You’ve probably come here wondering what gesso is used for or how to use it properly. That’s not surprising. There’s so much misleading information about what gesso’s role is in acrylic and oil painting. Today you are going to learn what gesso is really made of, some good reasons to use it and the historical significance behind modern day gesso paint as a primer!
Need some drawing ideas? Get ready for the most creative list of drawing prompts imaginable!
Want to learn how to shade with a pencil? Learn some basic pencil shading techniques to get you started creating drawings the right way!Continue Reading
This is the story of yellow ochre, how important to it is in my paintings, and just how far I’ll go to get the perfect color I want!Continue Reading
Do you prefer to work in charcoal or graphite pencil? Today I discuss some of the pros and cons to each medium. Heck! Maybe I’ll even motivate you to try something you haven’t tried before.
Erasers are something we use everyday. As an artist you need to know which are the best ones for drawing. Today you’re going to learn a little bit about eraser technology and how you can apply it to your own drawing techniques. Also included is a handy infographic for helping you decide which eraser to use.Continue Reading
Are you a complete beginner at drawing? Would you like to learn how to draw and are looking for free, online drawing lessons for beginners? The following is a step by step guide for getting started today. Don’t wait…let’s get started!
This post will show you the best way to learn how to crosshatch like a pro! Crosshatching requires you to keep track of many lines, each drawn on a specific angle. I’ll teach you the secret wizardry of crosshatching. It’s easier than you’d think!
There was a time when I felt I had mastered painting values, compositions and had developed a fairly routine painting process. Actually I had hit a painting plateau and wasn’t really getting better at oil painting. I was good but not good enough. Mastering painting required me to work through some problems, many I was not even aware of. I’m grouping these painting problems into 10 areas of study. If you have painting experience already, these are the areas of study that will propel your painting to the next level!
I’m going to share with you an easy way to shade in a value scale using pencil, charcoal, and even paint. I’ll also be explaining why you should probably buy a value scale too if you are serious about getting better at your artwork.Continue Reading