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Video Tutorials: Learn Drawing and Painting Techniques from Professional Artists

Actually seeing someone create art is one of the best ways to learn how to be a better artist. So we've put together as many how-to draw and how-to paint videos as we could—and they're all free for artists.

Each short video lesson showcases a professional artist explaining a particular drawing or painting method for creating art. No matter what your skill level is, you'll find something useful here!

View all our video tutorials for artists:

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

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! Kellie uses simple wooden panels for her base, then combines a variety of rice papers, hand-made skull stamps, and acrylic paint to make one-of-a-kind artwork inspired by Dia de los Muertos. Take a look at the video below, and if you'd like, follow along and create your own! For more from Kellie Day, please visit her website at www.kelliedayart.com. You can also find her finished Day of the Dead artwork on

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. . . read more

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 demonstrates how to make photo corner stamps. Take a look: NOTE: You can get Gloria's full-length art stamping DVD at Creative Catalyst.

In today’s video, George James will demonstrate a few methods for minimizing that running, blending quality of Yupo. . . read more

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 some of the edges within his painting. As you'll see, this particular brush stroke does two things: First, it adds a huge amount of contrast to a small area of the painting (since so much pigment is being dabbed into one place, rather than brushed over a larger area). And secondly, because the painting is already wet, that pigment also spreads outward slightly, giving a soft, watery feel to the fish. Take a look. NOTE: You can get Nicholas Simmons' full

In today’s video tutorial, oil painter Craig Nelson is demonstrating part of his painting process while using a limited. . . read more

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

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