Different Approaches to Drawing, and My Art Creations To., Uncategorized

Different Approaches to Drawing, and my Art Creations To.

In introducing this Blog Topic, on Different Approaches to Drawing. I research into what is Drawing, and investigate how to Draw, and find out if there is an easier way to draw and create Unique Art. And see, if there are any other ways to draw. I also wonder when Art Started and Why, why is Art, So great or Not so great, let us see?…

Different approaches to drawing–What is drawing? Drawing is a form of Visual art, in which the person uses different drawing Media, to mark the paper, or another Two-dimensional medium. A drawing media, releases a small amount of material onto the surface, leaving a visible mark.  The most common support for drawing on, is paper. Other materials can be used, cardboard, wood, plastic, leather, canvas, and board. A wide availability of drawing media, make drawing one of the most common Artistic activities.

Drawing is used in Commercial illustration, animation, architecture, engineering and technical drawing.

Drawing as Artistic Expression–Drawing is generally used to express a person’s creativity, which has been prominent in the Art world, throughout History. Drawing, has been regarded as the foundation for an artistic practice. In the 14th Century the wider availability of paper, made Art popular. Drawings were used as a great tool, in thought processes, and in investigation. Drawings acted as a Study medium, while Artist’s were preparing, their final Presentation, of work.

The Renaissance, Drawing techniques, enabled Artists, to represent things, realistically, and Drawings also revealed, the Artist’s interests in Geometry and Philosophy.   (The above information, in Wikipedia free, encyclopedia).

Artist’s Network, says that drawing should be enjoyable and that sketching, should be a vehicle of speed, and immediate action. Most people think drawing, uses One Method, the Linear method, that is drawing, from the top of the page, to end of the page. This method of drawing, is a difficult approach to use. In reality, there are many ways to draw, the differences in drawing, give the individual Artist, their Signature Style and Technique creation. If you practice the Different drawing techniques, you eventually find what is comfortable, for you. Which is what then gives to your art work, a Unique expression of an Art Style and Technique.

The Maquette, or Shape- based Drawing technique, is the easiest way to learn to draw, most things. By reducing Complex forms, to simple shapes. This form of drawing, is referred to by other names, such as Construction, Anime’ or Manga. This is the Exact Technique used by most Animators. The first step with Maquette drawing, is to reduce the Proportions and Shapes to a series, of Rectangular and Circles.

The following Art Creations of Tinkerbell, are made in the Maquette drawing Style. I have used circles, rectangles and smaller shapes, to Fashion these drawings. This Style of drawing, is my Unique Style of Drawing. Very easy to Learn and to Teach yourself, and draw with. I initially used, a 2B, Eco Black Pencil, and then outlined the drawings, in a Sharpie, Fine Black Marker.  I used textured, Creatives, Acid free, Watercolour Paper, because I find it is, best Suited and a pleasure, to work in my Style of Art Creating.

To colour the Maquette Style, drawings in, I have used the Colourful Crayola, Crayons, which were Smooth, speedy, and easy to use. I have placed these paintings, of Tinker Bell, in my Etsy Shop.

The ideas for my paintings, I find in Free Photo Stock on the Internet. Of course I draw them all, in my Art Style and Technique. I use Mixed media, colourful mediums, to colour my Art Creations. I use either Creatives, Textured Watercolour paper, or The Creatives, Canvas Paper, which also has an amazing, Texture to work on… I enjoy doing Art and I like to Share, what I Art Create.

Tinker Bell.  Mixed Media.  By  Marie. Crimi.  2019.

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Art: Drawing Approaches and training–(in  Concept art.org)–The ‘Concept art’, was used in the 1930’s by Walt Disney, Animation. A Concept Artist is an individual who creates Visual design for an item, character, or for an area, which does not exist. This is not limited to, film, animation, and recently added to video game production. Being a Concept Artist takes a Big commitment, vision and a clear understanding of this important position. Concept art has taken the Digital technology, and  popular programs for the Concept artist, are Photoshop and Corel painter. Others include, Manga Studio, Procreate and Art rage, programs. Concept art ranges through Stylized to photorealistic, Art spectrum. Concept Artists need to adapt to the Style of the Studio, they are employed by. The abilities of the Artist, to produce Multiple styles, is valued highly by the Artist’s Employer.

