A Guide to Visual Storytelling (Part 1)

Who doesn't love a good story? Whether it's the words of our favourite book or the images of cinema, we enjoy well-told stories. But literature and cinema aren't...

How and When to Use Metallic Paint

All that glitters may not be gold, but it may be metallic! This time, we’ll take a closer look at the shiny side of watercolour paint, and talk...

Keeping Your Palette Simple

It’s a good idea to give some thought prior to executing the colour in your finished drawing. Without a little planning ahead we could end up with a...

Secrets to Great Freehand Drawing Techniques

The ability to draw, and to draw well is important to every creative. It doesn’t matter what sort of creative we are or what medium we use to...

Mastering the Edges of Watercolour

When envisioning the skill set of a watercolourist, being a master of edges may not be the first thing you'd place on the list! You may be surprised, then, to discover the importance...

Beginner Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Part 1)

Without a doubt, we all know there are common mistakes we can avoid when we set up our work space and begin to paint. But what are those...

Watercolour vs. Gouache: What's The Difference?

If you are interested in watercolour, you might, sooner or later, come across gouache. I remember gouache mostly from when I was a kid, it was the non-toxic...

Painting Texture in Watercolour (Part 2)

Conveying different textures in watercolour can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of using the medium. Because of the interplay of water and pigment, there is a wide...

Cracking the Code of Watercolour Paper Labels

If you’ve ever gone shopping for a sketchbook or pack of paper, then I’m sure you’ve already seen the kind of labelling used for paper. Apart from its...

Tools For Black & White Drawings

Years ago I started off using a #2 size, Series #7 Winsor & Newton sable brush, and a bottle of black waterproof ink. I could pull consistent lines...