How to Draw a Lizard with Pen and Ink

How to Draw a Lizard with Pen and Ink
Artist Eugenia Hauss shares an in-depth, step by step tutorial on drawing a wonderful little lizard with pen and ink. Sometimes you run across a great idea for a new drawing while taking a walk. This happened to me recently. it was late spring already, but the weather was quite cold. This wonderful lizard was sitting on a tree stump and apparently, tried to warm itself. I came closer, and trying to be as quiet as possible, I took a photo with my phone. Luckily, the lizard didn’t flee! I Read more [...]

How to Paint a Tree with Pastels

How to Paint a Tree with Pastels
In this pastel lesson, we'll take a look at painting a landscape that features a prominent tree in the foreground. We'll take a looser, more painterly approach to the painting, concentrating on the shapes of value and color that we observe instead of focusing on the details. The following video demonstrates how to paint a tree with pastels with a looser approach. More on this lesson can be found further down this page, below the video. DOWNLOAD VIDEO Get access to ALL of our courses today Read more [...]

Proportion – A Principle of Art

Proportion - A Principle of Art
Proportion is the principle of art that refers to relative size. The principles of art differ from the elements of art. Most, if not all of the principles of art deal with how the elements art are arranged in a work of art. Proportion is largely about the relationship of the size of one element when compared to another. When drawing or painting realistically, proportion is important. If the proportions are incorrect, then the resulting image will look less realistic or abstracted. Alternatively, Read more [...]

Sketch a Boat on the Water

Sketch a Boat on the Water
For extended Live Lessons, video courses, ebooks and more, check out the membership program. Click on the button below to learn more.Learn More How to Sketch a Boat on the Water In this timed sketching exercise, we'll tackle a challenging subject in color. The goal is to draw the entire image from start to finish in just 30 minutes. And although we don't complete the image within the time constraints, we still benefit from setting a timed goal. By setting a time constraint, we at least get started Read more [...]

Drawing With Ink Liners: Natural Textures

How to Draw Textures with Pen and Ink
Artist Eugenia Hauss shares an in-depth, step by step tutorial on drawing textures with ink liners (pen and ink). Nature is a wonderful source of inspiration – it has an abundant variety of objects to draw and endless possibilities to become more creative through the careful observation. In this tutorial, we’ll focus on the textures; ink liners are a great tool for depicting them – from very refined to solid ones. But before jumping into the inking process, we should prepare our drawing. Read more [...]

Balance – A Principle of Art

Balance - A Principle of Art
Balance refers to many things. As toddlers, we learn to balance our bodies. Riding a bicycle requires balancing an object. Even how we organize our time requires a measure of balance. We all have our own inherent sense of visual balance as well. The way we landscape our lawns or arrange our furniture or compose our artwork reveal our feelings about visual balance. All people have similar feelings about what makes an artwork balanced or imbalanced, with small, personal variations of course. Balance Read more [...]

Sketching a Crab – 30 Minute Drawing Exercise

How to Sketch a Crab - 30 Minute Drawing Exercsie
For extended Live Lessons, video courses, ebooks and more, check out the membership program. Click on the button below to learn more.Learn More How to Sketch a Crab Practice makes perfect. And although perfection cannot be achieved in any drawing that we create, we can always improve our drawings skills through practice. Sketching is an excellent way to practice your drawing skills. Although a sketch is not a finished drawing, we still use and exercise the same observational "muscles". Gettin' Read more [...]

Sketching a Bird – 30 Minute Drawing Exercise

How to Sketch a Bird
For extended Live Lessons, video courses, ebooks and more, check out the membership program. Click on the button below to learn more.Learn More How to Sketch a Bird Regular time spent sketching in your sketchbook or even loose paper will dramatically improve your drawing skills over time. No matter how new you are to drawing or how long you've been at it, practice is a key component to improvement. Even if we create a quick sketch, we're still working the same "art muscles" that we use when we Read more [...]