Beth Krommes, winner of the 2009 Randolph Caldecott Medal achieves her signature look by applying wood engraving techniques to her scratchboard illustrations. She then colors images of those pictures with watercolors.
Asian art papers—often called "rice papers"—are painting papers made in China, Japan and Korea for ink/brush painting. These papers are made from a great variety of plant fibers besides rice stalks. They come in various thicknesses and sizes, and have different degrees of absorbency.
Learn the difference between DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, and the benefits of both for artists who combine photography and fine art.
Explore your creativity with the Fall 2014 issue of Acrylic Artist, a special 124-page issue celebrating the versatility of acrylic. Featuring a wide variety of vibrant and varied acrylic and mixed-media paintings—along with tips from fellow artists who share their processes—you’ll be inspired to experiment with acrylic-specific mediums to change the dynamic of your paints, discover ways to incorporate...
Let’s face it. Bodypainting is fun. It’s fun to be the one holding the brush as well as to be the "canvas." I know. I’ve done both.
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.
This week’s Jen’s Picks is all about ArtistsNetwork.tv. We’re hosting a four-day free trial period for people interested in learning their favorite drawing and painting techniques, or trying their hand at mixed media, encaustic, and more! If you’ve been wanting to try out some of our videos but haven’t yet taken the plunge, we...
Collage artist Serena Barton challenges artists to break free from a focus on precision and to embrace wabi-sabi—the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection and transience—to make mixed-media art with a worn, timeless appeal. Follow Serena as she finds inspiration in her own backyard. “I took this picture on my first wabi-sabi walk...
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.