Free eBooks & videos from Artist Daily
         
Acrylic Painting Art Business Art Color Wheel Art Copyright Charcoal Drawing
Colored Pencils Drawing Anatomy Drawing Basics Drawing Faces Figure Drawing
Figure Painting How to Draw How to Draw Animals How to Draw Flowers How to Draw People
Draw Perspective How to Paint Ink Drawing Landscape Drawing Landscape Painting
Life Drawing Mixed Media Oil Painting Painting Flowers Painting Water
Pastel Painting Pencil Drawing Photo Reference Plein Air Painting Portrait Painting
Shading Sketching Still Life Painting Watercolor
Acrylic Painting

The lessons found in Beginner Painting Tips: Learn Acrylic Painting in 7 Steps, cover the benefits of using acrylic paints, including the fact that acrylic paints dry much quicker than oils, allowing an artist to create depth and a sense of volume by adding successive layers of color to the painting canvas with only minutes in between for drying time. The eBook is ideal for both the beginner—one who is painting for the first time and looking for reliable, experienced painting instruction—as well as the more advanced student who has an interest in the range of approaches to acrylic painting, from a loose representational style to one that is more detailed.

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Art Business

In the free eBook Marketing Art on Your Website, Selling Art to Collectors, and Photographing Artwork Like a Pro you’ll have access to the art and business information that you need to take significant steps in your own art business or on behalf of your clients if you are pursuing art for business. Being successful in the art business is really as simple as that--a matter of getting to know the cornerstones of marketing art, selling art, photographing art, and displaying art. It’s all easier than it seems and it all starts right now. Get your free eBook today.

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Art Color Wheel

See how great artists like Van Gogh, Botticelli, and Whistler used their advanced knowledge of color theory to create interesting and powerful color schemes that illustrate contrast of extension, complementary contrast, and simultaneous color contrast, among others. This Artist Daily eBook gives you the sound knowledge and instruction on the main aspects of color, so that you can paint anything and everything with strong and true colors! Download your free art colors eBook today!

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Art Copyright 101

How Much Do You Know About Copyright? Artist Daily and the staff at Interweave have released a free eBook Know Your Rights: Copyright 101 for Artists to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding copyright and give credit to the talented writers, designers, artists, photographers, and innovators who work with us to share their products and ideas with our readers. This guide to the basics of copyright is for anyone and everyone: designers and makers, crafters, retailers, library staff, educators, and more.

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Charcoal Drawing

Watch our free video tutorial and you’ll see artist Chris Wynter give a charcoal drawing lesson that is all about drawing forms that show the movement of light from light to dark and dark to light. In Artist Daily's free charcoal drawing video, Wynter mentions the difference between hard charcoal and soft charcoal, clarifying that soft charcoal is the one he recommends learning how to draw charcoal gradation with because it can be easily lightened or darkened—an asset when you are first learning charcoal painting and charcoal drawing.

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Colored Pencil Techniques

As a medium, colored pencils are rapidly growing to a higher level of appreciation in the art world today. Many artists want the lushness of color and the precision of a drawing, as well as the ability to mix the two with their painting practices as well. In Artist Daily's free eBook, Colored Pencil Techniques from Artist Daily: Create Faster, Richer Effects in Your Colored Pencil Drawings, artist Janie Gildow gives a colored pencil tutorial based on her own artistic practices that shows just how adaptable colored pencils can be. Get your free copy today!

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Drawing Anatomy

As an artist trying to understand the structure of the human body's forms, you are more likely to retain and absorb the information if you refer to the text as you draw from the diagrams, consciously asking yourself what function each muscle or muscle group serves, where it begins, and where it ends. If you've been seeking a free body drawing art lesson, let this free guide from Artist Daily be your first step in mastering the skill of drawing the human body, and master skills for hand drawing. Download your free guide today to discover where to go and whose teachings to value when it comes to the art side of anatomy.

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Drawing Basics

Learning to draw can be quite a daunting process, but with these 26 free step by step drawing techniques you will pick up drawing basics in no time. Whether you're looking for drawing lessons for beginners or basic drawing tips to improve your art, the experts at Artist Daily have you covered. This free eBook includes all the fundamental step by step drawing tips you need to get started with step by step lessons for beginners, easy drawing exercises for all, and great ways to improve technique.

