Giclee’ and My Art Prints…

In this Blog we see what the word Giclée means, and how the Artist can use Giclée to their Advantage. We find out what is needed to Produce these prints, and how these Prints are to be priced, and Why, the difference in Price and Value? I have also made Two paintings, for this Blog.

Wikipedia, says that the Word Giclée was made up by Jack Duganne in 1991. He was working as a Printmaker at Mash Editions. He needed a name for a Modified Iris printer, which was a Large format, High – Resolution industrial; Pre-press proofing Inkjet printer, where the paper was Attached to a rotating drum, which had been Adapted for Fine Art printing. The word to be used, was a word that was different from, the Commercial Iris prints, in the Printing industry.

Giclée is based on the French word Gicleur, the Technical name for Jet or nozzle, meaning a Spurt of liquid. Giclée is the noun, that Duganne chose.

Giclée-Fine Art Archival, printed by Inkjet. It is often used by Artists, Galleries, and Print shops, to Output, A High quality printing. It is a Unregistered word, therefore it has no Warranty associated with the Print, Quality factor?…

Artists use Injet printing to make reproductions of their Original Two – Dimensional Artwork, Photographs, or Computer – Generated art. Professional prints are expensive on a Per print basis. A printing plate needs to be Set up and a storage, is needed for a Large four – colour, Offset print runs. Whereas Inkjet printing, has the advantage in that it allows the Artist, to take total control, of the Reproduction of their, Original images and can Colour correct and use their, Papers of choice .This allows the Individual artist to, Own and operate their Own printers, in whichever way they Need or choose too, at Economy rates… In the, Giclée-Wikipedia (https://enWikipedia.org/wiki/Giclée).

Information by Christine Clark, on Giclée? Here we have another Perspective on Giclée?, Why Giclée?, Giclée is pronounced Gi as Genie and clay as in, well, clay, Fine art reproduction, is a Museum quality, High resolution Digital image, on Rag Art Papers, and on Fine canvas. This is the Modern alternative for Art lovers. The State-of-the-art equipment, captures the Emotional essence, of the Artist’s original work. The Finest quality materials are used, these are recognised for their Archival qualities. Giclée, reproduction gives the Deep and saturated colours to the Art print. This all gives a Paint quality, that retains Small, and subtle tints, and all the Detail of the Original artwork.

Pelican’s Day Out. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

Caring for your Giclée’s, you treat Giclée’s as any Original art work. you Frame the print, with care, for this will Affect the life of the Image. Do not display in UV light or heat. Archival canvas Giclée’s are all Coated with a Special UV inhibiting liquid, to Add A Life span and to Enrich the colours, of the print.

Framing canvas Giclée’s – Use the Correct profile for the Stretcher frames. The Canvas should not be Stretched the same tension, as a Blank canvas, that is to be painted on. Over stretching, could cause Separation of the Coating, from the Base of the canvas.

Framing paper Giclée’ s- When framing a Quality paper Giclée, always use a Well known framer, of Archival products, that uses Matts, Spacers to keep the print from, touching the glass. Once framed your Giclée, should give you Years of pleasure, provided it is displayed correctly. In, ( Christine Clark Art/Giclée information ), http://christine clark art.com.au/giclée/information

Everything you need to know about Giclée prints?… Here we have another Perspective by Art work archive, on Giclée prints. Will be interesting to see what their, Perspective is?… More and more Artists are including Reproduction prints as part of their Regular productive routine in their day. Why?, Before you Sold a painting and it was gone, and One buyer would appreciate the Art work. With prints, you get to See and earn from that One original piece of art, that you Put, so much Time and effort into Art Creating…

With this rise in Popularity of prints, you need to Access your Art business strategy. What you need to Know to Start Creating and Selling reproduction prints, follows below

Types of Prints – Art business consultant Laura O. George, says, Prints, is a Reproduction of a Piece of artwork. Giclees can be made to reproduce many Different types of art, it gives the artist, a High quality print of their Original art. What determines the Quality of the Giclée is, Resolution, Ink, Paper and Printer type. A High resolution use by the Camera or Scanner must Capture the art. Inks and papers must be High quality, and Archival.

