Realistic art has always been fascinating and interesting. We have always sought to imitate nature and thereby learn to see and understand it. In some countries, the interest in the artistic realistic representation has remained constant and has to be considered as part of that culture. On the contrary, in other countries, people are more interested in abstract art.
However, even in these countries, numerous well-known museums have large collections of realistic works of art by the Old Masters, which attract thousands and thousands of visitors every day. Everyone standing in front of a masterpiece by Michelangelo or Sandro Botticelli remains impressed and fascinated by their incredible artistic abilities. It is amazing what can be created by human hands. And the good thing is that everyone can learn!
Realistic drawing and painting have been a valuable cultural heritage handed down for centuries. Old masters and their students developed and perfected the techniques for learning realistic drawing and painting and created different art movements. We profit nowadays from this legacy, which is the basis for a successful professional artistic career and for your own personal artistic development.
When we learn something new, we always have to start from the basis. For realistic drawing and painting these are:
- represent the correct proportions and shapes
- understand light and shadow
- know how to render tonalities
- create a 3-dimensional (3D) subject on 2-dimensional (2D) media
- use perspective
- know how to use graphite, coal and oil paints
Who masters these bases professionally, has no limits! It is very important to learn it from scratch in order to, later on, create high-quality artworks. This affects both the interest of art lovers and art collectors as well as their buying behavior. Here, too, the trend is that buyers prefer to invest in artistically and technically high-quality realistic artworks, rather than in abstraction, which is inflationary.
The world of realistic art is also widespread and firmly anchored in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. There are so many groups, closed communities, and people out there, all of whom share the same passion for realistic drawing and painting and show it in many ways.
And we love to watch how a realistic work is created and are equally enthusiastic about the artist’s work and skills.
Would you like to join us and finally do what you have always wanted to do?