Tinker Bell.  Mixed Media.  By  Marie. Crimi.  2019.

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Developing different Approaches to Drawing Art–Gesture and Beginning Approaches, (in Utdallas.edu ) –The mark that records the movement of the Artist’s media, is a Two dimensional movement in space, which is the most basic feature of drawing. In addition to this is spatial notation, in which drawing arouses a time response – which is the time required, to make the movement, that creates the Mark. Time is also involved in Seeing and in Scanning objects in space. So Movement and time are two of the most essential features in making and looking at a drawing.  Handmade quality is highly valued, one-of-a-kind, drawings are called, A Facture. It is the term used for the time and effort, that you put into making a Creative product. It includes the media, and all the creative tools that made the original marks. For example, the Cross hatched line, the scribble, the faint trailling line, the boldly stated, ripping mark-all are signs of A Facture.

Gesture Drawing–There is a physicality of motion in drawing that is not always visually evident in other Art forms, the result of this process, Communicates an Emotional and intellectual reality to the Art Creation. Gestural drawing is an exercise in the seeing the form. The hand duplicates the motion of the eyes, making the movement, that instantly defines, the general characteristics of A subject: in the Placement, of shape, proportion, and relationship between the parts, and the definition of its, Area, volumes, as well as their arrangement in Space and time.

Perspective Drawing–Learn to draw by putting things in Perspective. In the Art world Perspective, is about your point of view, and the Relationship of Objects to one another.

Linear Perspective Terms–Visual depth is expressed through Linear, and atmospheric perspective, as well as through the use of colour. With Linear perspective, depth is achieved through lines, and the Size and the placement of Objects. The Horizon-height will affect the placement of the Vanishing points, as well as the scene, at eye level. The Vanishing point, is the place where Parallel lines appear, to meet together, in the distance. A scene can have a limitless number of Vanishing points.

The Ground Plane–Is the Horizontal surface, below the horizon. The Orthogonal lines, are lines which are Directed to a vanishing point. The Vantage point-not to be confused with the Vanishing point. The Vantage point, is affected by the Placement of the horizon and the Vanishing points.

Pencil Drawing Techniques: Pro-tips to Sharpen your skills–For many Artists, Pencil drawing is the skill that introduced them into the Art world. Understanding how to draw with a pencil, can help you Improve your skill in other areas, of your life. The first step, is to master how to hold a pencil correctly.

The next Drawing Technique is– Line weight, which Outlines different objects. Lines also emphasise, the shadows of an object. Thicker lines can fade and disappear, which can give the 3D form in a painting. As an Artist you need to find the Style, that is right for You. Find the Right paper texture, it makes a big difference, in the effect, it gives to your work. A Rough tooth in paper, is most visible and the ridges will grip the colour, from your pencils. A Smooth toothed paper, provides an easier surface for, Blending colour pencils. Remember use the Right eraser, it makes a big difference to your work. Protect your paper as you work on the Art piece, by putting a Piece of paper under your hand, to avoid smudging the lines you are drawing, when working on your Art creations. Lastly but not least, Break Out of Your Comfort Zone. The Pencil drawing techniques, help you understand the essentials of the medium, but you need to explore by Breaking the rules, and find out what works for You, as an Artist. Remember that Individuality gives YOU, your Signature style and Techniques. This Leads you to make, Genius Art Creations, and Hopefully earns you Good Money for Your Efforts.

In Conclusion, I would like to say that, I think that we can all be Art Creative, especially using the Maquette, Shape-based drawing style, we have no excuse, to not attempt Art creating. We know there is value in doing Art, because we have seen how it can help us navigate, our way in all other, Life situations. Art Creating is a Help and a Blessing to the very young, and to all other ages.

I am  creationsbymariec.art   .See You ALL, next BLOG.   Have an Excellent and Highly SUCCESSFUL and SAFE WEEK…

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Mother's Day and My Art Creations To..., Uncategorized

Mother’s Day and My Art Creations To…

In this Blog, Mother’s Day, we think deeply and wonder what the Word, Mother actually Means to us all, as People and as Human Beings, in the whole of the world? Mother’s Day makes us wonder as young children, and as we get older and travel through time and life, how we are affected by our Mothers?… When our Mothers are no longer present, how do we feel on Mother’s Day?  Wow, if you think, Mother, how amazing, is that one word? In my  Art Creations for Mother’s Day, I have made a Card for My Mother–in Remembrance, and the next Card, is one of the first cards, which was originally Handmade, by a Son, to his Mother on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day–is the celebration that Honours the Mother of The Family, it also Celebrates Motherhood and the Maternal Bonds, and also the great influence Mothers have in Society. In the world Mother’s day is Celebrated, most in the months of March or May.

