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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.

  • 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.
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    Posts from January 2021 to June 2021 just in case you missed out reading any of them.
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  • Digital Detox: Relax and Rejuvenate With An Off-Screen Activity
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  • 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.

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