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How do Artists, Break Free of Creative Limitations…and My Art Creations.

In Introducing this Blog, How do Artists, Break Free of Creative Limitations. We will journey and Explore how it is some Artists move forwards in their Art Creating, to Create Art Works which are, Unique and Original in Every Attempt. I will be attempting a Mixed Media and A Mixed Media Collage, Art Creation which is my Unique Art Style. You be the judge, if my work appears Unique and Original to Me?…

In the, Episode 6 of the Art Bound Podcast, Suchitra Mattai and Taylor White, two Conceptual Artists, have both changed the way they use Art Materials, In order to change the Traditional Artist label. They have Changed the boundaries, as to what IS Art, and in their Art Creative Method, have altered Their, Freedom of ART Expression.

What advice would you give to artists who want to break free of Creative limitations and Experiment in Unexpected ways?

In Answer, as an Artist, taking advice is tricky. Sometimes you are defined in Creative limitations, before you make your first mark. For Art creating to be Interesting and rewarding, Art work, it is Very necessary to try Something new. You do this by looking into how other Artists Art create, and you Find interesting ways, to try Different methods in your Art Work. This could Lead you, as the Artist into a Newer and Unique Art, Inspired, Art Creations…

Here are 24 ideas on how Artists break out of A Creative Rut. One method is, by shaking Art Materials Up, in order to reach the Next level of Their Artistic Art Freedom. Hopefully you will find a Direction or two that speaks to You as An Art Creative Artist? ( How 24 Artists Break Free, of Creative Limitations, in the Artists Network, 2021 ).

  • Always Be Learning–Take a workshop from an Artist whose work is different from yours,- Sandy W. Ask other Artists about their processes, learn something New, practice your Art skills. You’ll be surprised how many Artists, are willing to Share their creative flows with you.- Rachel S
  • Switch It Up–It’s an experiment only if You have never done it, You cannot experiment with the familiar.- Bob C Forget who you are. Step outside your Boundaries and set yourself Art free. I switched from Oils to watercolour and from detailed Realism to Big bold brush strokes and Abstracts. When I go back to Oils, I can do it with a Fresh approach.- Cindy R. Hold The Paint brush from the end, Not up close to bristles. Try using Three ball point pens ( black, blue, and red ) and then sketch ( a Scene ) as Fast as possible. Try painting with Rooftop aluminum paints, Add plaster and linseed oil in addition, to your Typical media.- Jeff T I broke out and will Experiment with just about any Materials and mix up every Technique and really like the outcome.- Elsie D What has helped me so far is making My art in a Series. That way if I make mistakes or do something that I do not like, I will have One piece that I like, which in turn makes me want to do More.- Bethany C
  • Take Detours–Regularly practice in New venues off your beaten path. If you are followed, go Incognito and use a Different name.- Anonymous Try a New medium or, limit yourself to a Specific color scheme. A change of Scenery is always helpful. – SRW Take every Detour. You can always Turn around, you should at least Explore.- Ellen L Relate the unrelated: Wheels on suitcases, cordless phones, flying pigs, lighting, sky view, Color wheel adjustments.- Micheal D
  • Face the Fear–Do not paint what is Expected. Create what Speaks to you, and Do not be afraid to push your Boundaries. – Jessica F Do not think about it too much. Jump in and do it.- Anonymous Be unafraid: ( Fear ) has been my biggest hurdle.- Belinda Try tackling a Medium or subject matter that you are afraid of: Conquering a fear is quite Liberating and can give you a New insight on the Art subject.- Christopher V
  • Flow and Play–Approach your Artistic practice as though you are a child. Collect Interesting things like onion bags, bubble wrap, pieces of chain or cord, etc… Incorporate things you have, like tissue paper, wrapping paper, napkins, paper clips. Anything can be your Support. Play freely. Just have Fun, get messy, and Do not take it to seriously.- Susen F Be open to Inspiration, do not be surprised if your Art goes somewhere else and not where you expected it to go.- Jack Flow with your feelings. – Anonymous Simple; Just play.- Julie T We can see Ourselves as vehicles rather than Art creators. Humbly allowing work to flow through us, Not of Us. – Chelsea K Reading, You can Paint whatever you want, Which was really inspiring to me, Ten years into my career: – Lexi H
  • Intrinsic Rewards–Know the difference between the Art you want to Sell and the Art Not For Sale. It is okay to have Both?…- Rachel S Likes Mean Nothing.- Timothy S Do Your Own Thing.- Chris N ( In the Artist Network, Article, 2021 ).

7 Studio Session Jump-Starts

Feeling uninspired? Do not know where to begin? Need a Nudge to get back to the Easel? Try these Seven ideas to Power up your Creativity.

  • Jean Grastorf says, a change can be Productive and Beneficial. If you Paint large, paint small. If you Paint transparent, mix things up with opacity. Or if you paint realistically, try Working abstractly. If you Work with abstract concepts, try Painting your surroundings. If you Paint landscapes, try a Self-portrait. Be Open to Change, and be Confident that the bucket of Creativity is there. It just needs a little time to get it all Moving Again.

