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

In each of my previous lessons, I’ve shown you step-by-step how to “build” a portrait of your model, using. . . read more

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 actions go perfectly with the rigid nature of the digital world. Everything is precise and uniform, without the flair of personal expression.

The delicate art of calligraphy is typically ignored when computers are part of the topic, but why? Believe it or not,. . . read more

Throughout each of the previous lessons in this series, I’ve showed the classical way of starting a portrait drawing, from. . . 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 out with a grand and glorious idea, but went astray somewhere. Or maybe you started them over on a different panel, and are left with the old, used panel.

You hate to throw the panels away because you paid good money for them, but there's no hope for that abandoned. . . 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. . . 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 blogs to explore—more than enough for another first-of-the-year-article.

But this year, I thought I'd do something different and share my favorite podcasts. . . read more

In today’s portrait drawing tutorial, I will continue to build upon my previous lessons from the past few months (I. . . 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




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