- Are you a fan of Jackson Pollock? Who isn’t? You can’t recreate his paintings, but you can recreate his techniques. Stippling is easy. Just use a sharp pencil to make points of color on paper. Make sure your points are very close together. Close enough to blend together into the image you’re creating. It’s a cool technique your fellow artists and art lovers will ooh and ahh over.
- Scumbling is a technique you probably don’t even know you know. Most likely, you did it as a kid. Scumbling is simply drawing in continuous circles without lifting your pencil. We used to call it scribble scrabble, remember? It’s a great way to fill in large areas of your artwork. Plus, it’s just cool to realize you already knew how to do this one. Try varying the sharpness of your pencil lead to create different scumbling effects.
- Another way to fill in large areas is with crosshatching. It’s a super-easy way to create texture and movement. Draw a series of parallel diagonal lines in one direction. Then draw another series of lines on top of the first lines, but in the opposite direction. The goal is to get the lines to cross over each other and create a field of color and texture. Try using it to create streams and lakes that appear to have motion.
Oil Painting for the complete beginner
Selecting your oil paints Before you can even consider starting to paint, you must make sure you have all the materials! There are hundre...
How To Keep Acrylic Paint From Drying
Every painting medium has its problems with how you must handle them. Since Acrylics dry fast when you leave them out in the open, you wi...
Are Copic Markers Expensive As Everyone Thinks They Are?
Ask any artist out there just how expensive can Copic Markers be and most of them will make the argument that no matter where you look wh...
Self-Taught vs Art School
One question that we get often here at Master Art Supplies is: is it better for an artist to be educated at an art school or to be self t...