If the Art Creativity has gone missing from your Art Studio, try Welcoming it back with the folllowing points, used by Grastorf, and the Other Painter and Instructors, Like Mike Bailey and Antonio Masi.

  • Find Inspiration among your Art Materials–Art materials are Beautifully Inspirational, so keep them out during your Studio session.
  • Change your Subject and palette–Grastorf says Paint a series. Use the Same technique, change the Palette of Colors and the Subject. The result will be Totally different.
  • Go back to Move forward–Older, Unresolved paintings can trigger New Inspiration and Ideas. Revisiting, them eliminates the Fear of a Blank sheet of paper, and the Physical acts of drawing and painting, Light up the Creative areas of the brain.
  • Antonio Masi Keeps His Creativity By, Gesso-ing–When I have not painted for some time, I use two Gesso Techniques. Build a Smooth gesso foundation, I usually have an Idea of what to paint, in my Studio. I take a can of gesso, a palette knife and some Old brushes, I apply a Thick layer of gesso onto a Sheet of 300-lb. paper. I let the gesso harden completely, which results in a Reflective surface, and Brilliant paint Colors can Be added. Add Texture using gesso. Sometimes I Create peaks and Valleys while the gesso is still Moist on the paper. By pressing an Object into the gesso, then removing the Item and letting the gesso dry. Channels for Rivers of paint are ready, to flow through, Producing, amazing results.
  • Lift to Add–Lifting – Removing paint with a brush, paper towel or tissue – is a Subtractive process, and one I employ, to Start a Watercolor painting quickly. I apply Diluted gesso on a 300-lb. Sheet of paper and let it dry. Using a Large brush, I apply an overall Dominant color and Let it dry. Next, I add the darks. Using a Stiff brush in Various sizes dipped in clean water, I begin creating the light areas. Which I then Scrub and blot with a paper towel. I continue until I have Achieved the desired whiteness, almost Back to the white of the Untouched surface. When the paint is dry, I add the Final touches of color.
  • Mike Bailey Pushes His Artistic Boundaries–Challenge yourself , to push your Art creative boundaries. Set up a Still Life and make a Series of 20 Paintings, without Varying or changing the Composition or point of view. Focus on just One of the Seven elements of design– Line, size, shape, space, color, texture and value, in each of the Paintings. For example? how many ways can A line be used in a Single painting? How does a warm color palette Impact the setup? What about a Cool palette? What happens if you Merge or distort the shapes? The goal was always to Explore, What would Happen If?…From this came many Realizations and discoveries.
  • In doing So–By Manipulating the various Elements of design, I found I could create different Emotions or moods. That textures could make a Non-objective painting extraordinary, that a Line could be used in Plethora of ways to Enliven a design, that colors in Various contexts made or ruined a Painting, and so Many more, Ideas… ( Article, Art inspiration, Watercolor. Art Network 2021 ).

The Following Painting is My Unique Attempt at Mixed Media, Art Creating. I drew the Picture of the Girl, from a Free Photo stock photo, in my Unique Style. Then I used Acrylic Paints to mix colors to Paint over the Drawing. When dry, I used Watercolors, Acrylic paints, Gel pens and Fine marker, to Complete the Painting. I think the Effect in this Painting is Different and Original, to the work I have Art Created, Previously…

Wow-Summer Again?. Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2021…

The Greatest Discovery was the access to the newer Form of Art Creativity, which resulted in Original, Authentic Work. ? Is that Not The Ultimate Goal? Of Art Creating?…

Five Articles, That will get your Momentum Going.

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  • 9 Prompts to Spark Your Artistic Ingenuity
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  • Let Your Subconscious Do the Drawing
  • Hungry for More Art Prompts?
  • 11 Projects to Paint. Inspired by Matisse

Inspiring Mixed Media

Art is a highly Multifarious range of Visual or performed works that Express the Art creators ideas or skills and Appeal to the Viewers, Senses or emotions. Art can be created with anything, and Not necessarily any one thing. When different Media or materials are used to Art create Unique visual art, it is called Mixed Media Art.

The use of Mixed media began, around 1912 when Cubists, like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, started adding Collages to their canvases. Gradually the Art form became Widespread as Artists developed, increasingly Open attitudes to the Media of art. Surrealists, Abstract Expressionists, Pop Artists, and Brit Artists, jumped onto the Mixed media bandwagon, and Expanded the Art vocabulary.

How to Start Mixed Media Art?

Mixed Media Artists work with a Variety of media in a Single artwork. To get started with Mixed media art, begin by Looking at things around you. You need a Sturdy material, which can Act as a base like a Paper, sketchbook, a box, or any such object, you have Access to. Begin working with Media, that you are already Familiar with. If you Work with watercolors, you can, add Highlights with colored pencils or markers. You can Create collages by rearranging, Elements in your work using Paper, canvas or woodblocks.

In the Painting that Follows below, my Attempt at Mixed Media Collage, was from a Free Photo stock photo of a Landscape Scenery in Canada. I drew the picture in my Free style, Unique way. I cut out shapes of stars, moons, and rocks, for the collage part of this painting, preparation. I then glued the shapes on blank Watercolor paper. I then drew the Picture, of the Landscape and the Deer. Then I made an Acrylic wash, to paint over the Area. When dry, I used Watercolors, Acrylics, and Later Fine marker to Complete the Mixed Media Collage, Painting.

