You're a beginning artist who
loves creating art.
Now you want to create it better.
BeginningArtist.com is the world's leading website and newsletter dedicated to enriching beginning artists.
My mission is to supply the tools that give EVERY beginning artist the chance to fully utilize their innate creativity and imagination. To create a community where aspiring artists from all over the world come together to encourage and support each other.
Creating art can be one of the most fulfilling activities a person can do. So, whether you've been creating art for one year or ten years, I want to help you create it with passion and imagination.
Join me on this wondrous journey to creating the kind of art you dream of.
Download your free special report, 12 Ways to Improve Your Art and you will automatically receive my free weekly newsletter designed to challenge you and promote your creativity.
Every artist deserves art lessons that help enrich and encourage their artistic growth.
The Problem Is…
If you are like a lot of folks, you’ve already tried reading books in your search for art tips on drawing, painting or photography. You may have noticed, as I have, that a lot of books seem to start at chapter 5 or 6, assuming you already know chapters 1 through 4. With 40 years of experience in art, I look at these books and shake my head, wondering how a relative beginner could understand and follow what they’re saying.
Or you may have seen the art instruction books that really don't say much of anything; they only serve to showcase the author's artwork.
And the problem doesn't end there. You may have taken a workshop or art class where you were only shown how to paint or draw the instructor’s favorite subject with the instructor’s favorite medium. You probably weren’t taught the principles of color and design, so you could paint any subject you chose. You weren’t taught how to “see” with the eyes of an artist.
But here's the real kicker – my pet peeve. You may have seen websites or magazine ads that want you to buy their single-lesson DVD's. Each DVD art lesson supposedly teaches you to paint a tree or a rock or a dog or, perhaps more appropriately, a hunk of baloney.
Will learning to paint a specific kind of tree also help you paint a dog or a landscape or a person? No! In my opinion, the only thing this kind of art lesson teaches you is the fallacy that you must buy a new DVD for everything you want to paint.
I agree with the noted artist and teacher, David Leffel, who said "Learning to paint things is not learning to paint".
So What Is The Solution?
The solution is to learn the absolute foundation skills essential for you to draw or paint anything you choose.
And do it in an art school atmosphere that promotes your creativity and imagination by exposing you to different artists, different ways of thinking and different ways you can execute your ideas.
My goal at BeginningArtist.com is to:
Train your mind to conceive, train your eyes to “see” and train your hands to execute what you want to achieve.
Step by Step Growth As An Artist.
First Download my free special report: 12 Ways to Improve Your Art.
I've found over my 40+ years in art it's not the brushes you use or the paint you buy or the paper you draw on that's important. It's the artist who makes great art, not the materials.
This report outlines twelve important facets of doing art that, if taken to heart, will lead you to better and better results in your work. In addition, you will automatically receive my weekly email newsletter that's designed to challenge you and promote your creativity.
Second Read the Art Tips section.
This area contains very practical information and strategies to help smooth your ride on the road to being the artist you want to be. To begin reading them, just click the link above.
Third Read the Art Drawing Lessons.
These free lessons start teaching you the fundamental skills needed to learn to “see” as an artist. They also prepare you for entry into my more in-depth classes. If you want to start learning to see like an artist, click the link above.
Fourth Start Mastering Color.
In my experience one of the most challenging things about making art for most aspiring artists is understanding color and learning to control it. This is why I offer and strongly recommend Richard Robinson's DVD (or download) Mastering Color.
It is thoroughly researched, well presented and covers everything you need to know about color. To learn more about this excellent resource, click the title link above.
Fifth Enroll in The Shapes of Things: The Secrets to Drawing and Painting Almost Anything class.
The world we live in is full of complexity. This class teaches you how to see the world more simply. It teaches you how most things in our world can be seen as some combination of eight simple shapes.
By learning these simple shapes and how light and shadow appear on each of them, you can learn to draw or paint almost anything. When you feel you can draw or paint almost anything, you are unshackled from a dependence on photographs or even reality.
That allows your creativity and imagination the freedom to see what you want to see. Learn more about these classes by clicking the title link above.
At BeginningArtist.com I don’t push any particular style, medium or technique. Just like in art school, I want to expose you to a wide range of ideas and ways of making art.
Whatever way you want to grow as an artist, I want to help you get there.
- Secrets to drawing and painting almost anything online course.
- The secrets to drawing and painting almost anything free the artist inside you and make you a more creative, more confident artist..
- Art School on DVD
- Classes to get you beyond the beginning years in art.
- Mastering Color
- Mastering color: learning to understand, mix and control the colors in your art.
- Art Tips and Articles
- Art Tips and advice to help you create art better and easier.
- Art Drawing Lessons
- Online art drawing lessons and painting lessons to advance your skills beyond beginner level.
- Gary's story: A short biography of Gary Gumble.
- Gary's story: A short biography of Gary Gumble and the founding of BeginningArtist.com.
- Fine Art Online Gallery of Gary Gumble's Artwork
- A fine art online gallery of Gary Gumble's paintings and drawings.
- Download these Informed Artist special reports.
- Download the Informed Artist special reports to help you create better art and get better results for your art.
- Contact Us
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