Artistic Drawings

How to do Artistic Drawings ?

 

Create a drawing on cardboard or on Japanese handmade paper

 

When it comes to artistic drawings, there are no set instructions. The beauty and joy of art is that it is subjective, that it is entirely up to the artist to decide what goes, from drawing on cardboard or Japanese handmade paper to the back on a napkin at a restaurant, anything can be used as a canvas and anything can be the basis for a piece of brilliant artwork.

Washi, or drawing on Japanese paper, is quite popular among many artists.
 

 

 

 

While much Washi is now machine made and very different from the original, about 350 families in Japan still engage in the production of genuine Washi, which uses the inner barks of three different plants to make a very unique paper. This Japanese handmade paper is used for everything from collages and printing to repairing the binding on books and is the background canvas of many very enlightening and inspired pieces of art.

 

 

 
Even coloring a drawing is without specific rules. While childhood art lessons are often defined by the repeated instruction to stay in the lines and color things the appropriate color, such as blue skies and green grass, artistic drawings many times take advantage of our expectations of such things and use different colors to challenge our preconceived notions of art. Art, for many people, is not about representing exactly what is outside the window, but is instead about conveying the impressions and emotions brought about by daily observations. Changes in canvas and color style are only two of the many ways artists add their own unique touch to their work, and artistic work has taken on many forms throughout history. No matter how many forms of art emerge, however, it is the drawing that continues to be the most popular means for people to express themselves; from grand ideas to the most basic human emotions.
 

 

 

Drawing on cardboard is an inexpensive method of canvas selection that provides a slightly different look than typical paper but is suitable for a number of artistic mediums. From oil paints to charcoal, pencils, and more, a heavy stock cardboard makes an excellent canvas. Washi, or handmade Japanese paper, is also a well suited canvas, used for painting, etchings, and much more. Rembrandt did many of his most remarkable and famous etchings on Washi. Drawing on Japanese paper is quite unique preferred by many artists because the paper has no grain due to the fact that the fibers settle and position themselves randomly during creation.

In short, from designing to coloring a drawing, as an artist you are left to your own definitions and interpretations. This lack of rules has brought us a majority of the finest art in the world. For an artist, there are a number of canvases and mediums, from things you can find in an artist supply store to things you may find around your home. For many artists, the best choices are drawn not from price, but from inspiration, and the canvas and medium that are right for your project will likely be recognized the moment you see them.

 

Coloring a drawing on Japanese paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to do Artistic Drawings ?