This painting is My Unique and Original Contribution to this Art Creation, it gave Me great pleasure to Create this painting. When initially Starting the painting it was difficult to work out, what I needed to do. As I worked at Looking and Mixing Colours, the Tempo sped up, and before I knew it, I had this Painting.

A Nature-Scene. Mixed Media Collage. Marie Crimi. 2021…

Experiment with New, inventive techniques in Mixed Media. Adopt a spontaneous Playful approach to Creating your work. Remember to have Fun along the way! Artists who work in the field of Mixed media, and get recognized can come from a Variety of backgrounds. They can have Formal training in Fine arts, or have Experience in the craft. As with many Art genres, many Artists are self-taught.

If you are a Mixed media Artist, you can showcase your Art creations on your Portfolio website in a clean, Minimalist way. Your website will represent you Style of work and attract, more Clients and inquiries. Opportunities abound, but you have to make sure that Viewers understand the Idea and Concept behind your work. ( Article, in All Posts Art Learn, 2021 ).

In Concluding this Blog, How do Artists break free of Art Creative Limitations? We have found Out, that if You as the Artist, explore and Mix Up Art Media, in your attempts at Art Creating, that the Possibilities are Endless. Your Art Creations will be Unique and Original Work, because you took your Ideas, and Different Media and attempted the Impossible in Your Art Creating, with the Processes, in Your Art Studio’s…

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Create A Series of Paintings, Why Not?… and My Art Creations.

In this Blog, Create A Series of Paintings, Why Not?. I am Thinking, you will find this an Interesting Preposition, to Think about, and to Explore Further in this Blog? I Think this all Sounds, Exciting and Very interesting, when we are Art Creative Artists. It could Be Necessary Information that we have in our thoughts, to help us to Succeed as Artists?

Why Create A Series of Paintings?– Lynn McLain says, in her Article in the Artists Network, ( 2016 ), Challenge Yourself to Create a Series of Paintings. McLain thinks that seeing Everyday subjects in Imaginative ways, can create a whole Newer world of Art Creating. How?, by Pushing yourself to Explore the subjects in a Series of Paintings. You will Without doubt be nicely surprised, with the Art Creation outcome.

McLain initially mastered Technique, and then Wondered what it was that she was trying to Art Express? It was from this Point, that she began searching for Something New, different, Something to fill her Creative Emptiness.

McLain thought to look for a Painting subject, that would offer Textual excitement, with Design Challenges. It was this Reflection, and Visual search that led her to do Two different paintings, that changed the Perspective of the Art, she Created. The first was a Self-portrait from an Aerial perspective looking down onto her Bald Head. She honestly believes this was all about Her, Life Circumstances at that time. It was also a Vehicle on the way, to searching for a Newer Creative Self…

The Second Painting that had an impact in her Search for a Newer Direction, featured a Road that left the Landscape and Travelled up to the sky. At this Point she Noticed, the Excellent Art Composition Possibilities.

McLain said that, this was what lead to, Gradual Thought Processes, Awareness, and Faith that Led to the First Series of Her Paintings.

You Wonder, what is A Series of Art Created Paintings. A Series is an Artistic Way, to show the Extraordinary Qualities, in the everyday Visual Landscape, that we as Life Observers See, On A Daily Basis… Like the Beauty of Colours, textures, and the Extreme Contrasts in Light and Dark, which are Found Everywhere…

When McLain Art Created in this Manner Initially, she did paint Realistically. At this point in time, she Crops and Embellishes the Subject and she Proceeds to Paint, and The Result is Abstract Art Work.

A Series Allows for the Subject Topic, to Reveal itself to the Observant Viewer, which in return gives, Endless Art Creative Possibilities. It gives the Artist, a Huge Platform, to Explore and Work, on Unique Art Creations. The outcome is, Similar or Different in A Series, which is the Continuation of a Subject, or Topic.

In Starting a Series, think about Making a list of all things you are attracted to. Could it be Light, Shadow, Colour. Maybe a Specific Location?, you should think about the questions to ask Yourself and Not Focus wholly on the Answers… To conclude this Article, McLain, says Working In A Series, will Strengthen Your Paintings Skills, Improve your Visual Understanding of a Subject, and Show You, How to Best Express Your Ideas. Making your Creative Skills come Alive, as in choosing the Best Composition, Colour, for the Next Painting in the Series…

The Following Paintings are my Series of Paintings, based on Prayer Temples. In this case, the Temple is the Same, I have used Different Media to Embellish and Art Create the Four Paintings. I have labeled the Paintings as to what came into my Mind when, the Paintings had been Coloured and Completed.

The First painting, was made in Faber Castell, 12 Classic Colours and Outlined in Sharpie, Fine Liner, Marker. The Second painting, was made in Crayons, Crayola 24– Colours. The Third painting was made in Gel Pens, Itsi Bitsi Gel Pens 36–Colours and Outlined in Sharpie, Fine Liner, Marker. The Fourth painting was made in Watercolour pencils, Faber Castell 36–Colours and Outlined in Sharpie, Fine Liner, Marker.

