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Figure & Portrait Exhibition – 12 to 15 September

Are you looking for a cool exhibition of portraits and figures? Want to be a part of contemporary art practice. The BAR gallery will host another great art exhibition that will contain a unique and interesting pieces of art where artists draw figures and portraits. The event welcomes all the mediums, styles and techniques as long as the works are original and unique. This form of contemporary art will attract many companies that are looking for the potential artists. The event will last three days – from 12th to 15th September and the number of accepted artists is limited, so you should not wait for submitting the application!

What is the deadline and what are the requirements?

The submission deadline is the 24th August and all applications that are received after this date will not be accepted or considered. The reason for this is the smaller space in the gallery so keep this in mind when applying. The hand-in day is 28th August, when you must submit your works so these could be prepared well and in advance. You are eligible to submit up to 5 works that are yours and unique, without any additional fee. The only fee that you will have to pay is hanging fee for the selected works. All the payments for these hanging fees are used for paying out the management, venue, staff and private view. There will be no commission on sold pieces, regardless to a number of sold pieces. All those that are not exclusive members will pay £18 for 1 meter, while members pay £12 for 1 meter of space.

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What kind of work is accepted?

You can submit all kind of portraits and figure drawings, regardless to a style and format. The only thing that you should be aware of is that you should not make a work that is oversized. This is hard to handle and it could cost you more than a normal size art, so keep that in mind. All the big formats will require much more space, so that means you will not be able to submit 5 works. Instead, if you are having a wide drawing, you will be able to apply with one large drawing and one normal-size work.

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Can I apply today?

Yes, the application procedure is opened and very easy! Do not wait anymore as you can sign up today, even for membership access that will provide you more space for the same price. The cost of application is 0, and all you have to pay is a hanging fee and the space for your works. Everything that you sell will not be commissioned, meaning all the money from sold work goes to you. Also ,make sure you applu before the designated date and include in email: your name, the title of work, the data of work, JPEG/image of you, the size of your work and the price tag. The BAR gallery is waiting for you!

How To Create A Realistic Portrait?

Portraits are one of the most favorite drawings among artists as every face is unique and requires a bit different approach to the drawing.  Although many artists have been drawing portraits for a long time, not all of them can produce a realistic one. This article will give you the short explanation of drawing a realistic portrait so make sure you follow our short guide to become a skillful portrait artist. Remember, it takes a lot of effort and time before you master the portrait drawing. The key thing is that you do not rush, so you do not miss anything or draw an incorrect line.

Starting from the scratch – draw a circle

Unless you are drawing a cartoon-like portrait, you will want to draw a circle as the start of your project. Now, make two lines from both sides of face downwards so they form a nice triangle. Then draw a curve line that starts from the tips of triangle and ends in on the tip below. The next line is a vertical that you need to draw in order to divide your face in two halves: draw two sets of parallel lines across the face so you could use this as the orientation for nose, eyes and other details.

Now sketch up the nose, mouth, eyes and eyebrows, using the horizontal line and vertical ones as your guidance. Make the border lines thicker and make hair, neck, and shoulders using all the curve lines. At the end, use the color pencils or whatever you use to add colors and form a nice realistic portrait. Remember, the coloring comes at the end, when you are done with sketching and drawing.

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Things to remember

Always use a light pencil when you are starting out as you need to sketch up the portrait. The details always come in the end, once you are finished with the outlines and main elements like eyes, nose and mouth. Remember, the more elements you draw, it will be easier to create realistic details.