Painting

Painting

“Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.” Vincent Van Gogh

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Drawing

Drawing

“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory - where it stays - it's transmitted by your hands.” Martin Gayford,

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Sculpting

Sculpting

“You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject.” Henri Matisse

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Digital Art

Digital Art

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Photography

Photography

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” Ansel Adams

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Community

Artist community for discussing drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, graphic design, sharing your work, and more.

An Introduction to Artist Brushes

An Introduction to Artist Brushes

Brushes are like magic wands when in the hands of a painter. Whether you’re a watercolor artist or prefer oils, choosing the right brush can make all the difference when you need to create just the right effect. The art shop can be intimidating with so many different brushes to select from, but we’ve put together this basic introduction to …

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Tips for Better Photographic Composition

Tips for Better Photographic Composition

Novice photographers often struggle with the mechanics behind the art form, trying to catch that one elusive shot that transforms their work from the straightforward to the sublime. Although it’s great to know how to work your camera, there’s a lot more to photography than memorizing what situations call for ISO 100 versus ISO 1600 or constantly tweaking your aperture. …

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How Perspective Can Change Your Art

How Perspective Can Change Your Art

One of the greatest challenges many artists struggle with is representing a three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional plane. Painters, sketch artists, photographers and their ilk are locked in a constant battle between what they want to create and the real limitations of their media. Perspective is just one of many tools that can help you take those flat planes and …

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