Colored Pencil Tips with Derwent Lightfast Pencils

Colored Pencil Tips with Derwent Lightfast Pencils

See how I layer and blend colored pencils in this octopus drawing! I’m using the Derwent Lightfast set of 72 colored pencils for this demonstration (provided to me by Derwent). These tips can help even if you’re a beginner to shading and blending with...
Tips for Taking Photos of Dogs for Portraits

Tips for Taking Photos of Dogs for Portraits

The right angle makes all the difference in the world when you’re looking to take photos of dogs for portraits. I’m at Greyhounds Unlimited adoption group taking photos of some of the retired greyhounds looking for homes to demonstrate how I get good shots...
Greyhound Oil Painting Tips

Greyhound Oil Painting Tips

How to oil paint without creating a muddy mess! I’m showing you the easiest way to do this while painting my greyhound, Gibson. Gibson came to me from Greyhounds Unlimited in North Texas. If you’re interested in sharing your home with a retired racing...
African Bongo Acrylic Painting Tips

African Bongo Acrylic Painting Tips

Acrylics on a watercolor canvas? These two work together SO well! See how easy it is to get fine details, blending and layering on this canvas in acrylics. I’ve got tips for you on making your own work look more realistic too! Gibson (featured at the end of the...
LuxArchival Sanded Paper Review & Demo

LuxArchival Sanded Paper Review & Demo

Is the new LuxArchival sanded paper from Brush and Pencil everything we hoped? How does it handle details and multiple layers? I’m sharing my opinion on this paper while demonstrating a hawk in colored pencil and blending with powder blender. The paper for this...