The Modern Mother’s Day began in the United States, with the initiative of Ann Reeves Javis in the early 20th Century. Throughout History many Traditional Celebrations of Mother’s Day and Motherhood have existed in the world.  For thousands of years, in the Greek Culture–to Cybele, the Roman Festival of Hilaria, And in the Christian Faith–THE, Mothering Sunday, that Commemorates the Mother of the Church, Our Most Holy Pure, BLESSED LADY, the High Protectoress of the Christian Faith…

Note:–that the U.S.A, The Modern Version of Mother’s Day, is criticised GREATLY, for being to Commercialised…

Mother’s Day Founder–Javis, regretted the Commercialism, Javis communicated, that this was never her intention.

The Modern Holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Javis held a Memorial for her Mother, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The church has the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Javis’s campaign to have Mother’s  Day recognised began in 1905, the Year her Mother Died. Her Mother Ann Javis, had been a Peace activist, who Cared for Wounded Soldiers, on both sides of the American Civil War, Ann Javis, also addressed public Health Issues. Anna Javis, the daughter, wanted to honour all Mothers, because she believed that a Mother, is the person who has done more for You, than anyone else in the world.

In 1911, all states observed the  Mother’s Day Holiday as a local holiday. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson, signed the proclamation designating Mother’s Day, to be  held on the Second Sunday in May, as A National Holiday to Honour Mothers…

The Commercialisation of Mother’s Day– by the 1920s, Javis believed that Companies like Hallmark Cards, had misinterpreted and exploited the idea of Mother’s Day. Which should have been, only expressed as a Sentiment, not for a Profit Celebration.

MOTHER’S DAY, In Remembrance.   Mixed Media.   By Marie Crimi.   2019.

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The extent of the celebration’s, varies greatly. In some countries, it is Offensive to a person’s Mother, Not to observe The Mother’s Day Celebration. In other Countries, it is a small known Festival celebrated, by Immigrants, and Reported by the Media, as a Custom USED In Foreign Cultures…

Religion– In the Roman Catholic Church, the holiday is strongly associated with remembering, and commerating the Blessed Virgin Mary. Some Catholic homes, have a special Shrine devoted, to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In many– Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a special Pray Service, is held to Honour the Theotokos Virgin Mary.

In Islam– there is no concept of Mother’s Day. The Quran, teaches children to give priority, to their Mother over their, Father.

In Hindu– Mother’s Day is called, Mata Tirtha Aunshi, or Mother Pilgrimage Fortnight, celebrated in countries with a Hindu population, especially in Nepal. The day is observed on the New Moon day of the Month of Baisakh, April / May.  Pre-dates the USA– Mother’s Day, inspired Celebration, by at least a Few centuries. ( From Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia).

This Year, Mother’s Day in Australia falls on, Sunday, 12 May 2019-– In Australia, Mother’s Day happened through the efforts of a generous Australian Lady, who lived near Sydney, Janet Hayden. Janet took a Big interest in the Needs and financial difficulties of the Women who lived, in her neighborhood. In 1924, she gave Women small gifts, this idea made her extend all this generosity, to Mother’s every where in Australia. It was the National Press who took this Novel Idea, Mother’s DAY, which is now celebrated on the Second Sunday in May, as Mother’s Day, in Australia.

This Special Day, Mother’s Day, like in all the other Countries, gives Children the chance to give their Mother’s Presents, Dedicate Poems, and Songs to their Mother’s…

MOTHER’S DAY, 1906, North Pacific Railway Postcard.   By A Son.  

Made, By Marie Crimi.   2019.

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It is an excellent excuse for families to get together and have a Barbecue, this is a great custom in Australia. To Eat Pavlova, a Meringue–based desert covered in Whipped cream and Fresh fruits. Or to eat Lamingtons, squares of Sponge cake, coated in Chocolate sauce and Desiccated coconut.

