Learn how to turn your pastel disasters into beautiful paintings with helpful demos from Carole Katchen.
This Creativity Workshop post celebrates original sketch work in final paintings, revealing the drawing and line work in the painting composition. Get painting!
I liked this photo that I took of a koi pond with a reflection of the sky and surrounding trees; however, I felt the elements, particularly the leaves, were spread too evenly in the photo.
Within the sphere of pastels, there are varying degrees of stick firmness. The level of softness or hardness of a pastel stick is dependent on the individual pigment characteristics, the addition of inert compounds, and the composition of the binder holding the pigment together. Generally, pastelists categorize the sticks in their palettes as either...
The Fall 2013 issue of Drawing marks the magazine’s 10th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, we shined a spotlight on drawing instruction, an integral part of the magazine’s content for the last decade. Here, as part of that spotlight, we offer a brief excerpt from our article by Fernando Freitas on the...
I did this quick study on a piece of newsprint, using brown pastel. Note how I drew an interior frame, which helped me understand the comic intimacy of the scene.
Richard Stephens challenged readers to create two 11×14-inch or larger watercolor paintings of any subject and in any style in 90 minutes, thereby loosening up along the way. View the prizewinning watercolor painting in Watercolor Artist's Creativity Workshop challenge here!
Deena S. Ball is constantly exploring different ways to exploit the magical beauty of watercolor painting, letting the paints run, puddle and interact to create wonderful watercolor texture. Learn how to add a little luminescence to your own watercolor painting process, and let your work glow!
Gary Greene shares his step-by-step wet-on-dry technique for creating Flower Power (water-soluble colored pencils and wax-based colored pencil on paper, 17¾x24), as seen in the August 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist.
Nancy Hagin's acrylic and watercolor paintings explore color symmetries and repeating patterns to deconstruct familiar objects into harmonious planes of color. In this free excerpt from The Artist's Magazine (March 2013), she shares tips for acrylic painting.