Yes, both charcoal & polychrome art by our hunter ancestors. Can you imagine that? That is the finest of fine art known to man today, I believe!
You see, the finesse of fine art lies in its ability to express tales of life-events in the truest sense possible.
Heard of Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, the Bauhaus, and Marcel Duchamp?
No. Maybe the first 2 names only. So, their names made their way into the sweeping populace of India too.
They were all artists …
…trying to go a new way, trying new techniques or ways to interpret the world. Some rebels get famous, others get infamously famous!
Check the thesis by Fred Childers, linked in the last section. A smattering of history won’t hurt, especially when you’re on this page and an art-fanatic!
The boundaries of Fine Arts are not finitely defined, but we may try.
Most theories include painting, sculpture, poetry, music, theatre and opera into the broad net of fine art.
The net extends generally back to Greece about 500 BC. However, the Western civilization started to develop the idea of fine art from 1350 to 1600 during the renaissance.
In this post, we’ll get into the details of a BFA degree in India and how to get one.
What is Fine Art?
Fine art is rooted in drawing and design-based works such as painting, printmaking, and sculpture. It is often contrasted with “applied art” and “crafts” which are both traditionally seen as utilitarian activities.
Applied Art Examples: Ceramic art, automotive design, fashion design, calligraphy, interior design, graphic design, cartoon, poster, newspaper/magazine ads, animation, photography etc.
Fine Art Examples: Warli art form from Northern & Central India, Pattachitra from Eastern India, Tanjore painting or a Kerala Mural, Ikat of Pochampally, or the Patola of Gujarat, or even hand-block printing are fine art as well.
In other words, anything that serves as a cultural expression of a place or a person is fine art. But let me also suggest: Whether something is fine art is often in the eye of the beholder.
As an Artist, you will …
… create a concept or original artwork using an array of media and techniques. You will create illustrative depictions of texts, concepts, topics, stories and thoughts.
You may work on metal, wood, ceramic, glass, fabric, paper (cartridge, canvas, hand-board handmade etc.), clay, terracotta, plaster of Paris etc. using a variety of materials, instruments & tools.
Fine Arts as an Academic Discipline
The purview of Fine Arts as a stream of study typically includes these specializations at the Bachelor Level:
- Applied Art/ Commercial Art
- Art History
- Temple Architecture
- Ceramic & pottery
- Textile Design
- Design wood & Leather
What are the Career Options in Fine Arts?
- Production Designer
- Theatre Designer
- Illustration Artist
- Storyboard Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Art Teacher
Artists mostly work independently, and it is hard to put them under well-defined job profiles.
You will find roles with theatre productions, film production companies, advertising agencies, design agencies, animation film production companies, art teaching school, etc. You attempt to present your artwork in an exhibition or make them available to a client.
In the beginning, you can get about Rs. 8,000-12,000 a month as a trainee in advertising agencies or other creative design agencies.
- With 2-5 years of experience, you may earn about Rs. 10,000 – 20,000 or more per month. It is highly probable that you may quickly rise in advertising agencies or other design & creative agencies provided you improve fast & get noticed.
- With 8-10 years of experience, you can earn about Rs. 50,000 – 80,000 or even more per month.
- But in smaller agencies, you may have to do with about Rs. 25,000-30,000 a month.
- At senior levels in advertising and other creative agencies, you may earn about Rs. 1,50,000 to 5,00,000 or even more per month. Reputed Creative Directors or Creative Heads make more than Rs, 10,00,000 -12,00,000 per month.
This is a life of struggle during the initial years. But in 25-30 years’ time, you can become a multi-millionaire if you have the talent and if your work is appreciated.
Are you aware of Akiane’s painting of Jesus that was lost?
A child art prodigy Akiane Kramarik has ultra-natural visions and then paints her ideas. “Prince of Peace” was one of her earliest paintings that got stolen and changed many hands before coming back to her!
Her paintings are now sold at hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Top 10 Fine Arts Colleges in Delhi
Here is the list of top 10 fine arts colleges in Delhi according to India Today Rankings:
- Lady Shriram College for Women (LSR)
- Miranda House
- Hansraj College
- Sri Ram College of Commerce(SRCC), Delhi
- Hindu College
- Ramjas College
- Delhi College of Arts & Commerce (DCAC)
- Sri Venkateswara College
- Kamala Nehru College for Women
- Indraprastha College for women
Check for other cities here.
Top 16 Fine Arts Colleges in India:
- Delhi Technological University, Delhi
- Lovely Professional University, Punjab
- University of Calcutta
- SASTRA University, Thanjavur
- Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
- University of Allahabad, Allahabad
- Alagappa University, Karaikudi
- AISECT University, Raisen
- Christ University, Cochin
- University of Science and Technology, Kochi
- Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati
- APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram
- Anna University, Chennai
- Indian Institute of Engineering & Technology
- Bharath Engineering College
- AHMEDABAD University, Ahmedabad
Many Artists work with creative agencies. Some work independently at their studios but this is certainly a life of struggle. Nevertheless, you can become a multi-millionaire. That is also a possibility, but merely that. Planning a career is a notoriously crazy job and most do it their way with peers/parents but no professional help. iDreamCareer is one of the first organizations in the country that helps young minds overcome their struggles of realizing their future goals. iDC works with almost all state governments in India, UNICEF, all CBSE schools and other private schools & companies too.
