What is Collaging?

Collage: A work of art created by cutting and pasting photographs, images, and other found objects. Originating in the West Indian islands of British Guiana, it was brought to the United States during the late 19th century. The artist was encouraged by the post-Civil War missionary William Henry Fox Talbot. The latter suggested that if the images were written on […]

Chalk vs. Oil Pastels: What to Know

Chalk and oil pastels are two artists’ materials widely used in art schools around the world. Chalk is an abrasive material that can be easily erased, and oil pastels are a mixture of oil and chalk that can be blended to create a variety of color shades. Some artists prefer to use both types of materials, while others only use […]

How To Collect Art

It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do; the idea of collecting art is finding its way into society. Some people collect art for their homes, some collect art for their offices, and some collect art for their children. Regardless of the reason, the collecting of art is becoming a more mainstream pastime. Collecting art is a pastime […]

How to Get Started on Instagram as an Artist

While Instagram is primarily used for sharing pictures of food and pets, it is also an excellent tool for artists and creatives. While you might not be an Instagram superstar just yet, there are a few key tips for getting started as a creative. Getting started on Instagram can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! As an artist, […]

Can You Recreate Elements of Installation Art at Home?

The term “installation art” has become more and more common in recent years, but most people still don’t understand what that means. It’s not about painting on a wall and moving boxes around in your home, but instead about creating something that gets people to focus on the subject and in what sense it could be considered art, then giving […]

5 Popular Artists to Keep an Eye On

What is art? That’s a good question. It’s a word so subjective. It’s impossible to pinpoint. But it’s also a question that’s been asked since the beginning of time, and for a good reason: there are artworks, and there are artworks. They’re synonymous. The answer is not so simple.   Finding a definition for art is like finding a needle […]

Ten Things They Don’t Teach You In Art School

If you’re going to be a professional artist, you need to know how to do more than just draw and paint. For us art students, the best artists are those who can do the most with the least. Art students need to learn a whole lot more than just drawing. A lot of elements are left out of the syllabus, […]

Character Design and How to Do It

There are many ways to create characters in games, and that’s what makes each one unique. As a designer, you have the power to shape these characters into something unique and memorable. Character design is about creating characters that you can tell a story through. You design the main characters of your game, whether it’s a 2D sidescroller, an animated […]

Tips for Using Your Sketchbook

With the popularity of digital drawing tablets growing at a rapid rate, there is a need to know how to use this technology. A sketchbook is a great tool for both practicing drawing and learning how to think about forms. It’s also an excellent tool for developing ideas and meeting deadlines. Sketchbooks have been used for an array of artistic […]