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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…

Naming art

Naming art the right way – my ultimate guide for you

Art is often a deeply personal expression, and it can be difficult to find the right name for your work. It’s important when naming art that it accurately and authentically represents what you have made. A good name can help people connect with your work and appreciate it more. In this guide, I will walk…

how to draw birds

How to draw birds in 5 easy steps for beginners

People want to learn how to draw birds, but they don’t know where to start. Drawing birds can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right instructions, anyone can do it! In this guide, we will take you through 5 easy steps to drawing a beautiful bird. We’ll start with the basics…

how to draw a sphere

How to draw a sphere step by step for beginners and kids

Learning how to draw a sphere on paper can be difficult for kids and beginners if you don’t have the right instructions to follow. When it comes to drawing spheres, many guides show you the most complicated way to do it. This can make it difficult for kids and beginners who are just starting out….

Abstract flowers

Abstract flowers – 15 epic art ideas anyone can do

Many people feel like they can’t create art because they don’t have any natural talent. This couldn’t be further from the truth! You don’t need to be born with a brush in your hand to make beautiful flower art. All it takes is some inspiration, and the right ideas to help you get started. Abstract…

drawing ideas pencil

25 Inspirational Pencil Drawing Ideas That Anyone Can Try

Many people feel that they don’t have the natural talent to be able to draw, and so they never even try. This is a shame because with a bit of practice anyone can learn how to draw. It’s all about starting off with simple shapes and then adding details and shading for more realism. We’ve put…