Drawing & Painting Blog

Tutorial for drawing textures Texture Drawing Guide Updated: 17 Sep 2022

How to draw realistic textures with graphite pencils.

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Pencil drawing materials Pencil Drawing Supply Review Updated: 13 Sep 2022

Practical guide: essential supply & equipment for pencil drawing.

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Realistic drawing guide Beginners Guide: Realistic Pencil Drawing Updated: 01 Sep 2022

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

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How to draw trees How to Draw Trees (with Pen & Ink) Updated: 19 Aug 2022

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

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How to draw from imagination How to Draw from Imagination Updated: 13 Aug 2022

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

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Composition drawing guide Composition Drawing Guide Updated: 09 Jul 2022

How to draw and render beautiful still life compositions.

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Methods to create depth 15 Ways to Draw the Illusion of Depth Updated: 03 Jun 2022

Methods to add depth & space when drawing or painting.

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How to draw maps How to Draw a Treasure Map Updated: 30 May 2022

Steps for creating an antique looking paper and drawing maps.

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How to draw in perspective Linear (& Atmospheric) Perspective Updated: 12 May 2022

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

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How to draw insects How to Draw (Realistic) Insects Updated: 24 Apr 2022

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

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How to paint realism The 8 Key Factors for Painting Realism Updated: 10 Apr 2022

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

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YouTube Channels for Learning to Paint Best YouTube Channels for Learning to Paint Updated: 04 Apr 2022

Tutorial channels dedicated to drawing and painting for ALL levels!

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How to draw flowers How to Draw ANY Flower with Pens Updated: 02 Apr 2022

Easy guide for drawing your favorite flower with pen & ink.

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How to draw from observation How to Draw Cartoon Characters Updated: 26 Mar 2022

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

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Technical pens brands review for drawing Review & Guide for Artist-Grade Technical Pens (Fineliners) Updated: 11 Feb 2022

Recommended brands of technical pens for drawing & sketching.

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How to mix oil paints How to Mix Oil Paints - The Color Wheel Updated: 06 Feb 2022

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: 12 Jan 2022

Which types of oil paintbrushes to use and when.

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Oil painting equipment & supply Oil Painting Supplies for Beginners Updated: 08 Jan 2022

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

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Markers review and guide Marker Pens Review Updated: 06 Jan 2022

Types of water-based and alcohol-based markers for drawing and painting.

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Professional fine art painters Inspiring Fine Art Painters Updated: 05 Jan 2022

Talented painters present their art and share painting tips.

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How to draw with mechanical pencils How to Draw with a Mechanical Pencil Updated: 04 Jan 2022

When, why and how to use a mechanical pencil.

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Professional pet portrait painters Pet Portrait Commission Painters Updated: 02 Jan 2022

Must-see pet portrait paintings by hand-picked professional painters.

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How to collect comic books How to Collect Comic Books Updated: 01 Jan 2022

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.

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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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