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.

How to Make Your Own Paper

Paper

When you run out of paper, all you have to do is go to your local art supply store to find everything you need from watercolor paper to sketching paper and more. But mass-produced paper has a dull, sterile quality to it that can detract from the appearance and the aesthetics of your artwork. If you want to take your …

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Paint

How to Make Your Own Homemade Paint

As an artist, you have the freedom to choose your favorite medium. There are all kinds of paint to choose from including watercolor, acrylic, oil paint, and more. If you really want to get creative, consider making your own homemade paint. Who knows, it could inspire you to branch out and tap into a level of imagination you never thought …

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Types of Paint Brushes and How to Use Them

Types of Paint Brushes and How to Use Them

In order to do any job well you need to have the right tools. For an artist, your brushes are your main tools. While you have the freedom to create your artwork however you like, certain paint brushes are designed for certain types of paint and certain applications. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of paint brushes …

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Three Healthy Attitudes That Will Help You as an Artist

Three Healthy Attitudes That Will Help You as an Artist

Life is difficult and full of unexpected turns. You cannot necessarily predict how things are going to go for you, and there will always be things that you cannot change. But what you can control is how you respond to the things that happen. As an artist, this can make a big difference in determining your success or your failure. …

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The Top 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Artist in 2017

The Top 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Artist in 2017

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What one person believes to be beautiful or moving, another person may not like at all – that is the challenge and the reward of art. As an artist, it is not your job to create pieces based on the opinions of others – you must be true to …

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6 Simple Tips for Painting Winter Landscapes

6 Simple Tips for Painting Winter Landscapes

Even though temperatures may be less than conformable, there is just something beautiful about the winter season. Pure white snow, evergreen trees, and beautiful sunsets make for the perfect winter landscape. But painting a winter landscape comes with some unique challenges – keep reading to learn some simple tips for painting a winter scene. 1. Don’t Just Use White – …

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