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Every artist across the ages has spent at least part of their early years looking for the perfect drawing or painting method.. . . read more

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, we’ve looked at drawing a landscape on sanded art paper. I began the series by. . . read more

Last time, I began a tutorial showing you how to draw a landscape on sanded art paper. In that article, we worked through the first layers of color and ended with a solvent blend. Here’s how our landscape looked after the first blend.

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Spring’s on the way! As the seasons change, many artists also sense a shift in their focus and goals. We’re more energetic,. . . read more

Last summer I did a lot of experimenting with colored pencil on sanded art paper. Despite having done a piece or two a few years. . . read more

Are you trying watercolors for the first time? If so, here are 5 tips to kickstart your watercolor painting experience:

1. Start off light

With watercolors you have to paint from light to dark (the reverse is almost impossible). So try to go as light as possible for your initial layers, and plan for your darker layers later.

2. Add multiple layers to. . . read more

Ever wonder what’s the most difficult—and most time consuming—part of a landscape to draw? If you’re like me, it’s. . . read more

In today’s article, I want to show you step-by-step how to draw a lush forest of trees on sanded art paper. What? Sanded art. . . read more

Colored pencil artists are always looking for ways to speed up their creative process. Most often, that means finding faster ways to apply and blend color (we’ve all been there, haven’t we?) and sometimes, it means using other media for part of the drawing.

So today, I’d like to share some of my favorite video tutorials on using different kinds of mixed-media with. . . read more

Who’s your worst art critic? Be honest! It’s you, isn’t it? But it’s also true you’re the person. . . read more

Getting bright colors on a dark background can be a challenge if your favorite medium is colored pencil. The reason is simple.. . . read more




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