Art journals, just like sketchbooks, are great for quick pen drawings, working through compositional possibilities and practicing mark-making.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at watercolor painting, you’ll love this step-by-step demonstration on how to paint still life flowers in watercolor.
With watercolor painting, it is all about knowing your paints and how to use them. Expert instructor James Toogood gives a rundown on the essentials.
Portraiture: Barkley Hendricks. A king of painting portraiture has died. Barkley L. Hendricks was a mover and a shaker in the 1970s art scene.
Certain qualities make memorable portrait drawings. Let us show you the simple science of portraiture with tips that go back to the Old Masters.
In this article, you will find information on professional colored pencils and how to choose the best colored pencils for you.
Choose Your Adventure: Two Ways of Underpainting for Pastel Drawings It is always exciting to see how artists work differently within the bounds of a single medium or genre. As a wannabe artist, I know there is a takeaway worth learning in both scenarios, but I also stand the chance of discovering a way of…
The way you hold your brush, and move it, has a direct effect on the marks you can make. Here are four simple brushstroke tips to get you started!
Top artists understand that the optical and the tactile are both equally important in a painting, which means learning to paint texture like a boss!
This article reveals 7 color mixing secrets for painters who want to create powerful designs in their compositions using the best color strategies.
Small canvas painting is the way to go for these 10 reasons, artists, including the fact that miniatures are highly collectible–and we want you to be too!
Insights from Behind the Camera and Turning Photos Into Paintings Our contributing writers John Hulsey and Ann Trusty of The Artist’s Road wrote a really informative piece about how to get the most out of a photograph of your painting or drawing, and I wanted to share it with you–plus an opportunity to put your…