Pray Temple–City. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

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Pray Temple–City

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Temple–Mirage–Prays. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

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Future Pray Temple. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

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Future Pray Temple

Series. No. 3 of 4 Paintings. Made in Gel Pens–Itsi Bisi– Gel Pens. Made on A4, Acid Free, Watercolour paper.

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Sunlight Pray Temple. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

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Sunlight Pray Temple

Series. No. 4 of 4 Paintings. Made in Watercolour Pencils. Faber Castell Colours. Made on A4, Acid free, Watercolour Paper.

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In this Next Article in the Art Business.com , we Note what the Art Business.com have to say for the,

Reasons for Artists to Make Art in Series–

Advantages to Bodies of Work Over Single Pieces?–If You as the Artist want that we the Audience Understand You and Your Art Creations and Processes, You Need to help Us Figure Out What you are Doing?

The Easist way to do this is to work In A Series, that is to Art Create, Unified, cohesive, coherent Related bodies of work. Many Artists are not fully aware of the Advantages to creating multiple works of art, close to the same Idea, theme, philosophy, concept, topic, composition, or Subject matter.

What most Artist do is Art Create, Onesies or Whatever Strikes My Fancy, which results in Unrelated, disjointed, and incoherent Art Work. A single painting has No Beginning, middle or End. It has no Theme, no plot, no context or Direction. This is called one OFF, Which has No Value or Substance, for the Potential Buyer… The Buyer wants to Experience, how the Art is taking them on a Journey, an adventure, and that Which will Immerse, them in something Bigger and More Meaningful. Progressively, Enlightening or Elucidating them, Along the Artists Journey, which is All Unique Art Creating…

The Article says, when to many Choices are given to a Buyer. People feel Overwhelmed, they do not have the Time or energy, to see the Identity or the purpose of the Artist. Frustrated they Buy Nothing…

The Artists Common excuse for not working in A series, they do not want to be repetive, forced or locked into Compositions or categories. To Then end up in a Dead End, Art Creative Situation. Artist say it is all about their Artistic Freedom, to Produce the, Art They Choose, and Not Be Art Creative Constrained to Produce, A Series, Same or Similar Art.

A Series is not About repetition. It is To be able to Explore, investigate, or Examine particular compositions or Categories, ideas, topics, in a Progressive deeper more Meaningful way. The Experienced Artist will tell you, the more Involved and committed they become, that more Possibilities, Enlighten them. Even if, all the Paintings are related, in Some Way.

This Article concludes, that we as Artists follow this Assertion, For the Artist who Prefer or insist on making different Kinds of art, Work on several Series simultaneously. One last point is, once you Finalize the ideas behind A series of Body of work, stay with them, this is what Will Make you A Success. YOU Will, Advance in Your Art Creative Career.

My Opinion is that An Art Creating, Series? …, is not Original or Unique to the Artist, Individual Need or Choice, to work the Way they make Art Creations, in their Natural way and Progression of their Choosing. Remember Artists, even as, Individuals, we are Not Equal, Not One of Us, We All have our, Methods, of Learning, Creating and Working ( Producing the Art Creations and Work we do? ) I Think this Article is, Untrue, we all Know, that Variety is the Spice of Natural Life. Maybe that is the Reason we Have so Many Problems in Our World?

I conclude that this Idea is Outdated, it was So in the Past Art History, when Art Creating was New. As a New Discipline it was the Rule.. Today, we have Moved, On and Past all these Rules and Constraints… ?Agree???…There are too Many Newer Possibilities, Ideas, Uniqueness, and Media to Use and to Do Things, With…I would like to Hear You Artist’s, Ideas and Thoughts, on What? A Series of Art Works, means to YOU.

How to be a Successful Artist–All in the Website-artpromotivate, Motivating and Promoting Artists.

In the Article, Will I Ever Be A Successful Artist?–Tells us that As Artists, we naturally desire to have our artworks seen by others. This is what is needed to be Successful As An Artist. In the beginning Artists struggle to be noticed by the Public. Artists ask, How can I be Famous?. You Can, you need to put in the Hard Work and struggle. You will need to keep Art Creating and Not Give Up.

Produce Art Regularly, and work hard. You will get there, the struggle, is worth it.

Here we Have 4 Points in How to Succeed At Art Creating, to become A Successful Artist.

  • Create a focus for your Art that you can relate to others. By focus, something you are passionate about. Then produce Art based on that. Note–some Artists are compelled to base their Art on Personal life Events and feelings. So that people can see how the Art relates to you. The public will respect you for your Honesty and integrity.
  • Have a Style all your Own that others can Identify. Be Unique-the only way to create an Art style, is to make a Lot of art, in the way you Enjoy. When you look Backwards at your Artworks, several Characteristic elements distinguish your art from other Artist, Art Creations. Those are the Traits that make Your Art Unique. It is very common for Art Buyers, to like Art they have Not seen anywhere else.
  • Work hard and do not Give Up–the more you Art Create the more Art You Own. Visit Ways to Attract Art Buyers and Sell Art. It is Important to work toward Art Creating Quality Art, Not Quantity. It is always important to produce Art with Integrity and Honesty. If you follow these Pointers, You Will Be A Successful Artist.
  • Get Your Art Seen–Routinely set time aside to promote your Art. Participate in Gallery Art shows and In Group Showings. Be an Active member of Local Art Organizations, to show you care about art. Take part in Art contests, and Donate Art Creations, to worthy causes. Get your Artworks Online. Via , Facebook pages, Linked in, Google pages, and your Own Personal Artist Website.
  • Remember to be Patient and to Keep Your Focus on Producing Quality Art that is Unique to You…

