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Louise Lamirande, visual artist
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When we think about digital painting software, we often think of Photoshop, Illustrator or Painter. These powerful programs used by digital painting professionals are very expensive and are too complicated for complete beginners….read more
If you are looking for an easel, you will see that they often are really expensive, enough to make a big hole in your art supply budget. If you are crafty, or lucky enough to friends who are and can help you, why not to choose to build one instead?
Below, you will find links to websites offering free instructions to build an easel by yourself. Enjoy!
Whether it is to make a sketch, to add colors to an artwork, or simply to write a note on a piece of paper, the pencil is so common and such a part of our everyday life that we rarely question ourselves on how it is made.
Personally, I like to know where my art supplies come from and, when it is possible, how they are made.
Recently, I began a series of digital paintings. I am not used to create series. I rather tend to follow the impulse of the moment which rarely pushes me in the same direction for a very long time. In fact, it is the first time that I choose to invest myself in a series for weeks and even months.read more
I like to look at art magazines to discover new artists and their artwork, and learn more about art in general but I’m often repelled by hermetic text or un-friendly and cold design of many publications.read more
If there is a profession where the personal life influences the professional work, it is indeed that of an artist. That is why, to have a better understanding of the work of an artist, it is often necessary to know more about the personal life of that artist. The artist, teacher and author Seth Apter understood it well.read more
Although I am not a fanatic of environmental issues, I like to adopt greener habits when it is within my reach. I tried to find information on the web about greener habits for painters, but my research has left me unsatisfied.read more
Although I like very much digital painting and use a lot this mode of expression in my current artwork, I have to admit that digital medium has also drawbacks. Below I’m listing a few drawbacks I discovered working with digital tools since 2011.read more
People often ask me what a digital painting is and how it’s done. In fact, digital painting, in my art practice, is very similar to traditional painting, however the tools are different. The computer screen replaces the canevas, I use a stylus instead of brushes, and a graphic tablet to transmit every digital brushstrokes to a specialized software.read more
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