Lots of questions confront you as you’re painting in pastel. What effect will the color of your surface have on the finished painting? What sort of underpainting is right for your style and subject? How do you keep things fun and loose?If you want to learn how to paint with pastels or want to improve your pastel abilities, The Pastel Journal has you covered: Below are 10 helpful tips from our new downloadable eMag Pastel Painting for Beginners.
If you’re self-taught, this blog will likely be of help to you in your artistic pursuit. I’ve been teaching art for more than 35 years, and I highly recommend to my students that they try to slow down and learn things gradually. This keeps the level of frustration down and the ability to hone the skills high.
Learning how to draw faces and heads is among the most challenging tasks for any artist. Even small errors are immediately noticeable. To draw a convincing human head, you need a solid strategy.Every head and face is different, of course, but there are some general principles that apply to just about everyone.
Do you ever sit down to make art and find yourself freezing up instead? Break the ice with acclaimed abstract artist Dean Nimmer! Dean’s new video on ArtistsNetwork.tv includes 9 fun and easy ideas for unlocking your spontaneity and creativity. Keep reading for two ways to find abstract inspiration with shadows!
Drawing magazine is proud to present a new special issue: The Figure: The Best of Drawing. This is a special 112-page publication in which we revisit some of the best articles that have appeared in Drawing examining all aspects of figure drawing, one of the most fascinating and challenging subjects in art.
A Few Words with Frank EberThe Second in an Artist Daily Exclusive Series:The Realities of a Fine Art CareerLost Arrow Road, Yosemite by Frank Eber, watercolor painting. What did you find most surprising about being a full-time painter?The commitment level it takes to keep it all going was surprising.