Posts by Sandrine

Sandrine Pelissier is a watercolor, acrylic and mixed media artist from Canada. She is inspired by the West coast landscapes but also enjoys painting portraits and life drawing. While her paintings seem to be fairly realistic she likes to experiment and add a touch of abstraction. She has been published in art books and magazines including the Splash, best of watercolor series, the mixed media book "Incite", the Artist magazine, Watercolor Artist magazine and International Artist magazine.

Drawing: Figures & Portraits

Gesture Drawing: 6 Tips for Capturing the Art of Motion

Series of Male Gesture Sketches

Gesture drawing is one of the building blocks of life drawing, helping artists better understand human anatomy. Aiming to capture the human body in motion, the process involves a subject who moves through a series of poses, pausing briefly in each pose. This type of drawing is good training for artists, and makes for a great warm-up exercise. Learn some tips and tricks regarding this valuable artistic skill.

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Painting Blog

4 Impressionists Techniques to Try Yourself

Rennpferde by Degas

Even though each impressionist artist did develop his own style and might have had a different style as well as different concerns and favorite subjects, there are core common ideas and techniques that apply to this type of painting. Let's take a look at the various impressionist techniques, and how you can incorporate them into your own work.

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