Tips for Beginners

Every person can create something beautiful. Don’t be afraid of a blank piece of paper or a blank canvas.

Experiment with different mediums and techniques.

I’ll do my best to help you.

Take Your Watercolor Painting To A New Level: 5 Essential Tips

Watercolor is very capricious but highly addictive. Methinks, everybody who uses this medium has exclaimed at least once: ‘These paints are going to make me crazy! I’m done!’ – and reached for them again in a few days…

Charcoal Types By Form: Sticks Vs. Pencils

You might already know, that charcoal is made either of natural branches heated in a kiln or from charred wood dust mixed with binders (I’ve got a post on the subject here). Today I want to tell you what are the differences between its two forms. 

Types Of Artist Charcoal – All You Need To Know

Charcoal gives more intensive black color than graphite, enable a draughtsman to experiment with a rich variety of tonal gradation. This organic material is perfectly suited for classic drawing, particularly for portraying a nude human body.

How to Choose an Eraser that Meets your Needs

The right rubber acts as a superhero: it’s readily saving the wonderful worlds which you are creating with graphite pencils. The wrong one can ruin your drawing.

Sanguine Pencils – How To Draw With Them?

I like regular pencils but sometimes it seems to me that grey graphite sketches look too stern. Reddish-brown sanguine drawings are much warmer.

Synthetic Paintbrushes: Whether You Should Buy Them or Not?

According to a popular belief, synthetic bristle is simply not comparable to Kolinsky sable or even squirrel. Synthetic brushes have a number of drawbacks, that’s true, but I’m sure: they offer significant advantages over their counterparts at the same time. And it isn’t just about their low price.

Natural Brushes for Artists: Hair Types

The head of brush may be manufactured of synthetic or natural materials. Modern-day polyester filaments differ greatly in performance – you never know what they’re capable of until you try to use them. The behavior of natural material is more predictable. Each animal hair type has specific characteristics.

The Paint Types Used in Art: a Beginner’s Guide

If you want to get on with a person, you’ll have to understand the person’s nature. It’s the same thing with paints. They are very varied.

Graphite Drawing Pencils – Tips for Choosing

Whether you want to become a draughtsman or a painter, you will use pencils. How to choose them? Let me give you some pointers.

Types of Artist’s Easels: How to Choose the Right One

An easel can become either an essential part of your art kit or a cumbersome thing collecting dust. Don’t acquire it without a careful planning.