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Video Tutorials: Learn Drawing and Painting Techniques from Professional Artists

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

Today, regular contributor Kellie Day is sharing her steps for creating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mixed-media artwork!. . . read more

I've always enjoyed making my own stamps (which I use in many of my mixed media pieces) so today I thought it would be fun to demonstrate my process, and explain exactly how easy it is.

The video below starts off by listing all the materials you'll need, and then gives step-by-step instructions on how to carve a few basic stamps—things like letters, for example, or a fun butterfly. At the end, I include a peek at more complex stamps that border on print making. . . Enjoy!

If you'd like to learn more about my mixed-media techniques, I'm also teaching a 12-day online course starting June

In today’s video, master watercolor painter Cheng-Khee Chee will be demonstrating his own methodology for intuitive,. . . read more

In today's video, Gloria Page takes us through the (fairly simple) process of carving out your own art stamps. Here, she. . . read more

In today's video, George James will demonstrate a few methods for minimizing that running, blending quality of Yupo watercolor paper. True, sometimes you want that watery effect, but other times you don't—take a look and see how George creates flat fields of color (as well as gradients) in just seconds: NOTE: You can get all of George's Yupo techniques on DVD at Creative Catalyst.

In today's video George James will be demonstrating one of his many techniques for adding texture to a painting. In this specific. . . read more

In today's video, Nicholas Simmons is demonstrating what he calls the "sewing machine" brush stroke, which he's using to outline. . . read more

In today's video tutorial, oil painter Craig Nelson is demonstrating part of his painting process while using a limited color palette. Since his color choices are restricted, Craig pays special attention to the value differences between the shadow side of his objects, their cast shadow, and the color of their surroundings. Take a look: NOTE: You can get Craig's full length oil painting DVD at Creative Catalyst.

In today’s video clip, Dale Laitinen takes a step back from his usually vibrant watercolors, and demonstrates how to create. . . read more

In today’s video clip, watercolorist Donna Zagotta walks us through her steps for creating a strong painting composition.. . . read more




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