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how to be an fine art/ art & design student?


so you want to become a fine art/art & design student, eh? Well there are a few things that we have to do... first you will need the outfit. once you turn this page, there is no going back...


fine art~male

fine art~female WOOLIE HAT ~To cover up your long greasy hair.

BEARD ~ Every Fine Art student needs to grow a beard. Just do it.

FLOWERY SHIRT

FLOWERY SHIRT ~ Buy a flowery shirt that your Dad would but but your mum would say "NO!".

~ Buy a flowery shirt that your Dad would but but your mum would say "NO!".

SKINNY JEANS

LEGGINGS

~ Buy a pair of skinny jeans that are two sizes too small for you. Even better, buy a pair of girls

~ Buy a pair of leggings. As they are lot easier to wear rather than a pair of jeans.

jeans.

DOC MARTINS

DOC MARTINS

~ Buy a pair of Doc Martins so when in ceramics no heavy objects break your feet.

~ Buy a pair of Doc Martins so when in ceramics no heavy objects break your feet.


Now you have the gear...

Let's see what equipment you will need...


My Pencil Case

So you want to be an Art / fine art Student?


Before we get started. You will need to buy a sketchbook.

gather all the equipment that this book requires.


LETS START WITH: A PENCIL . Every Artist needs a Pencil. it is probably the most essential piece of equipment that an artist will require. There are three types of Pencil: H - For detailed pieces of work. B - For shading your sketches. HB - A mixture of both pencils. This is best USED for general drawing.

USE THE DOODLE PAGES on the next page TO START YOUR ARTISTIC JOURNEY:

Doodle Page


PENS.

Doodle Page. BIRO A BIRO PEN CAN CREATE A SCRATCH EFFECT TO YOUR WoRK. it may be nice when drawing aspects of nature to create an naturalistic effect.

FINELINER YOU CAN USE A FINELINER FOR LINE DRAWINGS OR TO GO OVER An OUTLINE OF A DRAWING. IT CREATES A CRISP EDGE ROUND YOUR WORK.


SCISSORS.

grab a pair of scissors and start cutting some shapes. Use the following page to cut somE shaPes out. Use a ruler when wanting a crisp edge to your work. it will make your work look a accurate.

RULER.

finish these lines. grab a pen. cut them out.


Cut the lines out. Draw some more lines. draw some shapes. start experimenting.


FELT TIP PENS. COLOURED PENCILS. Felt tip pens adds a bold brightness to your work. It adds a cartoon/ poster effect to your work.

Coloured pencils adds colour to your work but creates a more natural, grainy effect to your work,

Add a little water to your felt tip drawings and THIS creates a more natural looking and mixing effect to your work well.

it works best if you want your work to have a little colour and can play about with gradients of colour.


PAINTING. Another essential piece of kit for any artist. Painting is probably one of the most traditional way of creating artwork.

Water. Use a old jar, fill it with water to clean your brushes.

Water-colour paints. water-colour paints are similar to acrylic paints are better for mixing when on the canvas/ paper. Use a palette to mix when painting. It is designed for this.

acrylic paints Acrylics are water-based paints, which means they can be mixed with water to thin them down and you clean your brushes with water. They’re made from pigment mixed with acrylic resin and emulsion. Acrylics are very fast drying.


PAINT BRUSHES. RIGGER

RIGGER paint brush Flat, very long comes to a point good for making lines.

MOP

Mop paint brush Round with squarish head especially good for water colors laying down washes.

ANGLE

Angular paint brush Flat with a angular head. Good for short and long stokes.

FAN

Fan paint brush Flat with a fan shaped head good for blending.

FILBERT

Filbert paint brush flat with rounded head good for laying down areas and for blending.

BRIGHT

Bright/flat paint brush FLAT with a square head good for laying down areas of paint and Impressionism.

FLAT

Round PAINT BRUSH round and comes to a point good for detail.

ROUND

Paint Brushes come in all shapes and sizes. these are the ones that artists use the most. gRAB YOUR BRUSH. START PAINTING.


YOU HAVE THE TOOLS.

NOW LETS START...

MAKING YOU IN TO A ARTIST.


buy a sketchbook.

1] Draw things you see. DRAW THE FIRST YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AWAY FROM THIS PAGE. DRAW IT.

Go to the Park. Sit on a Bench. just look around you.

(if you have filled your first one)

find something in the surroundings that you are interested in.


Look [2 at a tree in the sun. look at the colours of the leaves. see what side the sun shines on. then check an hour later. see how it has chANged. Look at thE shadows. look at things intently. Mark it down in your sketchbook.

3]

Develop an Artistic nature.

learn about colours, shades and how to use them.

decide what type of art you are interested in.


train your eyes. [4 do not draw on how the object ‘should’ look. Nothing is really what it looks LIKE. plAY ABOUT WITH COLOURS. wHITES HAS DIFFERENT SHADES IN IT. THERE ARE Different degrees of red. every colour is different.

5] Get books on art education. This one is just thE start. Go to a library. Gain knowledge on: art education. artists. Techniques.


find interent sites on artists. [6 Read up on artists. USE THE INTERNET. FIND ART WEBSITES. CREATE A BLOG. UPLOAD IMAGES of YOUR WORK.

7] expose yourself to great art. visit museums Find books on different elements of art and design. Learn from the masters. Imitate them. try motifs.


feElings. [8 put your feelings into your art. exprEss yourself through your art. WHAT ARE YOU FEELING NOW? DRAW IT.

doodle box.

TIPS TO FOLLOW.


No one has to be born [1 with a talent. art can be developed with interest. art does not need just to be painted. You can use a Camera.

no two people are alike. no two artists paint the same way.

2] doodle. Doodling helps your perspective. when you draw recklessly. it makes you see what your capable of.


keep [3 old drawings to encouragE you to see your improvement.

4] Look at Art. Art is instructive. it will change your approach on a given subject aND GIVE YOU HINTS ON WHAT YOU SET OUT TO CREATE.

VIEW ART IN PERSON. A REPRODUCTION IN A BOOK IS NOT THE SAME THAN THE REAL THING.


GET [5 YOUR WORK OUT THERE BY TRYING TO GET INTO GALLERIES.

WARNINGS.


NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP.

[1

IT WILL TAKE TIME. BUT IT IS WORTH EVERY HOUR WHEN YOU LOOK BACK AND CAN BE PROUND OF HOW FAR YOU COME.

CONTINUE LEARNING NEW TECHNIQUES.

2]

THERE IS SUCH A VARIETY OF MEDIUMS STYLES TECHNIQUES THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO EXPLORE.


RULES.

[3

THERE ARE NO RULES. SLAP A LITTLE PAINT ON A CANVAS AND SMEAR IT ROUND. THIS IS GREAT ART. EXPERIMENT.

4]

SUPPORT

ALWAYS SUPPORT ARTISTS. EVEN IF YOU DO NOT SUPPORT PEOPLES PERCEPTION. YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB.


ART IS MADE TO BE SEEN.

[5

DO NOT BE SCARED TO LET PEOPLE SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.

A FEW MORE THINGS TO BUY ONCE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR PRACTICE.


EASEL. USE AN EASEL FOR PAINTING TO HOLD THE CANVAS IN PLACE.

DESIGN BOARD. PURCHASE A DESIGN BOARD AS IT IS EASIER TO WORK ON.


FOLLOW THESE STEPS.

EXPLORE. IMAGINE. CREATE =

A GREAT ART & designer/ fine artist */BR brendanreilly93@live.co.uk.



How to be an Art & Design/ Fine art student?