What is focal point art

What is focal point art and why it’s important to have a focal point

When you’re starting out as an artist, it can be hard to know how to create a focal point in your art. Without a focal point, your artwork will lack direction and viewers may not know what to focus on. By following these simple tips for creating a focal point in your art, you’ll be…

how to thin acrylic paint

How to thin acrylic paint the right way

I love using acrylic paint, but sometimes it can be so thick! It’s hard to get the colors just right. Acrylic paint is known for being a thick and heavy paint which can make it difficult to work with, especially if you are trying to create a thin layer of color. By following these simple…

art model

Art Model – Become the best one with tips from a professional model

It’s hard to find information about what it takes to be an art model, how much they make and the benefits and challenges to the job. Posing for artists can be a very rewarding experience, but it’s not always easy to know where to start or what to expect. Our article covers everything you need…

grisailled

Grisaille painting – Everything you ever wanted to know answered here

You want to learn how to paint in grisaille, but don’t know where to start. Grisaille is a beautiful painting technique, but it can be difficult to master. There are many different ways to approach this painting technique, and it’s hard to know which one will work best for you. Grisaille has been used by…

imprimatura

Imprimatura in painting – everything you wanted to know, answered

As an artist, you want your paintings to reflect the light and colors in the most accurate way possible. When you’re starting a painting, it’s important to use the right materials and techniques to create a solid foundation. If this foundation isn’t done correctly, it will be difficult – if not impossible – to correct…

3D printing art

3D Printing Art: How New Technology is Changing the Way Sculpture Is Made

In this post I will cover some of the questions typically asked when an artist is considering the use of 3D printing when creating art and I will also provide links to video resources that show how art can be 3D printed. Traditional sculpture methods are time consuming and difficult. It can take an artist…

things to 3d print when bored

Things to 3D print when bored for artists and creative types

It’s easy to get bored, especially when you’re stuck at home or the creative juices are just not flowing. Boredom can lead to all sorts of problems like wasting time, being unproductive, but if utilized properly and coupled with technology, boredom can be used to make amazing things. Having a 3D printer can help you…

colorblind artist

Can you paint if you’re a colorblind artist? Best 6 tips given here

I’m sure you’ve heard that colorblindness makes it difficult to see colors the way other people do. This is true, and because of this many people believe that they cannot be artists. This part is not true! There are many ways to create beautiful art, even if you are a colorblind artist. In fact, there are…

how to get paid for art commissions

How to get paid for art commissions and not lose money or time

It’s hard to get paid for art commissions and not lose money or time in the process. Most artists would rather focus on making art, but don’t have the time or knowledge to figure out how to get paid for their commissions without losing money or time. This guide provides simple, step-by-step instructions on how…

artist block

How to overcome artist block with these 11 simple tricks

You’re an artist, but you can’t seem to get out of your funk. You’ve tried all the tricks in the book, but nothing seems to work as you are suffering from artist block. Not being able to create is one of the worst feelings for any artist. It feels like you’re stuck in a never-ending…

lightfastness test

What is lightfastness and why does it matter?

When you’re working on a painting or drawing, it’s important that the colors you use don’t fade over time. The last thing you want is for your hard work to slowly disappear over time because the mediums you chose scored low on the lightfastness ratings. What is lightfastness? Lightfastness (also referred to as Archival or…

things to paint on

9 Things to paint on explored. What are painting substrates in art?

What are painting substrates in art? There is a lot of confusion about what these are, put simply a painting substrate is the painting surface such as canvas, paper, linen, etc. Substrates are the things to paint on. There is also confusion about the different types of painting substrates and what they are used for. …