Creating art can be an enriching and fulfilling experience for anyone. Not just arty-douches and snob-bags.
I’m confident I can give you some quick pointers on how to create works of art that will get what the French used to call “crap tons of Likes on Facebook” (ref: see the really Frenchy parts of art history articles I couldn’t finish online).
Tip 1: The Tools
Don’t get obsessive and expensive with brushes and paints and black velvet canvases. The future is now, people! Or it was a few years ago or something.
You’re going to want to use modern, premium software on an advanced computer. However, pro software costs a lot more than you’re likely to con friends and family into lending you, so just use MS Paint on whatever PC is around! You heard me. MS PAINT!
Tip 2: Set Your Mind Free
Peel any constricting “clothes” from your mind and let it all hang out; free yourself from any artistic concepts of aesthetics or accuracy or quality. You’re not making snobbery here, remember.
Tip 3: Choose Your Subject
Now you must decide what to paint. Celebrities!!! C’mon, you read the title, right? My point is that celebrities are fast-access to broad public-appeal. Don’t believe me? How many working impersonators are there that dress up as [person you've never heard of who is not a celebrity]? I think you get the idea, but let’s make success even more certain: MUSICAL celebrities! You’re welcome.
You’re ready now—with just those three pro tips—you can begin your mad journey of self-discovery through art. Stop off at Google to find a celebrity pic you’d like to paint and make sure your mind is totally naked. Your MIND. Not the celebrity pictures. Let’s keep it classy people.
Before & After Examples for Inspiration (24 pics)
These amazing near-photographic digital renderings were created by Manmalade (aka the Picasso of the Internet)
I didn’t create these images myself I promise. Manmalade is not a pen name or super hero identity of mine. Trust me, I wish I’d created them! No seriously. I really wish I had. Ugh! So bad they’re rad.
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