Inspector Toucan. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

Open Edition vs Limited edition, – Artists have the Option to create open – ( Limitless Edition ), or Limited Edition , a Number of prints only. With Open edition, your Earning power is the greatest. Whereas Limited edition, is greater for the Art collector, which has A higher Value for the piece.

Finding a printer – Printers are Becoming better and better in terms of Quality. Look for Reliable equipment, Technical skill, and Envisioning a Long term Working relationship.

Creating your Editions – Through the help of your, Printer, your Artwork will be Scanned or Photographed, and then the Proof is printed.

The Right quality – If you choose Limited edition, there is No right or wrong number. Fewer Editions, are Higher in price cost, more Valuable to the collector. larger numbers of editions, might be a Better fit, for your Target customers. Ask, who is your Customer, and How many will, I be able to sell?

Choosing the Price – Pricing your Fine art prints, will Depend on your career, Level, and the Cost of Creating the work. The profit you wish to make, and what your Target customers, are willing to pay.

How to go about Selling – The Lower price point. Offer them in Tandem with your Originals, at Art fairs, Exhibitions, to Emerging collectors, to your Fans, who cannot Afford your originals, as to Expensive. Use these High quality images, of your art, for Licensing or Merchandising purposes. Do tell the buyers, that its a Print, of an Original art piece, that is Why the cost is lower.

What you need to Track – You must Number and Mark your prints properly, as they Sell, to ensure the Integrity of the Limited edition, with a fraction of 12/50, Artists proofs, a Master image, Prints not for sale, and Printers copies, need to be Correctly marked as well.

You need to know where your Prints are at all times?, Galleries, on Consignment. Track – of Sales and Inventory. You should save the Buyers contact information, for future Purchases or Referrals. Using an Inventory management system, like, Artwork Archive, can be an Artists – Life saver. Here you will Have all the Insight in your Art business Repertoire.

( Everything You Need to know About Giclée Prints ) https://artwork archive.com/blog/Giclee

In Conclusion. We know now that Giclée is the Reproduction, of A High Quality Print of an Artists, Original Art Creation. You can sell these prints at a Higher price point or lower price point. It all depends on the Quality Print materials that are used in producing the Prints.

You have a further choice, of Limited edition or Unlimited edition, of Prints for Sale. In the Limited print, your prints will be Printed on High quality materials. At a Higher Cost, to the Collector, and Have a Higher value point. Whereas in an Unlimited edition , the Artist sells, more to a Targeted audience for at a less Price point, but can Sell, the Art Print, indefinitely. Remember it depends on the Artists choice and on the Quality of the Prints, and the Level the Artist is At, in Their Career. The most important factor is to keep in mind, to keep a Record of, Customer details, Sales, Editions, Print Numbers and the Sequence, Name of the Prints…

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What makes an Artist Professional?, and My Art…

What makes an Art Professional?, is a very Interesting topic to Investigate and make a Conclusion on, because remember we are all born Artists, it is how do we stay Artists as Adults? Yes, and this is the Greatest Question of all Time? In this Blog, I am Aiming to see How, we can make ourselves Art Professionals. I will input some of the Art I decided to Make for This Blog, to share with You, Art I have made, to break up the Answer to the Artist Professional Question?

Distinguishing yourself from an Amateur to a Professional Artist is not easy. It has nothing to do with your Ability to create Good paintings. it has Nothing to do with, whether you have a Real job or not. There are Numerous factors that determine your Art vocation, Artist does Not happen Magically, for a person.

An Artist is not made through their Great art skills, or an Excellent personality. No a True artist, a Professional artist Dedicates years of their lives to Creating and Selling their Art creations. Only a Few artists become Overnight sensations. To be a True and living Professional artist, takes Time and patience. Yes, Artists are all Different and yet all Professional artists have a number of Things in common?

Here are Seven Common Artist professional Questions to Ask?

What Medium are You Using?

  • Amateur galleries are full of Watercolour paintings, this is a sign that an Artist is an Amateur artist. Painters believe Watercolours are easy to use. Whereas Acrylics and Water soluable oils, are Easy to learn to use, and are a better Medium to Hide Art created mistakes. By starting to use Acrylics, you will Learn techniques that the Artist professionals use, like Impasto work and to use other Mediums to manipulate the paint. It is always very Important to explore, other Options when you are New to the Art scene. It is vey important, to use Quality paints, whatever Medium you choose to work in, Once you have Mastered a Foundation in Technique, buy Professional Grade art supplies. You will Notice the Difference, in the Quality of Your Art Creations.

