Monday in General Art Advice – Question: What overarching story ties together your art and your life? Do you know it? And more importantly, do you share it? Drop in tomorrow for Steff Metal’s perspective on the importance “story” in every artist’s work.
Tuesday in Drawing Tips – Building on her last tutorial, this Tuesday our resident colored pencil expert Carrie Lewis will demonstrate how to add rich, vibrant color over the top of your complementary colored pencil underpainting.
Wednesday in Featured Artists – Don’t miss out on Cynthia Adams’ unique textile landscapes from the American West. As always, if you’d like your own art to be featured on EE, send it in!
Thursday in Artist Interviews – Alyice Edrich and Tara Barney, a graphite artist and jewelry maker, will discuss her creative process, subject matter, and inspiration.
Friday in Photography Tips – Finish out the week with an excellent photography tutorial entitled “4 creative ways to use your camera shutter speed” by our newest EmptyEasel writer (and photographer extraordinaire) Zach McCabe.
Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:
5 Ways to Become a Better Artist and Better Art Student
How to Put Together a Successful Exhibition Proposal to Send to Galleries
Cathy McClelland: Acrylic and Mixed-media Paintings of Australia
7 Easy Ways to Draw Repeat Visitors to Your Blog Via Your Facebook Fan Page
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Whenever we hear the phrase, "practice makes perfect," most of us probably think of sports or music—but it's also very important in art. In today's video clip, Janie Gildow demonstrates how she practices her blending skills just by taking two different colored pencils and using them to f. . . read more
What's your story? Perhaps that's not a question you've heard a lot as an artist. Perhaps you think it's a silly question. Perhaps you think your story is obvious—visible in your work. The truth is, collectors and fans want more than just the artwork. They want to know you, the artist who crea. . . read more
When I first began making colored pencil art, I rarely drew on anything but white paper. I loved the selection of colors available in the pencils and white paper seemed like the best way to take advantage of them. After accepting a few portrait commissions with close deadlines, however, I real. . . read more
As many of you know, over the past few weeks I've been going through a lot of applications to find some additional permanent writers for EmptyEasel.com. Today I'm very pleased to announce two more writers/artists who will be joining the writing staff at EE—Doris Glovier and Charlotte B. DeMola. . . read more
There are a lot of ways to add texture to a painting or collage, but today's video is probably the simplest, easiest explanation I've seen in a while. Claudine Hellmuth uses very few materials and ends up with a nice texture that is both flexible (so you can use it in book-like applications) a. . . read more
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