12 Tips to Get Better, If You’re Good at Drawing But Bad at Painting

12 Tips to Get Better, If You’re Good at Drawing But Bad at Painting

It’s not a crazy thing that some artists can be good at drawing but bad at painting.  It is actually pretty common as both require different types of training, practice and skills. But what do you do when you want to stop sucking at painting and be as good at painting as you are at drawing?…

Artists, you can use charcoal in a sketchbook – here’s how

Artists, you can use charcoal in a sketchbook – here’s how

Using charcoal in a sketchbook is a perfectly acceptable way to apply charcoal to paper.  The type of paper used and treating the drawing afterwards what matter most to ensure you don’t end up with a smudgy mess. Depending on the exact specifications of the sketch and your intentions, there is no one perfect sketchbook for…

Drying Prints – Legit Artist Answers All Your Questions

Drying Prints – Legit Artist Answers All Your Questions

There are a few simple ways that you can dry prints effortlessly for the best result each and every time. Knowing how to go about drying prints of any and all sorts can help you save paper prints that have gotten wet, dry prints that you have completed, and anything in between. Know Your Medium’s…

How To Use Colored Pencil Over Acrylic Paint For Effect (Artist Tip)

How To Use Colored Pencil Over Acrylic Paint For Effect (Artist Tip)

Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that can be used for a variety of applications. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with other media to create interesting effects. One popular technique is to use colored pencil over acrylic paint once the acrylic paint has dried. This can be done for several…

What Is Floating Medium? Water Based Artists Need To Try This
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What Is Floating Medium? Water Based Artists Need To Try This

Floating Medium has a gel-like consistency and is used mostly by watercolor and folk artists to help with painting watercolors and water based paints using a technique called “Floating” to create interesting effects with highlights and shades. Floating Medium is a commercially produced additive for water based paint like watercolors and acrylics. Floating medium is…

What Can I Use Instead Of Masking Fluid – Artist Tip
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What Can I Use Instead Of Masking Fluid – Artist Tip

Masking fluid allows an artist to preserve paper or paint by protecting it from additional layers of paint. Both watercolor and acrylic painters can use masking fluid. However, for artists that don’t like using masking fluid, the alternative products for masking watercolor and acrylics include bleach, wax, and packing tape. Other products that can be…

The Best Minimalist Aesthetic Flower Drawing Ideas Flower Artists Will Love
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The Best Minimalist Aesthetic Flower Drawing Ideas Flower Artists Will Love

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to draw a flower in a minimalist aesthetic flower drawing style, that’s why they’re minimalist. The goal of minimalist aesthetic flower drawing is to use the least amount of lines while creating an image that’s instantly recognizable by the viewer as being a flower of a specific variety….

How To Print Onto Watercolor Paper – Smart Artists Love This Trick

How To Print Onto Watercolor Paper – Smart Artists Love This Trick

Did you know that you can use an inkjet printer to print onto watercolor paper and paint over it? It is a relatively simple process, and almost anyone can figure it out even without a lot of technical know-how. Did you also know you can make high-quality, professional-looking art prints to sell or share with others? If…

Can You Gesso Over An Oil Painting To Resurface It – Pro Artist Answer
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Can You Gesso Over An Oil Painting To Resurface It – Pro Artist Answer

If you are wondering if you can gesso over an old oil painting to cover it up, you cannot simply go over an oil painting if you decide to start over. The reason is that oil paints are very durable and long-lasting; this means that eventually the gesso or whatever else you try to cover…

This Is What Happens If You Varnish An Oil Painting Too Early – Expert Tips
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This Is What Happens If You Varnish An Oil Painting Too Early – Expert Tips

Oil paintings take up to 24 hours to dry and cure, and most times even longer to fully cure with thicker layers of paint or drying conditions that are not ideal. Keeping that in mind, you do not want to add varnish to your oil painting before it is fully cured. Adding your varnish too…

4 Ways on How To Use Charcoal And Acrylic On Canvas (for Artists)

4 Ways on How To Use Charcoal And Acrylic On Canvas (for Artists)

Acrylic and charcoal are two very popular mediums used by artists all over the world. But what if I told you that you could use these mediums together on canvas? You would probably be surprised at how well they work together! In this post, I will explain to you how to use charcoal and acrylic…