Imagination drawing of a phone

Imagination vs Reference drawing

The great debate of drawing from imagination vs reference drawing is one that comes up a lot. Especially with new and emerging artists. Some say it is cheating to use references. Others believe it is the gateway to learning how to draw. Surprisingly, it is just as common with experienced artists as it is with […]

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Drawing People & Faces

Drawing people & faces is no different from learning how to draw other random objects. Every drawing process requires you to follow a few simple steps. These steps enable you to establish basic proportions and guides before working on details and finishes. This tutorial will skim through the overall basics of understanding how to draw […]

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Want to improve your drawing?

Want to improve your drawing? Well most of us do. The good news is that it can be done. Before you can begin to improve your drawing you should be capable of identifying the problems. Understanding the fundamentals of drawing will help you take better decisions when it comes to setting up a drawing.   1. […]

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Pencil drawing of a boy

Drawing from Observation Week 3

Drawing from observation is a broad term used in the art industry to describe a drawing that has been produced either from a still life installation, a photo image, or in a live context. The word observation simply suggests that the artist is using a source of reference or inspiration to create art. All 3 […]

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Drawing Fundamentals: Weeks 1 & 2

Welcome to the first 2 weeks of this fundamentals course. Week 1 and 2 are essential to building a strong foundation for your art. Because drawing fundamentals is the backbone of this course I have broken it down into separate segments. Making it easier for you to progress as well as to understand the importance […]

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Team building art workshop

Team building art workshop

Are you looking for fresh ways to boost creativity at work? Have you ever considered trying a team-building art workshop to replace the traditional team building activities? What is a team-building art workshop? A team build building art workshop combines all the attributes of traditional team-building events in a dynamic, creative format. It provides an […]

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Art classes for adults in Mauritius

Artlab provides Art classes for adults that are designed to be informative yet casual enough to suit a complete beginner in art. The lessons are adapted to cater for individual learning whilst still in a group environment. This program is essentially made up of 12 weekly tutorials and exercises which makes up a total of […]

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Do you want to grow your art business?

Below are a few links with more information on how you can improve your art, grow your business and create a steady revenue stream through your passion. If you are starting a new project, or in the process of expanding your activities it is important to consider structuring yourself in a manner that will make […]

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Scale your art hobby into a business.

Looking to scale your art hobby into a business? Maybe its time for you to find the right tools that will help you grow your activity. In return, you will generate a more stable revenue line. If you are currently working a full-time job and trying to make art as a side hustle, you are […]

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Illustrated Book|The Curse of Engan

The illustrated book|The Curse of Engan Set in Mauritius 8 million years ago. Discover the mountains of Mauritius and its volcanic origins, including Saya de Malha. Think about leadership, excellence, and community. Immagine the legends tied to the island and its majestic nature. Could dragons have lived here before? A Note from the author: Nawsheen […]

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Understanding the 3 stages of your art career

The 3 stages of your art career.

Let us start from the beginning and point out that your art career is not dependant on your age and certainly not dependant on your natural ability to make art. Understanding the 3 stages of your art career goes much further than simply producing a few paintings and expecting the recognition to follow. So if […]

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Turn your art into a business

If you want to learn how to turn your art into a business, the first step is to structure yourself in a manner that will make it easy for your clients to collaborate with you. If you are starting a new project, or in the process of expanding your activities it is important to consider […]

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How to be a full-time artist?

I have often asked myself, can anyone be a full-time artist? Have you ever wondered if there is a formula that can be followed to understand how to turn your hobby into a business? Is it possible for anyone to learn how to be an artist and generate regular revenue from this passion or must […]

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How to paint a wall mural

Learning how to paint a wall mural is no different than painting on a smaller sized canvas. The techniques used are very similar to how you would generally paint in your own particular style. The most significant difference will be the physical scale of your mural in comparison to a traditional sized canvas. If you […]

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Illustrating characters

There is something really enjoyable about developing and creating characters. Seeing a drawing come to life through your imagination offers no limits to the possibilities of what you are capable of achieving. Illustrating characters for stories dates back centuries. Yet it remains more than ever a current medium used for visual expression. Digital technology and […]

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How can you sell more art

How can you sell more art?

There are several industry-standard practices from which you can base yourself to price your art; the reality of this subject is that you first need to know where you stand in relation to your market. If this is the first time you are considering selling some art. Here are 3 things to consider that will […]

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How to make better art

How to make better art in 3 easy steps

Create art with a unique approach. Here is what you should know when it comes to making better art. 1. Add skills to your toolbox as often as possible.¬† No matter how confident you are with a certain medium or technique remember that there is always room for improvement. Make time for your Research and […]

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Find your art audience

Finding an audience for your art

Whether you are a hobby artist, a professional artist or an emerging artist. The chances are that we all share the same ambition to eventually find the right audience for our art. Finding an audience for your art is tricky and it may take several attempts. Focusing on a few key marketing strategies will save […]

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