Lee Hammond explains what scratchboard is and how to use it by drawing "in reverse" with tools that make it easy.
If you want to try your hand at creating fine art with crayons, here are a few pointers from artist Lee Hammond.
Mosaic art is fascinating to me. Mosaics are like handmade jigsaw puzzles, much like the ones my father and I loved to do together when I was a kid. It can become a relaxing task of placing small pieces together into a beautiful design.
Printmaking is a fascinating way to make marks in mixed-media art. And Traci Bautista fearlessly explores ways to use unexpected objects to create new designs.
If you're an oil painter who doesn't like to watch paint dry, then painting the alkyd oils is for you. Michael Chesley Johnson teaches the basics of this medium.
Learn Soon Y. Warren's watercolor painting tips for capturing the fine details of flowers and reflective highlights of crystal in this step-by-step painting demonstration.
Metalpoint (also known as silverpoint) is a fascinating medium that’s coming back into popularity. I happily root for the unsung hero, and since metalpoint isn’t mainstream (yet!), here are some perfect examples of what can be achieved in the medium from Drawing magazine.
I was brought up on a beautiful farm in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, and my mother–a gifted artist herself–always encouraged me as a child to use my God given talent. I had no formal art training and it was only in my mid 30's that I returned to my passion and began by...
Intro to Hi Fi Digital Coloring with Brian Miller If you’ve ever wanted to explore the digital coloring techniques used by comic book and sci-fi artists to create vibrant characters, this is a great tutorial to get started. Expert comic artist Brian Miller (Master Digital Color) will walk you through the steps you need...
Nick Alm is the grand prize winner for Two Lovers (below; oil, 40×30). Continue reading to view the first places and honorable mentions in the categories for Watercolor; Pastel; Acrylic; Graphite, Charcoal and Ink; Colored Pencil; Mixed Media and Collage; Oil and Oil Pastel.
In my heart, I belong to Cincinnati. This town is known for loyalists, and even though I typically buck against the current, this is one instance in my life where I proudly flow along with it in content tranquility. That is why I always feel slightly guilty when I skip over all the cute...