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Always Carry a Sketchbook

If you’re an artist or a creative type, you know that inspiration can strike at any time, but when it does strike, it’s important to take advantage. That’s why it’s important to always carrying a sketchbook with you wherever you go. Carrying a pad of paper around with you at all times may seem a… Read More

Shooting Steady and Capturing Long-Exposure Photos

Snagging that perfect long-exposure shot can be tricky – getting the shutter speed just right, achieving the perfect stability, and waiting patiently for those extra-long minutes while you let your camera do its thing are rough, but those gorgeous shots are always worth the extra effort. The best way to achieve the perfect long exposure… Read More

Four Famous Oil Paintings

In its simplest form, oil paint is a mixture of pigment (the color element), binder (the oil) and thinner, which is added to make the viscous pigment-oil mixture easier to paint with. Famous artists have utilized this medium for centuries, creating some of the world’s most iconic artworks. Here are four of the most famous… Read More

September Exhibits Around Boston

September may mean the end of the summer months and back-to-school season, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of great art to take in throughout the region. The arts are a great expression year round, and with so many great organizations in the area, the start of fall brings plenty for art enthusiasts to enjoy… Read More

Four Great Uses For Photoshop

Adobe’s Photoshop software can be an excellent, all-encompassing photo and graphic manipulation software for any photographer, graphic artist or designer. Here are four essential techniques to get the most out of your PS experience. Digital Illustrations Using a digital drawing pad, or even just your mouse, you can create incredibly detailed and malleable designs with… Read More

Back to School: Must-Have Art Supplies for the First Day

It’s almost back-to-school season, which, for many parents, often means a mad dash to the store for every school supply under the sun. Instead of waiting until the last minute, however, Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts wanted to put together a short list of must-have art supplies that will save you time, money and unwanted… Read More

Three Simple Tips to Help Overcome Artist Block

It’s not uncommon for each of us to experience an occasional lack of inspiration when it comes to our work. If you’re struggling to conceptualize your next project, it’s safe to say you could be suffering from a little creative block. It happens to the best of us. As artists, we get attached to our… Read More

Winter in August Scheduled This Weekend! (Aug. 15-16)

This weekend, don’t forget to stop in to our Foxborough studio for our summer celebration of the arts – Winter in August! While the weather may be hot, these artworks aim to capture the beauty and majesty of cold, wintery scenes as seen from the sweltering summer months. These refreshing scenes capture snow-covered trees, ice-capped… Read More

Tips for Framing Your Masterpieces

So, you have the perfect piece of art ready to hang in your home. Now what? Framing proves as important as the art itself. There are many steps to take before hanging up your artwork as well as a large variety of frames to choose from – or make! Before you frame Matting Matting, which… Read More

Tips for Drawing Portraits

Drawing portraits can become easy over time, but you have to make sure to use the right tools, pencil strokes and symmetry to produce a stunning product. Here are five tips for improving your ability with drawing portraits: Use a basic photocopy/office paper or cheap sketch paper Is your drawing too pale? Maybe the culprit… Read More