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Art and Painting Tips: Artistic Advice and In-depth Art Tutorials for Artists

Some time ago, I shared a list of fast, easy backgrounds for colored pencil drawings. The list included really simple things like. . . read more

When we think of writing using computers, we typically imagine rows of fonts, smashing keys, and endless backspacing. Those. . . read more

Throughout each of the previous lessons in this series, I've showed the classical way of starting a portrait drawing, from building the shape of the head, to adding simple shadows, ears, eye sockets, etc.

Today, let's continue where we left off, and add eyes and a nose to our portrait:

26. Shading the area above the upper eyelids

The area immediately below the. . . read more

As I mentioned last week, scraping off as much of the old painting as possible is only half the job if you want to re-use a wood. . . read more

If you’re like me, you have at least a couple paintings lying around somewhere that will never be finished. They started. . . read more

Stains on your good drawing paper? Never fear! Stains don't have to be the end of the world, even if they're old and dried into the paper.

Some time ago I wrote about what to do if you accidentally spill something on your drawing surface. I came up with some techniques for removing fresh. . . read more

Calligraphy students often ask if taking my class will improve their handwriting. Equally popular is the lament of parents or. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared 5 blogs that I recommended for every serious artist.That left hundreds, maybe thousands, of other artist. . . read more

In today's portrait drawing tutorial, I will continue to build upon my previous lessons from the past few months (I recommend reading through part 1, part 2, . . . read more

Here in the US, the last three holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) snuggle up on the calendar. I know I speak for many. . . read more

It may seem unnecessary to write an entire article about the tools of the colored pencil artist. I mean, they’re so basic.. . . read more




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