Sandra Angelo explains how to draw flowers and choose the best photo reference so you can have a strong start on your own flower drawing.
Experimenting and practicing are elements that can’t be ignored. Lucky for us, though, Chris Saper shares her results and methods in Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones. Here's a peek at what she has to say.
Artist Johannes Vloothuis explains how to simulate and convey the majesty of the landscape when painting mountains.
When learning to draw, developing a productive pace that allows for a quality result is important. Get drawing advice from artist Timothy W. Jahn here.
Oh the dreaded ellipse. They can be an artists nightmare! They're critical for perspective, yet difficult to draw. Even the best of drawings can seem “off,” just because of an ellipse that fell short in its shape.
If you’re new to portraits, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when sketching faces.
In her pastel portraits, Gwenneth Barth-White draws on the delicate nuances and rich sensuousness of layered pastel, as seen in this step-by-step demonstration.
The name Edgar Degas is forever synonymous with pastel, but he was not the only French Impressionist to be utilizing the medium. Édouard Manet, whom Degas first meets while copying a Velazquez painting at the Louvre, did a considerable amount of work in pastel. Some of the best examples are on display alongside Degas...
Realism in colored pencil is created with many layers and repeated additions of color. Nothing is ever just one color, and texture must be added AFTER the colors are fully developed. This takes time and patience.
I’m constantly being reminded that pastels, oils and watercolors can be manipulated to raise an eyebrow and the question, “Is that really…?” Transparent watercolor falls within this category as well, as Linda Stevens Moyer can attest. Moyer is the author of Light Up Your Watercolors Layer By Layer: Transparent Glazing Techniques for Luminous Paintings,...
While this art is beautiful all on its own, there are things I can do to make it look very different. I used the tinting technique to enhance these graphite drawings of mine when each drawing was done.