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Drawing Faces

This free eBook explains the importance of understanding all aspects of the human head if you want to impart a dynamic look into your face drawings. They suggest not concentrating exclusively on the front of the face and its features. Understanding the anatomy of the face helps artists successfully depict particular facial features. Discover expert guidelines and solutions to the complex task of drawing a face that is full of life. With tips from this free eBook, learn how to draw a face full of detail. Perfect your eye drawing skills and achieve attitude in your portrait drawings and check out the free eBook from Artist Daily today.

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Figure Drawing

Bringing life to your human figure drawings is about drawing what the model is doing, not what it looks like. The most important part in drawing figures is being able to show things happening, events occurring or about to occur. Learn how to draw human figures and learn new figure sketching techniques with expert figure drawing artist, Patricia Hannaway as she focuses on drawing movement and carefully portraying figure drawing poses in this free eBook from Artist Daily.

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Figure Painting

Bringing life to your human figure drawings is about drawing what the model is doing, not what it looks like. The most important part in drawing figures is being able to show things happening, events occurring or about to occur. Learn how to draw human figures and learn new figure sketching techniques with expert figure drawing artist, Patricia Hannaway as she focuses on drawing movement and carefully portraying figure drawing poses in this free eBook from Artist Daily.

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How to Draw

Learning how to draw can be challenging, but if you can learn and master the drawing techniques in this free eBook then you are well on your way to drawing with confidence and accuracy, which is what any draftsman aspires to. With this free eBook, you'll have access to these free drawing lessons online and can get started right away. With all these expert tips and helpful steps on how to draw, you'll be drawing like an expert in no time.

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How to Draw Animals

Drawing animals is not just a matter of picking a four-legged subject and jumping in. For drawing animals in a way that you’ll be able to learn good artistic habits and hone your skills as an artist, you first want to really get to know your materials. Step by step, you’ll discover how to draw a dog, how to draw a cat, and how to create horse drawings—both a thoroughbred horse drawing and a horse drawing of a foal. How to Draw Animals Step by Step: Drawing Horses, How to Draw a Dog, and How to Draw a Cat is the eBook that covers everything you need to know about many of the most popular animal subjects that you will want to draw.

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How to Draw Flowers

Take your “studio” outdoors and draw flowers to your heart’s content using nature itself as your model. Using photographs of flowers, sketch artificial flowers, or create a still-life flower drawing set-ups that bring nature indoors. With How to Draw Flowers: How to Draw a Rose, Azalea, or Any Flower Drawing You’d Like, you’ll be all set to take on any flower drawing that you choose.

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How to Draw People

The experts at Artist Daily have gathered their best tips and techniques for drawing people in this illustrated free eBook. The first part of this free tutorial will walk you through how to draw hands, a face, and how to render the envelope and gesture of the human body. Whether you are trying to take a classic or a more modern approach to drawing people, this free eBook will give you all the knowledge you need to successfully draw people. There is much to learn when it comes to drawing people. Download this free eBook and take the next step in your artistic journey.

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How to Draw Perspective

Perspective is the art of drawing or painting what the eye sees, in other words, making two dimensional objects seem three. Artists use a variety of perspective drawing techniques to create the illusion of distance and depth on a flat surface. The experts at Artist Daily put together this free tutorial to help guide your perspective drawing efforts, starting with a basic one-point perspective, moving onto additional angles and formations with two-point perspective, and ending with a three-point perspective overview. Whether you are a veteran at perspective drawing, or want to learn how to draw perspective for the first time, this free linear perspective video is one you will turn to again and again.

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How to Paint

Learning to paint can be an intimidating process, but with free expert tips, you can master basic painting techniques in no time. This painting tutorial offers surface mixing tips for an extensive range of color using oil, watercolor, or pastel, and the importance of priming and staining to prevent surface absorption. Whether you're seeking tips on painting for beginners or you're a veteran painting artist, this free collection of techniques will teach you how to paint step-by-step. Master basic painting tips and expert painting techniques with this free eBook from Artist Daily.

