An Invisible Framework to Guide You Storytelling often comes naturally to artists. Sometimes the story starts on a single canvas or sheet of paper and doesn’t end until there is a gallery full of paintings, a suite of drawings, a set of illustrations, a series of fantasy art comic strips, or an entire graphic novel.…
What are the ultimate artistic goals? We talk with artists and suss out the issue. Consensus so far is: get to do awesome work, fame, and freedom.
Are you ready for a creepy art roundup? Well then, you’ve come to the right place! Here is a compilation of some of the scariest works of art history.
Discover the tips for success when it comes to pastel painting landscapes. Sketch on the go with an eye toward color and composition.
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Watercolor artist and instructor Jean Haines sounds off about embracing rich darks in watercolor painting and what you can do to succeed with them.
It’s the materiality—or, for many, that’s at least part of it. The buttery rich feel of oil paint moving across the surface can be a siren song for a painter. Bernard Chaet, a notable artist and Yale University professor, took a keen interest in the physicality of oil painting throughout his career. His book An…
The figure paintings of contemporary artist Kadir Nelson bring the historical past of America and African Americans to the present through paint and brush.
An Engine for Your Creativity In college, I created a series of mixed media collages that incorporated several of the same images, but each looked different in its final form and presented a distinctive narrative. It was a marathon of nights filled with cutting and pasting, but I loved the way you could layer different…
New to drawing? As you develop your skills one area to focus on is shading basics and how to turn the form using light and shadow.
When it comes to being able to draw with a paintbrush, no one can touch Dutch Master Rembrandt. Here’s Why.
Sherrie McGraw is a representational artist who understands painting abstract art is not about zigs and zags but about concept and intention.