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Father’s Day–First Sunday in September, in Australia. September 5, 2021…

Today the 5 September, 2021, we Celebrate Father’s Day.

Every Year, First week in September on the Sunday, is Father’s Day in Australia. The Greatest Men on this Earth, both Present and Have Been… Let us Celebrate and Be Grateful for Our Father’s, Without them we Would not be here, Celebrating this Momentous and Great DAY…

Why do we Celebrate Father’s Day?, in Australia?–We celebrate Father’s day to celebrate the Fatherhood, on a Specific day, in Australia, the First Sunday in September.

It is the First week of Spring, and This day is Celebrated Yearly, to show that the Status of a Father in Our society, and to Appreciate and celebrate Fatherhood, in Australia. ( information on, Father’s day, Australia, 2021… )

When is Father’s day, and Why is it Differently Celebrated, around the World?–2021 Father’s day falls on the, 5 September 2021, and Next year the date will be, The 4 September , 2022.

Australia is one of Four countries that Celebrates Father’s day, First Sunday in September. The other Countries are New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinee.

The explanation is that from The News reports on Father’s Day from the United States, Is that Australia, decided to make it a Tradition in Australia too.

Instead of waiting A year to, Celebrate, it was Reinstated later in the Calendar year, Taken from the United states, in the similar season. ( By Angus Kidman, 21 June, 2021. )

How many Children, do Fathers have in Australia?–Statistically in Australia, most Fathers have Two children, (over 40% of Fathers do. ) One third of these fathers became, Fathers between the Ages of 25-30 Years of Age.

Father’s day in Australia–Time and Date?–There are suggestions that Father’s day, may have Originated in Pagan Sun worship. Some parts of Paganism, see the Sun as the Father of the Universe.

In Australia, Father’s Day is, Celebrated First Sunday of September. In other Countries the Third Sunday of June, which is Close to the June Solistice.

The idea of a Special day to Honor Fathers, and to Celebrate their Fatherhood was introduced, Initially in the United States, Of America.

Father’s day in Australia, 2021 and Beyond?–Yes, in Australia, Father’s day, is In place to Coincide with The Spring’s Birthdate.

This card I made In Remembrance of OUR Father, on Father’s Day. OUR, Father is In Heaven…

Spring Father’s Day, 2021. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

This is the Excellent Opportunity to Celebrate in Nature with Family Membersf and Friends. To Buy customized Father’s day Gifts, like Fishing, camping and Sporting items. Giving Father’s gifts, is an Important part of Father’s day, in Australia

Father’s day Facts– ( In the, Interflora Australia? ),–There are over 4.6 million Fathers in Australia.

In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd, decided to Create an Official Father’s day. After listening to Anna Jarvis ( An American, who Created Mother’s day ). Dodd, was a Believer in Father’s day, because her Father William Jackson Smart, raised his Six children, Alone.

Dodd’s, suggestion was the Father’s day to be on Her Fathers Birthday, On the 5 June 1909. However, the First Father’s day was Celebrated on the, Third Sunday in June, 19 June, 1910.

On the First Sunday in September in Australia, we Celebrate the Love and Dedication of Fathers, Step–Fathers, Guardians, Father-in-laws, Uncles and Grandfathers. We Thank them, for being Our Teacher, Carer, Friend and Role model.

The Traditional flower of Father’s day is a Rose. Red roses are for Living Fathers. White Roses are for Fathers who Have Died.

Every year in Australia, $1.36 billion is Spent on Mothers’ day and $660 million on Father’s day.

Nature Trivia–Do you Know?– That it is the Father–Sea Horse, Whom carries the Eggs and Gives birth, to Their Babies. ( in the, For Teachers, for students, 2021. )

In concluding this Blog, We Must all Celebrate Greatly this Day, which is Truly Great and Momentous, always Has been and Always will be, on this Earth…

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How did the Pandemic impact Your Art practice in, 2020?

In this Blog, How did the Pandemic impact Your Art Practice, in 2020, we note what Artists Say, and Feel, changed their Art Lives and Art Creating. We stay tuned in to this Big problem of Covid19, and see if we can See evidence of any Good Outcomes, for all Art Creative Artists? Think if Art has a place in this Pandemic, and if Yes, Why? I am placing Two, Art Creations, I made for this Blog, I thought Art, that is Colorful and New is always, a pleasure to Look At, for many Reasons.

