Do you need a degree in art to be an artist?

Do you need a degree in art to be an artist?

Paulo Aguilar writes; Hi Lisa! I’m a huge fan of yours. Your artworks are so amazing and inspires me a lot. I use your techniques like all the time. But my question is I want to go to college with a fine art degree. But my parents wants me to be an engineer or...
Black and White Portrait Critique

Black and White Portrait Critique

This week’s submission comes from artist Amber Pritchard who has painted this piece in acrylics! I LOVE the flow of this painting and the combination of black and white with color. The composition is stunning! Taking a look at a few things we can adjust to...
20 Minute Painting Challenge – Easter Egg

20 Minute Painting Challenge – Easter Egg

I joined in on a 20-minute painting challenge. Our theme was Easter eggs! We had 20 minutes to finish a complete painting or drawing. ?Sheldene Fine Art  ?Unmask Art  ?Jared – Kitslams Art  Supplies used: (amazon affiliate links) ?Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints...
When is it time to give up and try a new medium?

When is it time to give up and try a new medium?

Crow Star writes; I understand that you can’t draw something once, decide it isn’t very good, and think that you just suck at drawing that one thing. You have to practice. My question is, how long or hard do you work at one thing or medium before you...