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 … Read more 10 Easy Ways for How to Improve Your Art Skills
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 for layering, … Read more Best Paper For Colored Pencil – It’s All In The Tooth
You’ve probably heard the terms cold press or hot press watercolor paper but are not exactly sure what that means and what would be best for you. I remember when I started using watercolor pencils (which requires watercolor paper), I purchased cold press simply because it was more popular and have happily used it for … Read more The Difference Between Hot Press And Cold Press Watercolor Paper
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. I have written … Read more 7 Fun and Easy Watercolor Pencil Techniques – Learn Today!
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 How to Draw Anime – You Can Do It!
The two things we sometimes find ourselves short of in life is time and money. One of my favorite expressions in the world is “day late and a dollar short”. And that certainly applies to me at times! But I think it’s safe to say that we all love to stretch our supplies to save … Read more 5 Easy Art Drawing Hacks – To Save Money and Time
”Ha, you call that a tree?”, scoffed my eighth grade art teacher as he walked by my desk and gazed upon a tree I had been working very hard on, trying to draw it to the best of my ability. I wish he had offered a better way to help me improve, but sadly he … Read more How to Draw a Tree Step by Step – Realistically
So we are staying home to stop the spread and do our part to help the world heal from this awful virus. Some of you may be out of work (I am, at least as an art instructor for senior retirement homes) and have many worries, anxiety and possibly fear that are affecting our lives … Read more Artist Block During Shut-down – How to Overcome
If you are a newbie color pencil artist, you have already begun to experience the joy of using this wonderful medium. Some of you may have an extensive collection of art pieces that you have completed in colored pencils or even just colorings you have done using colored pencil. However, some of you may be … Read more Shading with Colored Pencils -Beginner’s Guide
Learning to draw can be daunting enough without fretting over what supplies to get. With so many different items and brands, just purchasing the supplies can be enough of a deterrent for beginners to just throw up their hands and forget about learning pencil drawing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And it … Read more Pencil Drawing Supplies – Beginner’s Guide for Choosing