Artist Janie Gildow offers a step-by-step demonstration of colored pencil techniques for drawing an owl on a black surface.
Both magicians and artists entertain with illusions. While the magician uses smoke, mirrors and other props, the artist must rely on a flat two-dimensional surface to imply an illusion of visual depth and convince the viewer that a scene is three dimensional. One of the ways visual depth can be expressed is through linear...
A quick tip for painting with acrylics for beginners! Learn two ways to thin acrylic paint for art in this snippet from Nancy Reyner.
Shiny metal surfaces can’t help but catch a viewer’s eye. Paul Jackson's watercolor painting demonstration shows how to depict these shiny objects.
Catherine P. O’Neill shares her watercolor techniques for pouring and lifting to create the effect of mist. Follow along step-by-step in this demonstration.
A free mini-lesson on pastel painting and how to draw with pastels. Learn pastel techniques for beginners, and how to work safely with pastels.
A mini-lesson on drawing the mouth: Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction in a drawing.
To make a collage that will last for years, you need to use a glue that's up to the job. Collage artist Jonathan Talbot gives his recommendations and tips.
Getting to know how to use your watercolor brushes is vital as an artist, but it’s a skill many don’t master correctly...
Artist Lee Hammond explains how to draw a rose with graphite in this free mini-lesson on flower drawing for beginners.
Mary Whyte's watercolors tell stories of Americans whose work and traditions are fading into the past, but not before she documents their existence in artworks that could strongly stand on their own even without the meanings behind them.