Purpose

Consider the purpose of the artwork, its usage and function. Is it meant to be a gift, tattoo sketch, embroidery, print or a decoration? Would you put it on a wall? Will you have it framed?

Format

You can choose between standard paper formats (A, B and C series) or select the dimensions yourself.

Take into consideration the frame and placement as well.

Forms

These include: photography, pen drawing, pencil drawing, charcoal drawing, tempera painting, water colour painting, acrylic painting and computer graphics.

Material

Diverse papers and canvases are ofttimes preferred, but so is wood and textile.

Motif and theme

Art can be abstract or realistic; also the meaning and theme can be obvious, simbolic or not present at all. Decide what will be portrayed on the artwork and in what way it should be represented. Recurrent themes are: portrait, genre, nude, landscape, ornament, croquis, sketch...

Art movement

Impressionism, realism, naturalism, photo-realism, vitralism, cubism, surrealism, pointillism, minimalism, modernism, action painting, expressionism, symbolism... 

Techniques

Impasto (thickly laid paint), painterliness (visible brushstrokes), line art (distinct straight or curved lines),

contour drawing (outlined shape of the subject), collage, translucent (transparent). 

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