Step by Step Colored Pencil Tutorial

About Amanda: I started drawing back in 2000. One morning I picked up a pencil, some computer paper and started to draw an image from a folder I had by me. This was an Anime (Japanese animation or cartoon) that I liked back then. I was drawing that and other images from reference photos until […]

Plein Air Painting with Pastels – City of Rocks

About Jo Jo Knoblock Castillo has always had an interest in art and working with her hands. Whether it was cooking, sewing or making gifts, she was happy to be “doing”. While living in Bolivia, she finally rediscovered her love of painting. Her interest is in landscapes and paintings that have connections to her life. […]

Sensational Sketches In Six Simple Steps by Sandy Sandy

Click Images for Larger Views Light and Dark Values They Create Dimension, Drama, Texture and Shape No matter what medium or technique you use to depict your subject, always try to use a full range of values. Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. You can simplify value by thinking light, medium and […]

How To Draw Cars – Top 10 Online Resources To Help You Learn

Learning how to draw cars is a very popular hobby as of late, so I decided to dedicate a post that lists some great resources online to help you learn.  Drawing cars may seem like a very difficult thing to accomplish, but as you will see from the links and resources below, it is not […]

Pen and Ink Drawing Demonstration by Mike Budden

About the Artist Hello , my full name is Michael William Budden. I was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England in 1943. There were air raids, bombs being dropped all over the place. Entire streets were being destroyed while we huddled together with our brave mother in the air raid shelter at the bottom of the garden. My father […]

An introduction to Negative Drawing with Mike Sibley

The tools you will require are simple: Paper – preferably plate finish or at least smooth Pencils – 6B, 2B, HB, H, and 2H (I use 2mm clutch pencils but any will do) Kneaded eraser or Blu-Tack (preferably the latter) Negative Drawing I often hear the phrases ‘negative drawing’ and ‘negative space’ used as if […]