Watercolor Portraits

Have you ever heard someone tell you tracing is okay? Take a look into this tutorial riddled with tricks and tips on laying out a watercolor portrait.  This is…

learning how to work with wet ink

Ink Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Drawing with Wet Ink

You may have seen some artists buzzing about #inktober last month. I decided to take the plunge and try doing a wet ink drawing every day. I didn’t manage…

decorative gourd ornaments painted like cute little owls

Learn How to Make Gourd Ornaments

Holiday season is upon us. Everyone knows that handmade gifts are the best! When you put the effort in with your own two hands, people know that you…

Artists’ Corner Episode 16: Brandi Jones

Jeremy talks with Brandi, a wife, mother, artist, and lover of all geekdoms about a set of Star Wars paintings her husband has been asking her to create….

Sugar Skull Painting on Wood, Inspired by Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is coming up, which puts sugar skulls on the brain. (Yes, pun intended.) In this tutorial, I show you how to paint a sugar…

Acrylic painting of a cat and a camera, by Gwenn Seemel.

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints

Before we talk about Liquitex Basics acrylic paints, let’s talk about acrylic paints in general. I’ve been painting for more than sixteen years, so I’m familiar with a lot…

Painting Wearable Art: Hannibal Lector on an Apron

“Kiss the Cannibal!” This is the process I use to prep an item that is intended to be worn and even washed. The tutorial also goes through my process…

Artists’ Corner Episode 15: Board Games, with Heidi Zimmerman

Board games are a big business and all great board games need amazing art and design. In this episode, Jeremy talks with Heidi Zimmerman about working with board…

How to be a Con-Artist

I had the pleasure of attending GenCon 2016 in Indianapolis Indiana. For those not familiar, GenCon is the longest-running and best-attended gaming convention in the world. Next year will…

Painting a Digital Portrait

Hello! This is an overview of my digital painting process. Here are my supplies: Wacom Bamboo FUN tablet – 2009 model Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 Netflix: Penny Dreadful…

Artists’ Corner Episode 14: Patreon, with Wesley Hall

Jeremy talks with previous guest Wesley Hall about Patreon.com, a service for creators to connect with their fans and make money doing what they love!  We discuss the…

Pop Art Cat Painting Using Watercolor Resist

This tutorial is something that can be simple enough for kids or you can tweak it to make it more advanced for an experienced painter. This technique is…

3 Color Challenge

For this tutorial, I decided to give myself some restriction. A friend of mine was hosting a 3 color art challenge where you are to use three randomly…

Artists’ Corner Episode 13: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart studied fashion design at the University of Texas and then moved to New York to pursue her career in the fashion industry. Check out episode 13…

Felt Fabric

Most people are familiar with felt fabric. As children we may remember our teacher having a board covered in felt and she would stick colorful felt shapes or…

Pointillism

Pointillism is the process of creating a work of art by using only dots. Pointillism can be done in either black and white or color. Marker, pen, pencil…

Art Supply Guide’s First Anniversary

This offer has ended. So much has happened over the past year since Art Supply Guide launched. We just keep growing and expanding, reaching audiences worldwide. I am…

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

Working in pen is beautiful and fun. I tend to work a lot quicker with pens than a lot of wet media. Staedtler makes a fine tip pen set…

Artists’ Corner Episode 12: Poison Candy Artist Collective

On episode 12, we have Poison Candy Artist Collective on the show. Bre Tobias, Erica Shaw and Charleen Juliet are 3 of 5 artists who founded Poison Candy…

Washi Tape

Washi tape is all the craze right now, but what exactly is it? Originated in Japan, washi tape is a paper made tape that is very similar to…

The Art of WRex

William Thomas, also known as WRex,  is an artist who resides in Tokyo, Japan. He works in many various mediums including traditional drawing and painting as well as…

Ebony Pencils

Ebony pencils are a wonderful artist tool. They are used for sketching, drawing, layout or design work. They can be used with a gentle hand to get very light…

Underwater Theater Diorama

In this tutorial, you will learn how to construct a diorama of a theater stage depicting an underwater scene with The Goddess of the Sea. Enjoy this tutorial…

Finding Inspiration

Inspiration comes at different times and in different ways. It can slowly form from a number of sources or it can hit you suddenly all at once. But…

Workable Fixatif

Some artists use dry mediums such as chalk pastels and charcoals that offer great blending qualities but are quite messy. When an artist creates artwork with pastels or…

Watercolor Feather

For this painting demonstration, I will show you how to do a more loose watercolor painting using brush, drip, blowing, and splatter techniques combined. To achieve the look…

Shrinky Dinks

If you were a child of the 80s, chances are, you had at least one set of Shrinky Dinks of your favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters. If you…

Paper Mache Skulls

Ok, clearly I have a thing for skulls and not just for Halloween, all year round! I love sugar skulls and all things Day of the Dead. I…

Magazine Collage: Abstract Flower

Using items around the home to create art is such a fun and innovative process. The planning and ideas seem to come flooding in when you discover an…

Types of Artist Pens

I wanted to offer a little insight on some random drawing pens that I have in my art studio so that you can get a feel for the…