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Video Tutorials: Learn Drawing and Painting Techniques from Professional Artists

Today, Linda Baker will demonstrate the basic techniques for pouring watercolors, as well as explain how she uses masking to. . . read more

Today, watercolor painter Dale Laitinen shows some of the mark-making versatility you can achieve with just a few different. . . read more

In today's video, watercolor painter Dale Laitinen demonstrates a fairly easy method for covering distant hills in realistic looking trees. After mixing together a blue-green color (to simulate atmospheric distance and shadow) Dale follows the line of the hill downward, making short, vertical brushstrokes for far-off trees. By massing some of the strokes closer together, and some farther apart, Dale creates the idea of a distant forest in just minutes. Take a look: For Dale's full landscape painting tutorial, please visit Creative Catalyst.

In today's video clip, Martha Saudek discusses some of the elements that affect how water is illuminated by light, and the means. . . read more

This week’s video clip on EmptyEasel comes from watercolor painter Taylor Ikin, who is demonstrating how easy it is to modify. . . read more

In today's video clip, Terry Isaac will demonstrate how using the right materials can make transferring a drawing to your canvas very simple. In fact, all you need is some transfer paper and a pencil. As you'll see in the video below, Terry is creating a wildlife painting from several reference materials. With his background completely painted, he's now ready to add a hummingbird that he's sketched on another piece of paper. Take a look at how he transfers that drawing over to his canvas: NOTE: You can get Terry Isaac's full wildlife painting tutorial at Creative

In today's video, Sherrill Kahn demonstrates how to achieve an airbrush-style effect on paper or fabric using acrylic paint and. . . read more

Today, Sherri Haab demonstrates how easy it is to use a simple pattern (like a Celtic knot, for example) along with a sheet of. . . read more

Today we have a rare opportunity to "look over the shoulder" of mixed media artist Lesley Riley while she designs a collage/fabric book using photographic transfers, scraps of cloth, and other bits of material. Lesley uses a hands-on approach to design by physically placing objects in different spots on the page to see how they interact, visually, with other elements. (In other words, no sketching required.) Take a look: NOTE: You can find Lesley's full mixed-media collage tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

In today’s video, Mark Mehaffey demonstrates a unique method of painting by using a mouth atomizer to spray small amounts of. . . read more

Whenever we hear the phrase, “practice makes perfect,” most of us probably think of sports or music - but it’s also very. . . read more

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