World Book Day — Books That Come Alive with Art Happy World Book Day! There’s no better time to share our favorite books inspired by art and artists and, of course, books that inspire us to make art. We’ve got recommendations for everyone and we encourage you to share your favorites with us. We’re...
Artists oftentimes create custom journals for travel, particular projects or themes -- like family or food. Here's how to create your own art journal!
Watercolor Painting Tutorials from the Pros — Leaving White Space Watercolor artist Michael Reardon loves “painting” passages of white in watercolor but as many of you likely realize, he doesn’t paint them at all. Reardon simply understands how to use the white of his surface to the best advantage. He discovered his own particular...
How to use photo reference in order to capture detail, but still retain a sense of life and vitality in a figural work can be a challenge for realistic painters. Here's what figure painter Melissa Breault has to say about how she works with photo resources:
If you focus on acquiring solid drawing skills, your painting will be much stronger. Read Nicholas Raynolds's free step-by-step on drawing a portrait with graphite.
While I am not a proponent of over-using darks in landscape painting, there are times when intense rich darks are useful. So don’t avoid black as a pigment and workable fixative as a tool. They can serve the pastelist well. Read more about the art of color, and experiment with new organic pigment pastel...
Award-winning artist Tony Allain shares how to gain more confidence as an artist and create better pastel paintings.
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The 80:20 ratio rule is a color theory that says a division of these percentages will attract a viewer's eye every time. See the differences.
Exploring the history of mechanical pencils, their strengths and weaknesses, and why artists should give them a chance.
Painting the mouth can be a challenge but, done right, the mouth becomes one of the most expressive aspects of the face. Candace Bohannan shows how the masters handled this important feature.