What does it take if you want to learn how to draw animals? Here’s a little sneak preview of Michael Dumas's advice for sketching animals.
Helen Birch, author of Just Add Watercolor: Inspiration & Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artists, addresses how to get away with using watercolor on canvas in this exclusive excerpt.
Scumbling (a colored pencil technique) offers control and very smooth, even application where you don’t see any strokes. Learn more in this free article!
It's human nature for artist to look for answers—the so-called right way of doing things. When we see another artist’s successful paintings, we think that artist has a secret, and that if we had the same products and applied them in the same fashion, we too would produce masterful outcomes. While there's a degree...
Don’t miss this special plein air pastel painting resource! The June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal features pastel techniques and instruction on: the where, when and why of plein air painting, including 32 tips from 5 popular plein air artists. giving and receiving a constructive art critique. the secret to the perfect plein air composition. painting skies. and more! Watch our video preview link below...
Q&A with Lorenzo Chavez, as seen in Art Journey America Landscapes, a beautiful collection of landscape paintings and practical techniques.
Once you’ve had a chance to take in Stewart’s watercolor painting, be swept to Istanbul, as he describes what it’s like to be sketching abroad in what I, at least, consider to be ideal circumstances: with nothing but time and a patient traveling partner.
Congratulations to our April Artist of the Month, Sandra Kuck! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition. Her painting Yvonne (If by RK) is below. Keep scrolling to see what Kuck has to say about her process, her family and what she’s learned throughout her career! Boca Raton, FL www.lookinggoodlicensing.com/lgl/SKuck_Bio.html I’m mostly self-taught, but from 1970-1973,...
Sometimes our best ideas come to us after we've lived a full life, and these artists, all over 60, have created some of their best art during this time. These ten winners were standouts in our Over 60 Art Competition, and we're excited to see what they come up with next!
Rivers and streams make excellent visual paths to draw the viewers in and lead them where you want. Because we crop out information for our paintings, how do we send a message to our viewers as to the size of the body of water?
Both timeless and now nostalgic, "What To Draw and How To Draw It" has helped countless beginners learn drawing basics, such as how to use simple lines to make animal shapes and more.