Art Demonstrations

Creating Oil Pastel Scenes from Imagination: A Demo

With a flawless sense of value, oil pastelist George Shipperley applies arbitrarily chosen colors, bringing [...]

Learn How This Artist Pours Herself — and Watercolors — Into Her Work

Artist and advocate Sandy Delehanty shares life-changing advice, as well as her paint-pouring technique for [...]

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How to Combine Self-Portraits with the Likeness of Others

Merging her own image with the likeness of historical women painters, Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso pays [...]

How to Paint Lace in Pastel: A Demo

The texture of textiles — whether silk, cotton, velvet, or lace — and the folds [...]

The Big Brushoff: How to Paint Without a Brush

Learn how to create your next masterpiece with a mouth atomizer instead of a “must-have” [...]

How to Infuse Landscapes with Mood and Translucence

Eric Angeloch has taken the proverbial “road less traveled” to create stunning landscapes imbued with [...]

A 5-Step Guide to Mass Drawing

Achieve a distinctive look and mood in your charcoal drawings by focusing on the massing [...]

New Angles in Portraiture: A Demo

Yuka Imata demonstrates her process for drawing figures who seem to exist in real space. [...]

Painting Light, Middle, and Dark Skin Tones: A Demo

Learn tried-and-true color combinations for painting skin tones on a monochromatic underpainting. By Mario A. [...]

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The Push-Pull Method & Varnishing: A Demo

Push your work to the next level with these key acrylic painting techniques — perfect [...]

Oil Painting Dark to Light: A Demo

Here’s Sarah Lamb’s three-pronged method for combining classical principles and alla prima techniques in a [...]

How to Leave White Space in Watercolor

Unlock the secret to sparkling watercolors with these five keys to painting with the white [...]

Self-Portraits in the Digital Age

Find creative approaches for self-portraits with digital devices and applications. By Myrna Wacknov Self-portraits are [...]

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