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Make Galaxy Painted Rocks
As a nerdy science geek, I’ve always been interested in space and love seeing the galaxy trend grow. I knew I needed to play around with making galaxies in my crafting, and rocks seemed like the perfect canvas. With a simple layered technique, you can make galaxy painted rocks to use as backgrounds or stand alone art.
Galaxy Painted Rock from Carla Schauer Studio
Related Post: Ultimate Guide to Rock Painting Supplies
How to Make a Painted Galaxy Background
Painting a galaxy background is an easy process of paint layering. There’s no wrong placement of the paint, just relax and sponge it in places until you’re happy. You can always go back and add more black if you’d like your galaxy background a little darker. The basic steps I used are below. I started with a black rock, but a black painted base coat works just as well.
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Make a galaxy painted rock background using layered paint techniques.
- 1/2" paint brush (optional)
- small sponge or paper towel
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What to Add to a Space Painted Rock Background
Once you’ve finished your space rock galaxy background, the sky is the limit! (Pun totally intended!) Use the galaxy background as a base for a constellation like I did here, add a funky alien, spaceship, planet, or whatever your imagination desires.
Make galaxy painted rocks as part of a space science unit, at camp, or just a fun project at home on a rainy day. They’re intergalactic fun for everyone!
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The cosmos is filled with mysteries, beautiful stars, gorgeous nebulae and breathtaking galaxies! Pictures so stunning, no one can resist them! The best part about painting the universe is that it’s actually quite simple! Acrylic paints are the best, as you can get a thick and a smooth texture without using water. The richer the texture, the better your painting will turn out to be. Camlin’s Artists’ Acrylic Colour 12 Assorted Colours Set has a range of twelve shades that have a long-lasting finish and also an added benefit – they dry fast!
Here are 3 tips on how you can go about it:
1. Don’t choose too many colours
Do you ever notice how miraculously vibrant the universe looks! It’s very important to choose the right colours. Make sure you keep your palette limited. Eliminate the colours you won’t need. Add plenty of magenta, violets and shades of blue to give that mysterious look. Also, keep gold, yellow and white ready to create the ‘sudden’ splashes of light in your painting.
Use very little water or none at all. Too much water will dilute your paint and crinkle the paper – both of which, we’re sure you won’t want, when it comes to painting the universe.
You can create an abstract representation of clouds of blue and purple. Find references of different phenomena in space and paint them the best way you can!
2. Use a sponge
Painting with the brush is great but using a sponge will give your painting a unique texture. All you need to do is lightly tap the paint of your choice on the paper with the sponge. Refer to the picture below to see how sponging has been used on the edges of the galaxies. This helps to blend the edges with the background.
3. The splash of white
Once you are done with the above steps, take some of the white paint in your palette and dilute it with water. Take a brush and dip it in the white paint. Now, flick the brush against a pencil and splatter the white paint across your canvas. Let it all dry. Your painting is ready to be placed amongst other paintings on your wall of fame!
Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on amazing art ideas and projects in our upcoming blog posts!
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Learn how to create your very own galaxy painting with acrylics!
This step by step painting tutorial will guide you through the process and techniques of rendering the entire galaxy on any size canvas or surface!
There are two parts to this tutorial. Part one is how to paint the galaxy background.
Part two is how to paint the planets after you have done the galaxy painting.
I used a sponge for 80% of this galaxy painting. The sponge helps to create the blurred effect you see with the colored paint.
I also did this on an 11 x 14 canvas and an 8 x 10 canvas. As stated above, you can do this on any size.
Enjoy this tutorial! Happy painting artists!
My Other Galaxy Painting Tutorials:
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- Paint your surface black using a large flat brush.
- Load your sponge in both magenta and white. Use only a tiny bit of paint on the sponge.
- Paint a diagonal strip across the canvas.
- Wipe off excess paint off the sponge.
- Blur the paint by sponging over the colors applied to the canvas.
- Load your sponge (different area) in deep violet and white.
- Repeat the sponging and blurring technique in a different area of the canvas.
- Repeat the sponging technique for cerulean blue and white and sponge a different area of the canvas.
- Repeat the technique for bright aqua green.
- To dim the colors, load you sponge in a tiny bit of mars black (only a little is needed as less is more).
- Paint the black over areas of the canvas to allow the colors to dim.
- Repeat with more colors of the sponging technique after you have dimmed the first layer of color.
- Use a toothbrush to splatter white stars over the colors.
- Use a tiny round brush to paint brighter stars.
- Paint a starburst (if desired)
- Paint planets (if desired)
Galaxy Painting Colors
When painting a galaxy, you’ll need to choose colors other than just black and white.
I chose shades of pink, blue and purple.
Below are suggestions, however, you can chose similar shades or omit a few of the colors depending on what color preferences you have for your galaxy painting.
