Modeling clay is a flexible material that can be molded in a variety of ways and may be very long-lasting, in the case of hardening clays. A number of materials can be used to make modeling clay and some products do not actually contain true clays, but are workable and behave like clay. These products are used by crafters, artists, and technical designers who may have reason to make clay models.
Designing history is the study of objects of design in their historical and stylistic contexts.With a broad definition, the contexts of design history include the social, the cultural, the economic, the political, the technical and the aesthetic. Designing history has as its objects of study all designed objects including those of
Architecture, fashion, crafts, interiors, textiles, graphic designing, industrial design and product designing.
Designing history has had to incorporate criticism of the 'heroic' structure of its discipline, in response to the
establishment of material culture, much as art history has had to respond to visual culture, (although visual culture has been able to broaden the subject area of art history through the incorporation of the televisual, film and new media). Designing history has done this by shifting its focus towards the acts of production and consumption.
A style of drawing made without the use of guiding or measuring instruments, as distinguished from mechanical or geometrical drawing.This chapter deals with two types of freehand drawing. One pertains to artists' drawings and the other to drawings done by technical men and skilled industrial workers. Artists' drawings are generally freehand drawings; that is, drawings made without the use of drawing instruments or straightedges. Such drawings are made in perspectives; that is, pictorial drawings as seen by the artist's eyes. As his art medium he uses either a lead pencil, charcoal or carbon pencil, black ink, pastel, oil paint, water color, or crayon.
Technical men and industrial workers, on the other hand, make working sketches which are also freehand drawings but are shown in a special type of drawing called orthographic projection. Generally, an object is shown in three orthographic views—top, front, and side views.
A synonym for freehand drawing is sketch. All technical sketches are freehand drawings, but not all freehand drawings are technical sketches.
The Glass painting is a contemporary art which has been derived from the age old art of stained glass painting which involves putting smaller coloured pieces of glass together. It was a common feature in high windows and doors etc in the olden times and can still be seen in churches and old buildings. These days glass painting is becoming a popular feature and catching up as a hobby due to its awesome results and easy availability of glass painting equipment. Many companies launch glass painting ideas for hobbies. They can have different levels like beginners, which is basically for experimental purpose for children. At home (as a hobby), glass paintings can be as wall hangings, wine glasses painting, on windows, acrylic sheets, cups, mugs, tiles, mirrors etc.
A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture.
Some wall paintings are painted on large canvases, which are then attached to the wall
Oil paintings are among the most beautiful and realistic, with their texture and depth bringing a photograph-like quality to painting. Oil paint is a simple mixture of pigment and oil, usually linseed, walnut, or poppy oil. It's slow to dry, which allows an artist to alter his or her work before the paint sets.
Before oil paint was invented, artists used tempera paint, made from egg yolks. Tempera paint is a much faster drying paint and lends itself to be a very precise style of painting. When using tempera paint, you’ll use small brush strokes, in layers, because it dries so fast. It's also associated with classical art and, oddly enough, poster paint.
It is an art form that creates artistic representations, usually on paper, using pigments that are water-soluble. Other forms of painting use oil soluble paints or dry pigment in sticks such as pastels. Watercolor painting is familiar to most of us as the children's activity performed with boxed sets of color pans; the colored blocks are swiped with a wet brush and the pigment transfers itself to the watered brush and thence to the paper.