Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning Your...

April 07, 2022

Maintaining the quality of your artist’s equipment should be a priority for artists of all levels. Quality brushes that you enjoy using can often be an investment, and not just in terms of money. You will get used to your artist brushes, learning the best angles for your chosen medium and how to create your […]

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Painting on Leather with Acrylic Paints

April 06, 2022

Leather is a popular substrate for many artists looking to create something a little different. From shoes or belts to jackets, the projects are extensive. When thinking about how to customise your design, you may ask the question “can I use acrylic paint on leather?” and the answer is yes! Here are some things to […]

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How to Sharpen Artist Graphite Pencils

January 04, 2022

We all know that the art world has a unique way of seeming both super simplistic & curiously complicated. However, if you’re anything like us & enjoy sketching, perhaps it’s time to consider trying something new and interesting? For instance, learning shading techniques using graphite pencils. Standard artist pencils have their limitations, especially when working […]

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How to Make an Abstract Collage

February 16, 2021

Collage is a form of visual art that’s all about assembling multiple textures, materials, colours and anything else to make a unified piece of work. Collage is a flexible medium, and through layering techniques you’re able to create new and reworked pieces. There are several techniques to try when it comes to creating an abstract […]

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Creative Pumpkin Painting Ideas For Halloween

October 23, 2020

Halloween is nearly upon us, and that has many people considering how to decorate this year’s Jack O’Lantern. The Irish tradition of carving turnips for the ancient feast of Samhain has evolved over generations into what we now enjoy today as pumpkin carving for Halloween. The Irish took their traditions of carving a turnip with […]

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How to Get Started with Brush Lettering

September 24, 2020

From personalised cards to beautiful artworks, there are endless applications for brush lettering. Most artists who practice brush lettering use brush pens, otherwise known as brush markers. Brush pens have a flexible nib, allowing you to vary the thickness of the lines produced. By applying different amounts of pressure, you can create a clean dynamic […]

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How To Sell Your Art Online

September 01, 2020

Have you ever considered selling your art, but aren’t too sure on the best way to sell your art online? There are many different ways to make money from your passion, but it’s important to make sure you stand out from the competitors to encourage a sale. With current social restrictions still discouraging people to […]

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Our Tips On How To Draw Animals

July 16, 2020

Whether you’re looking to become a professional animal painter or you just want to get better at drawing these living creatures, we have some great tips to get you going. We have outlined the basic steps to take in order to achieve a life-like observation of your favourite animal using everyday art supplies, and through […]

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How to Clean Oil Paint Brushes

September 26, 2022

Taking care of and maintaining your brushes is paramount to keeping tight control over your materials (and by extension, the quality of artwork you're able to produce).  Of course, as with all things, over time you may begin to notice discolouration or drying out of the bristles, particularly if you're stripping the oil […]

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