The Pandemic Crisis affected Artists in many specific ways. Artists had to endure Art Shows being cancelled, Studio space becoming Unaffordable and Art Creativity slowing Right down. The Worry, stress and The grief, that made Navigating, this New Normal Way, of Being, as Individuals, Unbelievable.

In the Art bound Podcast episode, Balancing Art and Life, the Artists Kuzanna Ogg and Monique Crime, shared their secrets to staying Art creative during the Pandemic, and how they Balanced their Art Creating time, with all their other Responsibilities. Crime, said that it was wise to process the Pandemic Experience by Art Creating, or through Photorealist work. Ogg, said that Art Creating can be in many Art forms. it can be in the Way you dedicate time and Resources in many Other areas, in your Life, on a daily basis. In the form of, Art Creating, or Food Presentation? ( in the, Artist’s Network, 2021 )

Written by Vanessa Childers, 2021. During the Time of Covid19, A lot of our Concerns and feelings came to the surface, Through our Daily lives. It was, All about the Now and What, in the Future? It is in the Action of Art Creating, that We have, the power to Keep us Focused in our Lives, and in Our Personalities.

As you attempt to Art Create during this Covid19, time, you discover what other Artists fight with in their lives, to Stay Sane. This is the Power you need, to Face your fears and to examine yourself, and to Try to work out, how to Repair, your Life and Move Forward in your life…By facing Our Fears, hopefully we, Feel less Alone?

  • Its A Struggle–Therese R, Feels like an Imposter, and An Undeserving person. Priscilla M, says it is Anger that drives her to make Art. It is her way, to cope, and to deal with the Difficult situations in Her life. Laurie L, says that Online videos, Studying Art, Workshops, make her Feel confident and focused on What she is doing. In the process she feels Knowledgeable.
  • Why Bother?–For Victor C, the Thing is to Recognize his thought patterns, to Accept them, and to Work through, and to reach a Positive Outcome, To the Problem.
  • What Others Think?–Cheyenne G, says, You need to put Yourself first, find what Makes you Happy and Do it. Erika H, thinks, that if you Art Create Authentically, then Someone, will find Your Art Creations.
  • Muscling through–Iris G, feels sometimes Fear is paralyzing, it stops you Art Creating or Art Communicating. The thought of Rejection, of what You Art Create is a real thought. Ends, Regardless of how You feel, You must Stay on course, and Keep on Being and Doing.
  • Finding Perspective–Kelsey B, says she asks her friends for Opinions on her Art Creations. Marilyn K, goes to the Modern Art Museum, gets Inspired, Heads home, and Art Creates, very Happily. Yuki, thinks, to Stay humble and Continue to keep Learning, Regardless of Your Circumstances. Suzanne F, says, that you Must let go of your Ego, and Accept criticism, because it Rewards Our Lives, in the End.
  • Fighting Perfection–Remember not all Art you Create, will be Amazing. So You need to keep Art Creating, to the Best of Your Ability, Sarah B. Susan F, You must Immerse Yourself in the process, Enjoy it thoroughly and Hope for the Best Outcomes. Anastasia G, thinks if you Never, Make Mistakes, how can You Learn to Succeed, Greatly?
  • Keep Going–Kate S, Imposter, Syndrome, is Common in Peoples, thoughts. Keep Your Head down, and Art Create. Carmen S, says, that doing, More Art, Strengthens your Artistic, Muscles.
  • Go with the Flow–Dottie T, Candice M, and Anne S, Basically all Say, Start and Excellence will, Follow your Work… You will Also, make a lot of Newer Friends, in Your Daily, Art Practicing.

We Are Family. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

In Time and Place. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

How to Use Instagram, to take Control of Your Art Career?

6–Instagram Tips For Artists

  • Present your Work in context–Instagram is different from A Website, its Messier and more engaging. Instagram helps the viewer, feel that They are in Your studio.
  • Keep in Mind, that Your followers are there to Learn from You–think Posts as Mini-tutorials, which Lead people Step by step, in the process.
  • Note that Hashtags, are Recent and Excellent. Have 5–7 Hashtags per post. Hashtags should be Relevant to your Work and in Proportion, to your Art Account.
  • Post at the time of Day, when Your followers are Online–Usually, 7am – 9am, and 7pm to 9pm. These are the Best Times…
  • Vertical Images, have the best Record, for Engagement–Square images, are the best Performing, Photos.
  • Remember Instagram, should be A Tool, Not An Addiction. If You Feel Overwhelmed, take a break. Keep your phone, out of your Art Studio. Just do, Whatever else you need to do, to Take control of Your Art Business. ( in the, Art Business, by Artists Network Staff )

