Drawing Mistakes to Avoid

Drawing is a foundational skill that almost every creative utilises in some way for their process.  Even if an oil painting is our end goal as a highly-skilled...

Sketching In Watercolour

Have you ever gone out to do some Plein air painting, only to realise that you’ve forgotten to bring a pencil? Or maybe you’re doing a timed painting, and need...

Make Better Graphite Drawings

Have you ever wondered why some graphite drawings look so much more immersive than others? Do you look at your graphite drawings and wonder why they’re so flat...

Beginner Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Part 2)

In the first part of this blog series, we discussed a few of the many mistakes that a beginning painter might be susceptible to. While making mistakes while...

Watercolour Crash Course on Birds

Slightly derpy, often majestic, always fantastic - birds come in all shapes and sizes and have been a constant source of human fascination, if only for their ability...

Keeping Your Drawings Spontaneous

I believe the best drawings, paintings, musical compositions, etc., are the pieces that people can "feel." Not physically of course, because Dorito fingerprints on our drawings could be...

A Guide to Visual Storytelling (Part 2)

In part one of this series, we began exploring ways for artists to comprehensively tell a story visually. We know, more or less, how to tell a story...

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...

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...

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...