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As a follow-up to her original article on blending colored pencils, Carrie Lewis has filmed a quick video showing just how easy. . . read more

One thing every colored pencil artist can agree on that colored pencils are a slow medium. There’s just no way around it. If. . . read more

When your medium is capable of making only a limited number of stroke types, and you make art by layering marks, you need to get everything you can out of every mark you make.

Every mark should help you create the texture or value (or both) of your subject. That begins with the first mark you put on paper and doesn’t end until you make the last mark. So I’m not talking about. . . read more

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




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