Spoiler alert: In this post I don’t talk about how I painted this oil painting, I discuss more or less the business of art and why I do what I do as a professional artist.
What kind of painter’s palette are you using? Find out everything you need to know about how to prepare, clean and preserve a wooden palette for oil painting.
From personal issues to technical problems, here are ten of the most common drawing mistakes art students make when learning how to draw.
Here’s 8 ways to make your artist friends cringe. Artists can’t stand it when they hear these 8 annoying comments repeatedly!Continue Reading
Perspective Drawing made simple! Here’s an overview of the different types of linear perspective and when to use them in your drawing.
Understanding an artist’s intent is often helpful when interpreting their artwork. One’s intentions in her artwork can have a profound influence on whether others view the work as successful or not. Today I’ll be raising some questions about whether or not your artwork appears successful to other people and how to create successful works of art that stand up to critic’s scrutiny!
Here’s 10 reasons for why you should be using a drawing board when creating drawings in pencil, charcoal, or any drawing media. Are you making these foolish drawing mistakes?Continue Reading
Sometimes you want to draw attention to an element in a work of art. Unfortunately creating emphasis is often convoluted by fancy art-speak. Here’s 8 simple ways to create emphasis that you can start using right now.Continue Reading
You’ve seen that cool way of shading in comic books using lines. Grab a pen or marker. Today you will finally learn how to crosshatch!
Have you ever struggled to compose your artwork? You can use a system of composing called the “rule of thirds” to make your drawing and painting arrangements pleasing to the eye.Continue Reading