How to Paint on Rocks – For Beginners

Have you ever seen cute little painted rocks in your travels? From healing stones, to refrigerator magnets to paper weights to table-top or shelf decorations, these painted rocks serve a purpose and have become more popular in recent years. You may have thought it must be tricky or difficult to paint rocks and have always … Read more

10 Easy Ways for How to Improve Your Art Skills

Whether you have been creating art for awhile or are just beginning, I’m guessing you have what I refer to as having a “fire in the belly” for creating art. That is akin to having a food craving (like my frequent chocolate craving—has to be dark, though, not the milk chocolate, lol, but I digress!). … Read more

Best Paper For Colored Pencil – It’s All In The Tooth

If you have landed here to read about the best paper for colored pencil, it might be that you are less than satisfied with your colored pencil work. You may have some of the best colored pencils—Faber-Castell Polychromos, Prismacolor Premier, Koh-i-Noor, to name a few. Also, you may have the basics down: layering, blending shading, … Read more

7 Fun and Easy Watercolor Pencil Techniques

Watercolor pencils are a unique medium in that they combine the fun part of each medium—drawing with a pencil and painting with a brush. If you have used colored pencils but have always wanted to try painting, this may be the perfect transition for you. It’s frankly easier than traditional watercolor painting. No kidding! I wrote … Read more

How to Draw Anime – You Can Do It!

The world of Anime – the characters have huge eyes and are absolutely adorable and striking. Not only are these characters of Japanese animation cute, they are very popular. If you google the word anime, you will find over 2 billion results! Just looking at images of these anime characters, I became intrigued and sought … Read more