Videos–How to Post on Instagram

In conclusion to this Blog, How did the Pandemic Impact Your Art Practice in, 2020. We can say Badly, especially as an Artist, Sales slowed right down, and Artists were impacted in too many ways. The Best advice given to Art Creatives, was to Keep on Making Art Creations, because Art Gives Artists, and People the Power to Circumvent most Problems, in their Personal and Career Lives. Also the Greatest Advice is that Art Creating, eventually leads You to Excellent situations, and Outcomes in Your Personal and Career Lives. Most HIGHLY, Art Creating will Alleviate, LONELINESS, For the Individual, through Interacting on Online Platforms, like Videos, and Virtual Online–Social Interactions. Which are Covid19, SAFE…. Art Creating also Gives You something, amazing to Do, any time, in which way You choose. It can lead You to new ways of Doing things, and too New Friends.

Remember to Social Distance, Stay Safe and too be Productive within Reason.. Be Happy, Be Safe. Remember, to Share if You found this Blog Interesting, or Educational. If You have any comment to make, or Question to ask, please feel Free to be in Touch. Thanking You.

See You All Next Blog.

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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

Series. No. 1 of 4 Paintings. Made in Faber Castell, Colour Pencils. Made On Acid free, A4, Watercolour paper.

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

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Temple–Mirage–Prays

Series. No. 2 of 4 Paintings. Made in Crayons–Crayola Colours. On A4, Acid free, Watercolour Paper.

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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.

Comics, Comics, and How?...

Comics, Comics, and HOW?…

This Blog is about The Comics, Their Comic History-Ages, Who were these Famous Comic Artists, What happened to these Famous Comic Artists, What a Comic Artist Earns, and What are the Employment Prospects, and the Future, for the Comic and Illustration Artists, in 2018 and Beyond. I will introduce my version, at this Comic Creating, and explain, which area of Comic Art I would like, to be employed in, and why?

Comic History— The American Comics started in 1842, with the Translation of Rodolphe Topffers work, The Adventure of Obadiah Oldbuck. Then local artist took this medium and created the first American comics. The development of the daily newspaper made the comics popular, by reaching a wider number of readers. The first years established the, (canonical codes, recurring, speech balloons etc), the first genres (family strips, adventure tales). These characters acquired national celebrity and were the subject of cross-media adaptations, and newspapers, were in the battle to acquire, the most popular authors.

The second major evolution happened in 1934, with the comic book, which had a great release, it was the first reprints of the comic strips. In 1938, Superman appeared, which is called the Golden Age of Comic Books. During World War II,  Superheroes and Funny animals, were the popular genres. Later newer genres developed, (Western, romance, science fiction), these reached out to more readers. At the beginning of the 1950’s, as Television emerged, Comic book sales began to decline. Comic books were attacked, as the Media, to Harm Young people. In 1956 the Silver Age of comic books started as the preference, for Superheroes. Children’s comics were, highly popular. The popular heroes, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, appeared in Marvel Comics. These publishing’s lead to the Bronze Age of Comics Books, (from the early 1970’s to 1985’s). These changes were bought about, by many aspects of the comic’s world. The Modern Age seemed a New age, in which writers and artists, recreated the Classic characters, which attracted millions of readers. This was all affected, by the Financial stability, of the agents. The major crisis for comics happened in the 2000’s, linked to the press, just as the Web–comics appeared…

The Funnies– The late nineteenth century, introduced the Mass comics, which were found in the Humour pages of Newspapers. It was in 1892, that William, Randolph, Hearst published, Cartoons in his First newspaper. (The above information, is from the Wikipedia–Free Encyclopedia).

Working on the Comic Art Creation, in which I have drawn and coloured in the Three Stooge’s, and Bobble and Tinkerbell. I have realised, that if I had to choose which area of Comic Art to look for employment, I would choose Illustrations for Movies and Games and Videos. My, particular art Style which is the Realist Impressionist Style, is perfect to creating, People and Characters. If I had not attempted this Type of Art Work, I would not have realised, my Potential and Talent, for creating in this type of Art Comic Creating? and Potential, for Earning Power?…

The Three Stooger’s, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.

