During the mapping out stage of a figure drawing, it's important to consider the small individual shapes you see and also how those shapes line up with other parts of the model. Vincent Giarrano, featured in the October 2011 issue of The Artist's Magazine, shares these tips for mapping out the...
The power of suggestion is a strong tool in the hands of an artist. When a painting is viewed, visual bits and pieces are processed and assembled into a recognizable image by the viewer. Often with only an indication, a viewer will be able to finish what the artist suggested and...
Chris Cozen is back with guidance on acrylic painting for beginners! In today's guest blog post, be inspired with ideas for experimenting with color.
Get started drawing the figure with these handy tips.
It's no secret that landscape paintings can be filled with stunning light. Artfully create the "golden hour" on your landscape canvas, when light is best.
Mary Whyte's watercolors tell stories of Americans whose work and traditions are fading into the past, but not before she documents their existence in artworks that could strongly stand on their own even without the meanings behind them.
Many artists have a signature style or favorite subject for which they are well known. Rarely is it the case, however, that the acclaimed body of work is the only type of artwork these artists produce. Dawn Emerson, Cuong Nguyen and Andrew McDermott are three pastel artists who are connected to...
Jean Haines extols the virtues of a loose and wild life...of watercolor. Join her as she discusses how play and movement are crucial components to watercolors that have personality and convey joy and vibrancy.
Get right to the fun part!51;applying paint to the canvas—with a little help from the alla prima approach.
This is why your portrait art will look lifelife and compelling -- figures have beautiful, realistic eyes. Here's how to create them!
Beginner drawings succeed when you hold your pencil correctly, stand the right way, and know the things to draw for beginners. This video shows you how!