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It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about trying something new (right?) So today I wanted to answer a few. . . read more

Does choosing the right color when drawing or painting always seem like a gamble? Every artist benefits from taking the time to. . . read more

How do you know which colors to use for colored pencil drawings?

More specifically, how do you know which colors make the best underdrawings? There are probably many different answers to this question, but today I'll be sharing my own simple, fun solution that should help in almost any situation.

First, though, here's an explanation of underdrawings.

What's. . . read more

As a colored pencil artist, I’ve found that soft-focus backgrounds (like the kind you see in many photographs, especially. . . read more

One of the best ways to learn about your chosen medium is to ask questions. Find people who are doing what you want to do—and. . . read more

Recently, I wrote an article describing how I use Photoshop to explore redesigning a drawing. (If you missed that tutorial, feel free to check it out via the link.) The reasons for reworking an old piece of art will probably differ from artist to artist and piece to piece, but they might. . . read more

If your artistic goal is life-like realism, drawing horses—or any animal—is a difficult and demanding process. And, using. . . read more

A few weeks ago, I gave several suggestions for how to repurpose unsold artwork. Today I’m going to expand on that by. . . read more

Erasers are good for more than just fixing mistakes in your drawings—they also make great drawing tools. Don’t believe me? I didn’t believe it either until I started drawing clouds this summer. In the course of experimenting with graphite and a variety of subjects, I discovered several great techniques for drawing with erasers. Here are a few of them: Drawing with a. . . read more

“Colored pencil drawing is like mowing a lawn with a pair of scissors.” That’s what I tell people when they ask about. . . read more

This week, I’m taking a break from my normal colored pencil demonstrations to answer a few questions. These are the questions. . . read more

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