How to Create Backgrounds in Drawings – 3 Unique Methods for Colored Pencil Drawings

You have drawn a beautiful colored pencil picture and now it needs some kind of background. It should enhance but not detract from your well-rendered subject. You want color but don’t relish the thought of creating an entire background by drawing it on with the pencil. If you tend to get stuck thinking about how … Read more How to Create Backgrounds in Drawings – 3 Unique Methods for Colored Pencil Drawings

3 Best Watercolor Brush Pens – So Much More Than Markers

An art medium that has drawn a lot of attention over the last few years is markers. But markers themselves have improved into something called watercolor brush pens. I’ve had the opportunity to try 3 different brands – Tombow, Sakura Koi and Arteza brush pens. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses. I will be … Read more 3 Best Watercolor Brush Pens – So Much More Than Markers

Best Tips for How to Find Inspiration for Art – Finding Your Art Muse

We’ve all experienced it, that artistic fervor when the ideas are flowing like water – you can’t crank the pieces out fast enough and are enjoying every minute of it. Then, for whatever the reason may be – too many things piled on your plate, unrelated issues or problems distracting us, not enough time, feelings … Read more Best Tips for How to Find Inspiration for Art – Finding Your Art Muse

Best Colored Pencils for Art – Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Have you started doing some artwork using colored pencils? Maybe you like to color or maybe you’ve decided you like the medium and want to get serious about creating art with them. In either scenario, you have discovered how nice it is to work with them, with beautiful colors, so much more gratifying to use … Read more Best Colored Pencils for Art – Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

6 Ways for How to Blend Colored Pencils – You Can Learn Today!

I’d be lost without my colored pencils. They have been coloring my world since 2001! They are such a wonderfully responsive medium that is relatively easy to learn, is inexpensive, very portable and produces great art! But did you know how blendable they really are? And how important it is to be able to blend … Read more 6 Ways for How to Blend Colored Pencils – You Can Learn Today!

How to Make Money from Your Art – A Unique Way

 You’ve been creating art for a while, joined  art clubs, created and sold pieces, did commissions and participated in shows. Maybe you’ve gotten your work into galleries as well. At least, you’re getting a sale or a commission occasionally. Maybe you’re lucky enough to be making a full time income. But maybe it’s a part-time … Read more How to Make Money from Your Art – A Unique Way

Can Anyone Learn to Draw – The Answer May Surprise You

If I had a dime for every time someone said to me, “I have absolutely no artistic talent.” or “I’m so bad at drawing” or “I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.”, I’d be rich! These folks believe that a person is born with some kind of magical, mystical artistic trait that they … Read more Can Anyone Learn to Draw – The Answer May Surprise You

How to Sharpen Colored Pencils – Simplified

Sharpened colored pencils

If you work with colored pencils as an art medium, undoubtedly you have experienced the frustration of sharpening your colored pencil in a handheld sharpener and it keeps breaking again and again. It’s broken down to the wood with no visible pigment showing. The electric pencil sharpener manufacturers say not to sharpen colored pencils in … Read more How to Sharpen Colored Pencils – Simplified