In conclusion to this enlightenment, on the True Meaning of Mother’s Day, it is true to say, that Mother’s Day Celebration is a Very Special and Important Day to Observe in our Lives, and in All the Cultures of the World. Our Mother’s have all Given to us the Amazing Gift of Life and Hope, that as we grow stronger and older, we also have the power and the wish to give Life and Love to our, Own Beloved Children.

I think that if we do not observe the Christian or other Faiths, or Customs in observing the Great Matrix of Life, The Holy Virgin Mary, that we can still observe, and be Highly Grateful, to what is all around us, Mother Earth, which gives and gives Abundantly, and Who will, never abandon, us, as Human Beings.

Thank you for visiting this Blog, On Mother’s Day.  If you have any questions or would like me to research an Issue or a Topic, please be in touch. Have an Amazing Mother’s Day, Celebrating, on Sunday the 12 May 2019… Have an excellent week…  I am creationsbymariec.art, and Artpaperdesignsmarie

 

 

Easter Festivity, 2019... and My Art Creations, Uncategorized

Easter Festivity, 2019… and My Art Creations

Easter is also called Pascha (Greek, Latin), or Resurrection Sunday. Easter is a festival and holiday to remember the Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the Third day after his Burial, following his Crucifixion, by the Romans at Calvary c.30AD. It is the whole happenings of the Passion of Jesus, which is observed after Lent (or Great Lent), a 40 day period of Fasting, Prayer, and Penance. Most Christians refer to this week, before Easter as ‘Holy Week’, which is made  up of the days of the Easter Triduum, which included Holy Thursday, and The Last Supper.

As well as Good Friday,  which remembers the Crucifixion and the Death of Jesus.  In Our Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday, and lasts for Seven Weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th Day, which is Pentecost Sunday.

In the Eastern Christianity, the season Pascha begins on Pascha, and ends with the coming of the 40th day, the Feast of the Ascension.

The Easter Date?

Easter and the holidays that are related to it are Moveable Feasts, they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian Calendars, (both of which follow the cycle of the sun and the seasons).  (in the Wikipedia, Free Encyclopedia)

The date for Easter is determined on a luni-solar calendar, similar, to the Hebrew Calendar.

In the Western Christianity, using the Gregorian calendar, Easter falls on a Sunday, between 22 March and 25 April, inclusive, within about seven days after the astronomical full moon. The Easter Monday, is a Legal Holiday in many countries, with Christian Traditions.

Eastern Christianity bases their dates on the Julian Calendar. There is a thirteen day difference between the calendars between 1900 and 2099, 21 March, corresponds, during the 21st Century, and the 3 April, in the Gregorian Calendar.

The Julian Calendar, is No Longer Used as the Civil Calendar of the Countries, where Eastern Christian traditions, predominate.  https//www.ancient-origins of Easter.net…

In the Oriental Orthodox, some churches have changed, from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar, and the dates for Easter and for other Fixed and Moveable Feasts is the same as in the Western Church.

What is Easter?

Easter is the Primary Act that Fulfills the purpose of Christ’s Ministry on Earth To Defeat Death by Dying and to Purify and Exalt Humanity by Voluntarily Assuming, and Overcoming Human Frailty. (In the Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia)

Easter Festivity 

Holy Week begins Sunday April 14 and Ends Saturday April 20.

Easter 2019 Date-— April 21 (Western),     April 28 (Eastern)

  • Observances— Prayer,  all Night Vigil,  Sunrise Services
  • Celebrations— Church Services, Festive Family Meals, Easter Egg Decoration, and Gift Giving.

