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Showing posts with label art education. Show all posts
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Saturday, February 16, 2019

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MARKETING YOUR ART ONLINE BY MIABO ENYADIKE

The Ultimate Guide Course On How To Market Your Art Online.



Introduction
The artist is one with a vivid imagination, a complex, yet beautiful and intense mind.

 

 
       
 Our ability to observe and translate events, objects, humanity, lifestyle, and pain that we see around us, into a gift that is shared and received by all who see it and term it  'Creativity' is what oils our artistic wheels to keep moving.

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It encourages us, artist, to keep on creating and expanding our gift, to the delight of our Audience.
What comes in between this creativity, is how the artist suffers in the name of their craft.



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I know that because I have been there. It was difficult to get any gallery representation, for years I relied on friends heavily to buy my works because my Art style was misunderstood.
I basically create abstract Art with objects and my paintings are mostly Ink based on paperboards. It was really a financial burden to carry on working when no one around me was buying. So when the online selling platforms came on, I knew I had to get on board if I was to keep creating Art.


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I joined the internet in 2013, opening my Art blog on blogger, I posted my first blog on bottles I had made and simply described how I made them and the views from people were staggering and the rest is history.



Today I sell via my blog and I have created a successful Art business, just by storytelling my Art, my own way without boundaries and reaping the full benefits of my hard work, as an independent unrepresented Artist.

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 I know the difficulty it entails to put this beauty, created by us called Artworks, out there best paintings, sculpture, graphics, fashion, pottery or ceramics, photography etc and be taken seriously by galleries, markets, dealers, collectors etc.....is a huge, if not a herculean task to bear.

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 That brings me to the issue, of the Internet and the artist. The Internet has created a platform for the artist that could be far-reaching than we artist anticipate.
 An artist can make a living by the side, regardless of brick and mortar or huge financial commitment, just by uploading and clicking.  Whilst waiting for the big break, we all dream about and desire.

The Internet at least is on the side of the artist, the reason I say so is from my own experience.



  
That is why I have created this six weeks course, here in Johannesburg for unrepresented Artist. So join me for this course and learn how to represent yourself and earn the money you deserve.

You will learn:


-  Week 1: Understanding Digital Space

-  Week 2: Crafting your Product name and Story 

-  Week 3: Creating your Brand Personality

-  Week 4:  Inbound Marketing

-  Week 5:  How to Sell Online

-  Week 6:  Physical Presentation of your Art

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This course is made for you if:


  • You're  an artist looking to represent yourself 
  • You love creating artwork but can't sell them
  • You are looking for ways to monetize your art
  • You want to learn how to promote your art
  • You want in on the art business
  • You want to create solo or group art events to sell your work
  • You want to be invited to art exhibitions
  • You should create an online portfolio to that is a magnet for collectors
  • You want to create printables to earn big.

look forward to seeing you all.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

ABSTRACT COLLAGE ART MIXED MEDIA.


Abstract Art collage mixed media, is a style of art I am most familiar with.I love to apply objects and different materials to wood board and canvas

 My background is fine and applied arts, so I basically was nurtured in that style of abstract mixed media collage, where objects and materials matter most in your work than the paint you apply. 

abstract art paper collage of a male thinking
                    Title: Thinking/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike



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abstract art expressionism of an african woman

My Art series on view today does that, I have created colorful silhouettes of men with geometric paper cut outs. The geometric shape I have chosen for these artworks is circle. 

abstract art collage mixed media of a male.
            Title: Unknown Face/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike

There is no underlying reason to that but for my preference for circles, as it is a much easier shape to manipulate with paper giving the subjects involved. 

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Abstract art expressionism of a lady pouting her lips

I used a paper cutter and old magazines all applied on an acrylic painted canvas, yes you heard me well canvas not paperboard my favorite art material. 

Abstract art paper collage of a male silhouette
          Title: Male Silhouette/Abstract Art Expressionism/ by Miabo Enyadike

This series is an Abstract Art Expressionism in a collage mixed media style, my inspiration comes from the need to manipulate printed paper and see how much I can get out of it.