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Ink Drawing

Get this expert guide and explore the wonderful possibilities of pen and ink drawing. Learn tips that can be applied to ink drawings or ink paintings that are as rich or delicate with ink as you desire. In its most elementary form, a pen and ink drawing is stark black marks against a white surface. But artists who've spent time inking their way across a page know that drawing with ink can actually be an incredibly subtle and finessed endeavor if you use ink drawing techniques that allow for a slow build-up of dark areas for value contrast, and if you are open to the idea of using line in varied ways. In this free eBook, you'll find the ink drawing practices of artists past and present that show you how these effects are achieved.

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Landscape Drawing Techniques

If you are eager to foray into nature and create art, this free eBook is a smart and unique place to start because you can learn how artists and instructors approach drawing landscapes. Learn from their experiences so you can make the most of your time drawing landscapes! With this free eBook: Landscape Drawing Lessons: How to Draw Landscapes, How to Draw a City, and Tips on How to Draw Trees, you'll learn how to choose the right surface for your landscape drawing experiments, the pros of using pastel, and what goes into drawing water in your chosen landscape drawing scene.

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Landscape Painting Techniques

Whether you are a veteran at creating landscape paintings, or simply want some basics to learn how to paint landscapes, this free eBook's collection of landscape painting instruction is one you'll turn to again and again. Artist Daily has put together this free eBook with insight from two skilled landscape artists, giving you virtual step by step landscape painting lessons to learn from. Download your copy today to get 21 tips plus three demonstrations of how to paint landscapes and learn how to combine watercolor and oil painting tips with landscape painting instruction to create landscape art masterpieces.

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Life Drawing

The experts at Artist Daily have compiled 11 valid reasons why attending life drawing lessons and learning how to draw models will improve your art. Life drawing is a consistently rewarding artistic expression, because there is so much to take in. Just as a musician, dancer, or athlete must practice and train to maintain a level of excellence, drawing the figure from life on a regular basis keeps an artist's visual and spatial abilities in good form—calisthenics for the artist's craft. In this free eBook, learn the reasons life drawings should be a part of every artist's repertoire.

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Mixed Media Painting

Mixed media painting combines different painting and drawing materials and methods to create one unique piece of artwork. Discover the endless possibilities that come with mixed media artwork. Explore the world of mixed media art today with this free eBook from the experts at Artist Daily. Whether you are a veteran mixed media artist or have yet to mix media in your work, this free collection of techniques to create mixed media paintings is one you'll turn to again and again.

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Oil Painting Techniques

Oil painting, for beginners or long time artists, is so much more rewarding when you learn to capture the total sense of your subject, creating oil art from a specific point of view rather than tediously reproducing the elements of what you paint. These 8 expert oil painting tips will help you enhance your oil painting art, giving you the tools to express your oil art with taste without limiting your artistic expression. In this fabulous free oil painting eBook, artist David A Leffel teaches oil painting artists to respond to light and shadow, values, edges, color, space, and texture. These free oil painting lessons will take you through a conceptual approach of fine art oil painting.

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Painting Flowers

Expressing action dynamically is important in every painting composition and flower paintings are no different. Discover the basic principles for building a design around dynamic action to help the larger shape, concept, or idea form in your floral paintings. Learn how to paint flowers with the same dramatic expression you would with any other subject. Learn how to paint a flower with intention and form, and add dynamic action into your floral paintings when you download Artist Daily's free eBook on how to paint flowers.

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Painting Water

Most artists agree that the skill of painting water is essentially painting from memory. Water is constantly moving and colors and light change with the time of day. Fortunately for the artist, water form and movement is predictable. Learning to paint water can be an intimidating process, but with our free expert tips, you can master the skill in no time. Learn how to paint waves that you can be proud of using tips on color palette, defining shape, and making value decisions before beginning your water painting. Explore water painting techniques from other experts through their shared experiences and practices. Get started and download the free eBook today!