Easter Gifts for You. I made these Easter Cards for Easter. I made them using the Itisi Bitsi, Gel Pens, which come in a packet of 24 Gel Pens. I got the idea for the cards, from free photo stock, on the internet search, for Easter. I used a Sharpie Fine Liner, Black Marker to complete the outlines of the Pictures. I hope you like them and print them on cards, to give to your family… Have a Safe, Healthy and Great Easter– 2019…

 

 

 

The Best Chocolate treats to buy for this Easter. https://www.heraldsun.com.au

Easter Videos

  1. The True Story of Easter (You Tube)
  2. The True Easter Story with Roy Vander Laan (You Tube)
  3. The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegan / Easter Book Read. (You Tube)
  4. The True Story of Easter, Respawn Inbox (You Tube)
  5. The True Easter Story–  https://www.truthbook.com/jesus/the true-Easter-story

Easter is the time to remember Jesus’s Death and Jesus’s Resurrection. Easter is the Celebrating by All People in the World, of our Human Fragility. Jesus, at his Resurrection, promises to give us A New Life, after Our Death. After mourning, Jesus Death for 40 days by Fasting, Praying, and doing Penance, we celebrate the Risen Jesus. We celebrate by believing that a new life, in Jesus awaits us All, after our Death. So we rechoice and attend sunrise Easter Service’s, share Family meals, give gifts, and Easter Eggs, on Easter Day.

Our Love and Belief in Jesus is Alive, every Easter, because we live this Mystery Of Easter Every Year, and actually know that Jesus does show up, at the End Of Our Lives. Jesus made this Promise to Us… Do have an Excellent and Happy Easter, and Eat all the Chocolate you Want, at Easter you CAN… See you all in my next BLOG… I am creationsbymariec.art   and Artpaperdesignsmarie

 

 

 

The Best Art Courses in the World and What They Offer, and My Art Creations too..., Uncategorized

The Best Art Courses in the World and What They Offer, and My Art Creations too…

In the following Blog, on The Best Art Courses in the World and What They Offer? I search for What is Important in the Choosing One Art Course of Study, Over Another Way, of Studying Art. I see if you actually need to spend Big Money on courses to be Successful, or if there are other options to look into, to set you up on your Art Journey.  In the Conclusion, I will try and acknowledge if my initial ideas about, How, where and How much would be needed to Study Art, and see if any person is actually disadvantaged, in not being able to set out on their Art Journey.  I will be adding as usual to my Blogs, Two paintings, that I have attempted in the Traditional Style, which is drawing and painting Manually…

There are many Top Art Courses in the World.  An Art Student can study Art, at a College, at a University, on an Art Website, and on an, Online Art Course.  Some Art Courses are Expensive, some cost a  Small amount of money, and others are Free. Depending on what the Art Student is specifically looking for in an Art Course. Art Courses, will launch the Student in their future, Art Career. Most importantly, an Excellent experience in an Art course, makes the Art course more interesting and worthwhile, for the Prospective Art Student.

The Best Art Courses and What they Offer the Art Student?

  1. The Best Art courses makes the students experience in an art course more knowledgeable and enjoyable. Look to the structure of the class, and see if feedback on your work, is included in the course outline.
  2. London, New York, and Los Angeles, offer Art courses, in Art institutes, Art schools, Art-universities and Art colleges for post graduate students. The Student, get the opportunity to study an Art Business course, including an Art History course, and the Legal and financial aspects, which are important in the, Current Art market.
  3. The Top 5 Websites with the Best Online Art classes, offer and ensure that you can learn,  make, and continue with the new skills you learn. The courses, offer Videos from Industry Art professionals, who choose, the students new made art creations, to sell.
  4. The Top Online- Art Courses that are worth Paying For, are Excellent at teaching Digital Art design and Software courses, rather than just, The Art courses. If your goal is to improve as an Artist these courses, greatly improve your Artistic skills, and are a step in the right direction, on your Art Journey.

The best Art Courses in the World and What they Offer, the Art Student? and My Art Creations too…

The Worlds Top Art Schools?

  1. New Ranking of the Worlds Top Art Schools-and Top Universities.   https://www.top universities.com/university-rankings-articles, (dedicated fields, Business, Art Schools, Management, Development studies, Dentistry, Veterinary studies, Science)
  2. Art Colleges and Art Schools around the World–Saatchi Gallery.   https://www.saatchi gallery.com/art colleges.   (Fashion and Design Institutions from all over the world).
  3. Best Art Schools in the World–PrepScholar.     https://www.blog.prepscholar.com/best-art-schools-in-the-world.    ( Ranked by Reputation and Quality).
  4. Art  and Design/ Top Universities–QS–World University Rankings?    https://www.top universities.com/…/2018/art-design.