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Abstract art expressionism of purple calla lilies in a vase
Purple calla lilies in a vase


I juxtaposed unlikely colors and textures of glossy magazine prints with newspaper prints together, by simply creating a fish scale interface that brings them together to form Art.I hope you enjoy these new Artworks of mine. You can click and buy my art in saatchiart.com/artmiabo



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Thursday, January 17, 2019

ART STORYTELLING OF OUR TIMES.






These days, all I read in the newspapers on a daily basis, could be summed up into three parts, 
1.Global economy.
2.Disregard for Human rights.  
3.Climate change.

STOLEN BABIES

This informs my decision, on many aspects of our lives, in this world that we live in. It goes on to determine how we think and how we live.

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I have read the same newspaper brand for years, and that particular brand of newspaper, is what I read everyday and at the end of reading it, I am filled with mixed feelings


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sit and wonder, about  everything life. I try to process the events I read in my mind, some of them are so heartbreaking. It makes me wonder, how these things could even be conceived let alone allowed to happen.



THE RELIEVED MOTHER

As an artist, each day I try to replay these events differently in my mind, giving it a face, in order for me to fully understand, or even come to terms with some of these events, we are witnessing that are being brought to our attention daily.

I have made quite a few of these stories, that you and  I  have read in the papers, in some way, into drawings.


   
            

 These drawing are mixed media, and were made with charcoal and Ink, on the financial pages of my daily news paper. 

I did these illustrations on the financial pages of the newspaper I read because finance, plays a huge part in a lot of these events that happen in our lives.

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 I am telling these stories, through Ink as a medium on newspaper sheets with a street art style in a rather Pedestrian way because life has become too  simplistic to us all we have all become complacent in one way or another, ignoring facts as we are faced with onslaught of events that overwhelm us all.


                              Nature at Stake

 These Art stories are a reminder to help us further understand how these events, have truly in some way changed our perceptions about life.

 Finally, for me it's all about storytelling the times we are in with ART! ......... ENJOY

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Monday, January 07, 2019

ARTIST ART GEOMETRIC SHAPES AND LINES




Fine Arts begins with geometric shapes and lines. Are these shapes and lines the secret tool of the Artist? I always ask myself this question when I'm sketching down an idea for Art.


Our lives in lines: Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

When we see Circles, Cylinders, Torus(doughnut), Spheres, Squares, Rectangles and Triangles our minds immediately associate them with mathematics or sciences in general, but this is not so for the artist. 


                             Rectangles and Squares: Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

The artist sees these,Shapes and lines as creative tools, used to create art pieces.This could be in the form of paintings, sculpting, drawing, designing and architecture.



Our lives in lines: Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

These geometric shapes, truly work with the artist and also shape the entire creative process of their 
artwork, without any formal calculations or mathematical formulas. Allow me to further explain, the use of geometric shapes in art.


Squares and Circles: Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

 For instance sketching a human face, neck and shoulder is simply to draw first, a sphere which represents the human  face, then proceed to draw a cylinder which represents the neck.


Circles on fire: Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

 Then draw straight lines, shooting out  from both sides of the bottom of the cylinder as the shoulders, before getting down to the business of putting the entire facial expressions, light and shade in order.



It is that simple, the point I am making is simply the use of Shapes and lines, is a must when attempting any creative endeavor with a pen, pencil, chisel, brush,or even cutting paper for decoupage, lines are involved in the form of shapes.


Diamond: Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike
        
In my abstract expression of the use of lines, I pay homage to Bauhaus Style, in its simplicity yet using lines and shapes, in a way that is both commanding, intriguing and fascinating.


                   Our lives in lines:Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike


This Style is seen in design, art, architecture and lifestyle in general.
   
Universe: Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

My interpretation is a bit different, though not a complete departure from the Bauhaus Style, that is still so relevant today especially in design architecture.


