How to Make your Artwork POP!

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There are many ways to make your artwork POP.

1.Colors-Vibrant colors always attract attention. Have you noticed that most stores use red and yellow in their signage?

2.Composition-A good composition is a must if you want people to notice your art. Make sure you have the main focal point (it can be an elephant) placed in the middle of your piece, and make sure it stands out with bold colors and/or against a plain background. Your focal point can be a person, animal, object or whatever you like, but it should look eye-catching!

3.Branding-Your brand can be text or images that connect with your artwork. You can create a brand with words, colors or even symbols that will catch the viewers’ attention and guide them throughout the whole artwork.

4.Take advantage of negative space-Don’t place too many elements in one area or your viewers won’t know where to look first; this will leave them confused about what to focus on.

5.No clutter-You want people to take notice of your art, not get confused by it; this is why only 2 focal points are best for any type of artwork: one that draws their attention and another that creates balance

The most popular images on the internet are, in order: cats, bacon, memes and porn. That is to say cute animals, tasty food, funny stories and naked people. It may be a dismal view of what makes us tick but it is an accurate one.

What’s interesting is that all of these things have one thing in common. They don’t matter much. The only thing they have in common is that they appeal to our lizard brain – the part that responds to danger, sex and funny faces before anything else.

In other words, if you want your art to stand out you need to appeal to the lizard brain. You need to make it pop! To do that there are a few things you should keep in mind.

The first thing you should know about your lizard brain is that it doesn’t like things that are too complicated or confusing. If something looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck then it needs to be a duck – not something complicated and confusing that acts like a duck but has some kind of hidden meaning (unless the hidden meaning is also something simple).

Remember, the lizard brain is not interested in complicated ideas. It likes simple ones. So if you want your artwork to POP!

One of the most overlooked ways to make your art POP is something so simple that you might miss it completely. It’s called negative space, and it can be one of the most powerful elements in creating a memorable piece of artwork.

One of the easiest ways to think about negative space is to imagine it as the space around an object. What you want is to create and balance out positive or “hot” space and negative or “cold” space to make your artwork truly pop! Let me explain further…

It’s kind of like when you’re eating ice cream, and you put a sort of frame around your spoonful at first, so that not too much hot fudge sauce goes in until you get used to the temperature. Then, when you’re ready for more, you take the frame away and get a bigger bite.

Before we continue any further, I’d like for you to think about your own work. How are you using positive space? How are you using negative space? Can you see how they affect each other? Can you see how they affect the overall look of your piece?

Why is negative space important? Why do artists use negative space? How do they use it? Well, there are all kinds of answers to these questions. One

Elephants are very popular in art. There is no reason why you can’t also use them in your art.

When using elephants in your artwork, there are some things to keep in mind. First of all, have a large elephant. Bigger is always better. Secondly, try to make the elephant different from the other elephants you have used before. If you have already made an elephant with a trunk, then make this elephant without a trunk. You can also try making him/her female instead of male and vice versa. If you want to draw an elephant doing something different than what you usually do, then make the elephant breaking into your house and stealing something (preferably food).

If you want your artwork to pop out, there are two things to consider: first, make sure that your audience has never seen anything like it before; second, don’t be afraid to get really weird with it.

One way to begin is to create a list of adjectives that you feel describe your work. Something like “dramatic, dynamic, subtle, and mystical” might work. (Remember: your list should be at least six items long.)

Now go to the art supply store and purchase the largest set of colored markers you can find, including the full range of colors available.

You’re creating a visual representation of your adjectives. For example, if you decide that your list is about a painting that is dramatic, dynamic, subtle, and mystical, then you’re going to use all those colors in the painting.

So every time you think of an adjective for that painting, write it down on a post-it note and color it with one of the markers. The goal is to color in all the adjectives on your list.*

The result will be a colorful picture that shows what the finished artwork will look like in terms of color! **

A well executed piece of art has the ability to capture your attention and hold it. 

You spend hours and sometimes even days on a single drawing or painting. 

How do you finish it off with impact?

Art can be difficult to hang on a wall. It requires a specific place, lighting and eye level so that it “works” in the space.

The most common mistake many artists make when attempting to display art is hanging the artwork too high above eye level. 

This is an incorrect way to hang art because it forces the viewer to stand back from the artwork, squint and crane their neck while they’re trying to take it all in. 

Art should be hung at an average viewer’s eye level so that they are looking at the artwork straight on. This creates the most impactful viewing experience for your art because it creates drama, tension and allows for easier viewing of all the details in your work.  

That doesn’t mean that you have to go out and buy expensive custom framing for each piece you create, because there are other ways to ensure your work makes a statement when put on display for all to see.  

Framed pieces are often overpriced, especially if you are purchasing them from a chain store with little

Painting an elephant to look three-dimensional is a tedious process. The artist needs to choose just the right shade of gray that will balance with the rest of the picture, and then carefully apply it to every part of the elephant’s body.

At first glance, this is a straightforward process. But it isn’t. For one thing, there are lots of shades of gray. If one area is too light, or if another is too dark, it will ruin the illusion of depth. And even if you get all the shades right, how can you tell whether it really looks 3-D? You have to paint the whole elephant over and over again until you get it right.

What makes an elephant seem three-dimensional? If you’re painting a flat canvas, your brain assumes that anything farther away will be smaller than things nearby. (That’s why in movies filmed in “real” 3-D everything looks like cardboard cutouts.) So in order to make an elephant look 3-D, you need to paint it so that its size varies smoothly from front to back; that way the brain will think things farther away are smaller.

How do you know where on the elephant’s body to apply each shade? Try looking at your own hands; they are

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