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Artists and their, Art Sketchbooks, that keep them Art creative, and My Art Expression Too.

In introducing this Blog on, Art Sketch booking and Art Journaling , it is interesting to Find out if there are Benefits, to Applying this Technique to an Artists Art Style. I wonder Why and How to Start and carry through, on this Art adventure. Let Us see if it is an Art Adventure, or What? In My Art Expression Too, its about Me, I Art sketchbook, People and other Situations. In My Art creating. Today I have made Two Portraits, and My Art is about Colors…

Why create a Custom Art sketchbook, Journal?-First you have to decide what you want from your Art sketchbook? The Power in Creating an Art journal, Sketchbook, is to start to Create one, as you start to Art create, your Art creating keeps on, Motivating you, to keep Art creating.

You Discover things, about Yourself and get to Appreciate you and Your Art creating, Style and technique, and Why…an Art sketch journal, is a Special place in which your Mind. Your Observation skills, Your sketching and Your diary all Combine, too Make or give you a Realization, Why you are the Artist you are? and in Your use of Art materials, and Ideas? in the End, Why you Art create the Way you Art create?

Cathy Johnson prompts, the Artist in her Art journaling Sketch book, Workshops to Ask Why? and…

  • What do you Want from your Art Sketchbook Journal?
  • What goes into your Art Sketchbook Journal?
  • When or how do you see Yourself, Art Sketchbook Journaling?

The Next step is, to Decide what it is you want, to include into your, Art Sketchbook Journal?

  • Number one priority, is too choose, a Ready made Art Sketchbook, Journal.
  • Then take into account the, paper quality, color, and the Cover.
  • Cathy Johnson, ends the discussion, in saying, that Remember there are no Mistakes, when you Attempt your Art Sketchbook, Journal. ( In the Artist Inspiration, Artists, Art journal, by Courtney Jordan )

These Artists reflect on How keeping a Daily Art sketchbook, can give you Many reasons to Make Sketching, a Daily Motivator. Two Artists with different Styles of Art creating, say that Yes, the Art Sketchbook, has a Great Influence on their Art Creative Journeys. A Traditional Art Sketchbook is a Collection, of Blank Canvas’s. Today some Artist like to use a Digital Sketchbook, in which they, like to Work on their Art Sketchbook Creating.

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The following Information is all Valuable,-How do Artists use Art Sketchbooks?-An Artists sketchbook is Personal, it could be used as a Daily ritual, that Records their Art Inspirations, Feelings, and Technical Blueprint, for a Project, or a Newer challenge, for a Newer Expression in their Art creating Journey. If you Keep and use Art Sketchbooks, You will become a better artist. You will also be Inspired Endlessly, either with New ideas or Resurrecting Art ideas, from Your Previous Art Creations…( In the Skill Share Blog. , 13 March, 2020 ).

Important Information-( Skill share, Blog ) – 2020 ,- The link between Creativity and Wellness, and Three small Steps to Practice, Art Creativity today.

Video’s on Art sketchbooks/Art Journal Tours

  • You Tube-Makoccino-6.39
  • You Tube-Betty Franks Art-32.52
  • You Tube-Visual Mind-10.29
  • You Tube-Pocket Journal, Pam-10.08
  • You Tube-Minnie Small-4.30

The Artists network says, that the World of the Art Sketchbooks and Art journals is Colorful, Different and very Inspiring for the Artist. We listen to Five Artists, to find out how, they Stay Art Sketchbook Creative, and see which are their Preferred, Media and Materials to use.

