Art has the reputation of being a creative outlet, but is that all there is to it? There are people who dedicate their lives to painting or sculpture, but what’s the motivation behind their work? What makes them strive so hard to make such beautiful art?
People often say they paint or sculpt because they enjoy it; they like seeing their finished product. While this is true of some artists, others choose an art form that is not only laborious but also unpopular. Although it may be hard to believe, there are many artists out there who spend hours of their time and tons of money creating art that no one will ever see.
The reason for these artistic endeavors is one that many would consider strange: dogs. Artists whose work revolves around dogs find their passion in the beauty of these creatures and the way they inspire humans. The pursuit of this passion can take some artists years and cost them thousands upon thousands of dollars. The results, however, are well worth it.
What inspires some artists to dedicate so much time and energy on dogs is something that can’t really be explained in words: it just has to be seen.*
It’s easy to find photographs of dogs online, but the problem for artists is that a photograph is just a snapshot. It shows all the details, but no context. It doesn’t show you how the dog sees things. And it certainly doesn’t show you what the dog is thinking.
Dog art is not as easy to find. Most of the dogs in paintings are just part of an overall landscape, or are shown performing some cute trick. They lack any real personality; they’re just props in someone else’s story.
That’s because it’s really hard to get inside a dog’s head, and that’s where art lives. It’s hard to know what a dog thinks or sees or understands. But you know your own dog better than anyone else does, and if you want to paint him, you need to capture his essence in your own eyes — not in a photograph or in someone else’s opinions about him.
Although, if you are just looking to create a simple draft of a dog based piece of art, then the way I would recommend is that you use paper to do it. However, a whiteboard will also suffice for this job.
Tear up some pieces of paper and stick them around the whiteboard. The kind of paper you are going to want to use for this is the thin sort of paper, as opposed to the thick sort of paper. Then grab your pencil and start sketching out your dog.
Now, you can sketch whatever you want onto that whiteboard, because it’s not going to matter in the end. After you have drawn on the whiteboard with your pencil, then go ahead and take the eraser and start erasing the pencil lines off of your whiteboard. After you have done this once or twice, then rip some more pieces of paper and tape them up over your previous sketches. Then grab your pencil and begin drawing again on top of where those pieces of paper are covering up any previous artwork that you had drawn on there before.
Now keep repeating this process by taping more pieces of paper over your previous artwork until it is all covered up; but then keep drawing on top over all those pieces of paper taped onto it
If you want to make money as a freelance writer, the most important thing to learn is how to be happy alone with your laptop.
So I often find myself in coffee shops that are overpriced and noisy and crowded, where it’s hard to concentrate and even harder to focus. And yet, given half a chance, I’d go there every day. Why?
Because I prefer writing about dogs.
From the beginning of time, mankind has depicted images of animals in their paintings and drawings. (Or at least since the cave dwellers.) The first known art was found in caves in France. A painting of a bison on the wall of a cave was made 40,000 years ago. The painting is called “the Sorcerer.” It is an amazing work of art showing the power and grace of this animal.
But why do man create art? What is the purpose of this? I believe that it represents what is inside of us. That is why we paint, sculpt, draw and write about our feelings. We want to share them with others and find other people who have similar feelings or inspire us to look inside ourselves to see what our own emotions are telling us.
Art is also a way for artists to communicate to others what they see around them, whether it be through a medium like paint or clay or pencils or words. Artists want to tell you what they see in their mind’s eye and wants to share it with everyone else so they can see it too. They want you to feel what they felt when they were looking at something amazing like a sunset or a bird flying overhead. Some people say that our universe is all an illusion but that is not