Creating Mood in Your Illustrations

Establishing a mood in your illustrations is one of those things where if you’ve done it right, your design strategy won’t be immediately obvious. This makes it rather...

How to Illustrate Heads, Faces and Facial Features

THE HEAD This is the first blog post in a series that will cover the basics of drawing human heads and facial features for stylized illustrations.  There are...

Guide on How to Draw Animals

Drawing animals can be wonderfully relaxing, and provide you with something adorable to hang on your wall. Many animals are a bit more forgiving to draw than humans...

Create Floral Blooms with Watercolour

For many centuries, flowers have been popular painting subjects, not only because of their beauty but also for the life they bring. In today’s blog post, we’ll take...

Learn to Create Successful New Year’s Art Resolutions

The new year is upon us and you know what that means: it’s that time of year when people resolve to be different, better, more spectacular versions of...

Distance and Depth in Watercolour

If you’ve ever done any kind of landscape painting, you probably know how important it is to create some sort of depth. For today’s blog post, we’ll take a...

Understanding the Three-Point Perspective

In my previous articles, I’ve described the process for drawing in both one-point and two-point perspective. Now it is time to tackle three-point perspective, the kind used when...

How to Deal with Artistic Block

Artistic block. It happens when the flow of creativity stops because something has gotten in the way of art-making. We’ve all experienced it, but even when you know...

Seascapes in Watercolour

Ahoy, there all ye landlubbers! Although most of us live on land, there has always been a mysteriousness to the sea, not just because we can’t live in...

An Introduction to Linear Perspective

Linear perspective intimidates many people because they see the rulers and grids and then assume it’s going to feel like their Grade 10 geometry class. Now, I have...