphite, Colored Pencils, Markers, Acrylic Paint, Pastels and many more. Better yet, I also work in creating realistic, abstract, and even the ever popular Anime styles, so there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.

What will make this blog worth following? I’m going to not only share the end product, but also in most cases the step by step process that goes into each piece.  If that we’re incentive enough, I’ll also be sharing techniques I’ve developed as well as ones I’ve learned from fellow artists.  So if you’re looking to learn something new about art, then this is a place to be.

-Dekline, remember to bookmark me!

Some Sample Works!
Self portrait in oil Paint. It had to be scanned in two pieces hence the line.

Portrait of a J-rock Singer, Miyavi, done in Prisma Markers.