Make objects pop from the page (instead of falling flat) by adding shadows to your drawings. Learn how to identify form shadows and cast shadows and effectively shade them.
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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.
A blending tool can take your graphite, charcoal and soft pastel drawings from pretty good to jumping-off-the-page realistic.
Covered in trees or dusted with snow, mountains are simple to draw with our free tutorial.
Not all pencils are made the same! While pencils don't make the artist, being armed with the best drawing pencils can kick your artwork up a notch. Find out which graphite and colored pencils to add to your collection.
The pen really is mightier — especially with these techniques in your toolbox.
An outstanding colored pencil artist is sharing her favorite tools and techniques to make blending faster and easier.
For many artists, charcoal is the first introduction to the world of drawing. It's a great starting place, since many of the techniques are easy to learn. Become a master of this medium by learning common charcoal techniques that can make your drawings more lifelike.
Don't you wish you could bring your whole art studio as your travel partner on every trip? Unfortunately, that's not exactly practical. Check out these tips for realistic packing advice for drawing with traveling!