                                       Travel/Abstract Art by Miabo Enyadike

  In this case, this is my opinion on how lines play a part in my abstract expression of  geometric lines and shapes be my guest and...... Enjoy.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

ARTIST AND THEIR PERSONAL STYLE




What is Your Art Style?
The Artist, especially the fine Artist is one that communicates their raw and true emotions through their work.


    Underwater Coral Reefs Series; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.

 The talent that  is birth through these kinds of emotions from the Artist, is the Artwork we see them create time after time, giving it relevance regardless of their personal social status.

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This for me is the definition of  the Art style of  an Artist. 

 Consistency is key as well as fluidity, an ability to play with all mediums and still be recognizable is the defining factor of an Artist with their own style. 

                Circles of Fire; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.

This style is not a trend!  but one that is given to the Artist as a personal vision and its instructed from within, so much so that even the Artist cannot really explain, how or run away from it, but can only translate this vision into reality.


                       Chaos;Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard;  Miabo Enyadike

Some might call it talent, I might agree but from a deeper sense I would call it a gift given by our maker.
Every Artist has their own true individual style and this is true to them only. 


                 'Silhouette of a Woman';Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard;Miabo Enyadike.

That is why even Artist, trained in higher institutions with degrees and Artist that are self taught really don't have any distinctions between them because talent is talent plain and simple.

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This is my personal view, don't get me wrong.  Out there, it is our style and the ability to communicate events, in a way that people can identify with.  


                  The Family; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.

While pushing boundariescreating social media awareness and consciousness that is relevant
 to our world, that matters.


                       'The Dress'; Abstract Art; Ink on Paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.

 Every other qualification becomes a bonus. I have a degree honors in Fine Applied Art since 1992, I remember how it felt like in class, I was some kind of renegade, I didn't quite 'fit in'.

I enjoyed Art classes, after all we were left  pretty much by ourselves to create Art.


                 'My Garden'; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.

 I just was not satisfied. My lecturers didn't like the way I painted or drew objects. It just didn't look like, what my other course mates were doing.


                           'Lady'; Abstract Art; Ink on Paperboard; Miabo Enyadike


 I did struggle a bit with the practical aspect of my course, but excelled in Art history and every other theoretical aspect of my course outline.

Hence the reason after graduation, I worked in the oil servicing industry, abandoning my craft for a while.

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 I say this, because there are gifted brilliant Artist out there, that may be in school or are self taught Artist with a peculiar Art style that is different from others, my advice is simply don't give up, it is your God given gift and style, own it and work it!



                    'I love myself'; Abstract Art;Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.

 In time it would be relevant and catch the  audience that it appeals too at the right time.

I say this because the reason there is an enduring appeal, for the works of  Picasso, Kandinsky, Warhol, Jasper Johns, Dieter Roth, Chagall, Frida Kahlo just to name a few of these calibre of Artist and all the 20th century Movements from Impressionism,Expressionism,cubism to Dada,that we have studied and come to respect and adore, is simply their style and consistent loyalty, adamant almost fanatical faithfulness, to their own peculiar genius.


               Distance; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard;Miabo Enyadike.

Staying true to their inner vision of how they see the world, from within their soul.
From a fresh perspective, communicating it, in a way that allows the audience to explore  and enmesh, themselves in their world with them.

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The peculiar style of the Artist will always come first, in the way we tell our story and the medium  in which it is communicated is our style as Artists.

It is what we have, it is our brand message.
It is what we sell, the technique we use and how it is applied is our formula for distinction.


                 Flower arrangement; Abstract Art; Ink on paperboard;Miabo Enyadike

I know I can speak for myself as an Artist, it took me time to come into my own style finally staying true to my vision.


                    Jekyll and Hyde; Abstract Art Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.


Now for me it is not about other excellent Art or Artist out there, but to admire and be encouraged by the work done by these brilliant minds. 



Mother and Child fleeing Conflict Series; Abstract Art; Ink on Paper board; Miabo Enyadike


Whilst been grateful that I also have a vision and a dream, that can be translated into something that is tangible and appreciated, no matter the size of the audience or the platform.

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 So the question goes again,
WHAT IS YOUR ART STYLE?......Enjoy.

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