In the Above Article, we are Told, to Focus on what we are passionate about, and produce Quality Art Creations. ? Does this refer to A Series, of Art Creations?… We need to have a Recognizable Art Style. We are told to never Give Up, and to Keep on Art Creating. Lastly it is Stressed that we Need to make time, to Get Our Art, Out There, and To be Seen. Agree, that with all this Hardwork and Personal Marketing, How can we Ever Fail, to be Successful Artists?

Lastly I suggest you Look into this Information article for Artists, Art Creative Lives and For Businesses. It is All very Interesting and Helpful, Artist Information to Know, for the Present, Future and Later…

  • In the ArtBusiness.com. Articles for Artists: Resources to Present, Promote, Market Your Art. Some topics out of a 100 topics.
  • How to make Art and artist videos
  • Advantages of viewing Art online vs in person
  • How to become a Professional Artist… and…

Now at the End of this Blog, Why Create a Series of Paintings?, and other Important art information for the Artist. We have all the above Knowledge and details, as How to be Highly Successful Artist, in today’s economy. That is to Art Create, A Series of Your Artworks, because Your Art Creative Style is Important to make Your Art Work Highly Successful and Recognizable, for the Art Buyer and the Art Collectors. The People who want to follow you and your Art Creations, on your, Life’s, Art Journey, hoping to Experience, to be Enlightened and Enchanted, on Your Art Journey, with You as Their Favorite Artist.

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How to Turn Photography Into Illustration and My Art Too…

In this Blog, How to Turn Photography Into Illustration, I find out how this Action is Made. I mention how to do Photography and Why, this is important in the Art Creating, Illustration part of Photography. We note if this Art Style is Valuable to Society, and Why. I mention the Computer Art Professional, Cindy Kang, to see what her thoughts, are on this Art Style. I attempt my Version, of Photography into Illustration, Using The Traditional Method. Using My Style, The Impressionist Realist, which is my Unique way of Making Art Creations.

What is Photography Illustration–It Is using Photos to Illustrate an Action, Story or Item. Which are then Better presented, by Adding some form of Visualization. Photos fulfill, better than the Alternative methods, such as Drawings or Paintings.

In the, https://varis.com/2014/07/01/, What is a Photo illustration, says that the Term Photo Illustration has a specific meaning, in the World of The Commercial Photography. It means any Photo is designed to Tell a Story or To Illustrate a Concept. Most Advertising photograph, comes under this Category…

How to Do Photography– Method 1 of 3:

  • Gather Basic Equipment choose a Camera according to Your Comfort level.
  • Take Great Photographs. Photographic Things that Inspire You.
  • Transition to a Photography Career. Play with The Different Styles of Photography.

3 Ways to Start doing Photography-wikihow. http://www.wikiHow.com/Start-Doing-Photography

What is Illustrator Software?–Software that can Help you To do Illustrations Quick and Efficiently. The Illustration could be a Logo, a Work of art, Sketches, or an Illustration of a Website with Their pages.

6 Best Illustration Software. Free. https: http://www.downloadcloud.com/illustration-software.html

Another Best Illustration Software?–Is–10 Best Drawing and Illustration software-systweak software blogs. https://www.systweak.com/10-best-drawing-illustration-software/

How to turn Photography into Illustration

The following article is from The Creative bloq. It is all the Information, you need to Inspire you to Turn a Photograph, into your Next Unique Art creation. ( By Cindy Kang, Computer Arts ) September 22, 2020… Kang says the best way to Turn Photography into Illustration, is a Way to, Open UP, A World of Possibilities, for all Your Art Creative Works.

Sometimes you will Sit in Front of a Blank Canvas, and have No Idea how to Start. Cindy Kang, says take Photographs, you Have on your Phone, Laptops, and Look through, these Photos. Photos can give you Ideas, towards Creating an Art Illustration. This initial Visualizing is the Initial idea, that Adds the Finishing touches, to Your Art Creation, at Completion stage.

The Two Paintings which Follow, are My Interpretation of Photography to Illustraion Art Creating. I have made the Paintings in the Traditional Method, in My Unique Style and Technique Use.

Like usual, I did a Search on the Internet, for Free Photo Stock, for Buildings. I chose for the First Painting, for the Background, the Eiffel Tower, Paris. For the Illustration Part, I searched, Free Photo Stock, People, in order to Place over the Photo, of the Building. I came up with a Person’s Hands in the Formation of A Heart. I thought Excellent, Perfect for Paris, the City of Love. Remember I did not use the Illustration Software, that Kanga Talks about, in Her Article, presented to You in This Blog. No I did the Traditional Way, I drew the Background first, and Coloured in the Background, of the Building and the Sky, Trees, with Acrylic Paints. Then I Completed the Illustration, with Watercolours.

