Did you know that a thumbnail sketch can help you plan your artwork out before you invest in a ton of time and materials. Thumbnail drawings are easy to draw and super helpful. Let’s learn exactly what these sketches are and how thumbnail drawings can help you right now!
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!
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
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
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?
I often get asked about the process of composing a painting. Where do I start? Do I draw on the canvas? Today I reveal my process for taking an Idea and successfully turning it into a well composed masterpiece!
Learn 4 easy ways to make your drawing or painting have depth. Want to learn how to draw? You must to read this or your drawings will look flat and fake!Continue Reading
This is a great, but simple way to catch mistakes in your own artwork. All you need is one tool!Continue Reading