How to Draw a Tree Step by Step

”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, to teach me how to … Read more

Shading with Colored Pencils-For Beginners

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

Pencil Drawing Supplies – 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 their hands up and forget about learning pencil drawing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And it … Read more

How to Draw Cat Whiskers and Leaf Veins

If you’ve ever drawn a cat or other animal you may be stuck on how exactly to do the whiskers. I mean, they are white  and we know we really can’t just use a white pencil to draw the whiskers over an area built up with layers of dark color. Well, we could, but it … Read more

What is the Color Wheel and Color Theory

Most artists know about this term – color theory – and what it means, or they couldn’t very effectively create a successful piece of art. However, if you’re just starting out or only draw in graphite but want to branch out into the world of color, you may have wondered, what is the color wheel? and … Read more

5 Drawing Tools to Have to Draw Your Best

Whether you are drawing with graphite or colored pencils, there are tools that can make your drawing sessions go more smoothly. But what are those tools and where can you get them? This article assumes you already have the essentials—pencils, paper, blending stumps etc. What this article will discuss is 5 best drawing tools you … Read more

When is an Artwork Finished? – How to Know

So you’ve been working days, weeks or even a month or more on a painting or art piece. You’ve been on the journey awhile and may be asking yourself, “When do I stop?” When can you an artwork is finished? The simple answer is when you say it is! And this article will help you … Read more

Ways to Learn to Draw – Methods of Drawing

People tend to think of drawing as something mysterious—that it takes a special “eye”. The truth is yes, it takes a special eye, but if you’re a patient person with a strong desire to learn to draw, you do have that special eye. Really!! Your next question may be, “but how do I get started … Read more

Paint Solvent-free–With Water Mixable Oil Paint

By now, it’s likely you have heard of water mixable oil paint. And even if you haven’t, I’m guessing you would like to find out more about it and do not enjoy the thought of using solvents to paint with or clean the brushes. If so, I can relate because although I loved oil painting … Read more