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Pastel Painting

Looking for pastel painting lessons? What better way than learning how to paint with pastels following the steps of master pastel artist and teacher Frank Federico through his dynamic approach to color in this free eBook from Artist Daily! Follow Federico's pastel painting techniques and pastel drawing tips and develop your own color method to achieve spontaneity and energy in your pastel paintings. Get detailed tips to play with texture, use glaze and underpaint to intensify your color effects, achieve passion in your pastel paintings, and more.

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Pencil Drawing

Develop all aspects of pencil drawing by advancing your understanding of values when you download all 27 free pencil drawing lessons! Pencil drawing can add incredible dimension and detail to all of your works. When you 'conceal & reveal' you can discover how the careful use of light and darks around the figure to provide power and dynamic force. Discover free pencil drawing techniques to help beginners and experts alike enhance their pencil drawings.

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Photo Reference

Using the camera to create a photo reference doesn¹t magically take photo to painting. There is a lot to assess in the process of painting from photographs, and plenty of pitfalls. Knowing how to use a photo reference and that there are certain limitations to that process is important for every artist to understand. This free photo reference guide from Artist Daily gives you the lay of the land in a really accessible way. Get one expert artist's advice on the best supplies to use and tips for capturing a strong photo reference to work from in this free downloadable eBook.

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Plein Air Painting

See immediate results in your plein air paintings by applying these free expert tips. Donal W. Demers walks you through his take on plein air oil painting. He describes what he teaches in his workshops for plein air painters, helping you achieve successful plein air paintings through technical exercises. Andy Evansen describes his trip to China with a group of artists and demonstrates the pros and cons of plein air watercolor. Claim your own copy of these 18 plein air painting tips from Artist Daily. You will use and reuse this tutorial, and it's absolutely free!

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Portrait Painting

Learn key techniques to create stunning painted portraits from two expert portrait painters in this beautiful eBook. Watercolor portrait artist, Janet Rogers makes the process of painting a watercolor portrait seem almost effortless in that she captures the likeness and personality of her subjects without laboring over all the details. Also follow portrait painter, John Howard Sanden, as he breaks the process of oil portrait painting into detailed stages of development. Claim your own copy of these 38 Portrait Painting Techniques from Artist Daily. You will use and reuse this portrait painting tutorial, and it's absolutely free!

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Shading

No matter what you draw, if the proper amount of gradation is not understood, the illusion of form will suffer. The human figure for example, if drawn without gradations, appears to have sharp edges that resemble boxes. Adding the proper pencil shading through gradations reveals the true character of the forms. Learn how to render any physical surface by expressing its relation to the light source with gradations with this free eBook dedicated to shading techniques. Breathe life and dimension into your art— Learn shading art from a master at modeling gradations —Download your free eBook now!

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Sketching

Learning how to sketch is a fundamental skill for all artists. Keeping a sketchbook is essential to gather inspiration and explore new creative ideas. Follow an expert on anatomy sketches and portrait sketching through fundamental sketching techniques. Study sketch drawings and discover how this artist expresses his models' gestures with vigorous strokes, capturing the rhythm of what he sees, finding the perfect balance between the positive and negative shapes of his subject. Add feeling and strength to your compositions by learning to sketch with expression and power with free pencil sketch drawing lessons.

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Still Life Painting

Artist Daily presents a free eBook representing some of the clearest insight into still life paintings and other still life art, giving you a virtual still life demo to learn from. What better way to learn from than through some top still life artists? Whether you are a veteran at still life oil painting or simply want some basics on still life painting for beginners, this free still life painting instruction eBook is one you'll turn to again and again. Discover the importance of color and proximity for still life artists. Get your painting materials ready and begin painting still lifes with some of the best still life artists today! Download your copy of expert tips today and start your still life oil painting.

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Watercolor

Watercolor painting presents many unique possibilities for the use of negative space, brilliance, and the illusion of volume. Discover tips on watercolor painting for beginners and experts alike with this informative collection when you download your free eBook today! In this watercolor tutorial, artist Ali Cavanaugh shares her watercolor painting tips and demonstrates her entire process of watercolor painting from setting up the model, to adding the finishing touches. Learn more about her unique practice, and discover how to incorporate depth and luminosity in your own watercolor art when you download this free eBook.

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