Concept to Canvas

Concept to Canvas

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By Gabor Svagrik
I am a professional artist-teacher-blogger with over 25 years of first hand experience. This podcast is to help you in this great journey we call art.

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H or B for Pencils
Drawing is such a fundamental process in art that we need to pursue it for all of our lives. I want to share with you my favorite soft pencil that I use most of the time.  Here is a fun link to a site that will explain all about pencil https://pencils.com/hb-graphite-grading-scale/ Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:29
March 19, 2019
Natural or Synthetic Brushes
The materials of brushes are changing with modern science but I think you will enjoy to hear my thoughts on what I like to use. This is the link to the synthetic line of brushes that are close to hog bristle https://www.rosemaryandco.com/oil-brushes/ivory-oils/ivory-long-flats Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:57
March 16, 2019
1/6th Of A Second or Two Hours to Study
The reason I titled this post as such is to perk your interest as to what it is that we need to pay attention when studying painting. I think you will really enjoy this episode.  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:18
February 27, 2019
Why You Should Clean Your Brush Often
Just this one simple thing can make a huge difference in getting cleaner colors on your paintings.  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:19
February 20, 2019
Getting Criticized or Critiqued
I have had many criticisms of my work over the years and learned a lot from most of them. I a good critique can be a very helpful thing in your growth. In this episode I will give my insights on this topic.  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:21
February 13, 2019
Getting Motionally Attached To Your Painting
This is a tough topic that I think has multiply answers. Listen in to hear my feelings on this. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:59
February 6, 2019
Should I Repeat The Same Painting?
Repeating the same scene is a very good practice to learn more about your previous painting. I will tell you why this is a good practice.  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:30
January 30, 2019
How To Loosen Cap On Paint Tube
If your paint cap is stuck you can use a neat little trick that I will tell you about in this episode. Oh..and that is also a sign that your are not painting enough :)  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
01:57
January 23, 2019
Why North Light Is Not Important
In my opinion as a landscape artist north light in the studio is not important. Listen to my answer why in this episode. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:06
January 16, 2019
Mixing A Warm Green
In this episode I will tell you what colors I like to use to get a warm green. I know this topic is something many landscape painters are interested in.  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:49
January 9, 2019
Painting From A Monitor
I have painted with different monitors over the years and I want to share these experiences with you and give you suggestions. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
05:41
December 18, 2018
Why I Use the XLong Brush
Many students have asked me about this brush so on this episode I will explain why it is one of my favorites. Also here is the link below to get you right to the brush https://www.utrechtart.com/Utrecht-Series-103-Bristle-Brush--Filbert-X-Long-MP-04606-001-i1005906.utrecht Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:50
December 10, 2018
Why I Use Flat Brushes
There are many type of brushes out there but one of my goto are flats. In this episode I will explain why I like them and which one I enjoy using. Website https://svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook https://business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:45
December 3, 2018
Inside or Outside to Paint
I think both the studio and outdoor painting is important. It's a matter of balancing them out. In this episode I will tell you my philosophy Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:22
November 14, 2018
Using Vine Charcoal
One of my favorite mediums is vine charcoal. In this episode I will tell you how and why I use it. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:37
November 9, 2018
Using Design Aides
These days even our phones have the ability to help us with design. How ever there are a few points I will discuss that will help you to navigate the waters. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:50
November 6, 2018
Painting From Natural & Artificial Light
I think all of us see light differently. Especially indoors. In this episode I will tell you my take on how I feel about this topic. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:12
November 2, 2018
Which Yellow To Use
In my years of painting I found a certain yellow that work super well. In this episode I will tell you why this yellow you should try. I think it will help you with your next painting. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:21
October 30, 2018
Confidence
Being confident sometimes takes time. I know this because I was not as confidante as I am today with my paintings. In this episode I will explain why you must step up to the plate when you are ready. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:04
October 30, 2018
Using Mirror in The Studio
One of my favorite tools is the mirror. In this episode I will tell you why its so important to have one around. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:21
October 29, 2018
Using Black or Not
There are various philosophies on using black. In this episode I will tell you my own thoughts on this topic. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:07
October 25, 2018
How [failure] can be a good thing
We do not like to talk about failure as a creative person. How ever it might surprise you how it can make you a better artist. Watch this video about my philosophy on this issue. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:54
October 23, 2018
Painting Fall Colors
In this episode I discuss a few tips to help you get that POP in your fall colors. I think these tips will help you in the studio and in the field. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:13
October 14, 2018
The Beauty of gray’s
The subtle gray can enhance your paintings in so many ways. In opposite to that strong colors can actually destroy your painting. In this episode you will learn what my thoughts on this topic is. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:04
September 10, 2018
Line Direction
In this episode I will discuss why you need to pay attention to the direction of line. This knowledge will help you to achieve more organic and convincing forms.  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos.  Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/  Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/  Facebook  business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:01
August 25, 2018
Glass Palette
I like to use glass as my palette. In this episode I will explain why and tell you how to prepare it for your self. I think you will really like this surface as you mixing area. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:23
August 1, 2018
Why You Need To Draw
In this episode I will explain why you need to understand drawing even though you might only paint the landscape. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:51
July 8, 2018
2 Hours Paintings Outside
In this episode I will tell you why you only have about two hours painting outside from life. This topic is important for any season of the year. Make sure to visit my website for free instructional videos by click this link below. svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Follow me on Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:19
June 19, 2018
How Paint Better Values
The best way I found to study values is to only use black and white paint. This will for your to think only in values. In this episode I will give you some tips to help you with this topic. Make sure to visit my website for free instructional videos by click this link below. svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Follow me on Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:31
May 20, 2018
Key Steps To Painting Reflected Light In Your Rocks
In this episode I will talk about the things I learned over the years for getting glow to your rocks. This glow is called reflected light. Super important to understand and apply in your next painting with rock. Of course this knowledge can be used to paint any subject. Make sure to visit my website for free instructional videos by click this link below. svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Follow me on Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:39
April 26, 2018
2 Key Things When Painting Water
In this episode I am discussing the two key things I learned to painting better looking water. If you practice these 2 things your water painting will improve. Make sure to visit my website for free instructional videos by click this link below. svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Follow me on Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:12
April 19, 2018
3 Key Things To A Successful Painting
In this episode I will give you some insights about the 3 key things you have to have in a successful painting. If you miss any of these things your painting will not look right. The trick here is that there is an order to these three things. Make sure to visit my website for free instructional videos by click this link below. http://svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Follow me on Facebook https://business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:56
April 14, 2018
Why We Need To Design
Every were we look (and might not notice) around us there are hundreds of things that are carefully designed. We need to do the same in our paintings or sculptures. Check out this episode on this topic.
03:27
March 27, 2018
How to paint edges on trees
In this segment I specifically talk about exterior edges on trees. Often times students tend to miss this very important area of the tree. Make sure to check out my Instagram feed where I made a visual about the specific issue. Website http://svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook https://business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:13
February 9, 2018
Hard work does matter
I truly believe the amount of work we put in is the amount of good we get out of it. This is true in any craft. Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:21
February 8, 2018
Hard Work vs Talent
Talent is needed but that will not give you success. Hard work is the missing ingredients. In this episode I discuss how you can with with hard work. Make sure to check out my links below for more free content Website http://svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook https://business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
03:21
February 8, 2018
Consistency Matters
Being consistent is one of most critical things you can do to improve your craft. Listen to my answer why this is so important.  Make sure to visit my blog for free instructional videos. Website https://svagrikfineart.com/gabor-svagrik-blog/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/svagrikart/ Facebook https://business.facebook.com/svagrikfineart
02:48
February 7, 2018
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