Drawing glass, and other transparent things, is not as hard as it may seem. What makes it seem difficult is not because of the subject itself; it's because of how we think about it.
When a landscape painting has a specific mood, it's likely to be more successful. View a wide range of landscape art by Johannes Vloothuis here.
What do you think of when you hear the words “urban sketching?” You probably envision artists studying and drawing the shapes and colors of office buildings, busy streets and perhaps oblivious passersby on their way to important, countless appointments. What’s interesting to me is comparing the similarities and differences among urban sketches across this...
The idea of painting can be overwhelming for beginners, especially those who are new to drawing. But don’t let that hold you back. There are ways to learn how to paint with watercolor so that you can convey a message, evoke a certain feeling or simply paint a subject expressively and loosely, without feeling...
Graphite drawing tips: Lee Hammond explains how to draw skies, clouds, and sunsets with graphite.
When it comes to figure drawing, understanding the elements of lighting is key to successfully rendering the volume of the human figure.
Johannes Vloothuis explains the pros and cons of four art mediums, as well as the benefits of using mixed media with acrylic and oil.
While viewing master works is a great way to study color, composition, and more, you can benefit in an even deeper way with these painting tips from Iain Stewart.
As an artist, you will confront artist's block. You have to work through it to become a better artist. Artists who persevere are artists who will succeed.
When I came across these watercolor paintings in Splash 16: Exploring Texture, I knew I had to share them.
Compare the photo reference and final works of Johannes Vloothuis to learn how to make the most of your plein air painting.