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CONTRAST ALERT: Use contrast to create visual interest; contrast light/shade, warm/cool, bright/dull. Too much contrast is confusing, too little bland.

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Drawing is making marks represent something.

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The greatest freedom art endows is the freedom to be wrong.

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Art gives generalisations a good name.

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Complementary colours sit opposite one another in the traditional colour circle; when placed side by side they create the strongest contrast. To make a colour stand out, place its complementary nearby. ‘You can make me stand out anytime, mate.’

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Walls are fitting places for the exhibition of art, and fitting rooms for trying it on.

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Every artwork is a page torn from a sketchbook; it takes time to get to the end of a good book, as you know!

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The craft of art is not found in its attention to detail, but its attention to awakening.

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Beauty is never far away, and usually only a tweak or two or three away. ‘Pass me a spanner, mate!’

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The meaning of art is found in actions, not dreams, whatever they mean!

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One area of controlled pencil shading is worth ten thousand smudges. ‘What’s the going rate for wobbly lines?’

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By Rebel Without a Palette

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.