Drawing & Painting Blog

How to draw flowers Flower Drawing Guide Updated: 20 May 2024

How to draw flowers with a pen, and with other mediums.

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Paper brands for drawing Drawing Paper Guide Updated: 15 May 2024

Review for recommended paper sheets for drawing with graphite pencils and pens.

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How to draw in perspective Linear (& Atmospheric) Perspective Updated: 11 May 2024

The basics, including how to add figures, draw a winding road, and much more.

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Markers review and guide Markers Review Updated: 10 May 2024

Guide for water-based and alcohol-based markers for drawing and painting.

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How to draw from imagination How to Draw from Imagination Updated: 04 May 2024

Advanced Guide. Basics for drawing concept art and product design.

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Pencil drawing materials Pencil Drawing Supply Review Updated: 01 May 2024

Practical guide: essential supply & equipment for pencil drawing.

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Technical pens brands review for drawing Review & Guide for Artist-Grade Technical Pens (Fine Liners) Updated: 17 Apr 2024

Recommended brands of technical pens for drawing & sketching.

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Methods to create depth 15 Ways to Draw the Illusion of Depth Updated: 22 Mar 2024

Methods to add depth & space when drawing or painting.

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How to draw trees How to Draw Trees (with Pen & Ink) Updated: 13 Mar 2024

Easy guide for drawing your favorite tree, in a realistic style.

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Guide for drawing spheres Sphere Drawing Guide Updated: 03 Mar 2024

The basics for drawing spheres in a realistic way.

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Composition drawing guide Composition Drawing Guide Updated: 25 Feb 2024

How to draw and render beautiful still life compositions.

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How to draw ellipses Ellipses Drawing Guide Updated: 24 Feb 2024

Basics for drawing round objects from imagination or observation.

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Realistic drawing guide Beginners Guide: Realistic Pencil Drawing Updated: 16 Feb 2024

The 4 key factors for drawing realism & practical drawing tips.

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Tutorial for drawing textures Texture Drawing Guide Updated: 10 Feb 2024

How to draw realistic textures with graphite pencils.

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How to paint realism The 8 Key Factors for Painting Realism Updated: 27 Jan 2024

An introduction to the key factors for realistic painting, and some painting tips.

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Professional fine art painters Inspiring Fine Art Painters Updated: 17 Jan 2024

Talented painters present their art and share painting tips.

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YouTube Channels for Learning to Paint Best YouTube Channels for Learning to Paint Updated: 14 Jan 2024

Tutorial channels dedicated to drawing and painting for ALL levels!

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Professional pet portrait painters Pet Portrait Commission Artists Updated: 12 Jan 2024

Must-see pet portrait artworks by hand-picked professional artists.

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How to draw insects How to Draw (Realistic) Insects Updated: 11 Jan 2024

Insects pencil drawing tips, many examples and some fun facts.

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How to draw with mechanical pencils How to Draw with a Mechanical Pencil Updated: 05 Jan 2024

When, why and how to use a mechanical pencil.

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How to mix oil paints How to Mix Oil Paints - The Color Wheel Updated: 04 Jan 2024

The relationships within the color wheel, and what are primary, secondary, complementary, warm and cool colors.

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Types of paintbrushes for oil painting Beginners Guide: Types of Oil Painting Brushes Updated: 03 Jan 2024

Which types of oil paintbrushes to use, and when.

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How to draw from observation How to Draw from Observation Updated: 02 Jan 2024

Guide for drawing & painting accurately ANY cartoon character from observation.

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Guide for drawing torus shaped objects Torus-Shaped Objects Updated: 08 Nov 2023

Guide for drawing complex objects, with torus properties.

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How to draw maps How to Draw Maps Updated: 09 Mar 2023

Steps for creating an antique looking paper and drawing maps.

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Oil painting equipment & supply Oil Painting Supplies for Beginners Updated: 26 Feb 2023

How to wash brushes, sign a painting, choose a canvas, oil painting tips & techniques.

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How to collect comic books How to Collect Comic Books Updated: 01 Jan 2023

What is important to know about collecting comics? Which comic books are worth investing in?

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My name is Ran; I am an art instructor.

I wrote all the articles in this blog. All the equipment shown in the articles belongs to me, and was photographed by me.

All drawings and paintings are my creation (except for paintings by artists to whom I gave a stage in intended articles).

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