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
Do you get frustrated when you are mixing paint and end up with mud? Avoiding muddy colors is easy if you follow these simple rules.
I woke up in a euphoric state this morning! I’m fairly certain nothing special happened while I was sleeping…it must have been yesterday’s day of art making.
It will happen to you eventually. You’re working on this great piece of art put then you realize that your subject matter contains text. Should you include the text or leave the text out?
Sooner or later you will need to draw an ellipse in your artwork. Learn to identify ellipses correctly and how to draw an ellipse in your artwork!