Earlier in this series I demonstrated how to make recipes and labels that brighten, organize, and beautify your kitchen. But. . . read more
I’ve never been much of a plein air artist, probably because the type of art I do most often requires time in the studio. Plus,. . . read more
When drawing from life, I often see art students do their best to depict the eyes, nose and mouth as they see them on a model. . . forgetting, however, to first draw the overall construction of the head.
This is like decorating walls before ever building the house—and just like building a house, “building” the head in a portrait drawing requires some crucial knowledge of. . . read more
I’m all for saving time in the kitchen! And I love bringing creativity and beauty into my space. So today I want to share a. . . read more
Collecting recipes is fun, but organizing them—not so much! It’s hard to know what do with those saved handwritten recipe. . . read more
I know. . . the term “Negative Space” usually applies to painting and drawing. But calligraphy, being a fine art, also uses negative space.
What is negative space?
Negative space is that area around and between an image—or, for our discussion here—the space around and between letters.
Negative space includes "counters" as well. When you make an “O". . . read more
My good friend Susan has taken the leap in a new creative venture—and I’m so proud of her! I wanted to make something special. . . read more
Are you trying to get delicate colors, values, and gradations in your colored pencil work with no success? Maybe it’s time. . . read more
If you’ve been reading my articles here on EmptyEasel (or have ever visited my blog) you probably know horses are one of my favorite subjects. :)
But, while I’ve shared a lot of techniques for creating realistic drawings and paintings, often with horses as the subject matter, I’ve never actually shown you how to draw a horse. . . read more
Imagine with me the early scribes’ working spaces: dimly lit, cold rooms with no modern facilities, limited materials. We can. . . read more
For many artists, choosing what to draw next comes naturally. And most of the time your interests (hobbies, activities, etc) are. . . read more