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  • How to create texture in watercolor paintings with these 17 ideas

    How to create texture in watercolor paintings with these 17 ideas

    The use of texture in watercolor painting can really add an interesting element to your painting but it is often overlooked because most artists do not know how to achieve this effect. Without texture, your watercolor paintings can appear flat and one-dimensional. In this article, we will explore some really simple techniques for adding texture […]

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

    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 […]

  • What is lightfastness and why does it matter?

    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 […]

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

    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.  […]

  • How to Seal Pencil Drawings the Correct and Easy Way

    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 […]

  • 9 Depression Drawing Ideas to Help You Get Through It

    9 Depression Drawing Ideas to Help You Get Through It

    What do you draw when you are sad? Most people don’t realize that artists who produce art while they are depressed can make some of the best works of their life. But it’s hard to create something good on purpose when your mind is focused on negativity, sadness or depression. I will share my story […]

  • Drawing vs Painting: The Differences Explained Easy

    Drawing vs Painting: The Differences Explained Easy

    Have you ever wondered why some people say drawing is easier than painting? What is the difference between the two and which is better? In Drawing vs Painting: The Differences Explained Easy explores these questions to help artists understand how they can improve their art skills by understanding the differences in technique. There are many […]

  • What is Mixed Media Drawing: Benefits to Using More Than 1 Medium

    What is Mixed Media Drawing: Benefits to Using More Than 1 Medium

    What is mixed media drawing? Mixed Media Drawing is a term that describes the use of more than one medium such as paints, photographs, sand, glue, pencils, charcoals, hair etc on a single surface such as paper or canvas when creating a drawing. What does mixed media entail? What are some benefits to using multiple […]

  • What is Brush Drawing? Master this skill now.

    What is Brush Drawing? Master this skill now.

    Brushes are used for a variety of purposes, but brush drawing is a unique and exciting way to create art. Brushes come in all shapes and sizes, from asian brush pens to western watercolor brushes. Brush drawing is often done with ink or watercolor because the brush can be used to create fine lines or […]