( In the Three Stooge’s Drawing, I used a 2B Lead drawing pencil, and in the Coloured picture, I used Crayola crayons and then outlined the picture, in Fine Art Liner Marker.)  The Crayola Ultimate Crayons are Excellent to use and priced well, at, https://www.amazon.com/crayola-ultimate-crayon-collection-pieces/. (for great works.) For Fine and Thick Line Markers to complete, the Comic Art Creations, I used– https://www.amazon.com/fine-tip-art-markers/s.

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Bobble and Tinkerbell, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.

 ( Drawing in 2B Lead pencil, and in the Coloured picture, I completed in Oil Pastels and Thick Line Marker. ) The Mont Marte Crayon Studio Art, Oil Pastels, sets, can be bought at– https://www.amazon.com/mont-marte-crayon-studio-oil-pastels/dp/Bo72PRSCJS.

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The Greatest Comic Book Artists of All Time– Pencil on paper is how the comics started. In 1938, Superman came into our lives, in the First issue of Action Comics. From this point on Illustrators and Artists have been pre-occupied with the burning desire to create Superheroes. The designing of thses characters, who protect their worlds and live in synergy with words on a page, is art in itself. Comic Book artists, have a huge worldwide following. These Gods, range from the British, Dave Gibbons, to the American legend, Jack Kirby. Comics are preserved as a (low Art Form), but the comics, have a big influence on the pop culture. These following Ten artists, are the Artists who have Excelled in painting Comic pictures, in our Mindscapes.

  1. John Romitax Jr, born-17 August 1956, in New York City.
  2. Brian Bollard, born- 26 March 1951, Butterwick, Lincolnshire, UK.
  3. Will Eisner, born-1917, Brooklyn.
  4. Jim Steranko, born-5 November 1938, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
  5. Osamu Tezuka, born-3 November 1928, Takarazuka, Osaka, Japan.
  6. Steve Ditko, born-2 November 1927, Johnston Town, Pennsylvania, USA.
  7. Frank Miller, born-27 January 1957, Olney, Maryland, raised in Montpelier in Vermont, USA.
  8. Dave Gibbons, born-14 April 1949, in England.
  9. Steve Dillon, born, Luton, England.
  10. Jack Kirby, born-28 August 1917, in New York City.

The above information was found in, (https://www.creativeblog.com/comics).

UTUBE–Videos, that I think are very Interesting to watch.

  1. Comic Book Greats, Jack Davis Harvey, Kurtzman, Stan Lee.
  2. Illustrations and Drawing Tips: How to become a Comic Book Artist.
  3. Artist Paolo Rivera gives a Tour of His Studio (Part 1).
  4. Where have all the Great Comic Artists Gone?. Very Interesting.

Which Media do Comic Artists Use, to Create Comics?…– Inking IS one of the most misunderstood disciplines of the Comic Art World. The craft is actually quite complicated, with a variety of tools and methods used to complete the comics.

  1. To start Inking, you need a surface to work on, in most cases paper is needed. Bristol / Board is the comics industry choice, and Strathmore and Canson paper, being the brands you find in any Art store. The smoother the paper the better the results.
  2. If your are going to use a Brush, Quill or Refillable pen, most artists rely on India black ink. There are several Acrylic inks that work well. Tools that require old fashioned Ink wells or Require filling, are, Brushes and Quills. You can find brushes in all varieties, Shapes, Sizes and Price range. Most inking requires, a Pointed rounded brush. It allows the inker to vary the Line, tiny to thick, in a Single stroke, and it will produce consistent lines. Quills are easy to use, you only need One quill nib: The Hunt #102. This gives a mix of Fine detail, to Thick lines, the versatility of using this tool, is Totally, different to any brush work.
  3. The Disposable option for inking, there are dozens of brands, styles and uses of markers. Popular in the West are the, Manga. The Best Professional Markers, are the Copic, Micron and the Prisma colour. Copic Multi– liners are the Excellent choice, over all the other markers in this range. The Sharpies are good, for notes and rough work, but they are not good to work on comics, because they bleed badly, and are not worth the Effort or Money.

This information was all in the: (Underdogs: Tools of the Trade: Traditional Inking- September 9-2014.–Made by Brock Beauchamp–is the artist/writer/creator/organ grinders monkey, for the Web comic Variables by SelfCentEnt.).

Some Texts, on what Media, Comic Artists Use?

