Best Art Videos from Jen’s Picks and ArtistsNetwork.tv

Discover some of the best art instruction videos available now at NorthLightShop.com and ArtistsNetwork.tv with each installment of Jen’s Picks. Jen’s Picks will introduce you to videos on your favorite subjects and mediums, from pastels to watercolor, portraits to landscapes and more, and featuring drawing and painting techniques, step-by-step demos and everything you need to improve the way you create your art. Hear from Jen about features and special events happening at our shop and on ArtistsNetwork.tv. For the latest and greatest on the best painting and drawing videos – check back with Jen’s Picks often!

How to Draw a Dog in Pastel Pencil

How to Draw a Dog I admit it: I’m one of those people whose Facebook is filled with pictures of my dog. But she has so many expressions and habits that really show her personality that it’s hard not to want to post another, even as she’s looking at me with...

Onion in Pen and Ink

Pen Drawing Techniques: Create Textures in Ink

I often think of drawing and painting as two separate things, but in the reality of an artist, they overlap quite a bit. There are plenty of painters who will tell you that drawing is integral to their process. A painting starts life in sketches to determine composition, then a line...

Chinese Watercolor Painting: Techniques for Animals

If you love watercolor painting but want to try something a little different, why not mix it up with some Chinese inks and techniques? You can learn some new ways to add style to your work with Lian Quan Zhen’s Chinese Watercolor Techniques: Painting Animals. You’ll discover how to paint a...

Drawing for Beginners: How to Draw a Gatehouse

Happy new year! If your new year’s resolution involves learning to draw, start the year strong with the art lessons and drawing tutorials at ArtistsNetwork.tv and NorthLightShop.com. Learning a new skill can be overwhelming at first, especially as you try to figure out where to begin. In this case, we have...

Untangle your Creativity with Mindful Doodling!

Create Beautiful Doodle Art If your creativity feels all tied up in knots, that might actually be a good thing! Now is a great time to try your hand at doodle art with purpose, as we wrap up Doodle December. With a ton of new tangle patterns and projects, you’ll love...

Acrylic Revolution: Painting Techniques

Acrylic Painting Techniques for Different Effects

Learn How to Paint with Acrylics I love acrylics. Not only is the color so vibrant, but the medium itself is so versatile and the painting techniques so varied, that the possibilities are infinite, no matter what your subject. Love abstract art? Acrylics. Love lush landscape paintings? You can get the...

Landscape Art: Oil Painting Tips

Landscape Art: Oil Painting Tips for Beginners

I love new year’s resolutions, and as I start thinking about the ones that I’m going to tackle for 2015 (and what art supplies to put on my Christmas wish lists), I’m turning my focus toward trying out new mediums. I love my acrylics, but I’m a big believer in branching...

Pastel Pencil Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Improve your Drawing and Painting Techniques with Pastel Pencils Get drawing and painting tips for finishing a portrait, working on a landscape painting, or capturing the exotic expressions of your favorite animals with the art videos of Colin Bradley, on ArtistsNetwork.tv. In Tips and Techniques for Pastel Pencils, you can improve...

How to Paint Gardens in Pastel: Impressionist Landscape Art

Learn How to Paint Gardens in Pastel Pastels are great for creating Impressionistic landscape art, reminiscent of Monet’s garden pictures. If you’re a fan of the Impressionist style, which is characterized by an emphasis on visual strokes and light and shadow, and want to learn some of the pastel painting techniques...

Light in Watercolor Painting Tips

Watercolor Art: Painting Tips for Beautiful Light As the northern hemisphere experiences the approach of the shortest night of the year next month, many of us are feeling envious of our friends in Australia and New Zealand, who are heading into their spring. Humans are creatures of light: it’s how we...