Painting for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know
No matter what type or style of art you’re interested in making, it’s hard to know where to start. You have all this excitement, but aren't sure where to direct it!
The goal here is to set the beginner on the fast track because the beginner’s main hurdle is sticking with it long enough to see gratifying progress
So here are the most important things that you need to learn when you first pick up that paint brush
There are a lot of gimmicks running around in trends, and a lot of beginners try to ride the wave of what’s popular. Instead, find your own style
Every artist’s process is going to be different, depending on their influences, subject matter, medium, philosophy, training, etc. Focus on developing yours
Develop your process
Have you ever started a picture, only to realize that you don’t have enough room to paint without the objects running off the edge? You need to understand aspect ratio because it tells you how to frame your drawing or painting subject.
Understand Aspect Ratio
Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, even Writing, are based on getting better at observing something, while getting better at describing it.
Don't Ditch Drawing
Although painting from life gives an element that can't be recreated, painting from photos is a great way to learn.
Paint from Photos
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