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

At EmptyEasel we're committed to sharing the best free art tutorials online. All of our easy-to-read art lessons are written BY artists, FOR artists—with step-by-step demonstrations, photo illustrations, and clear instructions to make learning art easy.

And we cover everything! You'll find tutorials on how to draw, how to paint, the meanings of colors, artistic methods and styles, camera tips (for new photographers) and so much more. If you're hoping to improve your artistic abilities and create better art then you're in the right place!

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Do you mix your own black oil paint, or use a black paint straight out of the tube? It’s certainly more convenient to buy. . . read more

I’ve always loved drawing realistic clouds floating above my landscapes, but lately my interest in “cloud. . . read more

Most professional colored pencil artists recommend that new artists buy the best pencils they can afford. I usually make that recommendation as well. Starting out with the right tools gives you a much more accurate picture of the medium, no matter what the medium is. But there. . . read more

Gesture drawing is an incredibly useful exercise for improving one’s art. Not only does it help with understanding general. . . read more

As a follow-up to her original article on blending colored pencils, Carrie Lewis has filmed a quick video showing just how easy. . . read more

One thing every colored pencil artist can agree on that colored pencils are a slow medium. There’s just no way around it. If your chosen medium is colored pencil, your work progresses stroke by stroke.

I've alluded to this in the past. From tips on making the most of every stroke to . . . read more

When your medium is capable of making only a limited number of stroke types, and you make art by layering marks, you need to get. . . read more

Every artist across the ages has spent at least part of their early years looking for the perfect drawing or painting method.. . . read more

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, we’ve looked at drawing a landscape on sanded art paper. I began the series by describing the first round of layering and blending color. The second part covered the next phase of work. If you missed either of those two parts, you can read Part 1. . . read more

Last time, I began a tutorial showing you how to draw a landscape on sanded art paper. In that article, we worked through the. . . read more

Spring’s on the way! As the seasons change, many artists also sense a shift in their focus and goals. We’re more energetic,. . . read more

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