You can wish and hope and wish some more, but there’s only one way to achieve a level of greatness in painting art: to practice and study those who’ve paved the way before you.
The idea of painting can be overwhelming for beginners, especially those who are new to drawing. But don’t let that hold you back. There are ways to learn how to paint with watercolor so that you can convey a message, evoke a certain feeling or simply paint a subject expressively and loosely, without feeling...
When it comes to figure drawing, understanding the elements of lighting is key to successfully rendering the volume of the human figure.
An inspirational blog post about how even simply reading about abstract art can inspire new ideas, no matter what you normally paint or draw.
Renown artist James Gurney shares his path to being a professional artist, as well as his BLAST rule for painting.
While viewing master works is a great way to study color, composition, and more, you can benefit in an even deeper way with these painting tips from Iain Stewart.
Even a hint of rejection, judgment or criticism could be detrimental to the art-making process, and it’s our job as the mothers and fathers of our art to protect it until it can stand on its own, so to speak.
If you plan it well, you could create botanical art en plein air in just about any medium, but colored pencil is a convenient way to capture the beauty of flowers and plants.
When I came across these watercolor paintings in Splash 16: Exploring Texture, I knew I had to share them.
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It’s hard to imagine that anyone would tell another person to give up on something. It’s even harder to believe that this happened to the artist who drew Weighted Stasis, the figure drawing featured today.