Learn how to draw a dog for a beautiful painting of a Golden Retriever in this step-by-step painting demonstration.
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.
Don’t let the title fool you; even if you’re experienced with this medium, you may learn something new.
I experiment extensively with different brands of pigments in order to find the properties of each color that best suit my techniques. Because I paint in many layers, I have to be concerned with the drying properties of each pigment. I work with faster-drying colors in the beginning and then slower-drying ones for the...
There are many books and essays written on general painting and drawing techniques but sometimes the little practical things can make the artist’s task easier. Here are some day-to-day "nuts and bolts" painting tips for beginners.
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.
Apply the results of this art critique of a landscape painting to your own art to learn how to convey the big picture through details.