Sunrise on the Seas. Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2020…

What are You Painting?

  • Landscapes and Still life are Perfect subjects for beginners, yes some Art professionals paint these Subjects their entire careers. Remember there is so much more in the Whole world to Paint and create. you must not get stuck on the same Way of Art creating, there are so many Options. Attempt, Abstract painting?, Impressionist?, maybe Mixed media, the Reasons are Wide, because you Never know what you can Art create, or how to Work out What you, like to Art create. You must never Copy a photograph verbatim, this is not a Long term solution. You must be and do Original and Unique art. What you can do is use a Photograph, only as a reference. Use the Photo to sketch your own Interpretation of the subject. What is essential to an Artist, is that they must Learn to grow, In their Art Creating and not to Copy verbatim?

Wood Sculpture in the Sea. Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2020…

How is your Final presentation?

  • Professional artists, know that their Completed painting, is Final at the Presentation stage of Their painting. You will notice that Professional artists, do not use the Standard canvas or Paper size, Shape or texture. For the Professional artist, its all about Visualising the Final piece of Art, and working on that Idea from the Initial stage, of the Art creation. Framing is a big Presentation issue for the Art professional, and choosing the Frames and Mats that Do not detract from the painting, is their biggest Issue, as Artists.

Have you Developed a Style?

  • When you have chosen your Medium of choice, explored the Subject matter, and Learned how to Professionally finish your Paintings. Your next step is to Develop a Personal style, this Style develops Naturally over time. the Key to finding your Art style?, is to Follow your Vision, and to Utilize your Artistic Inspiration, and Paint, Paint, Paint…

Gummy Tree and Bush. Acrylics. Marie Crimi. 2020…

What is your Motivation?

  • Artists talk about Motivation all of the Time. Why do you do What you do? All Professional artists know, they have to Create and they will do, Whatever they need, to keep doing, the Art Creating. The Professional artist is not Easily distracted, from their Work progress. Dedication is their Primary motivation. Professional artists, Constantly look for Inspiration for their next painting, and also know that, their next Painting will be better than the Last one, and that there is Room for Improvement. This is Exciting, for the artists.

Are you Active in the Art Community?

This is the reality of a Professional artist, it is not the Easiest path in life. you may run into Obstacles, but Artists, often find Large and Small amounts of Success to keep them Motivated. The Professional artist, is a Master of Time management and Organisation. This is a Necessary requirement. The Idea of an Artist, who Wanders and Swings a brush at the Canvas all day, is a Great Myth.

So? are you Ready to become a Professional artist?

Art can be very Solitary life, filled with Hours, and Weeks Alone in the Studio. Rather than being Loners or Competitive, many Professional artists like to, Speak to other Artists. The successful Artist knows its not about Quality art, or Affordable art. But that the more Interesting you are, the better your Art is received. Many Artists become Outgoing Individuals, over time as Art Professionals.

  • Only you can answer this question, remember no Two artists are the same. Truth is its Immaterial whether you choose to be an Artist professional. The important part is that you keep on Creating art. You will gain a Personal satisfaction in painting, and in the Art community. Only a few other Hobbies fulfil your life, the way Art does and can. So never Give up or be Discouraged, just keep on Painting and Success will Follow You…

The City Scape (Eastern Europe). Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2020…

Websites: What makes A Professional Artist?

In concluding in What makes an Art Professional?, is that you must Distinguish yourself from an Amateur Artist. That is that a True Professional Artist must dedicate himself to Living the Art Creative Life. The Artist must Work hard at Creating Art with their, Time and lots of Dedicated, Patience. The Artist must Not copy from photos Verbatim, but must Endeavour to Produce Original and Unique Art works. In the above Method, the Artist becomes Professional with a Style all of his own, and through making Art will, without fail become Successful as an Art Professional. Remember Art Enlightens, is Delightful, to do Life long, and can make the Artist, fullfilled life Long, and Hopefully a Lot of Money.

Thankyou for visiting my Blog this Week, have a Safe and Productive Week. See You next Blog, Remember to Like and to share, if you found this Blog Interesting.