Yes, I Am. Mixed Media. Marie Crimi. 2021…

A Day Out. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

  • John Belardo-Is a Sculptor, Draftsman. He goes to Museums to Draw Sculptures, Copying the Great works by Michelangelo, and other Artists from, the Renaissance Mannerist and Baroque times. He likes to use a 4b Pencil and eraser. He tells his Students to use a Sketchbook, to Understand, Concepts of Forms, and Light, and to make honest, True drawings.
  • Thomas Cran-Says, the Sketchbook is an Anytime, Anywhere media, Especially useful when he is Travelling. He uses Ink pens, Hard cover Sketchbooks, that have Thick paper.
  • Gary Faigin-says, that Art Sketchbooks are, for Developing his Concepts for paintings, Drawing from his Imagination, and for Sketching People, he Sees and The places. His preferred Drawing media, are Pens, pencils, inks, such as Sepia inks. Saying, you need a Little freedom, to Work in a Sketchbook, where No Limitations or Judgements, are placed on you.
  • Virginia Hein-Uses the Art Sketchbook, for, Observing sites, in her Home city. Hein likes to do, High Speed sketches, and Slow views, from a Moving car. The media she Uses, are Pencils, colored pencils, fountain pens, calligraphy pens and Watercolors. Hein, says you need the Freedom, to work in your Own way. So you can Art create, Good details, that show, a Sense of time, and Location. Concludes that, as Artists, there is Always Some-thing, New to learn.
  • James McElhinney-Is a Unique Artist, his Art Sketchbooks are Panoramic works, which Interpret the World, that he Sees, Everywhere he looks. He likes to use, Colored pens, watercolor paints, and Retractable pens. He advices, to Draw linear Lines first, and then Paint in Watercolor, or Colors. ( Article in, Artists Network (staff), 2021 )

Iconic Places-Prashant Miranda, is an Illustrator and Happy, Travel Art Sketch booker. Miranda says, that the Places that are Recognizable to you, are the Art fun, Sketch Subjects, for you to Art Sketchbook. These give you, an Instant Compositional focus. These can be in the Natural environment, or the Manmade-material world.

  • Everyday Locations-Everyday errands, take you around your City, take an Art Sketchbook. The Best locations to draw, are Places you know.
  • Green locations-Go where Nature is, Botanical gardens, Community gardens, Grove fruit trees, and Nearby parks, your Back yard or porch. Go to a Natural location and Stay for an Hour. draw In your Sketchbook.
  • Very Un-Artful Places-Some of the Best places to Art sketchbook, are Places that have Nothing to do with Art. Places could be Locations, you would never think to Sketchbook.
  • James Gurney and Marc Taro Holmes, are Artists who take their Ideas for, Art Locations, from Parking lots, Car decker trains. Marc shares, his Ideas and Strategies on, Urban Art Sketch Booking, from his Drawings of birds, People, Locations, Urban buildings and Objects.
  • Tours of Houses-Seeing Historic houses, Fancy interiors, and check out the Architecture, and the Interior design, Style.
  • You could go, to Show rooms, like Ikea. Perfect to Art Sketchbook, where you do Not need to do a Thing, to Set the Stage, for your Art Sketch booking.

In conclusion to this Blog on Art Sketch booking, Journaling. We can say that if We keep an Art sketchbook and Do Art every day, there are Many benefits to our Health. Also Art Sketch booking will keep us Highly Motivated in Art creating, and keep us Motivated in other Areas of our Lives. For the Artist, Art Sketch booking, Journaling, will Improve Their Art creating, and bring Fresh, New ideas, Thoughts and Art inspiration, To their Art Creating, Careers. Without a Measure of Doubt, Generally our Whole lives Will improve, And, We will be Filled with Pure energy and a Love of just Being.

I hope you found todays Blog, Interesting and Educational. If you did, Please Like and Share, Thanking you.

Remember to Social distance, Stay safe and Be happy. Be Work productive in Moderation, take care, I look forward, to Seeing you in my Next Blog.

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Yes, I Am

A4, Mixed media. Watercolors and Fine line, Marker. Made on Acid free, Watercolor paper, in Colorful, colors.

A$499.00

A Day Out

A4, Mixed Media. Watercolors and Fine line, Marker. Made on Acid free, Watercolor paper. in Colorful, colors.

A$499.00

Religious Art, and Monument Art Creations...

Religious Art, and Monument Art Creations…

In this Religious Art Blog, we endeavour to find answers in the Religious Art History, and see if Religious Art is appreciated as a culture, and a necessary need in our modern society. Religious Artists are referred to as Fine Artists, it is interesting to see, if their work is respected, appreciated, valued and commissioned by cultures and the world’s society members?. I think as Artists, we are most interested to see, if this Fine Art Career, can earn us Big Payments, for our Future Religious Art Creations. I include a Christian Modern Art-link you can look into, which is very interesting, to find out where the Religious artists, get their ideas and inspiration, from, and the medium they prefer to work in. I will also be showing you via photos, the Religious Art Works, , which is I create for Monument Work, which people pay me well to make for them. Which are for special occasions, for their departed Family Members. Which they display, at the Family Monuments, usually for a month.