Hearts in Paris. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

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Hearts In Paris. 2021…

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In This Painting, I chose Venice, from Free Photo Stock, for the Buildings, Paintings Background. I searched, Free Photo Stock, People for the Top Layer for Illustration. I decided to Use this Model, holding a Ball of the World, I thought so Appropriate to Venice, which is the City of Sighs. The Background was Coloured in Acrylics and the Model was Coloured in Watercolours. Even Though the Traditional Method I used in Both Paintings, is not Realistic, but Impressionist, which is My Unique Style of Art Creating, the Artists Version. Not Kanga’s, Commercial Digital Version. Using the Photograph, onto Photo Shop Software, and then for Her Illustration method, would draw or Reimagine A Drawing or Place a Surreal Photo, over the Background. Whereas Her Work would be Classed as Commercial Art, and Used for Marketing Purposes, in Brochures and In, So many other, Commercial, Adds too.

My Art Work is Traditional, and the Artists Way, in My Style, Impressionist Realist?

Dreaming in Venice. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

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Dreaming In Venice. 2021…

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The Eight Steps to Create Photographs, into Illustration.

  • Collect pictures-( Photos ) as a Habit. Kang says, you do not need an Expensive Camera or Smartphone. The Photo does not Need to be a Master piece, its for Reference. Take Photos of Buildings, Sunsets, or Random Objects. Keeping photos, Captures, Experiences and Memories in a Visual Form. When you look at These Photos, It Brings back the Moment, and these Can lead you to New and Exciting Ideas, for Your Newer Art Creations.

Videos–Learn Photography

  • Muse on Idea and Themes–A Photo contains a Range of information, not Only limited too, Day, Weather and Location. We can guess the Relationship, between People and even their Emotions. We can Envision a Fun Story, that is Already in the Picture.
  • Test Composition–Working from the Photograph, helps us Test the Composition, before we Move, onto the Next stage, ( The sketch stage ). You can Zoom In and Out, Crop, the Photo, to find the Best formation. With a Good Reference photo, you can easily Figure out, how best to Compose the Illustration. From this Edited photography, you are Ready to Develop a sketch.
  • Inject Imagination–Drawing in Your Style you then, add some Imaginary elements and the Story in the Illustration comes Alive. Remember Pure Imagination serves as a way for Expression, for the Ideas, that you Aim to Portray through Your Illustration Art Creations…
  • Be Inspired by Colour–The colours in Photographs can be used Directly in your Art Creations. You can also, Edit the Colours to fit the Tones, and Warmth of the Mood, That you need to Create in the Art Illustration.
  • Add Light and Shadow–At the end of the Illustrating process, I look to find the Light and the Shadows shapes…The shadows have a Visual impact, on the Atmosphere of A Composition… It is the Light and shadows, that give the Depth and The Surreal feeling to an Illustration. By combining the Realistic background, Shadow and an Imaginative story or Situation, you give the Illustration, A Sense of An ALIVE REALITY.
  • Apply The Final Textures–The Final step, in the Illustration is adding the Final Brush Strokes and the Paper Texture. Kanga, adds a Scanned photo onto, Photoshop. Then changes the Layer blending Mode, to Multiply. By Adjusting the Colour Balance, You can Control how much Texture, you want to Show in the Art Creation.
  • Ask for Feedback–The Photographic elements, of the Composition background Colours and Other details, help to provide the Starting point, for Exploring Ideas. Then We can Say, that the Illustration, is an Excellent tool, for Communication. Which Then Encourages People to share their Stories, and to Feel Connected with Each other through this Newer, Art Creation… It is all A Newer Experience, which Recreates our Memories of Places, People, Situations, Emotions and Objects. ( Information in the CB, Creative Bloq, September 22, 2020. )

In Conclusion to this Blog, Photography into Illustration. We can Say that Yes this is a Valid Art Creation Style. Commercial in Nature, used mostly in Marketing and Advertising. The Computer Arts, Cindy Kang makes a good point in saying that Photography, Illustration, is very important for the Commercial, Marketing and Advertising, Experience. This mode of making Art Creating, is Beneficial and Productive. Using Photos and Software, to make the Art Creation in Record time, and with Professional Ease.

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Christmas 2020, Christmas Cards and Art Inspiration…

In this Blog I tell you the True Story of Christmas, which Was and Will Forever Be. I will be giving you information, on Art Inspiration, as in Art Creation and Art Branding, which is the Genius Art Forms that we as Humans Art Create, or Give Life to, through our Unique, Thoughts and Actions. I have Art Created, Three Christmas Cards, for You…

Christmas?– What is Christmas?…–Christmas, 25 December, was the Date designated as the Day of Jesus, Birth, by Sextus Julius Africannus in 221. This became the Universally Accepted Date. The Explanation for this Date, is that The 25 December, was the Christianizing of the ‘Dies Solis Invicti Nati’ ( ‘The day of the Birth of the Unconquered Sun’ ). Which was a Popular Holiday in the Roman Empire, celebrating the Winter Solstice, as a Symbol of the Resurgence of the Sun. Which was the Throwing away of Winter, and the Welcoming the Rebirth of Spring and Summer time. The 25 December, became Accepted as the Birth of ‘ ‘Jesus’. Christians made this Connection, of the Rebirth of the Sun, with the Birth of the Son, ‘Jesus’.

