Fake itOne of the best pieces of advice I've ever received has been "fake it till ya make it." I took it to heart.I thought I was a good artist before I was. I acted like a professional before I was. I put out my first instructional video before I started working professionally. I was working professionally when I didn't know what I was doing. I acted like an extrovert when I was an introvert. I acted like a businessperson when I hadn't made a dime. I acted like a marketer when I hadn't sold anything.Continue reading on my blog... http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2012/fake-it/
Significance is BeautifulLacking wisdom of my own, I'll share some more from Robert Henri (1865-1929):"In my understanding of color, there is absolutely no such thing as color for color's sake. Colors are beautiful when they are significant. Lines are beautiful when they are significant. It is what they signify that is beautiful to us, really. The color is the means of expression. The reason that a certain color in life, like the red in a young girl's cheek, is beautiful, is that it manifests youth, health; in another sense, that it manifests her sensibility."Painting by Daniel Gerhartz
Inspired ArtI once thought that you should "paint what you know". Each artist has a unique background from which we can draw from. This is a sure way to create art with authentic detail and intimacy. In theory this is great and sometimes true, but more often than not it leads to boring and uninspired work. To simply paint what you know, is far too limiting!Now I am of the opinion that you should create the art that you would like to see. The real thrill is in exploring these new horizons, and blazing your own trail. For me, this is vital to the enjoyment of being an artist. Allow your art to surprise you, and let inspiration be your guide.
10 inspirational classic landscape artistsI have a lot of references and sources of inspiration to improve my creativity and skills. One of these references are the classic artists.In recent years, I have compiled a lot of artists, and here I have selected my top ten.I think that may be interesting for other beginner (or advanced) artists, and landscape lovers like me.Enjoy!!!!(Click on the link to see the compilation)http://syntetyc.com/2014/01/10-fantastic-and-inspirational-classic-landscape-artists/
Watchers Feature! Part IIHi everyone! So it's been two weeks and it's time for the second part of my very talented watchers' feature!! ^^Enjoy! Little mermaid by milyKnightthe hobbit kili study by CelvanySailor Moon by BeveriiTori by Fabio-BarboniCommission 27: Jump by teagirl-vnHey there [OC] by MagicMainePARANOIA AGENT TRIBUTE by toniinfanteFrozen in the Style of Alfons Mucha by YarTzana-SerenadeSafari Sky: African Elephants by HoundofthenightForest Rivulet by AdriennEcsedi:: Seira J. Loyard :: by SangrdeSleepy by yanisaranMagic Knight: Beast Master by soo122Tempus by trinleeartpart 2 - Rose angel by Glorielfwings
Artistic Limitations?Thankyou to all those who shared their stories and opinions on my last journal, I haven't gotten around to replying to everyone but I have read every comment.Another topic I want to discuss? A bit of a dead-horse? but then again I haven't really had a chance to talk much about this issue and I would like to hear other peoples opinions and whether or not they agree or disagree.Overtime I have noticed an attitude regarding artwork and peoples means of determining how talented and skilled an artists is. By this I mean people have an attitude that if an artwork doesn't feature correct anatomy or the artists doesn't practise realism then they are a novice and are limiting themselves artistically. I have lost count on how many comments I have gotten along the lines of " your art is good, but I think its time to move on to more professional stuff, start doing some still life, portraits and landscapes". Obviously I encourage going out of your comfort zone and drawing stuff you wouldn't usual
Background TipsHey all! I've gotten a few people asking me about advice for drawing backgrounds. So instead of being a true gentleman and writing each person back separately, I figure it's easier to tackle this with an nice, impersonal journal post! Maybe one day I'll shoot a tutorial or something to actually demonstrate what I'm talking about, but for now a quick list will have to do.*Before I start, a quick disclaimerby no means do I have "it" figured out. My opinions on backgrounds and how to tackle them are always changing. And a lot of what I think is based on the artists on whose shoulders I stand upon. Feel free to disagree with any of this.POINT-AND-CLICKRemember those point-and-click adventure games from the 90s? I loved those games! Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Flashback, Full Throttle, Space Quest, Hero Questadventure games blew me away by how beautiful, imaginative and expansi
Want to know how to use gifs?So i got a lot of comments asking how to use gifs in journals so i will teach you all!1.) Ok step one find a gif of your choice (i usually look them up on google and on tumblr)2.) Copy the image address (you do this by right clicking the gif and click on "copy image address")3.) then when your on your journal put this address in< img src="filename.gif" alt="alternative text" width=X height=Y >(i put spaces in-between < and > so you can see the address just make sure you get rid of the spaces) 4.) where it says "filename.gif" put in the image address and with x and y put in the size you want (i usually use 300 or 200 for x and 200 or 100 for y) 5.) AND NOW YOU HAVE WONDERFUL GIFS FOR YOU JOURNAL!!!!! Enjoy my friends!!!
[OTPS]I regret nothing with my Otps.They are PERFECT.Really.LOLThis idea was given by my lovely esposha (wife). :iconErian-7:<3They look funny LMFAO.Again I regret nothing XD.