Art

  • How to Improve Your Art Skills

    Do you wish to one day become a great artist, and have people look at your artwork in amazement and wonder how you drew it? Or maybe you’re looking for a career in art and need to improve your skills. Whatever the case may be, here are some ideas to help you improve your art skills. One of the most…

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  • 7 Colored Pencil Drawing Techniques You can Master in No Time

    There’s so much you can do with colored pencils — why limit yourself to simple coloring? Instead, practice these colored pencil drawing techniques. With a little trial and error, you’ll master them in no time. Soon enough, you’ll be adding texture, light and a whole lot of beauty to your artwork. 1. Layering Colors The key to achieving both vibrant…

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  • Tips to Paint Snow in Watercolour

    Snow often reflects the colours in the sky and the wonderful blues in the cast shadows deserve close inspection. Indeed, when I paint snow-covered landscapes I am always surprised at how little paper is left unpainted. Art Materials • French Ultramarine, Permanent Rose, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Winsor Blue Green Shade, Neutral Tint and Transparent Oxide Brown, all artists’…

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  • 5 Watercolor Painting Perfect for Beginners

    Larkins’ work is distinguished by many things. It’s distinguished by her decision to use a palette, to start. She uses primarily Winsor & Newton. Her paintings are dominated by grays and blacks, which she then augments sparingly with soft colors. These often serve as accents. They lift the work away from an insistent monochrome and suggest a world of color.…

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  • How to Draw a Tree with Ink

    Ink is a versatile medium that comes in a wide range of colours and formulations. The advantage of using ink from the pot rather than in pen form is that it can be applied with a range of different tools in a single drawing, with the qualities of those particular tools expanding the vocabulary of marks. In most cases, you will not see…

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  • Top Tips for Painting with Ink

    Modern inks are a far more versatile medium than you might imagine. The intense colours, transparency and fluidity make them well worth a try, especially if you already enjoy watercolours. The marvel of the media is how an artist can skillfully use ink to create an image of great immediacy and life, balancing brightness and darkness, density and light, line…

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  • Color Choices for Glazes That Make Your Painting Glow

    You have the power to make your paintings glow. With this glazing tutorial, Kent Lovelace breaks down every section of a painting and discusses the ways and means to use glazing (or not), including what colors to dip your brush into first. The painting Dolmen (below) by Kent depicts an area in rural France that’s believed to be the quarry site for…

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  • Spruce Up Your Landscape Paintings

    Regardless of the season, adding foliage effects can take your landscape paintings to the next level of success. And, when it comes to seasonal foliage, I love it all. I am equally entranced by the lively greens of spring and summer foliage as I am with the rich oranges, golds and browns of fall and early winter. Although, perfecting the…

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  • What are the Main Oil Painting Techniques?

    Confronting art techniques for oil painting for the first time may overwhelm the beginner on the diversity on offer. Fine art painting books would suggest that oil painting requires complex practices and materials, but this is not necessarily the case. The beginner may enjoy simple oil painting techniques with effective results, and which will give the fledgling artist satisfaction. Basic…

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Sell Your Arts and Crafts this Holiday Season

    Tis the holiday season of giving, so why not make it a profitable one, too? If you are planning to sell your handmade arts and crafts during the holidays, then this post is for you! To make sure you, your patrons and your wallets are filled with festivity and goodwill, we’ve put together a list of quick and easy ways…

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