The Second idea, suggests that The, 25 December the Date of ‘ Jesus Birth ‘, identified with The Spring Equinox, as the Date of the Creation of the World, and the Fourth day of Creation, when The Light was created, which is the day of ‘ Jesus Conception ‘, ( The, 25 March ). The 25 December, is Nine Months later, and so We have, The 25 December, Christmas Day, which means the Christ ( Jesus ), Mas ( day ), which is The Birth of Jesus Celebration, of JESUS’S, Holy Birthday.

Christmas began to be Celebrated, with the Liturgy, in the 9thy Century. The Roman Catholic Church Celebrated the First Christmas Mass at Midnight. The Protestant Churches held, Christmas Candlelight services, in the Late Evening of The, 24 December. The Christmas Service, combines The Christmas Carols, with Scripture Readings, Narrating the Salvation History, from the Fall in the Garden of Eden, and To The Coming of The Christ, ‘ Jesus ‘.

Towards the end of the 18th Century, Giving Gifts to Family Members, was Established.

The following Christmas Cards, I made for Christmas, 2020…

Christmas Video’s for Children…

Art Inspiration Video’s

Inspiration Art–

  • Inspiration Illustration
  • Inspiration Branding

Illustration Art Ideas–

  • 300+ Illustation Inspiration Ideas in 2020/illustration. https://www.pinterest.com/maltbaker 904108illustration ( Art Illustration Vintage Drawing )…
  • Royalty Free Vector Graphics. https://www.istockphoto.com/illustrations/inspiration (Illustrations, and clip art view images )…
  • Illustration inspiration/ Daily design inspiration for, https://www.the inspiration grid. com/category/illustration ( The Most eye-catching visual interpretations of Ideas, Concepts in their unique, signature styles.
  • 10 + Street Art Perth ideas/street art, street art, artists, https://www.pinterest.com.au/all these shapes/street-art-Perth ( Art Painting, Drawings, To Paint, and Why? Good Friends Are Essential for Art Creations Work? What Sustains the Artist? NOT MONEY???…

Illustration Branding-

Illustration Branding Video’s-

In Conclusion to this Blog, Christmas, Christmas cards and Art Inspiration, The 25 December each year is the Designated Day Of The Birth Of Jesus, The Son of The World. We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus each Year, Religiously by Lighting Candles on the Eve of Christmas, 24 December, before Midnight Mass on the 25 December. Jesus was the Light of The World, being Conceived on the 25 March, on the Fourth Day of the Creation, as the Light in the World. Nine months Later, on the 25 December, Jesus was Born, SON, Sun, Light, and Life to The World. The Significance, is Historically related to the Earth’s Creation, when the world came to be, as we know the World at this time.

We Celebrate Christmas, each Year since the 18th Century, by giving Gifts to Family Members.

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Fashion Illustration Art, It is Christmas Time?…

In this Blog Fashion Illustration Art, It is Christmas Time?…I think we will see?, if we can see the Value in What is Fashion Illustrations, and if Fashion Illustrator Artists are, Art Creative Contributors to themselves, or to Society. It is Christmas time, and I thought I would Share with you My Art Creative, Fashion Illustrations. Even though we can only Dress up and be totally Festive, in Our Immediate Families. Remember This, a Wise Person said to Me Once, the Bad Times, Do NOT LAST FOREVER. So Be It, So It Is…AMEN AMEN AMEN…

What is Fashion Illustration?–Different to Photography. Photography, which is a Realistic and true Reproduction of a Model or outfit. Fashion Illustration is a Stylistic form of Fashion Communication. Each Fashion illustration Artist, has their Unique Vision and aesthetic, which Results in many Ideas and Styles, Which then Result in Many Different and Similar, Fashion styles…

  • Are Fashion Illustrators, worthy of being Artists?–Whether a Fashion Illustrator is Professionally trained or is A keen Fashion Illustrator only, both types of Artists are worthy of The Fashion illustrator status. Which is Different to a photographer. A Fashion Illustrators Unique Fashion vision are Bought by Fashion collectors, all over the World, who Pay High prices, for this Unique fashion (Fine or High Art). Makes no difference how her Models, are Dressed…it is all High Fashion.
  • What Tools do Fashion sketchers Use?–The Fashion Illustrator, sketches are made in a Number of Mediums. Fashion illustrators, use the Traditional tools, like Ink, marker, gouache, and the watercolors to Create their, High Fashion Illustrations.
  • What is A Fashion Illustrator?–In the Last decades the Fashion Illustrator, has established itself as a High demand industry. The Fashion illustrator are, Paid highly and their Unique Fashion Designs, and are Respected, acknowledged and Appreciated by all People in the World’s, Societies.

