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The Best of How to mount your artwork

A well-executed mount is more than just another art technique to add to your tool-belt. It will add an aesthetic quality to your work and create the perfect environment for the viewer to experience your pictures. Mounts aren’t just for decorative purposes, they also serve as protection by allowing the …

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The Best of Prepare a board for painting in 3 easy steps

I’m going to share the fastest painting technique I use for ‘gessoing’ a panel and getting a smooth finish. This art technique can be used to prep a panel that you want to paint on, making it suitable for painting in oils or acrylics. You may want to prepare more …

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The Best of Create a simple colour chart

Getting to grips with colour theory can seem a little bit too much like learning maths or science. You may feel you just want to be creative and express yourself, not work out calculations. 3 huge colour trends for 2018 But colour theory is one of the fundamental art techniques …

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The Best of Get started with ArtRage

ArtRage is a program that enables you to use real-world painting techniques on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Put simply, you push pixels on a screen to mimic the behaviour of art mediums. The program was aimed at artists from both traditional and digital backgrounds who wanted to create …

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The Best of Three steps to a sparkling night sky in watercolour

Watercolour is an incredible medium that, with the right art techniques can be used to make the most magical and unique images. It can create anything, from helping you with how to draw landscapes such as a bright sunny day as well as a deep dark night, or even with how …

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The Best of 24 astounding examples of photorealism

Photorealism is an art technique in which the artwork appears incredibly realistic – almost like a photograph of the subject. The artist may use paint of any kind, their best pencils, or even inks. But the results will mimic a photo so convincingly the viewer will often need to do …

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The Best of How to create original fan art

Have you ever wanted to recreate your favourite characters from books, television series, or movies? What about reimagining Chucky the possessed doll as the new spokesperson for off-brand cereals? Or maybe you just want to pay homage to your heroes.  With all of the fan art out there, how do …

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Cannix – A Vibrant WordPress Theme for Creative Bloggers Nulled Downloads

Cannix is a vibrant and dynamic WordPress theme designed for unique and creative bloggers. With a choice of post layouts, two fully widgetised sidebars, a striking featured slider area, multiple custom post display locations and carousels, three beautiful custom widgets and support for popular third party widgets; Cannix provides all …

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The Best of 19 glorious geometric patterns in design

Lately, we’ve noticed a lot of designers using geometric patterns, shapes and styles in their logo designs, vector art and more. Using these shapes, the designs become a simple yet wholly striking work of art channelling influences from the design era of art deco. We’ve rounded up our favourite examples …

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The Best of How to use the rule of thirds in art

Whether you’re just learning how to draw and paint or are a pro composing a new piece, by following basic drawing and painting techniques and guidelines, such as the Golden Ratio, you’ll be able to improve your art and design. The rule of thirds – used frequently by photographers – …

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