Techniques of art

How to make Varnishes

The varnishes are used to protect the paintings and also to apply to them a matt, semi-matt bright effect. Some varnishes are just the tree’s resins that are dissolved with turpentine (or better essence of turpentine) and with smoth heat (into a water bath), or just leaving the resin some time to dissolve inside the […]

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jue, 29 Dic 2016 » Art materials » There are not comments

Understanding the rule of thirds in paintings

The Rule of Thirds consists in dividing the image with two horizontal guides and two vertical guides that generate a division into 9 equal parts. This is a technique of composition that we can use to fit our drawings and forms, order our composition and also it’s useful to improve our photos. Painting by Paul […]

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mié, 28 Dic 2016 » Visual alphabet » There are not comments

Rhythm in drawing and painting

Rhythm is a basic visual concept that must be understood to create compositions drawing and painting. Modern Dance, 2008, by Fred Hatt A drawing great rhythm where we can to see the forms of the human figures. Source

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jue, 20 Oct 2016 » Visual alphabet » There are not comments

How to do the encaustic and wax paintings

The encaustic technique has the beeswax as binder. The name of encaustic (enkaustikos = engrave with fire) it comes from the ancient Greece, but the Egyptian civilization also used this technique in the sarcophagus. The classic technique of encaustic only with wax must be worked in a hot temperature, because the wax becomes hard when […]

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mié, 11 Nov 2015 » Art materials » There are not comments

Making your own pastels paintings

The pastel paintings are bars mades of pigments colors with a little of binder that allows us to make the bar shape. Recipe to make your own pastel bars: Dissolve the gum by heating the following proportion: 5 grams of tragacanth gum 1 liter of distilled water The pigment is mixed with the blend of […]

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mié, 11 Nov 2015 » Art materials » There are not comments

Learn how to draw with a grid

To use a grid lets you copy images accurately maintaining its exact proportions. With this technique you learn to see the dimensions of shapes and we succeeds our drawing thanks to the connection ot the points. This is an example of how you could draw the face of “Venus rising from the sea” by Botticelli […]

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mié, 11 Nov 2015 » Drawing techniques » There are not comments

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