On line Art Courses

  1. The Top 5 Art Courses That are Worth Paying For?     gttps://www.concept art empire/com/top-premium-art-courses.  ( Teach, Fundamentals, Traditional-drawing, and Art, Modern–Digital painting–concept art and entertainment art.
  2. 10 Incredible Online Art Schools–Search and check these out?   and Gumroad—is a de facto place to go For Art Tutorials and so deserves A Great Mention?…     Creative Artists share and sell their Work. Recently has been adopted by The Professional Concept Artists, Illustrators, and 3D modellers, as a Space to Sell Their Own Tutorials. Mostly the Content Share–is for Free–and Prices and Quality Varies, Typically Costs, from $3–$20.  Note: Think of Gumroad as a way to Supplement, More of A Complete Course.

The following paintings are made Traditionally, I have drawn the pictures onto A3 Acid free, Creatives Water Colour Paper. initially I have used a Dark 2B Pencil, and then proceeded to colour in the pictures with the Anko–Watercolour Paints, which are a Medium Range-Chinese, priced, Watercolours in a Packet,  of 12.  These Watercolours are Easy to use, and are a Pleasure to own.  The end stage of the paintings, I completed both paintings, in Sharpie–Finest Liner–Black –Marker, which gave the Paintings the end definition, Genius End Finish.

Reminiscing about Lost Time.   Mixed Media.   By Marie. Crimi.   2019…

Artichoke and Fruits Calore.   Mixed Media.  By Marie. Crimi.   2019…

The following Traditional Drawings are made using an 2B Darker Black Pencil. The drawings are taken from free photo stock, on the Internet Search, I executed.  This is my Initial attempt at hand drawn to scale, Unique Art Creations, by Me. I used A3 Acid Free, Creatives Watercolour paper. Then I proceeded to paint in the pictures to the best of my ability, using Watercolour Paints, and Fine Liner-Marker…to complete the paintings.

 

The Top 5 Websites with the Best Online Art Classes.

  1. https://www.my modern net.com/best-online-art-classes.   (Shaw Academy is the largest online educator. Which offers, creative and non-creative courses, to help you gain practical skills.
  2. Best Universities for Art and Design Degrees/Kaplan Blog.    https://www.kaplan path ways.com/…best-universities-for-art-design.    ( A degree from a respected university, in the Art World is an Excellent advantage, in The Competitive Art World )…

In conclusion to this Blog, on The Best Art Courses, and What they Offer to The Prospective Art Student, I have noticed something amazing, Yes, that is, that there are so many Amazing Art Courses, in the Whole Wide World to Choose From, and Excellent and Appealing Countries to Study Art, Abroad.  You could also research and Study Art–For Free if you Choose To?.  The Internet not only makes it possible to Study Art, in which ever way you choose, it is also possible to Educate Yourselves, in Many other Areas of Specialisation.  In Reference to this Blog, which is The ART SPHERE.

Thank you for Liking, my BLOG and Following Me.  See you all in the Next Blog.  Comments and Suggestions are always welcome…

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Art Illustration and My Art Creations too...

Art Illustration and My Art Creations too…

In this Blog I research what is Art Illustration, and if Illustration Art actually, exists. If, Illustration Art exists, does it have any worth in Our World Societies. If Yes, what are the other Specializations and names?, that exist in reference to Art Illustration, and are these names Common or Knowledgeable for this area of Art Creating?. This then leads to, how are these types of Art made, and for What and why? To end this discussion, I try to give my version of this Art Illustration, understanding, at the Conclusion of this Blog.

I have included in this Blog, my attempts at my version of Art Illustrations, which is my expression as to the first meaning, I have of Art Illustration. Which is that it is an interpretation of what I see visually, that could easily be used in a book or magazine, to Educate or explain a Concept or a process, to the viewing public, through this particular media, which is the paintings I have Art Created.

Illustration Meaning–An illustration is a decoration, interpretation, or visual explanation of a text concept or process, designed for integration in the published media, such as in posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations video games, and in films. (in Wikipedia–free encyclopedia)

Does illustration mean Art?–Contemporary illustration, uses a wide range of styles and techniques, including drawing, painting, print-making, collage, montage, digital design, multi-media, 3D modelling. Most illustrators work on a freelance basis. Historically, the art of illustration, is linked to the industrial processes, of printing and publishing.  In the Art world, illustration is considered, less important then Graphic design and Fine art.

