what should i paint

What Should I Paint?

Keep your imagination sharp and your creativity flowing with this free, downloadable list of 140 painting prompts.

guide to canvas

A Painter's Guide to Canvas: Choose, Stretch, Prime, Paint

Become a more knowledgeable, confident painter with this free guide! Learn what every artist should know about canvases.

unusual art mediums

Top Techniques for 4 Out-of-the-Ordinary Art Mediums

Discover 15+ techniques and tips for working with unusual art mediums! Learn how to bring new interest and excitement to your art with watercolor pencils, paint pens, watercolor sticks and crayons.

beginner's guide to watercolor

Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor

Download Craftsy's Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor, which covers everything you need to know to start painting with watercolors today, from building a color palette to manipulating color transparency and more.

drawing water eguide

Secrets to Creating Realistic Waterscapes in Mixed Media

Download the FREE Craftsy mixed media PDF eGuide and learn how to draw realistic water scenes, from crashing waves to water drops, so you can render your own stunning works of art!

how to make botanical illustrations

Creating Flowers in Mixed Media: 5 Botanical Illustration Tutorials

Download Craftsy's free collection of botanical illustration tutorials and learn to create your own incredible bouquet of mixed media works!

illustration basics

Ready, Set Draw! Illustration Basics for Beginners

Download Craftsy's illustration for beginners PDF eGuide featuring easy-to-follow illustrations tutorials and must-know tips for picture book-worthy drawings.

Painting Realistic Portraits in Acrylic

Painting Realistic Portraits in Acrylic: 4 Step-by-Step Tutorials

Learn how to mix skin tones, paint realistic eyes and lips, and more with this free PDF guide! Download it today, and achieve better results on every acrylic portrait you paint!

the craftsy painting blog

The Craftsy Painting Blog

Bring beautiful paintings to life with the Craftsy Painting Blog?s inspirational roundups and in-depth tutorials.

project planner worksheet

Crafty Project Planner Worksheet

Preparing for all your creative ventures is easy with a free printable project planning worksheet. Outline notes, supplies, project names and more!

printable to do list

To-Do List

Organize your weekly schedule, avoid forgetting important tasks and prioritize essential items with a fun (free!) printable weekly to-do list!