When I teach an art class, the first rule I give my students is, “You’ve got to have fun!” I mean that. If art class is not fun, there’s really no point in having it. Art is about expressing yourself. It’s about exploring your creativity. But it’s also about joy. So how can you make […]
Something I enjoy doing occasionally is improvising landscapes. As a performance chalk artist, I have to draw quickly. It’s a lot of fun to just start drawing and see where it leads me. That’s the fun of drawing, particularly with chalk or pastels. Sometimes you just have to let go and let the picture […]
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How do you create an artistic composition that is pleasing to the eye? Many artists use a mathematical concept called “the golden mean.” This is a close relative to another compositional principle called “the rule of thirds.” In today’s exercise, I’ve included three short videos that I’ve found around the Web (each video is approx […]