Paying attention to the design of your art composition is crucial for a successful painting. Read this excerpt from "Design-Driven" in The Artist’s Magazine.
Learn how to take simple shapes and combine and edit them to create beautiful works of art with Kathie George. Follow along with her simple instructions!
Welcome to your chance to win a set of quality drawing pencils from Caran d’Ache! To celebrate this special offer, we’re sharing the following free excerpt from Drawing for the Absolute Beginner by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Featured is a step-by-step landscape drawing lesson on composition. In the comments below, tell...
Richard McKinley shares how he experiments with various elements and principles of design to keep a painting from becoming compositionally predictable.
Like many subjects in art, landscape paintings can tell a story, taking the viewer to a different place and time. Whether the place is real or imaginary, it should be convincing, making us feel as though it perhaps could exist, even if only within our minds. Putting the rules of perspective...
Johannes Vloothis shares his expert recommendations to help you simplify your art composition.
You can have more than one focal point if you wish, but the second one must be subordinate. You can even have three. Read more...
What is a focal point in art? Learn what it is and how to make a strong focal point with this painting advice from Johannes Vloothuis.
Learn how evoke emotion in your art by using the Munsell Color System. Charlotte Wharton, author of The Language of Energy in Art, explains how.
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.
Studying a master such as Degas is a solid step that you can take to get closer to painting with a similar level of expression. His use of color and ideal compositions are to be admired, and artist Damian Callan understands how to practice the techniques that can help you.