Archive for May, 2008

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow

There are quite a number of beautiful buildings and structures found all over the world. They have their own way of making people notice of their arresting presence and highlighting their surroundings to another level. And to see that these are man-made structures borne out of man’s creative imagination is really something to marvel at. Just one of the many beautiful buildings that one can find all over the world is the unique St. Basil’s Cathedral. There are quite several cathedrals found all o…

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a famous Dutch Post-impressionist artist whose paintings and drawings have become some of the most popular and most expensive works of art in the world today. His use of color as the chief mode of expression has led him to create some of the most beautiful paintings, the mix of color and dramatic content of his works display his genius as an artist. Van Gogh’s posthumous success despite the tragic life he led seems to be in line with the lives of other great artists t…

Grid Drawing Basics

Some drawings may require the artist to achieve a higher level of accuracy. This is true when one tries to copy a photograph with a pencil drawing. For the pencil drawing to look great, there is no room for errors. A small error may not give the artist the same result in closely getting the exact replica of the photograph on paper. Artists make use of different way in order to increase the accuracy they have with copying a certain photograph in their pencil drawings. The easiest would be tracing…

Drawing with a Grid

In drawing using a grid, there are important steps that one should follow. How these steps are carried out will ensure that the drawing would be the exact same copy of the image on the photograph. The grid drawing method allows one to achieve a much greater accuracy in copying an image on photographs than usual. Step OneWhen trying to select an image to copy, make sure that you get a large and clear picture of it. A photocopy or a computer print out of the image would be ideal since you might ne…