  1. How the Comic book is made-material, history used…www.madehow.com/volume-6/comic-book.html
  2. Best Comic book Creator 2018-software for making Comics. http://www.toptenreviews.com.software/entertainment/best-comic-book-software.
  3. Comic book Publishers, faced with Flagging sales, look to. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22business/media/comic-book.

Some Amazon Texts–On Comic Art Creating.

  1. Amazon Comic Art- https://www.amazon.com/comic-art/s
  2. Comics Sketchbooks: The Private worlds of… https://www.amazon.com/Comics-Sketchbooks-Private-Creative-Talents/…
  3. The Silver Age of Comic Book Art. https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Age-Comic-Book-Revised/dp/1480806366

What is Needed to be A Comic Artist?– Training and Education–Cartoon artists get paid $38,000 a year, says College Crunch. The demand for cartoonartist is high. This fieldis very competitive, many cartoon artists get College degrees, in Art,Graphic art or Artistic design, their start Happens when they are contracted for a Trade publication, Newspaper or a Magazine.

Which are the other places that Cartoon Artists find Employment?— In animated cartoons for Large Entertainment Companies, which pay the Highest wages. Such as Pixar, DreamWorks and Blizzard. Which pay the artists $65,000–$150,000, to produce Movies, Television comics and Illustrations, used on their Websites, and Computer and Video games.

How much Does a Comic Artist earn in 2018?– Cartoon artists–also create Advertisements for Advertising agencies and Large companies, and can earn from $15,000 – $80,000. Some artists are hired as Freelancers and others are full-time in House, Illustrators, who produce Brochures, Television Ads, and Ads for Websites.

Cartoon Artists who work for Newspapers, Magazines and Comic books, get an average salary of $28 an hour, according to the Labor Statistics website. Lesser known Artists get $15 to $20 per Illustration. The employment of Cartoon Artists is projected to increase by 12 percent through 2018, and Beyond, according to the Bureau of Statistics. Information in, How Much does a Cartoon Artist Earn?. (June 11, 2011, By Maria McCarron.)

In Conclusion on this exploration into Comic Art and Illustration Artists, we can conclude with out a doubt, that YES, there is a Great Employment Opportunity for Excellent Artists, in the High End of Art Illustrations, in the TOP, Movies and Video Games, Industry.

 

For Sale, The Three Stooger’s, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.

1. $15, for A4, Photo Quality Colour Print, Includes Postage and Handling. 2. $80, for Original–A3 size, Watercolour- Acid free paper, add extra $15, for Postage and Handling.

A$15.00

 

For Sale, Bobble and Tinkerbell, Comic Illustration, By Marie Crimi, 2018.

1. $15 for A4, Photo Quality Colour Print, includes Postage and Handling. 2. $80 for, A3, The Original Painting, on Watercolour paper- Acid free, add an extra $15 for Postage and Handling.

A$15.00

Thank you for Visiting My Blog this week, I look forward to your visits and comments, and suggestions too. See you all Next Week. Have an Excellent and Successful Week. I  am, creationsbymariec.art.wordpress.com.

 

 

HELLO--FINALLY

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Finally Finally, Hello, I am finally organised to start my Art Creations Blog.

My name is Marie Crimi, and I am West Australian. I have lived in West Australia all my life. I have travelled a lot over the years, usually on my work holidays, the longest holidays I went on were, to Europe in 1995, for six weeks. I went on a Tour of Western and Eastern Europe, and I had the best experience. I had great travel companions who I met on the tour, a Trafalgar Tour for under 35 year olds. I also met some lovely People on my journey, and mostly great Hotel Reception Staff. The other longest holiday I had was when I went to Hong Kong for one month, I had friends who lived in Hong Kong and I had the time and experience of my life, I also took tours into China. I will always remember Honk Kong as long as I live, it was the most amazing experience, and the shopping experience was to die for, so good, quality merchandise and cheap to.

My Art Journey started in 2008, because I had been a creative type mostly shopping and looking for beautifully styled, coloured and unusual fabrics. The reason I was so attracted to fabrics, is that I had always as a teenager, had an interest in making my clothes. The reason for this was that, I had time on my hands to do creative work, and I enjoyed the challenge of teaching myself to fashion design, from texts that I bought, and others through my public library. The most important reasons were that, I loved colours, also I had a lot of social functions to go to and the reason is also, the interest rates were high, and I was making good money, so when the big fabric stores had their sales, at the end of each season, I made the effort to go into the city, and buy fabrics at 60 – 80% discount. Talk about a bargain, you have no idea, how blessed this situation made me. My friends were buying Big Designer labels, and using up all the money they earned.  To this day, I have all the excellent clothes I made, then. Yes still very fashionable  and highly appealing. But yes, all good things come to  an end.

