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New Beginnings exhibition Salon De Mai 2022 39th SALON DE MAI 2022 Name: David LagesseTitle of Work: UNEDITED (New Beginnings)Medium/Technique : Mixed Media. Pencil animated drawings.Dimensions : 1m 60cm x 1m20cm Concept Description:Unedited (New beginnings) is a short animated story about a young boy and a chicken who are both fated to meet in a […]

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50 random things to draw from home

50 random things to draw from home

Self-distancing and confinement can be a real drag if you are constantly looking for things to do. There is only so much cleaning, cooking, play station, Netflix and moping around the house that one can sustain without going insane. Why not pick up a pencil and draw something. Stuck for ideas! Here are 50 random […]

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Art composition tips for beginners

The notion of a composition can be associated with a number of possible elements and guidelines. Some of which are more modern and others that date back centuries. Fundamentally, what is composition? And how will you benefit from understanding the following art composition tips for beginners? Thankfully it doesn’t have to be as complicated as […]

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Drawing From Imagination and References

What are a few differences and similarities between drawing from imagination and references? Can they help us to learn how to draw better? Some artists might say its cheating to use references. Others might see it as the gateway to learning how to draw. In many ways, they would both be right. In critical learning, […]

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Drawing People & Faces

Drawing people & faces is no different from learning how to draw other random objects. Every drawing process requires you to follow a few simple steps. These steps enable you to establish basic proportions and guides before working on details and finishes. This tutorial will skim through the overall basics of how to draw people […]

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5 steps for better drawing habits

What if I told you that changing your mindset is half the battle won! Here are 5 steps for better drawing habits. Improving your drawing is as much a physical challenge as it is a mental one. I hope you will find these tips practical and easy to implement in your art practice.  1. Doing […]

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Drawing from observation

What to consider when observation drawing

Drawing from observation is a broad term used in the art industry to describe a drawing that has been produced either from a still life installation, a photo image, or in a live context. This tutorial will cover what to consider when observation drawing. The word observation simply suggests that the artist is using a […]

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Why you should study drawing fundamentals?

If you are an art enthusiast like myself, then I am sure that at some stage in your artistic journey you have hit the void of inspiration and creativity. This usually happens when you have reached saturation of your skill capacity, or when you have an idea for a project but it feels out of […]

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Team building art workshop

Are you looking for fresh ways to boost creativity and keep up the team spirit at work? Now seems like a fitting time to keep the morale up. Most of you reading this now have already experienced some kind of team-building workshop. And some of you might have already had the opportunity to participate in […]

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Learn how to draw anything in 36 hours

Is it possible for someone to learn how to draw anything in 36 hours? Have you ever noticed that when a conversation about drawing starts, most people are quick to respond with the infamous “I can’t draw to save my life” or “I can draw a stick figure and an emoji! That’s about it.” Drawing […]

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Illustrated Book|The Curse of Engan

Set in Mauritius 8 million years ago. The Curse of Engan explores the mountains of Mauritius and its volcanic origins, including Saya de Malha through the eyes of a dragon. It evokes ideas about leadership, excellence, and community. Lets immagine the legends tied to the island and its majestic nature. A Note from the author: […]

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How can artists sell more art

Turn your art into a business online

Are you ready to face the new challenges ahead? Is your art already to be sold online? If you are wandering like many others? How are you going to turn your art into a business online? Then here are some suggestions that will hopefully clear a few uncertainties. As a fulltime artist and entrepreneur, this […]

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The Beauty of color | Quiz time

Color plays an essential part in our visual experiences. It goes far beyond decorative beauty and can be used as a powerful tool in the creative industry. How well do you know your colors? Discover the beauty of color and its fundamental principles in a step by step process followed by quiz time. We often […]

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Working as a full-time artist?

I have often asked myself, can anyone be an artist and what does it take to start working as a full-time artist? Have you ever wondered if there is a formula that can be followed to understand how to turn your hobby into a business? Is it possible for anyone to learn how to be […]

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How to paint a wall mural

How to paint a wall mural

Learning how to paint a wall mural is not too different than painting on a smaller sized canvas. The techniques & fundamentals used are very similar to how you would generally paint in your own particular style. The most significant difference is the physical scale of your mural in comparison to a traditional sized canvas. […]

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How to design your ultimate dragon world

This post is somewhat of a recap covering my processes, failures, and triumphs of how to design your ultimate dragon world. There is something really fascinating about designing a fantasy world. I am not sure if it is the unknown factor that is more exciting or that it offers an opportunity to explore and potentially […]

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How can artists sell more art?

How can you sell more art? What can you do better today? Check out these quick tips to help you price your work right the first time. Well, truth be told there are a thousand ways to look at this question. So I figured I would unpack it from a few different angles. Disclaimer: These […]

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How to make better art

How to make better art in 3 easy steps

Create art with a unique approach. Here is what you should know when it comes to making better art. 1. Add skills to your toolbox as often as possible.  No matter how confident you are with a certain medium or technique remember that there is always room for improvement. Make time for your Research and […]

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Finding an audience for your art

Whether you are a hobby artist, a professional artist, or an emerging artist. The chances are that you too are in the same process of finding an audience for your art. Finding an audience for your art is tricky and it may take several attempts. So, focusing on a few key marketing strategies will save […]

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