Derwent Watercolor Pencils – And Best Tips for Using Them

Do you own a set of watercolor pencils? If not, why not? They really are an absolute blast to use in creating beautiful art. They are the best of both worlds–colored pencils and watercolor painting–and are extremely versatile. But just like everything else, not all watercolor pencil brands (also known as water-soluble) are created equal. … Read more Derwent Watercolor Pencils – And Best Tips for Using Them

Pencil Drawing Supplies – Beginner’s Guide for Choosing

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

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 How to Draw Cat Whiskers and Leaf Veins

How to Sell My Art – A Beginner’s Guide

If you clicked on this article to read, you are probably thinking about selling your artwork but just don’t know how to go about it. Are galleries or shops the right way? Online? Art shows or sales? And what about promotion? Website, social media etc.? Yes, all of the above are options! I know, I … Read more How to Sell My Art – A Beginner’s Guide

What is the Color Wheel? – Color Theory Definition & Basics

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 … Read more What is the Color Wheel? – Color Theory Definition & Basics

Adult Coloring Books – Discussion Plus 6 Books

The adult coloring craze! According to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloring_book, 2012 and 2013 was when adult coloring books began to be successful. But it would be 3 years later that their popularity just exploded! And believe it or not, yours truly even published a coloring book in 2012 just before it became popular titled, “Coloring for the Joy … Read more Adult Coloring Books – Discussion Plus 6 Books

5 Best Drawing Tools – Must Haves 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 … Read more 5 Best Drawing Tools – Must Haves to Draw Your Best