Different Types of Outlines

So you’ve decided to add linework to your painting. However, have you ever explored using different types of line quality? In today’s blog, I’ll show you some of...

How Adding Linework Affects a Painting

“To outline or not to outline” – that’s the question that many artists ask themselves before starting an art piece, and perhaps you do, too! That’s why in...

Graphic Pens 101

My art teacher used to say “A great drawer often makes a great painter”, which is true in the sense that drawing skills help prepare you in terms...

Inking First vs. Painting First

If you’re an artist who likes to pair ink drawing with watercolour painting, then I’m sure you know the age-old conundrum: Should you ink first, or paint first?...

A Touch of Colour: Coloured Linework

If you're here, you're probably already well-versed in graphic pens and fineliners, but we have something more for you! We're looking at Etchr's coloured fineliners and brush pens...

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...

How to Get Started with Blind Contour Drawing

Watercolour vs. Coloured Inks: What You Need to Know

Water-soluble coloured inks aren’t talked about online all that much, so many artists either don’t know about them or aren’t sure how to get started. Paintings done in...

How to Illustrate Heads, Faces and Facial Features (Nose and Lips)

In this is part three of a series covering the basics of illustrating human facial features. If you need to get caught up, go back and read my...

How to Illustrate Heads, Faces and Facial Features (Eyes & Eyebrows)

  This is part two of a series covering the basics of drawing human facial features for your stylized illustrations. The first post in the series covered basic...