What Are The Different Art Mediums To Use In Artwork?
There are so many different kinds of art mediums to use, and sometimes it can be hard to decide what you want to do. Artists have a lot of choices to work with. You may be in the mood for something different, and that's okay! Try using different mediums in your artwork with these examples. Don't forget to experiment with your design. Many mediums can be mixed together, and you never know how your art will end up looking. Some art mediums will allow you to use specific techniques, so choosing art mediums and techniques should go in hand-in-hand. Read ahead to learn more about the different art mediums available from I Create Art.
Oil & Chalk Pastels
Pastels come in a variety of colors & create different textures. Chalk Pastels are soft and dusty, making them great for blending. Although a bit messy, they create a softer feel in your artwork. Oil pastels are waxy & thicker, more like a crayon. Depending on how you use them and the paper you use, oil pastels can create many textures within a drawing. Color pigments are richer and can be blended with other mediums (colored pencils for example.) One of our past blogs talks about Pastels and you can review here.
Watercolor & Acrylic Paints
Painting is a great way to express yourself. For beginners, using acrylic or watercolor are most common. Both use a variety of brushes, helping to give you thin or thick lines. Oil paint is fun to use, but requires good ventilation. You'll need a canvas to apply your paint on. We wrote a past blog on Acrylic Paints that you can read about. Mixing colors together to create new colors is fun and watercolor allows you to use wet or dry techniques. Read our past blog on how to care for your brushes.
Like an ordinary pencil, but will a wide range of colors, with this medium offers a lot of variation in your drawings. From waxing & burnishing, to shading, using colored pencils in your drawings is a fun style to learn. You can also use them with other mediums, creating texture & shading variations.
Markers can make your drawings bold & colorful. Many types of makers now come with 2 points, one for a thicker line and the other for finer, thin lines. Markers are used in a lot of styles of art and have become very popular over the years. They are fairly easy to use, and you can use light and heavy strokes in your design. Mix some ink for the outline and then start to add different colors in your piece of art.
These are just a few of the types of mediums you can use in your artwork. I Create Art has s Sampler Art Bundle, that allows to try most of the mediums discussed in this article. Watch the Helpful Tutorials for guidance on using materials.
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