The following paintings, are the completed version of my Illustration–Art Creations attempt.  In the butterfly painting, I have used, Brush Markers,  Faber Castells and used Fine Liner Black Sharpie–Marker to outline the painting.   For the Tulips painting I used, Faber Castell Water colour pencils, and outlined to complete the painting, in Fine Liner Black Sharpie–Marker.   The Stages for all of the completed paintings, follow under the main paintings, with explanations of the Mediums used.  My style is Impressionist–Realist, and my favourite technique is,  Mixed Media Collage.

Spring has Arrived.  Mixed Media Collage.   By Marie. Crimi.   2019.

Tulips, Tulips, Calore.   Mixed Media Collage.   By Marie. Crimi.   2019.

The following stage is the pre-completion stage. I have painted over the collage, a wash of Acrylics, in the Tulip Painting, colours, Rose madder mixed with Titanium white–in Matte colours. In this photo, the true colour used, does not show up, in the true hue colour. In the next painting, of the Butterfly, the colours used for the wash, also in Acrylics, are the Cadmium yellow and a littlest of the Raw umber–in Matte colours.

In the initial paintings below, I tried a different method for preparing the initial collage. Firstly I drew, the pictures, and then I cut out shapes in, coloured Creative Card Stock, Acid free, and then glued, the coloured shape cut outs, around the drawing, randomly.

 

The below painting are another attempt at, Illustration-Creative Art by me. The title to the paintings,  follow below. The stages in the paintings, are exactly the same as has been described in the above, explanations. Only the mediums I used to colour in the paintings are, for the Pumpkins, I used Coloured Pencils, Classic 24, by Faber Castell. I outlined the painting with a Fine Liner Black–Sharpie Marker to complete the painting. For the My Favourite, I used Gel Pens–120, and Glitter pens–120, by Tanmit. I used Fine Liner Black–Sharpie Marker, to outline the painting.

Autumn and Pumpkins, Yes.   Mixed Media Collage.   Marie. Crimi.   2019.

My Favourites, Pineapple, Apricot, Banana.  Mixed Media Collage.  Marie. Crimi.   2019.

 

 

  1. Paint Markers.  https://www.amazon.com, Brush-tip-Markers?
  2. Arteza Real Brush Pens.
  3. Watercolour Pencils.   https://www.amazon.com,water-colour-pencils?
  4. Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer WC pencils, set of five.
  5. Colour Pencils.  https://www.amazon.com,colour pencils?
  6. Faber Castell Premium Colour Pencils, 60 colours.
  7. Gel Pens.  https://www.amazon.com/art-gel-pens?

 

  1. Illustration styles–Depending on the purpose—illustration maybe, expressive, stylised, realistic, or Highly technical,  and  a Scientific Illustration.
  2. Illustration Images–Technical and Scientific Illustration, communicates information of a technical or scientific nature, which is all designed to describe or explain subjects to the non technical audience. Providing an overall impression, of what an object, is or does.  This all enhances, the viewers interest and understanding.
  3. Illustration of Fine art–In the art world has been considered, of less importance, than in the area of Graphic design-Specialisation.  In today’s Social society, the growth, of the Graphic novel and Videogame industries, alongside with the growth of the illustrating in magazines and other publications. Illustration is now a valued art form, capable of contributing in the whole of the Global, market sphere. Recently,  Original Illustrations, have attracted High prices at Auction.
  4. Illustration software–In contemporary illustration practice, 2D, 3D Software is often used to create an accurate representation, that can be easily updated, and reused in a variety of contexts.

Communication Design–Is the Area in which the Media intermission, such as in human  interaction,  print, and digital pieces of work communicate with people. Their main concern, is also the creation of new media channels, to ensure that the message, reaches their target audience. The Software and Applications create the opportunities for,  and can also place, constraints on the communication processes.

A Graphic designer–Is a professional within the Graphic design and Graphic arts industry, who assembles the images, typography, or motion graphics, to create a piece of graphic design.  Graphic designers also create the graphics, for published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures and in advertising. Mostly, Graphic designers, are responsible for the Typesetting, illustration, user interfaces, and the Web design. The main responsibility of the Graphic designer, is to present the information, in a way that is Accessible and Memorable, in our Societies.

