Playing with Colours and Textures

Modern Art, Abstract Art and Contemporary Art these terms are used together or in place of the other many times. This little artist was into Contemporary Art. Her guardians were organising her show. She was trying for the world records as the youngest artist to have a solo art show.

I don’t know if she made it but it got me my topic for this post. Yes! We will be discussing Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Abstract Art in this post. Are these the same? Not really. Honestly very few people understand these or know. It is more about visual appeal. If they like to look at it, they buy it. Simple!

Selecting colours in Art for their meaning

All artworks require a good choice of colours. However, artworks like designs, patterns, abstract art and modern art tend to have a higher dependence on the colours used. Hence before choosing colours for the artwork it is always better to know about colours and their meanings. If you want to appeal to a certain audience, it is always a good idea to know their interpretation of colours. I am going to discuss the broader interpretation and general meanings in this post.

Art is about the freedom to express. We all draw and paint to express our thoughts. A good piece of art is one that conveys the artists message clearly. Worldwide, we associate colours with certain emotions. That is why when an artist paints a red rose it invokes a different reaction and when he paints a black rose it invokes a different one. Why? Because every colour has a meaning. Some meanings are accepted in general by most people while some have deeper or additional meanings.

Art goes Digital – it is not easy!

Hey! Where have you been? I know it has been a while. I was upgrading my skills. Attended some classes, learnt a few new skills in digital art. Yes! You heard it right. I said Digital Art. That looks easy! How did you do it? Can you show me.. Here is my story about digital art.

Oops! I made a mistake .. Eraser Stories

Some common mistakes all of us make while drawing and painting. Erasers and their use as Art Materials.

A Trip Down Memory Lane : Sketching With Charcoal And Soft Pastels

A gallery for my Paintings in Charcoal and Soft Pastels that I made at the classes and later.

A Beginners Guide To Pencil Shading

Taking the first step. Learning the ABC to drawing – Pencil Shading. Sharing how I learnt it and what all I learnt about it. I hope it makes it easy for someone learning it.

Colouring like a Pro with Pens and Markers

Sharing tips and tricks for colouring using pens and markers.

Culinary Art : Garnishing and Carving by Nirali Mehta

Decorating ideas for Food presentation at home. Also learn to make a simple easy garnish. Garnishing and Carving of Fruits and Vegetables by Nirali Mehta

Drawing without using a Scale or a Ruler

Learning to draw without using a scale or a ruler. Explained how to draw a symmetrical object.

Let’s get you in a Frame! Selecting a suitable Frame for your Art and Creating an Art Wall

Answering all your questions about selecting a suitable Frame for your Art. Ideas for putting up Art on the Wall and creating an Art Wall.

Selecting Art Materials : Canvas and Paper, Paintbrushes

Discussing about selecting a Canvas, Art Paper and Paint Brushes for you Art.

The Black and White of Pen and Ink Drawings – Ink Art

Ink is my favourite medium of Art. Ink Illustrations, Pen and Ink Drawings are my forte. Sharing various techniques and more about drawing and painting with this medium.

Why is Acrylic Paint the most preferred medium to paint?

10 Reasons why Acrylic Paint is the most preferred medium to Paint and why you should have a box of these at home.

Wildlife through my Lens: Photography – by Guest Blogger Himanshu Jain

Passionate about Wildlife Photography Himanshu shares with us some of his amazing works and special tips for budding photographers in detail.

5 Ways to Fine Tune your Art – Drawing, Painting and Sketching

These are 5 points to observe, mark, note and check while making Art. It will not only improve your Artwork but also help understand and learn different Art styles and genre. You could also say these are five mistakes to avoid while drawing, painting or sketching.

‘Hooked on to Crochet’ – by Guest Blogger Ms. Emma Thomas

Our Guest Blogger this week is Ms. Emma Thomas. Join us as she shares about her journey learning Crochet along with some helpful tips for beginners. Emma is the maker and the owner at ‘Double Stitch Creations’.

Year in a Review

A list of all the Posts on the Blog so far. Easy links to the posts in case you missed out on any.

Selecting Pens and Markers for your Art

Answering your questions on selecting Pens and Markers for your Arts and Crafts

Paper Quilling – A World Of Infinite Possibilities

Learn about the Art of Paper Quilling and it’s world of infinite possibilities. A Step-by-Step tutorial to making two basic types of beads with explanations to the other varieties. We make a Christmas Tree Ornament using the crafting methods we learn.

Book Recommendations – Arts and Crafts

Four Books I can recommend for Arts and Crafts Lovers. You may want to buy these and learn a new skill – Sewing, Candle Making, Gift Wrapping and Napkin Folding.