Until this week, I’d never have guessed transfer paper would open up so many possibilities for creative play. In her book, Hello Happiness, Kim Geiser shares several techniques for taking an illustration on paper and transferring it onto a variety of surfaces including fabric and art canvas. Because Hello Happiness is all about spreading...
The important thing about sketchbooks is not what they cost but whether they suit an artist's individual artistic needs. Learn more from Drawing magazine.
Our photo reference gives us all the information we really need but often we lack the focus to truly analyze it properly. Here are some tips.
Beginner drawings succeed when you hold your pencil correctly, stand the right way, and know the things to draw for beginners. Our video shows you how!
Save time and money by understanding which painting medium will work best for your next artwork.
If you’re in a creative rut and you can’t get out, you’re not alone! Here, oil painter Joshua LaRock walks us through different ways to work out problems you may face with a project. Problem Solving by Joshua LaRock Master drawing: Learn to put aside assumed ideas of what you are looking at, and...
Over the past decade, computer technology has allowed artists to use software to produce painterly quality digital manipulations of any given reference photo. Although I admit some advances have been made, I still feel that they fall short of human-quality artwork. I believe the soul of the artist cannot be overridden by computers. I...
Discover an oil painting lesson from Brent Cotton, plus one of Brent’s art business tips, additional info on portraying intense light, and more.
Tips for successful portraits: Lee Hammond explains what to avoid when using a photo reference for painting people and pets.
Fact: you could buy only 8 colors of paint that can transform into more than 150. Making a few wise pigment choices can lead to an expansive color collection.
Jaye Schlesinger finds an evocative subject in packaging. She shares a free oil painting lesson on how she created this still life of a Tiffany bag.