Glass can be a great canvas to use for painting. It provides a smooth surface to work with and can produce some beautiful visuals, especially when illuminated by natural light shining through the glass. If you’re looking to paint on glass, it is important to have the right materials, especially when it comes to paints. While there are a lot of paints that work well with glass, it’s important to first plan out what kind of glass you’ll be painting and where your painting will be displayed.
Oil paints are one of the oldest artist mediums in the world. The last fifteen hundred years of art history proves it. If you would like to dabble with oils because you are already an artist, you want to try oils for the first time, or you are a painter that falls somewhere in between, here is a buyer’s guide for the best oil paints based on experience level.
“Learn the rules like a pro,” Picasso said, “so you can break them like an artist.” That works for the basics of art, but I’d argue there’s one rule you shouldn’t break: Always clean your brushes.
In this article, I’m going to tell you step-by-step how to clean artist oil paint brushes. First, I’ll take you through the process of how to clean oil paint brushes with mineral spirits or paint thinner. Then, we can talk about some natural alternatives, and even how to remove paint that’s already dried.
I’ve been an artist for more than 15 years now, and I haven’t always followed my own advice. I was young when I started painting, and I commonly ended a painting with my self and my supplies covered in paint. I guess you could say I really got into my work. Often, I left them out and found myself with dried up, ruined brushes. In my head, painting was supposed to be low on challenge and high on fun. Well, I was right about one thing: it’s high on fun. However, the challenges I’ve faced over the years while learning my craft have been at least equally as high as the fun.
Thankfully, I’ve matured since then (not having my supplies bought for me seemed to do the trick.) I’ve put in a ton of time honing not only my technique but also the best ways (in my opinion) to clean and care for artist oil paint brushes so that they don’t become covered in dry paint. [Read more…] about How to Clean Oil Paint Brushes
If you’ve even wanted to draw your own comics, now is the perfect time to start. While sharing your comic online is easier than ever, drawing a quality comic takes a lot of hard work, planning, and most importantly practice. Through this tutorial, you’ll learn how to draw comics, from the conceptual stages all the way to the finished product, as well as learning what materials you’ll need for every step of the way. As an artist who enjoys character design and illustration, creating comics has always been a great way to test out character designs and expressions before settling on a final design.
Are you a fan of drawing but worried that you might not have the chops for it? Did you always admire others for their illustration skills and wish you had the same? Do you feel insecure about your stick figures? Well, worry no more! This tutorial will teach you how to get better at drawing! Drawing, much like any other skill, is acquired, and it takes time and dedication.
As long as you have the right tools and know-how, you’ll be on your way to becoming great at drawing. It is not only a fun and relaxing way to spend time with yourself, but also a great means to connect with others socially, like creating a portrait of your friends and family. You can also develop your illustration skills to eventually become good enough to work for hire through your art! Are you ready to get started? [Read more…] about How To Get Better at Drawing − Ultimate Guide
When it comes to expressing your creativity with watercolors, using any kind of material just will not do. Specifically designed to hold watercolor paints, watercolor paper produces the best results when working with this type of material. With so many manufacturers offering this type of material, though, it can be difficult to choose the right one that’s why we will review five of the best watercolor papers on the market.