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.
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.
Watercolor: so easy, so versatile, and so much fun, right? Whether you’re just picking up a brush for the first time, or you’ve learned a lot about watercolor painting techniques, there’s always something new to learn– or relearn, and watercolor is one of the best mediums to learn how to paint with. However, watercolor...
Lee Hammond addresses a common question: how do you become a police artist? Learn what unique qualities it takes to do composite drawings and forensic art.
Celebrate National Craft Month by participating in the Art Abandonment movement, where artists leave random works of art in public spaces to inspire and delight others.
“In many of my water paintings," says Charlene Gerrish, “I focus almost solely on the reflections, because that’s where the strongest graphic possibilities lie. I love when a painting looks like an abstract design up close, but reveals its true subject at a distance." Read more here!
As a commission portrait painter, there are two qualities I look for in a medium: first, the ability to control impasto (thick, heavy application of paint) in the early, ever-changing layers as a contour takes shape, and second, the ability to unify the viscosity of a variety of paints out of the tube, unmatched...
Rex and Susan Beanland are retired teachers whose paths of sharing knowledge didn’t end, but rather began anew once they left the classrooms. For that’s when they took their combined love of art and desire to teach to start producing videos by artists, for artists, on how to paint. Read about their vision for...
Author and artist Claudia Nice has published numerous instructional art books. The following excerpt appeared in The Artist’s Magazine (September 2011), and comes from Drawing and Painting Trees in the Landscape. Read her tips for drawing conifers.
“A great narrative piece is always rooted in shapes that speak,” says artist Stephen Cefalo (Drawing, Fall 2012). Read more advice including how to use a sketch to create a painting.