Box logic, Figure Drawing for Artists
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Figure Drawing and Box Logic

Have you ever wondered what the secret to shading is? Figure Drawing for Artists shows you how to use box logic to create the most realistic shadows. The Jump Roper, 1998, by Steve Huston. Charcoal and chalk on Strathmore Bristol Read More

alphabet, Type Form & Function
Design
Design

What The Font?

Typography doesn't have to just be words on a page. What can you create using typography? Get inspired with Type Form & Function! Food packaging as typography assembled in the Type Pantry. Samir Zahran, U.S.A. Type can be rendered Read More

playful flowers 6
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Playful Flowers

Spring is officially here! Celebrate the occasion by painting some playful flowers from Painting for the Soul. Today was a happy day—the first rays of the sun tickled me awake early this morning, and the smile has not Read More

the-whole-thing, Urban Sketching Handbook
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Documentary Sketching

Running out of inspiration? Try to step away from using landscapes as your inspiration and look to what's happening in the world around you. Urban Sketching Handbook: Reportage and Documentary Drawing shows you different ways sketches can Read More

Hard edged cloud, Beginning Watercolor
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Watercolor Clouds

Drawing inspiration from the sky? Master the art of painting clouds in watercolor with this tutorial from Beginning Watercolor. Mastering The Sky Watercolors are arguably better suited to painting skies than any other landscape feature. Read More

Butterfly_lots_of_dots_quarto_creates
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

What is Dot Art?

You can create beautiful art that starts with just a dot! This gorgeous art form might look easy, but it takes a lot of patience. You can use colored pencils, watercolor paints, markers, or gel pens to create your dotted masterpiece. Learn Read More

garment, Sketch and Go: 5-Minute Fashion Illustration
Design
Design

Sketching Seams, Notches, Darts, and Stitching

Clothing is the first statement you'll make when entering a room.  The construction of the garment tells a story, so it's important to get it right when sketching it. Sketch and Go: 5-Minute Fashion Illustration shows you how to master the Read More

tones finished, Begining Drawing
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How Tone Influences Depth Perception in Drawings

Creating depth is an important way to make your drawings look realistic. Begining Drawing helps you learn how to see and use tones to add depth and dimension to drawings. Building on our understanding of the illusion of space, let’s Read More

ahoy, The Joy of Lettering
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Coastal Hand Lettering

Ahoy coastal lovers!  Do you want to bring your love of the ocean into your home or maybe give it as a gift? The Joy of Lettering shows you how to master many different type styles, including coastal lettering. Coastal lettering Read More

rabbit 6, The 1-Minute Artist
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Got A Minute? Draw this Rabbit!

Think you can't draw? Give this minute tutorial a try! The 1-Minute Artist shows you how little time it takes to open ourselves up to creativity and quickly draw a frog, rabbit and many more cartoons. Follow along to see how to draw a Read More

waterscape-finished, Oil and Acrylic
Resources for Educators
Resources for Educators

How to Capture Natural Texture in Your Painting

Paint color, application, and brush choice all play a role in creating, or suggesting, texture. Oil and Acrylic shows you how to capture natural textures using basic techniques. Here are a few of our favorites: Start with a Read More

drawing_the_female_figure_draw_fashion_now
Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Drawing The Female Figure for Fashion

Drawing the human figure can be daunting, so where do you begin? The basics of course! Draw Fashion Now shows you how to draw a female figure in this step-by-step guide, with tips on keeping your figure proportionate so you can sketch the Read More