I am, Artcreationsbymariecart.wordpress.com



Culture, Creativity Fix/ Online Inspiration... and My Art..., Uncategorized

Culture, Creativity Fix/ Online Inspiration… and My Art…

In this Blog, Culture, Creativity Fix/ Online Inspiration... and My Art… We will ask what is this Blog Title About?, then we will Proceed to Find out and Explore, how we can Access and make this Online, Information and Insight Work for us as Artists, or As Interested Learner Participators. I have made Two Paintings, one Coloured in Colour Pencils and the Other Painting, made in Water coloured Pencils. This view is to include the Culture side of Art, my Preference for the Art Pieces and to give, an Idea, how working at Art Creativity, gives, Results beyond Belief, through your FREE, Innocent participation.

What is the Culture, Creativity Fix? –Is a way to stay Entertained online, in this Regard the Art World and in looking for Virtual ways to add to your Art knowledge, and to connect with other Art Creatives. A way to support Artists, and to access Free Art Classes and Virtual Exhibitions, and to participate in Interactive Art talks. Basically to Stay Connected in the Art World, Worldwide…During this Major time, of Covid 19...   (The above information, from the Artist Network, 2020 ).

To Keep Creativity Flowing and Supporting Artists World wide–

  1.  The Museum of Modern Art ( MOMA ), this New York Museum, offers Virtual Tours of its Varied  Collection, also offers Free On line Courses.
  2. MOMA–Has Launched a Series of Five free online Classes, to help People interested to understand, the 91 year old Museums Collection. Which covers, The Contemporary Art, Fashion and Photocopy. These Courses are all, Comprehensive Beginner Courses, With Readings and Exercises, that will take 12-38 hours to Complete.
  3. Batch Classes–Focus on the Contemporary Art world. What is Contemporary art? Emphasis is on the Last decade, ‘ Modern Art Ideas ‘, is about the Theory and features,  Interviews with Contemporary Artists, and what their Work, Is about. In the Studio: Post war Abstract painting, focuses on the Loves and works of Seven New – York, School artists, Willem de Kooning, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Barnett Newman,  Jackson Pollack. As Reinhardt, and Mack Rothko.
  4. In the Fashion and design--is in which Designers, Historians, Manufacturers and other Style experts, discuss 70 different Garments and Accessories.
  5. Seeing through Photography–Photos from the last 180 years, will be used to Explore the Difference between Seeing and understanding an Image. To end this above Article, MOMA, says the Courses will Enrich the Participants, Who listen to what Artists, designers  have to Say, and to Examine their Collections and Exhibitions. Giving people the Opportunity to join a Community of learners, which is a Very Unique experience. This is all Free Online teaching, Coursera. The only Cost, is your Time and Effort… Other courses–for you to check out?…

The following Paintings, are the Completed Paintings made in Faber–Castell Colour Pencils and The Sharpie, Fine Liner Marker. The Paintings look Well Art Created, but lack, the Professionalism of The Art Creativity factor?…

The Academy of Art University–since 1929, the Academy, Has provided Free and open access to a Wide selection of Art and Design Workshops and training. For all people not only for Artists, Especially, who wish to learn and prosper in this time of Covid 19…, and in the Future… If you would like, to Interview the Faculty experts, about Online learning resources, Contact,  press@academyart.edu.

  1.  Digital Concepts with Michael Sims–in which Videos introduce Digital photography concepts and Software. the ‘ Photography concepts from Home ‘ Weekly blog post, Blog,  http//www.annuals.com
  2. Every Friday at 12pm PDT, ‘ Social Distance Learning ‘, with Award–winning Artists, and Executive Director of Painting and print making, Graig Nelson, Live link:  https://www.facebook.com/craig.nelson.73744
  3. Every Thursday at 3pm PDT, ‘ Movie Appreciation Afternoon ‘ based on Fine art, and Sculpture related Movies, includes Past class Demonstrations and Interviews. Live link,  https://youtube/urW1i9H5Vkw
  4. Every Thursday at 7.30pm PDT, ‘ Movie Appreciation Night ‘, Well known Lecturers Discuss aspects, of Visual development, followed by the Movie. Live link,  https://discord,gg/u.356u2Y
  5. Every Friday from 1–4pm PDT. ‘ Location Sketching Workshop ‘, Lecturers will share there Screen and Google earth to take Everyone to Different locations, where they Stop and Draw. Live link,  https://art.zoom.us/j/779668926    ( The above information in the Artist Inspiration, The Artist Life ).

