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Drawing Pencil Sketches Drawing Tips
February 08, 2016
Hi Fellow Artists

“If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right.” - Maxwell Anderson

With the current advancement of technology and the democratization of the visual art form brought about by the online world, art is experiencing a renaissance. One can even be saying that we are in an era of unexpected growth, an age where art is being created more than any other time in history.

Of course, this sounds rather ludicrous. But a quick search on the internet would prove my point. The likes of Deviant Art, Instagram, Behance, ConceptArt, Tumblr, Pinterest, Creattica, Depthcore and All the Sketches, not to mention WordPress blogs, has created a safe and supportive space for both amateurs and professionals to upload their works and show them to the public. There are numerous art blogs out there like It’s Nice That, Cool Hunting, Berlin Art Parasites, Trend Land and the Jealous Curator that are advocating for drawing, sketching, graphic design and photography.

The likes of Bansky, Jessica Walsh, Valerie Chua, Audrey Kawasaki, John Baldessari and Petra Cortright have popularized the online space as a veritable place for artwork. And of course, galleries are popping up everywhere, from museums, art spaces, to bars, coffee houses and even empty warehouses.

The meteoric rise of online art is not just situated to digital painting and graphic design. There’s also photography, sculpture, street art, web design and pencil sketching. Logging into Instagram or Tumblr, one could see sketches of other people, parks, landscapes, urban settings, animals, or even surreal representations of their dreams, of the future, of the fantastic.

And with this many inspirations, it’s producing new works. More and more people are picking up their pens, pencils and brushes to create their own pieces of art, joining the movement, contributing to the multitude.

Each day, artists are getting recognized, and their works are inspiring other people. It’s a wonderful cycle. With this much art surrounding each and every one of us, it is great time to be alive.

We know how much you, dear readers, love your work and we would like to showcase your own special modern creations on our newsletter. Join us by uploading your fine sketches and your artworks to our site and attending some of our free online lessons!

How to Submit:

1.) Upload your artworks to our site! Make sure to crop your images properly and eliminate any background or visual interruptions that would distract the viewers from enjoying your masterpiece. This is one of our requirements so don’t forget it.

2.) Make sure to add a few lines about your artwork. Tell us what they mean, the stories and tales behind them, and the process you had to take to create them. Be generous with your words. Remember: we will not publish your work unless it comes with a description.

Once you get published, your own artworks will be seen by our hundreds of subscribers and devoted readers, and you will be on your way towards a successful art career.

Tell your friends about us and submit today!

Here Are More Free Helpful Links

Here are the Free Tutorials on all aspects of Drawing and sketching. Let me know what you think.

Thank you for your support

Best wishes, Jon

Free Guide To Drawing Here in PDF format

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