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alla prima painting

What is Alla Prima painting? All your questions explained (easy)

When you’re an artist, it’s hard to find the time and space for your art. You want to create something beautiful but also have a job, family, or other responsibilities that get in the way. With Alla Prima painting you can work on one piece of art until it is finished instead of having to…

scumbling

What is Scumbling? Dry brush painting technique easily explained

The technique of scumbling is a painting process that involves applying paint with the brush over an existing layer to create a blurring effect that blends color, light and shade effects. Scumble artists are always looking for new ways to create unique effects in their work and find tutorials that tell them how great this…

Stippling art

What is Stippling art? Get inspired and Get Started (with examples)

Stippling is a technique that has been around for centuries, but it’s not well known, even I had to look it up when I heard about it. Therefore it’s not surprising that the majority of people don’t know what stippling art is, and if they do, they think it’s boring or too difficult to try…

how to seal pencil drawings

How to Seal Pencil Drawings the Correct and Easy Way

You’ve just finished a sketch and now you need to know how to protect your drawing from smudging and the elements. There are several ways that you can fix your drawings using fixative sprays and even hairspray (just don’t!), but did you know there are other methods that don’t use a spray? Before releasing hairspray…

Geometric drawing

The Art of Geometric Drawing: Understanding and Utilizing

Geometric drawings are often misunderstood and seen as boring and technical. Drawing geometric designs can be an extremely useful tool for the artist. It is important to understand that there are different kinds of geometric drawings, however, many artists tend to avoid them because they do not know how to draw them or what they…

Continuous line drawing

What is a continuous line drawing and why you should master it

Artists often struggle with a rigid approach when drawing and this can lead to poor results. In order to improve your art style, you need to develop better hand-eye coordination and learn how not to be so stiff when working on a piece of art. Continuous line drawings, also known as Contour Drawings, provide an…

how to paint sneakers

How to paint sneakers – Best paints and techniques explained

There are many different techniques for how to paint sneakers. Whether you want to customize an old pair, or just do a quick touch-up on a new shoe, there is something here for everyone. I’ll share how I paint my shoes and the best paints and methods that I’ve found. You can also check out…

perspective drawing for beginners

Perspective Drawing for Beginners – an Easy Guide

Do you want to learn the basics of perspective drawing? Drawing isn’t as hard as you think if you can master perspective. In this guide, I’m going to show you how to do basic perspective drawing for beginners. It’s not as scary as it looks so don’t worry about anything being too complicated. Just follow…

what is still life drawing

What is Still Life Drawing: Why Every Artist Should Learn This Skill

What is still life drawing, what’s the point, and what materials do I need? These are some of the questions you might be asking yourself. In this post, I’ll answer all those questions and more! I’ll start with what it is, what it means for an artist, and why anyone who wants to draw needs…

what is 3d modeling and rendering

What is 3D Modeling and Rendering: Best Beginner’s Guide

In this post, you’ll learn the basics of 3D modeling and rendering. For this post I worked closely with a AUHA PWRD, a professional 3D artist who has been working in the industry for quite a while now. And today we’re going to talk about what is 3D modeling and rendering, covering topics such as…

can you use acrylic paint on polymer clay

Can you use acrylic paint on polymer clay? Yes but there’s a catch!

In this post, we’ll be answering the question “Can you use acrylic paint on polymer clay?” that is asked by many artists getting into polymer clay art. Can you use acrylic paint with polymer clay? Yes you can use acrylic paint on polymer clay but the catch is you can use acrylic paints before you…

Brush pen drawing

Brush Pen Drawing – Why These Are The Best Drawing Tools For Artists

Brush pen drawings allow you to experiment with different textures without having to invest in a lot of specialty supplies, you only need paper and a brush pen loaded with ink. Every artist has their favorite mediums, and this is one for me, but if you’re looking for a versatile and dynamic drawing tool that…