A Few Quotes about Art and Creativity.

  1. ‘ Every child is an Artist ‘, the problem is staying an Artist when you grow up. –Pablo Picasso.
  2. ‘ If you Hear a voice within you, say you cannot paint ‘, then by all means Paint, and that voice will be Silenced. –Vincent Van Cogh.
  3. ‘ Creativity takes courage. ‘ —
  4.  Don’t think about making art, ‘ just get it done. ‘ –…

( In the Masterpiece Society.com/100-quotes.art.creativity.

These Paintings are the Completed Version of Watercolour Pencils, Made in Faber–Castell, Watercolour Colours, and the Sharpie Fine Liner Marker. You can see the Effect that Watercolours have, the colours give a Surreal Ambience to the Completed Paintings. Which I Think we can say that, the Paintings Look Professional. Whereas?, the Colour Pencil completed Paintings, Look, like well executed Paintings, not as Professional, with a Depth to the Art Creativity Style, of Art…

Creativity News–Three Top Art Creativity Choices, and the Fourth is amazing.

  1.  Digital classes for Creative arts – education.n.s.w.gov.au  https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/latest-news/digitial-class
  2.  The, New UNESCO report, Freedom and creativity: Defending art…   https://unesco.org/creativity/news/new-unesco-report-fr…
  3.  The, 10 Inspiring Movies, about the Power of Art and Creativity…  https://www.sbs.com.au/2020/01/16/10-inspiring-movies
  4.  The, Art of Creativity/Psychology Today  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles.199203/the…

Creativity, Free Online Courses--The Best Courses-10 Creative Online Courses You Can Take For Free Online?…

  1.  Biohacking your Brains, Health
  2. Psychology of Art Creativity
  3.  Creative Problem solving
  4.  Exploring Play, in Every day life
  5.  Creative thinking: Techniques, tools for Success
  6.  Design Thinking and Creativity for Innovation
  7.  Visual Perception and the Brain
  8.  Healing, With the Arts
  9.  Defining the Concept of Culture
  10.  Ignite your Ever day Creativity

Creating Websites–

  1.  21 fun and extremely creative websites for inspiration/www.website design.org/21-fun-and -extremely-creative-websites-for-inspiration.231…

Information on Watercolour pencils–Best Watercolour Pencils, Reviews of 2020…  http://bestforconsumer.com/best-watercolour-pencils-re…

These Paintings are the Preliminary Paintings, Coloured in using the Faber–Castell Watercolour Pencils. The Framed Completed, Paintings, which are framed above in this Blog Post have Water applied, and are Completed Paintings, Framed and Professionally Art Created.

Top 4, Watercolour Pencil Reviews

  1.  Derwent–For Beginners
  2.  Arteza–For Professionals
  3. Lyra–Aqua colour–For Artists
  4.  Sanford Prisma colour–For Colouring Books.

Information on Colour Pencils–Best Colour Pencils, 2019, Complete Reviews-Drawing…   https://drawingaccessory.com/best-coloured-pencils-reviews

The below Paintings are the Initial Paintings, coloured in with Faber–Castell, Colour Pencils. I used Colour Pencils to show how the Watercolour Pencils, Give a Dimension, to the Finished Art Creativity of Art Creating. Whereas Colour Pencils, are more Basic and Give A Plain Effect, which I Think is Not AS Professional...AS the Watercolour Pencils.

Top 5, Colour Pencil Reviews

  1.  Staedtler Ergo soft, Colour Pencils
  2.  Sargent Art Colored Pencils
  3.  Crayola Coloured Pencils
  4.  Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour Art Pencils
  5.  Faber–Castell Metallic Coloured Pencils

In Conclusion to this Blog Culture, Creativity Fix/ Online Inspiration, we acknowledge, the many ways in which for Free Access, Online we have many options to explore the Art World, both Locally and Internationally, FOR ART FREE…

Thank you for Visiting this Blog, I wish you All A Safe Week, Observe Social Distancing.  Look forward to seeing You All Next BLOG. I hope this Art Information is Helpful for You. Remember if you like, Like and Share.

