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Krita 5 Released

Krita 5 Released

Krita 5 was released just before Christmas 2021 and had its first bug fix on the 7th of January 2022 bringing it to the current version 5.02. Krita is a free open source digital painting program which also has animation features. There were a lot of updates in version 5 of the program which you…

Teaching Yourself the Arts

I’ve been writing articles for this blog since 2016. My focus from the start was art and creativity because I had just finished an art course and I was transitioning away from freelance web design (which I had taught myself for fun over a period of several years after leaving University with an Archaeology degree…

Creative Block and Some Solutions

Creative block is something artists often describe as their reason for having lack of inspiration or dis-interest in creating artwork. From a personal viewpoint, creative block can be a product of lack of practice; insecurity about ones ability; disillusionment; depression; ill health… all sorts of reasons can contribute to it. Without knowing a persons personal…

Traditional Art Mediums

During the art course I did from 2014–2015 I had to research and try different traditional methods for creating art. Previously to the course I had only used pencil, Biro and digital (Photoshop and Corel Painter). I’ve been drawing from an early age but I didn’t have access to expensive art mediums, just the basic…

Ways to Create Digital Art

I want to write about some different methods and software to create digital art. I won’t go into super detail, but I will include links to software for your own research. I hope this will be a useful introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about digital art. Mathematical Art Fractal art is mathematical…

The Power of Illustration to Communicate

Illustration is a method of communicating with images (visual communication), whether it be a story, a message or a feeling. Using art and words together helps explain or clarify otherwise difficult or complicated ideas. It helps create interest in new or unknown subjects and is good for holding peoples attention spans. There are different types…

Why Should You Study The Fundamentals of Art?

Practising basic skills is more important than finding the right brushes or software. These basic skills are called the art fundamentals. Without foundational knowledge you will be more likely to get frustrated with your artwork. I’ve learned that even a tiny bit of knowledge can make a huge difference to your artwork. You can think…