I do recommend that you limit your palette as much as possible so it doesn’t end up looking like a rainbow.
I selected three colors in the “blues” category: cerulean blue,turquoise and bright aqua green.
And I selected two colors in the “purples” category: quinacridone magenta & deep violet.
Black and white are essential (for obvious reasons).
Tools For Your Galaxy Painting
You really don’t need anything special to paint a galaxy! I think the most essential tool you’ll need for this technique is a sponge.
It can be any sponge. I’ve even cut up a dollar store bath sponge before and used that!
I also used two different size brushes. One was a 1 inch flat brush (or 3/4″ flat) and the other was a tiny #0 round brush.
The large brush was just to paint the entire canvas black. The small brush was to make bigger looking stars.
Finally I used an old toothbrush! This is to splatter those very fine white dots that resemble stars.
If you don’t want to use a toothbrush, you can also use any thick shaped brush to splatter paint or get a special splatter paint brush especially designed for this technique.
Directions At A Glance:
Galaxy Painting Video:
Step By Step Directions:
1. Paint your canvas or surface area black.
Use any large brush to do this step. I used mars black in this demonstrations, however, you can use any shade of black to fill your canvas.
2. Use a sponge to paint magenta and white.
Dip your sponge in quinacridone magenta and a little bit of white.
With this technique, less is more. Don’t overload your brush. You can also try loading and then dabbing it elsewhere to unload some paint off the sponge.
Paint a diagonal line.
3. Dim/ blend the paint back into the black background
Use a dry area of the sponge (no paint) and paint over the area you had already painted. This helps to “dim” the color.
It should look blurry and darker.
Tip: it helps to press and twist the sponge.
It’s almost like you’re wiping off the color with the dry part of the sponge to get it to be dimmer.
4. Use the sponge to paint deep violet and white.
Now sponge an area in the lower right corner with deep violet and a little bit of white.
Repeat the dimming technique by sponging it over with a dry part of your sponge.
5. Use the sponge to paint cerulean blue hue, and white.
Repeat the same technique to sponge another area of cerulean blue and white.
6. Sponge an area of bright aqua green.
Repeat the same technique. Notice the clusters of color look almost like clouds.
They all have the same technique but their shapes, sizes and intensity of color vary.
7. Sponge black lightly over all your colors!
This is the part that will make the colors blend more into the background.
You CAN essentially skip this step and fast forward to the star part but I like to do this technique to create more depth in the sky.
Basically I sponged black over the colors in clusters.
Load your brush in a TINY bit of black. Less is more because black easily can take over if you load too much.
You don’t want to cover all the colors. Just sponge enough to dim the colors.
Be careful & dab lightly.
Tip: wait for your painting to dry a bit before proceeding.
8. Apply more layers of color!
Huh? So we dimmed the colors now we are adding more on top? I’m not crazy!
The reason why I did this is because this painting has dimension!
Galaxies have a lot of dimension! In order for colors to be in the distance, they have to be dim so we applied black over that!
Now we are adding brighter colors on top! Basically, add white to the quinacridone and apply more paint and then blur with the sponge.
9. Apply a brighter layer of violet and blues too!
Continue on and add more brighter layers to all the colors specifically in the middle of those diagonal lines!
10. Optional: Dim the colors again with black!
So the “gist” of this is, more layers means more dimension. You can stop if you’d like!
But I didn’t. I dimmed the colors again with black.
Then I added more color on top!
Emphasize the middle of all those diagonal sponged on lines being brighter with more white!
11. Splatter paint stars with a toothbrush.
This is that magic moment in galaxy painting! Dip the toothbrush in white paint and flick it with your finger.
Experiment with it! When you splatter really close to the canvas, you get dense stars versus if you splatter far away.
When you angle the brush you might get a line of stars.
Also, try adding a TINY TINY bit of water to the brush. You will get more stars than if your brush is completely dry.
12. Use a tiny round brush to paint brighter stars.
To get a variety of stars, I used a tiny round brush and titanium white to paint some cluster areas of bright larger stars.
When you look at the sky at night, the stars really aren’t in a uniform distant apart from each other.
Some are close together, some are far, some are dim, bright or even different colors!
13. Paint a starburst If desired.
I used that small round brush to paint a star burst.
Basically paint an asterisk.
Drag each stroke from the center out. Apply more white in the middle to make the middle super bright.
As the white dries, apply more white until it is pure white and super bright.
Basically, the more you layer the white directly in the middle of that starburst, the brighter it will get!
You can even add a dab of purple or magenta to the tips of the starburst.
14. More stars!
You’ll see in the video that I went in and did more sponging over the stars.
This allowed the stars to be different colors.
Then I did more of the round brush stars in clusters. Just keep going with it and have fun!
Also notice there is a new diagonal line of “turquoise” going the opposite direction.
15. Keep going with those layers, stars, sponging, splattering, etc. until you are content with your galaxy!
This is beautiful the way it is! But if you are here for the planets…continue on to part two!
Go To Part 2 “Planets”
That’s it! If you’re ready to paint planets on your galaxy background, go to part two of this tutorial.
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