Category: Tips

Do you already know Frankfurt?

FFM - Do you already know Frankfurt?

Frankfurt am Main. Main Metropolis. Mainhattan. FFM. With about 736,000 inhabitants, Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in Hessen and the fifth largest in Germany. The city is eclectic. Business, fairs, shopping, on the one hand, culture, coziness, and traditions on the other. Frankfurt is definitely worth a visit. There’s a lot to see. […]

Charles Bargue Drawing Method

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In this post, we’ll talk about the Bargue Method and we´ll show you in our How-to-do section how to learn drawing, using his technique. The French painter and lithographer Charles Bargue (1826-1883), with the help of Jean-Léon Gérôme (184-1904), who was one of the most important French sculptors and painters of the 19th century and […]

How can I make money with my art?

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How can you make money with your art? Who wants to work as a professional full-time artist must be able to earn enough money with his/her artworks to pay the bills. But how is that possible? How can you make money from your drawings and paintings? This is a very common question, that people who […]

Online Course vs. Academy

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If you want to learn how to paint and draw, you need to use the existing learning resources. Online course or art academy? Those, who are looking for an answer on the internet, will sooner or later find an offer for an online course. But what distinguishes an online course from an art academy? What […]

Portrait drawing

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Portrait drawing is one of the most popular and, at the same time, difficult art disciplines. The possibility to reproduce the image of a person with pencil, charcoal or paint on a two-dimensional surface fascinates artists since the beginning of time. But how do you learn to draw a portrait? If you go to an […]

Do I need a student visa for Germany?

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Basically, every foreigner who wants to work or study in Germany needs a visa. Exceptions are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, the Slovakia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus. If you come […]

How to develop your artistic style?

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The question “How do I find my own artistic style?” is probably the question, fledgling artists ask themselves the most. Certain people have a natural affinity for certain activities. There are people, who are talented in mathematics and there are gifted musicians, but no one will be good at something if he/she does not practice. […]

Do you have to be talented to be an artist?

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What does talent mean? Those who love the works of an artist often tend to call the artist “talented”. But what does talent actually mean, and why is this term being used in such an inflationary way, especially in art? How talented do you have to be to be an artist? “I can´t even draw […]

Drawing From Life or a Photo: Which Is Better?

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Drawing models is a method that has been tested for centuries, used to improve the artist own drawing skills. Drawing from life or photo? Drawing models really trains the eye and is one of the most difficult artistic disciplines. Since the model may move and can be seen from any angle, it is much more […]