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Art Tutorials – Why write and why read them

{ Posted on Oct 02 2012 by viktor.dujmovic }

Do you remember the time you took your crayons and drew the first tree, house, your parents and dogs as a child? Perhaps no one showed you how to draw those square pants and five-legged cats. You had your own perspective. And now, you are proudly displaying your children’s works of art on your refrigerator. Drawing is a skill we ALL possess. Some of us are more skillful, more talented, but we can ALL learn to draw well. I believe everyone is an artist. You just must be willing to improve your skills, study a lot and be sustained. That’s right, nothing more :)

The skills necessary for drawing are not limited just to pencil and paper. Computers nowadays are being used widely in assisting artists to create their pieces. Whether you are an artist who uses computer technology to create or improve your artwork, or you are using traditional methods, there will be always some new techniques you can learn.  Creating art is not just a skill, but a great journey towards self-expression. It is like learning some new language that anyone can understand. In order to fully master this language, you need to study, practice what you have learned, and listen to the critiques with open heart!

We at Global Art Net would like to encourage our members to share their knowledge at the tutorials section of our art community. Help others and become a better artist! Regardless of your experience level and skills, you HAVE the knowledge to show something new, something inspirational to others.

 

Why should You write a tutorial?

 

  1. Link back to your website and generate traffic (with 4000+ pageviews/month and more than 600 subscribers/followers it’s a great exposure for You)
  2. Learn something NEW : writing a tutorial is one of the best learning experiences you can have
  3. Give something back to the artist community
  4. Show off Your talent and skills
  5. Become our Featured member for one month (the author of the best rated tutorial each month) and get more exposure at our site
  6. Become famous! Well, maybe not movie star, but you will get your name out in the artists community!

note : ALL our registered members are allowed to create tutorials. Sign up if you’re not our member yet.

 

Why should You read an art tutorial?

 

I believe it’s more than obvious… Well said by the creator of the very first art tutorial (How to use ink or pencil drawings in digital paintings) at Global Art Net :

Ryan Nore :

… different artists work with different mediums and so they know more about some mediums than others. It’s all a learning process. We always strive to get better and better, and it is only possible if we explore and experiment instead of getting comfortable with our current abilities and stagnating. And it is always nice if we can share what we know so others at least have the opportunity to learn from our experience rather than to have to learn from their mistakes.

Ryan Nore is our PREMIUM member, with a lot of professional caricatures and fabulous illustrations. Thank you Ryan once again, we hope other artists will follow this great example and will start writing art tutorials to help others AND themselves.

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4 Responses to “Art Tutorials – Why write and why read them”

  1. Online tutorials are extremely popular – especially among bloggers. It’s nice this site actually HAVE a tutorial (or call it howto), not just trying to get some traffic simply by mentioning “tutorials”….

  2. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone
    to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thanks

  3. Thanks for the compliments. The theme of the website and the blog is completely my work. The php engine of the website is also my own, except the blog which is WordPress.

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