For me, art has never been about some elitist idea of the “right” way to create. It’s art!! There is no wrong way to create!!

Does your work not look the way you want right now? Paint more! No matter how good or bad your work comes out, you are at the very least getting a feel for the medium. Time is never wasted when spent painting or drawing!

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Recent Blog Posts 

art tips, techniques, product reviews and art business advice

Art Q&A blending acrylic paints

Doug Writes: I’m an amateur artist/painter working in acrylic paints. Can you tell me how I can learn to put color/paint down smoothly? When I paint larger areas the paint is very textured from the brush, and the tone/depth uneven. Just trying to paint skies or... read more

African Elephant painted in Inktense

After last week’s super detailed tiger in graphite, and in getting ready for the upcoming sea turtle which is even more detailed, this African Elephant in Derwent Inktense was SUCH a great break. This guy took me about an hour to complete, so the demonstration... read more

Rhino acrylic painting critique

Today’s critique comes from artist Curtis Carlson. He has painted this rhino in acrylics on a 16×20″ canvas. This is one of those pieces where if someone has yellow in their home and they like rhinos they are going to drool over! Your brush strokes... read more

January Smart Art Box – Coloursoft

If you’ve not heard of the Smart Art Box (affiliate link), it is a monthly subscription box available to those within the US or Canada where every month you get a box sent to your house full of full sized art supplies. Every month there is a different medium... read more

Art Q&A backgrounds for colored pencil

Trudie writes: In your colored  pencil drawings I see you using your airbrush tot create a background I am only using colored pencil I really can not paint are there other ways tot create a background for colored pencil  art? Absolutely! You can of course just use... read more

Faber-Castell 9000 Graphite review and Tiger Drawing

I get so excited when I try a new supply and it turns out to be AMAZING. This was the case with the Faber-Castell 9000 Graphite pencil set. While these have been around for a while I for some reason never thought to try them out. These pencils sharpen to a very fine... read more

I’m the co-host for the new Colored Pencil Podcast!

Can’t get enough of colored pencils? I’ve joined John Middick to bring you more info on pencils, paper, technique and even interviews with other colored pencil artists!
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