Choosing your materials is like choosing the weapons for your next artistic battle or endeavour. Read on to find out our advice on how to get started with lettering with the right materials.Read More
Have you ever wanted to explore the art of graffiti but didn’t know where to start? Fret not we’ve got you covered. Read on to know more.Read More
We’ve got a great guide to canvases so that you can get started understanding them better and start using them for your next creation.Read More
Putting together your very first sketchbook is exciting but can also be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be. We are here with you every step of the way and have compiled our quick process to getting started into this post.Read More
2017 Postcard Challenge
Forget 2016 and all the demonetisation woes... The New Year always brings with it excitement, joy and prospects! Let's welcome 2017 with an embrace!
Create a POSTCARD addressed to Art Lounge. The theme is ‘2017'! Let's get creative!
We will select one winner who will get some exciting stuff from us!
Create your best and send it in to email@example.com or to the Churchgate Store before December 31st. Share it on Facebook and Instagram with #NewYearsAtArtLounge. Winners will be announced on January 10th.
We are looking for the following criteria:
-Vision or Concept
-Quality of Execution of medium chosen
-Use of Composition to communicate the vision
-Creativity in the Wording on the back of the Postcard
-Sticking to the Rules
Rules, Terms & Conditions:
1) It must be the size of a traditional postcard ie 4x6 inches that has a front for the visual and back for the letter and address.
2) You can use any medium (dry, wet, collage, mixed media) to create your postcard. It cannot be digitally edited or created in any way. You can only scan both sides to send it in the E-mail.
3) The front visual must reflect the theme i.e. ‘2017’. The back must be addressed to the Art Lounge with a creative note.
4) The competition is open to anyone residing in India.
5) There is no age restriction.
6) This is a multiple-entry competition. Each person can send in multiple postcards.
7) A high-resolution scan or photo of the entry must be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or the physical postcard must be mailed or dropped off to our Churchgate store before 7pm on December 31st.
8) The winner must courier their original signed postcard to us in order to receive their prize, which in turn will be couriered by us to them.
9) The final decisions of the contest (deadlines, winners, rules, prizes, plagiarism issues) are up to the sole discretion of Art Lounge. Art Lounge has the right to edit, alter, cancel the contest at any point.
10) Images received as entries may be used in promotional material related to the contest/Art Lounge across social media platforms or otherwise.
Can you Handle it?
Handles are commonly comprised of various hard woods depending on where they are manufactured and are proportioned to balance in your hand, offering greater control. Layers of varnish and paint are applied to protect the wood from swelling. Hair is positioned within the ferrule to offer the desired responsiveness without going limp. As much as twenty-five percent of the hair falls within the ferrule or is trimmed at the back end to allow secure fastening of the handle. The hair is thoroughly glued to the ferrule which seals the brush and ferrule to avoid shedding of the hair and prevent the seepage of water or medium into the brush. In addition, the ferrule is often crimped to ensure its hold on the handle. This connects the brush head to the handle. Most ferrules are nickel plated brass to ensure they resist corrosion and splitting.
Short vs Long Handle:
Generally the long handle, about 9” in length, is for easel work/traditional oil and acrylic painting. A short handle, 5” to 6” in length, is for watercolor, mixed media and other painting done at a table.
It's Getting Hairy Now!
- Like Sable, fine tapered point and a belly which allows the brush to hold more water and paint and spread color evenly
- Ideal for thin applications of paint, detailed work
- Stiffer, coarse, natural hair often with flagged tips/split ends to hold more color
- Ideal for base coats, heavy-body paints like oils and acrylics, texture work
- Made from man-made fibers such as PBT resin and often referred to as Taklon or Syn-Sable
- The diameter of the synthetic filament and blend of different filaments affects how soft or stiff a brush is and how it affects various media
Tangled in Angles
- Angled: For painting edges, bristle length viewed from the wide face of the brush uniformly decrease from one end of the brush to the other
- Flat: For painting flat surfaces, bristle length viewed from the wide face of the brush does not change
- Tapered: Improves control, the bristle length viewed from the narrow face of the brush is longer in the centre and tapers toward the edges
- Striker: Large round (cylindrical) brush for exterior painting difficult areas
Jake Parker started the INKtober initiative in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.
The Rules are as follows:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it online
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016
Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.
Check out his INKtober page here !
Looking to start your own? Start with products from Art Lounge!
The Indian Team seem to have clicked and clicked well in the ICC T20 Tournament with a convincing win over the Aussies.
Tonight they face off against the might West Indies Team and we thought of getting into the sporting spirit ourselves with a post that showcases the team in an 'Artistic' Light.
Scroll through to see 11 examples of our cricketers captured by Artists in various forms and Styles.Read More
Holi is widely known as Festival of Colours. This name doesn't come even halfway close when it comes to capturing the bombardment of Blues, greens, purples and yellows. How colours explode everywhere, turning the entire country into one big canvas.
Every year, people of all backgrounds dress in white, and take to the streets to join in the adrenaline (and possibly “bhaang”) induced atmosphere.Read More
How many times have you been bored in class and filled up the edges of that biology or chemistry text book with random things which were infinitely more interesting than the drone of the teacher?
Did the equation suddenly become a dumb-bell which a gym buff was using to bench press? Or better yet did the circular interior of that circle you were forced to draw in match class become the perfect cricket pitch for you to recreate a match on?Read More
We love to create. To scribble a little or a lot, using a variety of supplies and techniques. Common to quite a few of us artists though is the humble eraser.
Even something as simple as an eraser has been refined over time and here are 5 types of erasers which we think you should know about.Read More
Artist Renaud Roche has been building up to the imminent launch of the next Star Wars movies in the best possible way. By creating a sketches of key characters from the franchisee and releasing a Sketch nearly once every ten days for us to admire.Read More
Books hold many mysteries and have the power to take us on magical journeys through the words they hold.
However some books hold even more than just the words between their pages.
Some have Fore-Edge paintings on the edges of the book, which reveal an artwork on the edges of the book.Read More
Michael Fischler proves that Art can be created out of almost anything, even the bubble wrap we loved to pop and play with.
He patiently creates a portrait of Beth Thornley and does a great job of it.Read More
Art Works don’t have to be big is size to make an impact. Often the smallest art works can leave the most lasting impacts.
We’ve rounded up 5 artists who work with art in a miniature form. They are so good we felt you just had to see them.Read More