I want to make a case again for using references *without shame*. Using reference is a good thing! Artists have done this since forever, and I think not everyone needs to paint things that only exist in one's imagination.
Take Caspar David Friedrich for example. He used the same oak trees over and over again, ones he had sketched on a hike. He was a studio painter. I can't be sure of course, but I don't think he was ashamed of using his reference! #artistProblems #useReferences
Hello! I feel it's time for an updated #introcuction. I'm an #artist from Germany, exploring the boundaries between #abstractArt and naturalistic #traditionalArt. My art is usually colorful and energetic, and I like to use modern tools like acrylic #spraypaint, #markers and combine them with "traditional" #acrylicPaint and ink.
I sometimes still do #urbanSketching or #drawing. But #painting is what I currently enjoy the most!
Ah, look at my glamorous #artistlife! Fixing the shutters, getting all cramped and sore while holding the shutters and fiddling the belt strap back in at the same time, all while covering myself in dead spiders!
Yuck. Well, it's fixed now. Yay me!
OMG! Look what arrived in the mail! It's the Urban Abstraction Tarot!
The quality is really quite good, the cards are printed nicely and cut very precisely. "The Hermit" must be one of the cards where the printer struggled the most with my strange colors and weird contrasts, but even that one is quite good! #tarot #mastoArt #AprilArtJourney
"For Exposure (You Love What You Do, So Do It For Free)"
Every creator of art, music, design, writing has to battle with the conception that a) you do what others do as a hobby so it must be FUN, right? b) if it's fun, it isn't REAL work, c) getting paid for fun things is optional.
Creative people need to live and eat, too. And the creative process may be fun at times, but requires hard and constant work beyond what can be called recreational. #mastoArt #abstractArt #traditionalArt
The more affordable version of the Urban Abstraction Tarot is ready! If you're interested, you can find it here
I was able to keep the price unter $22.
You can find the cards with slightly better quality paper (330gsm vs. 300 gsm) and a slightly better fitting format here
https://www.makeplayingcards.com/sell/marketplace/the-urban-abstraction-tarot.html for $28.
Additionally, shipping costs are lower for most ppl via printerstudio.com #tarot #AprilArtJourney #mastoArt #traditionalArt
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