The definition of Religious Art is, according to the -(The Free Encyclopedia).  Religious art or sacred art, is the artist’s imagery,  using Religious, inspirations and pictures. These are intended to improve the Mind in the spiritual. The Sacred,  involves the Ritual of culture practices, which are the practical, and operative aspects of the Spiritual, enlightenment, within the Artist’s Religious Tradition.

The Major Religions and Art-

  1. Christian Art–Early Christian Art, survives from dates, near to the origins of Christianity. The oldest surviving art, is dated the year 70, and the oldest Christian Sculptures, are dated, the beginning of the 2nd Century. Christian art  derived its Style, and iconographs from popular Roman Art. The Grand, Christian buildings built under Imperial patronage, bought a need for the Christian vision, of the Roman life and the Official art, of which is the Mosaics in the churches of Rome, which are, the prominent surviving examples. Christian art in the Byzantine Empire, was all about an Abstract version, which replaced the Natural Art–, The Natural Art, conveyed religious Meaning, rather than Objects or People.
  2. The Renaissance–Increased its Monumental secular works, increasing the quantities, provided to the Church, the clergy and its Religious people.  Secular, Non-sectarian, universal art arose, in the 19th-Century, in Western Europe, in which, the Christian themes were made popular. Many popular Artists, such as,  Eric Gill,  Marc Chargell,  Henri Matisse,  Jacob Epstein etc,  have produced well-known works of Art for churches. Through a Social interpretation of Christianity, Frit von Uhde, revived the interest in Sacred art, through his depiction of Jesus, in very, Ordinary life situations.  Since the beginning of printing, the sales of reproductions of major Christian artworks have been the, major element for popularising, The Christian Culture. Further the introduction, of the Colour lithography, led to the Great circulation of The Christian Holy Cards.
  3. In Our Modern Era–Companies specialising in Christian Artists, like,  Thomas Blackshear and  Thomas Kinkade, have been very successful. In the last part of the 20th Century, and first part of the 21st Century, have focused on, the re-establishment in Faith, with art themes that revolve around, Faith, Christ, God, The Church, The Bible and the Classic themes, which are worthy of respect, by the Christian Art World.
  4. The Artist–Makoto Fujimura, has had an influence on the Sacred and Secular Arts. Other notable artists, include, Larry D. Alexander,  Gary P. Bergel,  Carlos Cazaves, Bruce Herman,  Deborah Sokolove and  John August Swanson.

This is the first stage of My Religious Art Creation.  I used A3, acid free Watercolour Paper, and cut out shapes of coloured card paper and glued this down first, on the watercolour paper.

Then I had some print outs, from some other work I used to draw art in another painting. Actually it is part of the painting further down in this blog.

Then I glued these prints onto the card cut outs.

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Next stage, I put a wash down of Lemon yellow, mixed with a little Yellow orange, both  colours are the Mont Marte-Acrylics-Silver-Series. ( https://www.amazon.com/ Mont Marte/Acrylics/Silver Series/Colours. )

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In the following picture, I drew the Drawing with a HB Dark Pencil on to, the previous prepared paper. The sketch is from a Free stock Religious Photo, which I drew myself.

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The following painting is the complete Religious Art Creation, I created. I used Fine Artist Markers, Mostly Blues, Red, Browns and some Black Marker.

For the Facial Features, I used, Watercolour pencils, I find that watercolour pencils, give a more natural finish and look to Facial Features, in all the paintings I create.

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The Markers I used are the, ( https://www.amazon.com/Fine tip, Art markers/s.

The Watercolour Pencils I used are the, (https://www.amazon.com/Faber-Castell, Watercolour Pencils.)

Buddhist Art–Originated on the Indian sub continent following the historical life of Siddhavtha Gautama, in the  6th to 5th Century BC, and later this art practice, evolved through contact, with other cultures. As it spread throughout Asia and the world. In India, Buddhist Art flourished, and even influenced the development of Hindu Art. Until Buddhism nearly disappeared, in India, around the 10th Century,  due mainly to the expansion of the Islam Religion, alongside the Hinduism Religion.

Tibetan Buddhist Art–Often includes depictions of the Bodhisattvas. The Creation of Buddhist Art, is done as a Meditation, also as creating an Object as an aid to meditation.

In the Indian Buddhist Art- Two places suggest the vitality of the Buddhist Art, in Cave paintings, from about the 5th Century AD. One is Ajanta, a site forgotten until 1817, and the other is the Dunhuang, one of the great oasis staging, The posts on The Silk Road.

