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Drawing Tips: Learn to Sketch and Draw Better with these Tutorials

I know. . . the term “Negative Space” usually applies to painting and drawing. But calligraphy, being a fine art, also uses. . . 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 to try drawing with tissue paper.

I started using this technique after reading about an. . . 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. . . 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 probably the best sources for your drawings and paintings.

For example, I've always liked the look of horses. I like the way they're put together, the way they move, the shine of light on a sleek coat, and those long manes and tails have always appealed to. . . read more

A calligrapher’s mission is to bring words to life. When a clients ask me how a verse becomes a work of art, or what my process. . . read more

Everyone’s monogram has endless creative potential. We’ve all seen a renewed popularity of letters on jewelry, linens and. . . read more

When you put color onto paper with colored pencil, the color stays exactly where you put it. No easy washing. No easy blending. Creating detail requires time AND patience.

Of course, there are certain methods for putting color onto paper in more productive ways. That begins with the basic pencil strokes,. . . read more

It’s spring in California and flowers are already blooming! So I brought gardening thoughts into my studio and created this. . . read more

NOTE: Before I begin, I want to mention that the process I’m about to describe is entirely intuitive. I’m not guaranteeing it. . . read more




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