While canvas has traditionally been made of hemp, cotton and linen are now used. The threads are smaller and offer a smoother surface for painting. There are several steps that should be taken before an artist begins their painting. The first step is to check the canvas itself. The artist...

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The typical movie version of an artist creating shows someone that drops everything when their creative vision strikes. They ignore all human needs as the struggle to quickly produce their work before the creative vision is gone. While this may occasionally be true, most artists must make preparations before they...

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Few artists create great works of art without any preparation. The reason for this is that a stroke of creativity may not come fully formed. Part of learning to create art is nurturing these visions until they are formed well enough for the artist to see a finished piece. Artists...

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There are many different materials used for sculptures. Artists create in metal, wood, glass and clay. Some of these materials are easy to handle and require very little preparation. Clay is a good example of relatively easy preparation. After the artist has chosen the clay they will work, they must...

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