How to Draw and Paint
A collection of 36 posts
Watercolor and Ink Pen Sketch by Hakki Uslu
If you are getting frustrated at seeing all the wonderful examples of art works and wish you could be an artist - this is the post to get you started. Join Hakki Uslu who will teach you how to create an easy watercolour landscape and then a more complicated composition of a building.
Learning how to deboss a Rufous Bettong with Helen Grey
In this post you will learn a little about Rufous Bettong - a small Australian marsupial in the potoroo and kangaroo family. The tutorial involves two videos by Helen Gray who will teach you how to deboss and use coloured pencils to create a realistic image of a Rufous Bettong.
Combining Art and Science with Helen Grey
A special treat today when we visit the world of self-taught Australian artist Helen Grey and see some of her wonderful wildlife studies and meet - Faye, Samuel, Julio, Zander .. and Thomas who is very special indeed. I won't give any more away - click to see theses amazing creatures.
How to paint rocks
Rocks are beautiful but very difficult to recreate in a painting. See how John Pickup and Kevin McKay represent "rocks" in their paintings and let Lu Smith teach you how to paint some of the "rocks you see around you". Image credit: The ever Moving Sea by John Pickup.
Creating, Controlling, Capturing Clouds
Every landscape painter knows that the sky illuminates the scene. Think of it as a household lamp. The sun represents a warm light bulb, the ozone a blue lampshade surrounding the light bulb and clouds a decorative pattern suspended upon the lampshade. (Artistsnetwork)
How to paint clouds
Over the last couple of blogs you have been introduced to some of the paintings created by Australian artist John Pickup. His paintings are memorable for many reasons but often what strikes you first are the incredible cloud formations: rising majestically from the landscape.
Practising Human Features
I suggest if you are a student of All Things Art you study the Differences in Male and Female Portraits which comes to us from design.tutsplus.com. If on the other hand you like looking at art and appreciating its beauty and intrigue I think you will enjoy art works inspired by the world of fashion
Eyes: Learning from Courbet and Rembrandt
Eyes are the most important of our sensory organs. But what happens if we cover up the eyes, slightly or completely. What happens if we shade the eyes with a hat? Head gear and the placement of it against the angle of the face and in particular the eyes can alter the expression of the subject
Setting up as a watercolour painter & following the Pre-Raphaelites
Keiko Tanabe and Thomas Schaller are two of the most sought after watercolorists working today. Their paintings are held in notable private and public collections. For those of you engaged in becoming a watercolour painter check out this excellent article where they pass on some advice.