Scumbling (a colored pencil technique) offers control and very smooth, even application where you don’t see any strokes. Learn more in this free article!
Focusing on details early in the process is a lot of fun, but it invariably turns out a drawing that doesn’t look right. You have to start big and work small, which is why most skilled artists always start their drawings with a block-in.
Artist Chris Cozen takes you behind the scenes of how she creates mixed-media art with interesting surfaces.
Digital painting is a relatively new way to create art, and it’s only going to continue to gain momentum as technology advances and artists find new ways to explore digital art tools and techniques.
Urban sketcher Marc Taro Holmes, who shares a step-by-step demonstration on urban sketching with watercolor.
Gaela Erwin, a master at painting portraits, shares how she took one of her self-portraits in a new direction.
Don’t let the title fool you; even if you’re experienced with this medium, you may learn something new.
Striking. Powerful. Thought-provoking. As I browsed through the seventh edition of Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, I found myself pausing on every page to take it all in--the details, the colors and the depth of the drawings.
Check out this video preview of our new issue of The Artist's Magazine! It's chock-full of helpful tips, instruction and most importantly, the inspiration you need to get to work on your own masterpieces!
Join the #InkTober daily drawing challenge with us! It's easy - make a habit of drawing art. Sketches, doodle art, quick studies - anything goes!
While some artists prefer to keep their Zentangle art in its purest form of black-and-white drawings, others like to spice it up with color. That’s where Tiffany Lovering comes in with advice for using oil pastels or markers--yes, markers!--to blend color for new effects.