I am   Artcreationsbymariec.art.wordpress.com   and creationsbymariec.art


Portrait's? Lets See? and My Art Creating Too..., Uncategorized

Portrait’s? Lets See? and My Art Creating Too…

In this Blog Portrait’s, we find the Basic information, we need to use, to attempt, Portrait Drawing. Hopefully the information I set out, helps to give you a Complete picture , off how to create The Portrait , that Represents, the Likeness of your Model. I have also linked some helpful Videos and information. I will make four, attempts at Portrait Drawing, which I have used from reference photos, from Free Photo Stock. In my Portraits. I am attracted to the Colours, and the media to use, to complete the Portraits.

Portrait Drawing Tips For Beginners- Drawing a Portrait can seem a Real challenge if you are new to Drawing from observation. There are so many things that can go wrong, if your Drawing is not in proportion, or you have No concept of how to Represent the basic features, of the Person.

Portrait drawing is The form, and shapes, of Drawing from observation, that focus on Depicting the human face, its characteristics, and expressions.  To draw  a Portrait, from observation, you need to Complete some basic, specific tasks, to Represent the portraits, likeness correctly.

Videos:   of Portrait drawing techniques- bing.com/videos

  1.  How to draw a Portrait with Charcoal/Realistic Drawing Tutorial. ( You Tube- Kirsty Partridge- 19.29 )
  2. How to Draw a Portrait Easily/Tutorial for beginners.  (You Tube- Art by Ali Heider-12.00 )
  3.  Portrait Critique– Fine Tips for Drawing A Portrait Likeness. ( You Tube- 13.35 )

How To Draw A Portrait

  1. Draw an Oval Shape- this is the First and most crucial mark you can make. When commencing a Portrait drawing.  Think about the Type of shape you want to represent.  Long, thin, fat, or thick, the variety of Human faces is immense. So the character you want to serve, needs to Be clear from the start.
  2. Draw a Centre line– the next Few tips are essential, with dealing with the Underlying proportion of Head and face. Draw a Centreline down the center of your Portrait. A vital mark as this is how you Build a framework of underlying shapes, created on the Proportions, Developed from the centreline.
  3. Measure the Halfway point on the Center Line– to find the Halfway point. You can Compare visually, to see the location. Draw a Horizontal line from One end of the oval to the next.
  4. Draw the Eye level– needs to be drawn with a Faint line across the face. Beautiful details, will not be able to be added, if we see heavy construction lines.
  5.  Subdivide the Eye Level into Five Sections– when Learning to draw, a portrait, the early Stages of proportion and construction are very important, because these lines add the Most important lines on the face. From this action, the Redrawing features of the portrait can be drawn. So Sub-divide the eye level horizontally, into five equal parts. The outline of the eyes is drawn on the points created, by the Dividing of this line, into five equal parts.
  6.  Draw the Outlines of the Eye– focus needs to be On drawing the outline, which will represent the eyes. The human face, is Different, in shape, size, so you consider the look, you are drawing from your observation.
  7.  Subdivide the Bottom half of the Face and Repeat– the Focus is to focus, on drawing a line to Indicate where the Nose and mouth will be drawn. If you Make these proportions correct, later in the Painting these features can be illustrated in greater detail later.
  8.  Measure the point on the Bottom Half of the Face– double check that all the Proportions are correct and measure the spaces, with a pencil, by comparing the areas on your drawing, with what you see in Front of You.
  9.  Draw the Nose and Mouth– now you can add more detail to the Portrait, by drawing the outline, of the nose and mouth. Remember to Draw a faint line.
  10.  Draw and Represent, the Jaw line– is the Bone structure that defines the Shape of the head and the face.
  11.  Add the Neck and Ears– The mark needs to be level with the Mouth on the Jawline. From these points, on Both sides of the jaw, you draw the neck.
  12.  Draw the Hairline– remember that the top of the Oval, is the Crown of the head or skull bone. The hair is One aspect of the Portrait, which develops as the Character off the person you are drawing.  Quickly draw fine lines, which help you create, The impression of fine flowing hairs.
  13.  Draw Eyebrows– draw the Hairs above the eyes and eye lashes, this stage adds a subtle detail to your portrait.
  14.  Begin to add Subtle Details to the Various Features– This next stage is to add Tone and shading to the features of the face, the neck, jaw, and hair. Adding all this detail is time – consuming, because you will need to Observe the, fine detail of the individual features and then you Slowly and progressively add the Detail to your drawings. ( All the above information in the, Improveddrawing.com ).

