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Are You A Beginner Artist? Here’s What You Need To Know!

Are you a budding artist? Do you enjoy recreating images you see? Or perhaps desire to create absorbing abstract. Either way, this article will help you with tips a beginner artist needs to know. Get that paint, canvas and brushes ready and continue reading!


Learn The Art Of Perspective

One of the biggest blunders a budding artist makes is to not have their paintings in proper perspective. Whether you are painting or drawing, creating the correct depth and 3D image depends on mastering the skill of drawing with the correct perspective. To recreate your perception of a subject you must have a good eye. There are plenty of online tutorials out there which you can study to learn the skill of proper perspective. For example, take a look at the collection of exotic Sri Lanka art. You are transported back to those rustic villages, temples, animal reserves etc. only because of the artist's skill of perspective. For more inspiration on Sri Lankan art check out Sri Lankan Art Gallery.


Learn The Skill Of Painting Right

Every beginner painter has to master the art of painting through trial and error. Its only through experiment that you learn how each technique works and how well the colours and textures combine. To make your foray into the world of painting easy, keep the following three points in mind. The surface you are painting on, the palette and brush. Once you are familiar with these tools, you can start the enjoyable experience of experimental painting.


Explore Those Helpful Drawing Tips

Struggling to draw a figure, the entire process will be simplified by exploring the drawing tips, freely available online. If you are a lover of Sri Lankan art, purchase a few paintings you find alluring. There are plenty of online art galleries in Sri Lanka to do so. Study the figures and curves of these paintings and you will learn the art of recreating impressive images.


Choose A Painting Medium

This choice depends on your preference. There are plenty of painting mediums to select and you need to pick one that works for you. Experiment or read up and decide. There's painting with oil, acrylic, chalk pastel, water colours etc. If you are not sure, do dabble and experiment with each medium until you find the best medium to unlock your painting skills.


Visit Art Galleries

The painting should reflect your individuality, while its good to copy and try to follow the painting styles of your favourite artists. Don't be afraid to experiment and let out your individual creativity. Remember there are no rules to painting, find the balance that works for you and let loose your creative talents!

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