Fashion Illustration

Fashion Illustration is an Art Form, In which, Sketches are used to Show Fashion Concepts, idea, outfits, or the Top Fashion, Industries Figures. These Drawings can Be used to ‘ Visualize ‘ a Garment, before the Garment is produced for a Brand or A Product line. Before photography, the Fashion sketches Were made, in the Traditional mediums. Now can be made in Digital Illustration, which is Popular through Photoshop, Illustrator, and All the other, Creative software.

In Fashion Illustration, the Artists Fashion Communication, results in a Wider range of Fashion Looks and Styles.

Which are the Brands, that are Known for their Fashion Illustration, Figure drawings…

Fashion Figure Drawings?–In 2019. Today, the Fashion illustrations are used, to Promote New clothing Styles, which are Fashion Unique, from their competitors.

  • Dolce and Gabbana
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Coco channel
  • Are a few, Brands that have used Fashion Illustrators, greatly in the Last decade.

The Paintings that Follow, are My Unique Contribution to the Christmas Time, Fashion Illustration, Art Creative Art. To Color the Fashion Designs, I used A new Purchase of the 12 Colors of Anko–Dual Tip Graphic Markers. For the other shapes, I used the 24–Creatives, Colored Markers.

I Am Thinking, A GOOD First Try…

Just Dreaming. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

Pretty in Pink. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

I am Surprised. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

I Am Definitely? Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2020…

The Following Explanation is for the Above Pre–Preparations , for the Above Fashion Illustrations.

To make the Initial Preparation for the Mixed Media Collage, I drew on Acid Free, Creatives, Coloured Card Stock Paper, in A4 Size. For, the Different shapes, I drew Stars, Christmas Trees, Hearts, Circles and Dress Shapes. I then Glued these different Shapes, on Acid Free Creative, Watercolor Paper. Next step, I drew the Models in their Fashion Statement OUTFITS, and then I Drew lastly, the other Shapes in Dark Eco, Pencil.

To Complete the Primary, Mixed Media Collage, Papers, I Painted Over the Collage Papers, with Different colors of The Mont Marte, Matte-Acrylic Paints, to give an Overall, Professional Art Creative, Fashion Illustration Look, to the Fashion Illustration, drawings.

The Idea came from Free Photo Stock, Internet Searches. I drew them in my Unique Style, and Completed the Above Fashion Illustrations, with my Colours and Technique..

The Famous Fashion Design, Illustrators through History?–

  • Paul Irbe (1883-1935)
  • Carl Erckson (1891-1958)
  • Rene Gran (1909-2004)
  • Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
  • Antonnio Copez (1943-1957)

Todays, Top Fashion Illustrators, in the World?–

  • Karrie Hass–Age 39, Australia. most famous for her, work with, Louis Vuitton and Vogue. Brands worked with: Cartier, Tiffany & Co, Lancôme, Louis Vuitton, Net-A-Porter. Instagram@karriehassillustration
  • Megan Hass–Age 40, Australia, famous for her, work doing the Illustrations for the Sex and the City Books. Brands worked for: Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Givenchy, Tiffany & Co, Balmain, Valentino, Prada.
  • Holly Nichols–Age 28, USA, most famous for: her Popular Instagram account. Brands worked with: TreSemme, Disney, Nordstrom, Saks. Instagram@hnicholsillustration
  • Jason Brooks–Age 50, England. Most famous for: his Icon art for Ministry of Sound’s Record label, Hedkandi. Brands worked with: Channel, L’Oréal, Cartier, Vogue. instagram@jasonbrooksart
  • Soleil Ignacio, Age 30, Philippines. Most famous for: Her collaboration with Forever 21. Brands worked for: BYS, Forever 21, TreSemme, Aldo. instagram@choleil
  • Gretchen Roehrs, Age 30, USA. Instagram@groehrs
  • Sean Ryan, Age 33, England. Instagram@badlydrawn
  • Blair Breitenstein, Age 27, USA. Instagram@modelsblairz
  • Jaesuk Kim, Age 32, South Korea/Australia. Instagram@jaesukkim
  • Donald Robertson, Age 57, Canada. Instagram@drawbertson

The above is a Beginners view to Fashion Illustration–Fashion Illustrator’s come from a ( number of backgrounds and styles ). The above List is a Small number of the Top Fashion Illustrators, there are Many, many Talented illustration, Artists working, in the Fashion Industry…( The above information in: https:www.who.com.au/Famous-Fashion-Illustrators )

Fashion Illustration Jobs–Vacancies November 2020

The Illustrator Salaries are,

In the Wider World, Higher Level–$99,500 And Low Level $17,000.

In the USA, Salary from–$31,000 –$61,000 and Higher…

What is the Best App, for Fashion illustration?–3 Best Apps for Fashion illustration–in the Creative hub,

What is Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Students?–IT Is the Standard for Fashion Students. It is a Vector Graphics Editor, that can cover all the Facets of Fashion design, from Sketching to Pattern making, to Logo Idea’S.

10 Free Fashion Designing Software/Download cloud, https://www.Downloadcloud.com/Fashion-Designing-Software.html

In concluding this Blog, I think we Know, now that the Fashion Illustrator, is very important in every Culture in the World Today, and it has been Historically since our Time on This Earth. Imagine if we had NO Fashion Illustrators? How boring would this world be?

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