Welcome fellow drawing enthusiast! In this post we will dive right into basic drawing 101 by providing you with some awesome video lessons and exercises from experienced artists. One of the most effective methods for improving your drawing skills is with exercises. Exercises loosen you up, but also teach you valuable skills like how to […]
Roses are one of the most challenging subjects to render realistically with drawing or any medium for that matter, but once you tackle this complicated subject you will be ready to tackle any subject. It just takes time and the right amount of practice to start drawing roses. Eventually it will become somewhat easy. Below […]
So you would like to learn how to create the appearance of texture in you r colored pencil drawings? Below are a handful of videos that will teach you how to do just that. Do not worry if any of these tutorials appear to difficult or intimidating at first. Grab your colored pencils, jump right […]
In the following video lesson, McCall from Mr. Otter Studio demonstrates 10 awesome techniques every oil pastel artist should know and put into practice in their paintings. She demonstrates various blending techniques as well as the more traditional techniques like stippling and sgraffito. I hope you enjoy and find this lesson helpful! Be sure to […]
Oil pastels can be a tricky medium to master. They are similar to pastels and wax crayons only they use oil and wax as a binder. The binder in oil pastels does not cure like traditional oils so your layers of oil pastel will never full dry and although they do not smudge as easily […]
I would say that drawing realistically with pencil is one of the most challenging forms of art. You are working with a medium that doesn’t cover as quickly as say a painting medium. To depict things such as beaches and seascapes requires a great deal of patience, especially when working in realism. I hope the […]
In this colored pencil lesson, the artist will demonstrate blending colored pencils with vaseline or also known as petroleum jelly, which makes the blending of colored pencils an easier, smoother and more enjoyable process. I myself have never tried this technique and cannot vouch for it. I would err on the side of caution while […]
Beautiful step by step watercolor pencil landscape demonstration from Paint Academy.
Here is a beautiful step by step pastel painting demonstration of a landscape from Madhubala Arts. Be sure to visit her channel for more free step by step oil pastel tutorials. Enjoy the video!
I think pastel artists will enjoy this fun and creative underpainting technique. I’m always learning something new in art and I really like using the Neocolor II Water-soluble Wax Pastels applied as an underpainting. To view more lessons from artist Susan Jenkins, visit her YouTube Channel here.