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  • Drawing Advice for a Beginner?

    I'm pretty sure I would be considered a beginner because I don't really know much about art. Now, I sort of have 2 or 3 questions. Number 1: What kind of art style is it if I like draw animals and nature and stuff? And do you know of any artists with similar drawing types that I can like follow...
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by Jiya_Saeed on 28 Jun 2014
  • Cleaning Brushes Better

    I'm a beginner and I need help getting my brushes cleaner. I decided to spend some money and buy fairly nice brushes at Blicks, but after one month of painting with them every day, they are almost worthless. Can someone give me advice on how to care for them better? Thank you! Mandy www.etsy.com...
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by DesignedSigns on 19 May 2014
  • Tips?

    Okay so, I started drawing a few months ago and I really want to get better, any tips? I can't afford art lessons so i usually just go on YouTube and look up tutorials.
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by Alexiazm on 3 Mar 2014
  • The Visual Arts As My Career

    I'm currently in my first year, studying Forensic Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Lately I've been having thoughts in the back of my head to pursue the arts as my career. Initially I applied to a visual arts program at OCAD but unfortunately I didn't have a portfolio ready...
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by MSquared94 on 13 Feb 2014
  • What medium should I mix with oil paint from the tube?

    Hi, I am brand new to painting and quickly decided I preferred oil paints. However, I am very confused about what to medium to mix with the oil paints (artists quality Winsor & Newton) to make them more fluid and what to wet the canvas with for the alla prima technique. I watched a video by Igor...
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by SKBreeding on 12 Feb 2014
  • negative butterfly

    once again TRYING to paint
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by grace61231 on 11 Jan 2014
  • usage of kneadable eraser

    i'm having a very tough time with "dabbing" a kneadable eraser in order to smudge out charcoal and blending. please help!
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by joe mo on 7 Jan 2014
  • Re: Newbie at canvas painting.

    Hi there! Good for you to start exploring painting--it's so much fun! I recommend to my beginning art students to go with a stretched canvas that is already gessoed. Keep it simple and don't worry about stretching and prepping your own canvas. That's valuable if you're working very large...
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by AimeeCJArts on 3 Jan 2014
  • Re: Recommendations on Paint for a Beginner?

    Hi there! Good for you to start exploring painting--it's so much fun! I recommend to my beginning art students to go with Dick Blick Studio Acrylics. www.dickblick.com I personally like the quick drying acrylics that allow me to keep layering and working through a painting from start to finish in...
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by AimeeCJArts on 3 Jan 2014
  • From watercolour to acrylic

    I am rekindling art in my life and am thinking of trying acrylic. I am challenging (stretching) myself since I agreed to work on a 30 X 40 canvas. HELP! I have no idea what subject since i am in a block and any tips on acrylic medium. Would sincerely appreciate anything. All my previous work are in watercolour...
    Posted to Beginners (Forum) by Purdy326 on 2 Nov 2013