For Artists

June 23, 2017

Planning before you start painting

As with any other projects, it is highly essential that you lay out your plans before embarking onto a painting. This will ensure that you have […]
October 10, 2012

The ABCDE of pricing your art

Whether you make paintings or sculptures, it is important your art is priced reasonably so that the collectors are able to buy them and you might […]
September 10, 2012

Why should you work in a series of art instead of one-off?

One of the common questions artists ask in the production of their art is whether to make a one-off work or to produce a series type of work. There are actually pros and cons
August 7, 2012

5 things artists often mistook the galleries for

As an artist, you will always be working with galleries. In fact, some artists rely heavily on galleries to help them sell their art and to […]
August 7, 2012

Tips for artists – How and where to start

First things first, unless you are extremely lucky, nothing in art really happens by chance. You need to be good in what you do and know […]
July 27, 2012

How to Draw Human Faces

Most people are known to put off drawing after facing difficulties drawing human figures. Contrary to such perceptions, drawing human figures and faces are not as […]
July 2, 2012

Should you Varnish a Painting?

There are many arguments for and against varnishing a painting. What is it exactly? Varnishing refers to the final layer which is applied on a painting […]
June 29, 2012

Safety Tips when working with art materials

Are there any safety issues which you need to consider when making your art? The answer is yes, of course. As much as you like to […]
June 26, 2012
The 3 L’s you need to research on

The 3 L’s you need to research on

As an artist, you will find yourself mingling among the artistic crowd most of the time. You will be hanging around with them, engaging in dialogues […]
June 23, 2012

Turn your hobby into an income

Art is more than just a hobby. In fact, there are many facets to art that you can take up where it could be more than […]
June 22, 2012

Is it important to develop your own personal painting style?

Being an artist is not merely creating artwork and try to sell them in the market. It is definitely more than that where you will have […]
June 21, 2012

Know your brushes

One of the fundamental skills of an artist is the ability to paint beautiful pictures. So, if you want to be a good artist, you must […]
June 21, 2012

Challenges in becoming a good painter

Being an artist takes time and effort. You should know by now that being an artist is not an in-born talent. So it is important that […]
June 19, 2012

Art for Kids – Starting them Young

Pre-schools and nurseries today offer a wide range of art classes for kids. In fact, it is often believed that no one is too young to […]
June 19, 2012
Are you too old to become an artist?

Are you too old to become an artist?

As with any learnable discipline, it is never too old. If you are in your forties and you have this inclination to quit what you are […]
June 19, 2012

Is Graffiti Art real art?

You would have seen graffiti art by now. They are on signboards, along railway walls, on trains and even in art galleries. Some of them are […]
June 19, 2012
Should you allow others to reproduce or use your artwork

Should you allow others to reproduce or use your artwork?

What would you feel if you discovered that your art has been reproduced without your permission? Such is the situation with many artists today who have […]
June 19, 2012

Are you a ‘Struggling Artist’?

Whether you are an artist who has set your mind to selling art or making art for art’s sake, you will come upon a crossroad where […]
June 18, 2012

Rimbun Dahan Artist’s Residency Programme

The Rimbun Dahan Artist’s Residency Programme is perhaps one of the most recognized and established art residency programmes in Malaysia. The project was envisioned by Hijjas Kasturi and his wife Angela. Hijjas is one of the most established and popular architects Malaysia and Rimbun Dahan is an interesting place for artists to spend some time with the ‘wilderness’ and close to nature to exercise their art.
April 25, 2012
Should You Stretch Your Own Canvas

Should You Stretch Your Own Canvas?

The constant question that are commonly asked among painters and artists is whether you should buy pre-stretched canvases or stretch your own. While this might be […]
January 10, 2012
The 3As of sellable art

The 3As of sellable art

Art as many would tell you is very subjective. Some even say that art is something so subjective that there is no way you can define […]
January 10, 2012
Does Creativity comes naturally or can it be developed

Does Creativity comes naturally or can it be developed?

Everyone tells you that if you want to be an artist, you must be creative. So, does that mean that artists are naturally creative people or […]
January 10, 2012
What should you do during your opening?

What should you do during your opening?

As an artist, you will be involved with group and solo shows throughout your artistic career. While it is often regarded as an achievement or milestone […]
January 10, 2012
Should you sell your art directly to collectors or through the gallery

Should you sell your art directly to collectors or through the gallery?

One of the biggest questions that artists always have to deal with is whether should they sell directly to the collectors or to go through an […]
January 9, 2012
The best practices to showcase your art

The best practices to showcase your art

Whether you are an aspiring or established artist in any form of art, one of the biggest challenge is where and how to showcase your art […]
January 9, 2012

Common Misconceptions by artists

Being an artist is not that difficult. In fact, apart from having the right qualifications and such, one can be an artist with some talent and […]
January 9, 2012
Are you an artist in for the money or just to be famous or both

Are you an artist in for the money or just to be famous or both?

The art scene today is very saturated. Artists are everywhere and most of them are either in for the money, fame or both. So which type […]
January 9, 2012

Pricing your arts

As an artist, one of the biggest challenges in your creative career is in the pricing of your artwork. Where money is an influencing factor in […]