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

Colored pencil artists are always looking for ways to speed up their creative process. Most often, that means finding faster ways. . . read more

Who’s your worst art critic? Be honest! It’s you, isn’t it? But it’s also true you’re the person. . . read more

Getting bright colors on a dark background can be a challenge if your favorite medium is colored pencil. The reason is simple.

Most colored pencils are translucent. No matter how heavily you layer them, the color of the paper shows through to some extent, and influences the new color. You have to use a lot of layers—or a lot of pressure—to cover up the color of the paper. If. . . read more

Scaling a drawing up from it’s original size to the size of the final artwork isn’t always easy. A lot depends on the. . . read more

For more than 25 years portrait painting was my daily activity. In all those years, I would often hear that portrait models. . . read more

Plein air painting is an exciting way to sharpen your observation skills and grow as an artist. However, it can also be a nerve-wracking experience your first few times out.

Here are a few tips I wanted share for a smoother plein air adventure:

1. Paint only what moves you

Take time to observe the scene around you and be receptive to anything that grabs your. . . read more

There are so many ways to add texture to your paintings beside paint! In the short demonstration video below, I’ll show you. . . read more

I am a Canadian watercolourist and have been painting landscapes, florals, and buildings with lots of character for over 30. . . read more

Creating movement in your painting sounds great—but what does that actually mean, and how do you do it?

We all know you can't really create movement in your paintings—everything you brush onto your canvas is physically stable and will not move once it's dried. However, with the clever use of some compositional elements, you can at least create the illusion of movement,. . . read more

Muddy colors are an artist’s worst nightmare. What’s worse, it’s oh-so-easy to create muddy color. All it takes. . . read more

If you’re new to hand-lettering, you’ve probably collected a few bullet-tipped markers. As shown in the first photo below,. . . read more




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