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How to sign limited edition Giclee prints

How to sign limited edition Giclee prints the right way

Are you an artist who wants to make limited edition giclee prints? Signing your prints is a great way to add authentication and value but are you doing it the right way using inks that will last? In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to sign limited edition giclee prints like a pro! Keep…

how to draw hand gestures

Master how to draw hand gestures and improve your drawing skills

Drawing hands and fingers can be difficult, but it’s a very important skill to learn. Hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body, and they can add a lot of life to your drawings. Learn how to draw hand gestures with this easy step-by-step guide and power tips that will improve your…

small bedroom art studio

Setting up a small bedroom art studio on a budget with these easy ideas

Many people would love to have a space dedicated solely to their art, but don’t have the money or space for it. Not having your own art studio can be really frustrating. If you don’t design your small bedroom art studio properly you will end up working in cramped and uncomfortable conditions. I worked out…

gesture drawings - female fighter

How you can improve on your gesture drawings – ultimate tips

You want to improve your gesture drawings but you’re not sure where to start. It’s hard to get started with anything, especially when it comes to improving your skills. You don’t want to waste your time or money on something that might not work. This guide will help you understand the basics of gesture drawing…

definition of shadow in art

Definition of shadow in art – Learn how best to use shadows in art

Shadows can be confusing and hard to understand. Shadows are often one of the most misunderstood aspects of art. Many people don’t know how to use them correctly, which can lead to a painting that looks flat and uninteresting. By understanding the definition of shadow in art and how shadows work, you can create paintings…

mounting paper artwork

Mounting Paper Artwork for the DIY Artist – An Easy How-To

You’ve created some beautiful artwork, but you don’t know how to display it in your home in a way that looks great and doesn’t cost a fortune. Most people frame their artwork, but this can be expensive and time-consuming. Mounting Paper Artwork is an easy way to create a beautiful display for your home using…

how to get back into art

How to Get Back into Art. By Someone Who Left for 10 years

You stopped making art a long time ago and you’re not sure if it’s too late to start again or don’t know how to get back into art. It can be tough to get back into the swing of things after taking a break, but it’s definitely not impossible. In fact, there are plenty of…

portrait reference for beginners

Cool Portrait Reference for Beginners – Everything You Wanted to Know

When starting out in portraiture, finding a good quality portrait reference for beginners can be a daunting task. References are key when learning to draw or paint from life. Without them, you’re working purely from your imagination which is often not accurate and will limit your progress as an artist. I have compiled just for you…

still life composition

Perfecting the still life composition with over 10 tips on arranging objects

Arranging objects in a painting can be difficult. You want to create a beautiful and interesting still life composition, but you don’t want it to look like a mess. It’s hard to know where to start when arranging objects in a painting. Do you put the biggest object in the middle? Or should the tallest…

value study and value sketch

Value Study – Why is it important when creating art?

How can you create a well-balanced and successful composition in your paintings? A successful and well-balanced composition is key to creating a painting that looks professional and finished. Without a good composition, your painting will lack unity and may even appear chaotic. The best way to achieve a successful composition is by using a value…

drawing warmups

16 Drawing warmups to help you draw better today includes cooldowns

It’s hard to get in the habit of doing warmups, and even when you do them, it can be tough to know what exercises to do. Drawing is an important skill for anyone who wants to be creative, but it’s not something that comes easy for everyone. Just like any other skill, you need to…

how to draw anything

How to draw anything with these ultimate tips

Drawing can be a difficult and frustrating task, especially when you’re starting out. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and frustrated when learning how to draw something new. You might not be sure where to start or what supplies you need. I have written this guide to show you that anyone can learn how to draw…