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How the graphite pencils are made

8 Jul

How it’s made colored pencils

8 Jul

Blending colored pencils

14 Jun

Finding colored pencils tricky to blend? Watch these tips on blending and layering colored pencil.

Acrylic and alcohol painting effects.

14 Jun

This is a fun way to experiment with your acrylics and alcohol to create interesting background effects into your art sketchbook!

Acrylic Mediums Part I

14 Jun

Learning about how the acrylic mediums behave will help you in your venture to create your artwork.  Acrylic mediums that can be mixed with acrylic paints range from thin glazing mediums to thick impasto mediums, with all sorts in between. The variety of acrylic mediums you can buy can seem overwhelming, but they can be grouped together by type and use. This creates a more manageable number to deal with and explore.

How to draw an eye with graphite pencil.

30 May

Here you can see how a Master Portrait Artist draw an eye.

Monoprint painting

30 May

The “mono” part of monotype should give you a clue that these is a printing technique that product one-off prints. A monoprint is “a singular work that can be produced without the need to undergo a series of steps.”A monoprint is uses a printing plate with permanent elements to it, for instance engraving lines. Although how you ink the plate produces different results, these permanent elements will appear in every print. There are different approaches to achieve good results, most important is the experimentation and surprises you get with very creative results!