  1. Illustration Education and Job description–A Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate from an Accredited Trade school, is essential for a Graphic design position. After a career history has been established, the Graphic designer’s experience, and the number of years in the business, are the primary qualifications. A Port folio demonstrates those qualifications, which is shown at job interviews, which after, is then further developed, in the Graphic designers, Future– Art Career.

Graphic Design, Job Requirements–Current Graphic Design jobs demand proficiency in one or more Graphic design Software programs. A common software package used, is the Abode Creative Cloud. This software package contains the Three main programs used by Graphic designers, which are Photoshop,  Illustrator, and  InDesign. These are the industry standard applications, for many Graphic designer positions. Another software package is CorelDraw, or the QuarkXPress…

Specifically, the Graphic designer will, type or Import the text into the layout program, also importing the Graphics and Images, they created in Photoshop or Illustrator.

The Reason Why? the Graphic designer builds a layout in this Way?.

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Files which go to press, are printed at 300 dots per inch. As a result the file size can be very large, by using a Layout program and linking these Graphics and Images, and by not saving all the information in One file, the working file is only a Fraction, of the File size.   Note: When the designer is ready to go to press he/she will either, create a press-ready PDF, or use the Package function, in The  InDesign, or the Collect For Out put–function in the QuarkXPress or CorelDraw, which gathers the Lay out document. With all the Fonts, Images used within, and Saves them in one folder, which can then be provided to a Commercial Printing Company, for the Final output.

  1. InDesign, CorelDraw, or QuarkXPress, make it all possible to work, with large multiple page layouts, such as Catalogs and Booklets.
  2. Since InDesign, CorelDraw, and QuarkXPress, the original file, links to the Graphics and Images.  The Graphic designer, can change the original file, and it will update all instances through out, the document to Save time.

Outside the Graphic Design Industry–Many people use Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher, to Create a layout or design.

  1. The Word processor, features Templates, Image formats, WordArt, Macros, Bullets and Numbering, Auto Summarize, Password protection. The Reception, in 1984, concluded that the system had more Limitations, than Benefits. In 2019, Word 2019, 16.0 Version, included in Office 2019, Is the Current Stable Version.
  2. The Microsoft Publisher is an entry level Desk top publishing application, from Microsoft, its emphasis is placed on Page layout and Design, rather then Text composition and proofing. Easy to use, and a less expensive alternative, where firms do not have a dedicated Design professional, to make The  Marketing, materials and other documents. Microsoft Publisher 2019, (Version 16.0)  was,  Released on September 24, 2018,  The Editions, of The Microsoft Office are included,  in The Professional and Professional Plus, Standard  (volume licensing), In all of, The Office–365 Editions.

Web Searches for Illustration, Graphic Design and Communication Design

  1. https://www.Illustrators.com
  2. https://www.Association of Illustrators.com
  3. https://www.Society of Illustrators.com
  4. https://www.Communication Designers.com
  5. https://www.Graphic Designers.com

Texts on Illustration, Graphic Design and Communication Design

  1. Design for Communication.   https://www.amazon.com/Design-Communication-Conceptual-Graphic
  2. Communication Design: Graphic Design: Illustration Design.  https://www.vgu.ac.uk/study/courses/453-ba-hons-communication
  3. Graphic Design as Communication-amazon.com
  4. https://www.amazon.com>Search>graphic-design
  5. Message Communication Arts Research: Mapping. This has it all.  https://www.amazon.com>Books>Art&Photography>Graphic-Design

In conclusion to this research on Art Illustration, I think we can safely say that whether you refer to Art Illustration, Communication Art or Graphic Design, as Specialisations, which all have one common denominator, in that it is all A Creative Endeavour, to produce Pictures, Words,  to convey information or explanations, for society, to use for Educational or Commerce reasons.  The point of difference is, that there are many, Software Packages, that are Specialised, in there own particular way. The Art Illustrator, uses a number of Software and Packages, and The Graphic Designer uses, Complicated, high professional, and volume delivering Software, so that they can Accomplish more in less time. It also seems to me, that whatever situation the Art Creator is in, the Software and Packages All deliver, Professional and high volumes of Output for the Graphic Designer and Art Illustrator. Most Highly all this amazing Art Production, can reach All Society’s Members, in little time and in many different ways.

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