THE Above Information,  12: Principles of Constructive Drawing- in the Drawing Academy.com  ( Very Useful Information )…

Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portraits,   https://www.skillshare.com/classes/start-drawing-techniques-for-Pencil

Drawing is art that is accessible to anyone. Originally a self- taught Artist, I learnt a lot through practice, and alone. Then through studying Tutorials, posted by peers online, and Taking classes with professional artists. By studying the works, of the old masters. I have been able to Reach a new level of Art Knowledge, that I want to pass onto willing Art students… ( this information, is from an Artist on Skill share, who teaches on this platform )

Which media to use for Portrait paintings?

The importance of colour in Art History?- Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, show how colour can be Used powerfully to capture a feeling.

  1.  Watercolour pencils– Techniques and Tips…   https://www.montmarte.net/slow/watercolour-pencils
  2. Watercolours– How to draw and Paint Watercolour Portraties for Beginners…   https://www.solving-watercolour.com-to-draw-portraities
  3.  Crayons– How to create a Crayola Crayon Portrait,   https://the postmansknock.com/how to create-Crayola-Portrait?
  4.  Oil Pastels– How to use Oil Pastels, ( Easy Peasy, Art School )   https://easy peasy art school.com.au/use-oil-pastels.

The Paintings that follow Below, are all made using the reference photos of Portraits, from Free Photo Stock, from the Internet. Made on Creative Acid free, Watercolour Paper, A4 size.  The back ground colour is made from a mix of the same Acrylic, Mont Marte Semi-Matte Colours, Cadmium Yellow and a small amount of, Yellow Orange. The background colours look different, because less or more water is mixed into the Colours. The Colours are applied to the Watercolour paper, separately.

I then used the different types of Art Medium, in each painting, to complete the Painting. I made the Paintings, with different media, because I like to Work in colours, and I was Curious to see, what the result would be for each of the Portraits?

In Conclusion, I Honestly think, no matter which Colour medium an Artist uses, especially in my Situation, the Result is similar and fine for the Paintings, I have Portrait Art Created.

Serene.   Watercolour Pencils.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…


Blondie.   Watercolour.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…


Sweetest Girl.   Crayons.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…


Casual.   Oil Pastels.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…


How to get Commissions for Portraits?

Videos – You Tube:

  1. The 5 Stages of a Successful Portrait. Commission, Allain Picard, August 23, 2017,  5.07.
  2. How to get Art Commissions, in 2020 ( Tutorial ), Dan Ekis, 31 March, 2019,  12.54.
  3. Commission Guide, ( Part 1 )  Advice, Information page, and Free resources.  Nadiaxel, April 26, 2019,  14.34.

How to Frame Portraits- 

  1.  You Tube- How to make a Unique Photo Frame at Home. Globe Studio One,  July 16, 2018,  5.10.
  2.  You Tube- Large Screen Digital photo Frame,  mguerrand,  October 24, 2018, 4.15.

Why do Portraits-   https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-portraits.   Portrait painting continues to Grow, it is an old Art Form, going back to Ancient Egypt, 5,000 years ago. Before photography, a Painted or sculpted, or A drawn portrait, was the only way to record the Appearance of Someone. What was very Expensive, is Affordable for every Person Today…

In concluding this Blog on Portraits, so Many things can go wrong, if you are Drawing a Portrait from observation. To draw Excellent portrait’s, you need to observe your Model well and Get the proportions correct, at the Start, of the drawing. In History, in order to Record an image of a person, A painting or a sculpture, had to be made. Today we have many Ways to record an image of a person, and it is Affordable to create, in Whichever way you Choose.

Thank you for visiting this Blog, I hope you found the Information useful and hopefully, it helps you to Attempt to draw Portrait’s, well.   Do not forget, to Like and share this blog.

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