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5 Things I’d Say to My Beginner Artist Self

Being an art beginner can be frustrating. Researching art can make you feel overloaded with confusing information. You have ideas in your head that you’re not skilled enough...

Picking the Right Paintbrush (Part 3)

In parts 1 and 2, we covered the basics of choosing a paintbrush in terms of its material makeup and shape. This time, let’s dive even deeper to...

Tips for When You’re Not Inspired to Make Art

Are you not feeling like your usual creative self? Is your mind feeling foggy whenever you pick up your paintbrush? Does every line you begin drawing feel wrong?...

Fineliner Art for Beginners

Fineliners are among the most popular artist pens, widely available and affordable, too. They come in various colours if you know where to look, and there are even...

How to Keep Making Art During a Stressful Time

We’ve all been there before: You want to make art, but you’re not doing it. You have plenty of ideas, making art your favourite thing, but you’re just...

How to Paint Fire

Dangerous yet mesmerising, fire is the element that is arguably the most difficult to paint out of the different elements (which according to the Ancient Greeks are fire,...

Mixing White Gouache with Watercolour

Did you know that you can experiment with gouache without committing to the purchase of an entire set? All you need to start is White gouache! It can be...

Tips and Ideas for Pearlescent Watercolours

Have you ever tried pearlescent or metallic watercolours? I’m not a “bling” on everything kind of girl, but I believe that a little bit of sparkle makes everything...

Dipping into the Dip Pen

If you’ve ever drawn or read manga or certain comic books before, you might have noticed that the linework is usually quite dynamic. This means the lines have...

Fixing Watercolour Paintings with Coloured Pencils

Watercolours are infamous for being unforgiving because of their transparent nature. Also, the way water flows add extra unpredictability. So it’s very common to have paintings that don’t...