Start the new year with the resolution to do a drawing a day!
Render a shadow side and a highlight to the shapes so you end up with the illusion of 3D forms in your landscape painting.
My winter may be very different from your winter, depending on your climate, but I think there’s one thing we have in common--when the season comes to mind, so does the magic and beauty of snow. Janet Nunn, featured inWatercolor Artist magazine, says that because she lives on a mountain where snow is not...
Having easy access to the irrigation canals that still honeycomb the valley in southern Oregon where I live allows me to visit them throughout the year. Even when there is no time for a quick drawing or field sketch painting, I will take a drive past them for inspiration and often stop for a...
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.