Watercolor Painting

Discover the breathtaking techniques and drawing and painting essentials that will make your artwork stand out from the crowd!

Unicorn dream image in pen and ink

Pretty In Ink: An Overview of Pen and Ink Illustration

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Pen and ink illustration is a deceptively difficult medium to define. On the one hand, it seems obvious: artwork, rendered with pen and paper. But there's so much more to it than that. Here's an overview of pen and ink illustrations, meant to educate and inspire your creative flow.

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It's time to paint your art

Paint Your Art Out: Essential Illustration Painting Techniques

By Jessie Oleson Moore

When it comes to illustration painting techniques, the sky is the limit. In fact, there are so many ways to tell your story in painted images that it can just about make your head spin. But we can help you manage the creative madness. Get ready to prep, sketch & paint: Here are the must-know techniques for amazing painted illustrations!

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Learn How to Improve Your Paintings In 5 Easy Steps

By Susan Fox
Some paintings ideas take more planning than others. These steps to better paintings break down the most important aspects to solve one problem at a time. The earlier in the process you can solve a problem the better. Best of all, it frees you to focus on the sheer joy of painting! Read on for an easy five-step process to improving your painting Read more »
Sunflowers watercolor painting

Improve Your Painting: 3 Tips For Capturing Shadows in Painting

By Antonella Avogadro
Being able to paint light and shadow can breathe fresh new life into your paintings. The way these two elements interact in real life is nothing short of fascinating, just ask the impressionists! Their whole movement and passion revolved around capturing the beauty of light. Check out tips to help you recreate this same energy in your own paintings! Read more »
Color intensity scale between blue and orange

The World of Watercolor: Color Intensity in Art

By Antonella Avogadro
No one wants a dull painting, but don't underestimate the great power of mixing muted and dull colors. These seemingly boring tones will help your paintings reach a whole new level of depth and realism. Having an understand of color intensity in art is an important skill. Here's an overview on color intensity to help you create beautiful, realistic watercolor paintings. Read more »

The World of Watercolor: Color Temperature in Art

By Antonella Avogadro
Color temperature refers to the level of warmth contained within any certain color. The way we classify colors based on this property is either as warm or cool. The very basics of this type of classification are very straightforward and in tune with the way we usually perceive colors in the real world, and what we associate them with. Read on to discover more about using color temperature in art! Read more »