Islamic Art–A prohibition against the depicting of representational images in religious art, as well as the naturally decorative nature of Arabic script, led to the Calligraphic decorations, which usually involved repeating geometrical patterns, that expressed Ideals of order or nature. It was used on religious Architecture, carpets, and handwritten documents. Islamic Art has reflected, this balanced, harmonious world-view. Islamic art focuses on the Spiritual essence, rather than the Physical form.

Christian Modern Art (The best Directory of Christian Modern Art and Christian Art Links, on the Web).

Who are some of the Religious Artists Of Today? and,  Where do Religious Artists get Their Ideas and Inspiration from?…

I have chosen Five Religious Artists’ for their religious, Inspirations and ideas, for their creative Religious Art Work.

  1. Makoto Fujimura- A great modern abstract Christian painter, who combines Abstract expressionism, with traditional Japanese art of Nihonga.
  2. Howard Finster– Enjoy the Christian Folk Art Paintings and Mixed media work, of this former, Baptist Preacher turned artist.
  3. Thomas Kinkade– The art and paintings of one of the nations most Collected living artists. Mr Kinkade credits, the Lord for the Inspiration and the ability, to create his paintings.
  4. Jaison Cianelli– A self taught American, Christian Artist, born near Boston. Through his Religious art work, he expresses, his Joy of life, with others. He produces, Abstract art, abstract landscapes, using Acrylics, mixed media and digital art.
  5. Akiane Kramarik– USA, born Child Prodigy, her art is inspired by her visions of heaven, and her personal connection with GOD. Akiane’s art depicts, Life, people and landscapes

Some Religious Art Text, I think are Good to Look at.

  1. https://www.amazon.com. Icons as Religious Art, Loyola Press.
  2. https://www.amazon.com. 25 Most Impressive Works of Religious Art, Online School for Religious Art.
  3. https://www.amazon.com. Christian Movies, T.V.
  4. Religious Wall Art, Canvas Print Art.
  5. https://www.amazon.com. A time to  Appreciate Religious Texts.

Which Media do, Religious Artists use to create their Work?–Fine Artists, may create images that exist only in their own imaginations. Painters may choose to work in Oils, acrylics, or watercolours, while the Sculptors may choose to work in, Clay, stone, metal, wood or plaster, to complete their Unique Religious Works.

This is a Monument, Religious Art creation I created for a Deceased, friends Mother, for her Remembrance Birthday. I create Unique Religious paintings, for Monuments a few times a month, without fail. This Art work is made using Acrylics, Mont Marte-Silver Series, Colours and outlined in Fine black marker.

Religious Painting, of Our Holy Lady.  By Marie Crimi.  2018.

I have just realised that, after completing this piece of art, I did not take the finished version, I probably finished it and, gave it to my Friend. I do have a lot happening in my life all of the time, sometimes, I just do automatically and carry on. Sorry.

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Who do The Religious Artists Supply Their Art To?Some Artists are commissioned to produce specific pieces of art for Pay, while others sell their works in galleries, online, or in other Venues.

Are The Religious Artist Paid Well?–The Bureau of Labor Statistics – groups Painter’s, illustrators, sculptors, in the category of Fine artists. The Bureau, BLS, says, that a median annual income of $44,600, is the earning power for Fine artists. The highest paid 10% earned $90,000 per year, and a lot more. The lowest paid 10% earned $19,150 or less per year. The BLS reported, that there is a projection of 8% job growth rate, for the Fine Artists, Illustrators, Sculptors, and Painters, beyond 2020’s…

In Conclusion to this Religious Art Blog, we can say that The Fine Artist’s work is in High Demand by our Cultures and in our Modern Society. Fine Artists earn Good Money, for their work in Creating Religious Art Works. We can also say, that there is a need for the Fine Artist to keep producing a High Standard of Religious work, because the statistics say, that the demand will be increasing greatly, in the near Future and Beyond. I hope that this BLOG has given you, a new perspective on another Genre of Art Creating?… That you realise that if you are serious in making Great Religious or Fine Art, the options as Artists is unlimited, for your Art and Earning Power.

Thank you for visiting my Religious Art Blog, and for liking the BLOG. I hope I have given you another Genre to explore, and hopefully excel in. I hope you liked the Religious Art, I created to show to you, which, I Create Religiously. Have an Amazing Week, see you all next BLOG…