What can I do at this time to still make money with my art? So, this is a time that has been seen before, not on such a global scale but pandemics are nothing new. This time this pandemic, I believe will cause a major shift in how we do things in…Read More
Where can I find great art supplies that doesn’t cost the earth? When I began on my artistic journey some 18 years ago, art supplies seemed to be cheaper. Maybe I just knew where to get good deals. They say a Yorkshire man has deep pockets, short arms and knows how to protect his money.…Read More
Are you of an age where you can remember a time when pictures were all the rage? A time of video cassettes? Tape cassettes? Am I jogging any fun memories?
I am of that age where a picture could say a thousand words.
Have you got your tree up yet? Many people I know and teach have their Christmas tree decorated. Being as connected as I am with nature, I refuse to have a “real” tree in my living room. In my heart, trees should be planted in the ground or a pot if you grow bonsai (like…Read More
The artist’s guide to creating perspective in your art… “Perspective (from Latin: perspicere ‘to see through’) in the graphic arts is an approximate representation, generally on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects appear smaller as their distance from the observer increases;…
Why you shouldn’t underprice your art… “Do any of the following points sound like something you face? You sell your art cheaply because… • You are afraid that people won’t buy your art if you charge what you feel it’s worth. • You believe that the people in your geographical region buy only cheaper…Read More
Painting fur can be one of the most challenging subjects that artists will face.
It’s pretty much impossible to paint animals without knowing how to paint fur, If you want to paint animals that look real, at some point you’ll need to deal with the fear of painting fur.
It can be intimidating at first but once you learn the correct techniques and how to apply texture (which is one of the most challenging things to paint, and that goes double for fur, whether it’s long, short, fluffy or straight.) You will be just fine…
How Do I Price My Artwork? Pricing your original art work appropriately is critical to selling your work. As an artist, you should consider 3 main things… Popularity, initial outlay for materials and the time that it takes to create the art work. Therefore, it’s very important to adopt consistent, fact-based pricing principles and methods.…Read More
How to paint cats eyes that look real
Have you ever wanted to paint an eye but, no matter how you try… it just doesn’t turn out the way that you want?
In today’s teaching, I want to show you in 4 simple steps how to paint the eyes of a cat.Read More