Monday in Video Tutorials – If you’re an acrylic painter, don’t miss tomorrow’s video by Hugh Greer. He’ll be demonstrating a great technique for testing out ideas mid-painting, using clear plastic Mylar.
Tuesday in Drawing Tips – Charcoal artist Ronnie Tucker has graciously provided a second step-by-step tutorial for us that I’ll be posting on Tuesday. This time, however, it’s on how to use pastels to create a realistic animal portrait.
Wednesday in Featured Artists – Drop in for some amazingly detailed drawings by Stefan Bleekrode, an artist whose passion for architecture can be clearly seen in each of his intricate (and completely imaginary) cityscapes.
Thursday in Art Marketing Tips – Finishing out the week early, Alyice Edrich will be sharing an excellent article on how to use social networks to promote your art blog.
Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:
VIDEO: How to Create Simple Background Texture for Collages or Paintings
Drawing a Charcoal Portrait From Start to Finish – The Easy Way
Tim Nyberg: Jazzy Acrylic Paintings
Combining Art and Outreach: An Interview with Pastor David Weiss
Introducing a New Foliotwist: Coming Fall of 2010
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If you're looking for another way of adding texture to your collages and paintings, here's Ann Baldwin with some tips for using cheesecloth in your artwork. Take a look: You can also get Ann's full instructional DVD by visiting Creative Catalyst. . . . read more
Years ago when I was studying with my artist friend and teacher Richard Morris, he showed me an easy way of seeing light and shadow using his book of glamour photos from the 1940’s. The book, Movie-Star Portraits of the Forties, edited by John Kobal, has 163 strikingly beautiful black and whit. . . read more
In this tutorial I'm going to show you the quickest and easiest way to create a nice moody black and white portrait with charcoal. I'll be using a source image from http://www.historicalstockphotos.com which has some really nice (and free to use!) black and white photos. Here are my tools of t. . . read more
All too often, paintings are only visual. . . Michelle Hinz takes a different route by making hers as tactile as possible. Her textured acrylic paintings pop with so much depth and texture that they've even been confused with pottery! Michelle looks for “textures created by ordinary objects" a. . . read more
In today's tutorial I'll be using pastels to create a realistic portrait of a dog. I like to use soft pastels for blocking in color, and hard pastels (combined with pastel pencils) for creating detail. Specifically, the pastels that I use are hard Conte pastels, soft Ashby pastels, and Derwent. . . read more
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