Drawing Blog

How to Draw Beautiful Portraits in Just 5 Steps

FullSizeRender 102

Drawing lifelike portraits in colored pencil can feel overwhelming, but when you break the process down into only five steps, it feels much more manageable! Learn the simple parts of the portrait drawing process with this colored pencil tutorial.

Read more »

Have You Tried Watercolor Sketching?


Watercolor sketching allows you to capture the world around you in a free, expressive way. Learn the basics of this technique to get started, including how to find a subject matter and the materials you need.

Read more »

Paint Billowy, Beautiful Clouds 5 Ways

Gouache overlay cirrus clouds

From dramatic, fluffy clouds to wisps of white, clouds can make your skyscapes more dramatic and realistic. Learn 3 ways to paint cumulus clouds and 2 ways to paint cirrus clouds in this easy-to-follow tutorial.

Read more »

How to Skillfully Use Soft Pastels

soft pastels painting

Artists have been using soft pastels since the 17th century, and they're still a popular medium for artists who want to achieve brilliant colors, beautiful blending or eye-catching texture.

Read more »