For most of my life I made and wore, unique fashion, but enough is enough. I thought and thought, and I decided it would be cool to be interested in Art Creating, and an art studio would be a lot more manageable. Art mediums are colourful, affordable easy to store, and easy to move out and on. So art chose me, Art Creating it IS…

The mediums I like to use are, Acrylics, Pastels–Hard and Soft, Textures, Crayons, Watercolour Pencils , Oil Pastels and coloured papers for mixed media, collage…

I have been doing art for ten years, and I have never had an Art Creation Block, when I need to do the art I get busy, and the art happens. I am self taught once again from art magazines and library texts. This eight years I have for most of the time occasionally, been part of an art group at the gallery that exhibits our work. I belong, to two art society, in my local area, I have been lucky so far. Both societies, have three or four times a year, an art gallery that exhibits our art creations. Last year in September  I was Resident Artist at this, Art Gallery. My work does sell, occasionally.

My drawing skills are excellent, in thirty minutes I produce a picture. When it comes to the painting part, I need time to plan well and then I paint in many sittings to complete a reasonable piece of Art work. I have my unique art style, I think because I am self taught it has excelled, the art style process in my situation. I prefer to work in my art studio at home, because in a group situation, people seem to interrupt my work process and I lose the Flow of  doing. In art classes, people are shows and take over the class, so no work or learning. When I am in my space, I feel happy and empowered, and I accomplish great art creations.

The art work I create is usually for Art Exhibitions or for Golden Palette, which are always on a particular topic chosen by different members of the art societies, I belong too. When I am resident artist, I produce the art of my choosing. I also draw and paint gift cards, for Christmas and special occasions each year, I will be planning to sell these on Etsy Sell. I do Monument Art, it is usually of a religious nature, and the art has a high exposure and appeal to people…

The size of my art work is A3, in size. I present my art work for exhibitions, in store bought frames, the reason is, the frames are affordable and I can sell my art work for less, than if I had frames made and fitted by a professional art supplier.

I enjoy the process of working on researching about art, reading, drawing, painting and then exhibiting my work. Art Appeals to me greatly, I like to share what I do and hopefully make a profit also. Most of all I like to see what other people produce, with their art creations… I think that most of all, I love working with colours, in the different art mediums… Different paper and canvas choices are excellent also, for art works. It is great to go shopping for art materials and mediums too…

The art I make is Realist–Impressionist, I have a particular style. The style is loose and free, and very colourful. I usually prepare collage paper cut up into shapes, that are glued on top of watercolour paper. Then I draw a picture in heavy HB lead pencil or in black pen. I then proceed to use acrylic paints and other art medium, depends on the effect, the painting need, to be completed. After completion of the art work, I put the painting aside for two weeks, when I come back I have a fresh perspective, and I know exactly what the painting need to be completed, and then it is ready for framing and labelling.

Usually the painting only needs highlights and outlining in thin or thick texture. I think that most of all I like to frame my art work, and make up the label and put a sale price on the finished framed painting. This gives me great pleasure, because I feel, I have accomplished a genius, unique piece of work, and the work I have done is work that I feel is work worth doing, exactly what I adore doing…

Art work to me represents, a deep and unique, genius creation regardless of whatever the public thinks, artwork is very special to the artist who produces the work, it is an expression of the persons inner world, and that is great and greater in itself. No one has the right, to judge art as inferior or unsuitable for public display… or appeal…

All Art contributes to all of society, and as a cultural acquisition, that should be treasured and loved completely…Making no difference, who the artist is.

I would like to complete my first blog, and say that I look forward in my future blogs each week, to make art contact with you All, by showing you all, what steps are needed, and mediums are used to create my art work. I will use photos and materials, and hopefully give you a new perspective and art outlet, to learn and continue to improve on. I hope you will keep in touch and make helpful comments, and continue to participate in my blogs. I will be giving tips from art research each week, that I accumulate from reading art texts and art magazines, and checking out other Artists  Blogs, and U Tube… Also I will keep you updated on my daily work and life  . Thanking you, and I hope we can be TRUE ARTIST FRIENDS, on our journey in art and life…Bye See You All Next Week…I am,  ArtCreationsByMarieC@WordPress.com