Category: Art Tips

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Yellow

In this third installment of the Color Series, we discuss the associations with the color yellow, which may be a little more conflicting than you first thought. Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. – Pablo Picasso What to Think of Yellow A color associated… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Orange

Welcome back to the Color Series, where the colors have complements and the meanings DO matter. This post will focus on the perky orange. A blend of red and yellow, get its symbolism from both colors. While it still has a sort of heat from the red, it’s also associated with happiness because of the… Read More

Color Series: The Meaning Behind Red

Welcome to the first of a series that will go in depth about the meanings and symbolism behind different colors we see and use every day! It’s important to understand color and the symbolism they carry- especially when it comes to artwork. The first contestant is red. “When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass… Read More

Tips for Digital Painting

Many modern artists are going digital. With its many and varied options and accessible varieties of styles, it is a new frontier in creativity. The possibilities are almost infinite, which makes digital painting so attractive to creative people. Here are some good tips to get you started. Sketch First Starting with a good sketch of… Read More

What to Know About Working with Color

Some art forms are best presented in black and white while others are best represented in color. There are so many to choose from, especially once you grow in your artistic talents. When you’re a kid you focus on yellows, reds and blues. Once you broaden your horizons you become interested in other colors like… Read More

Thinking of Getting a BFA? Here is how you can use it!

When preparing to go to college for the first time (regardless of your age) you might find yourself wondering what different types of degrees might help you achieve later in life. For those who have an artistic flair and wish to use it for their career, this is the hot question: What should I choose… Read More

Begin Using Your Chalk Pastels

Pastels are a medium that is fun to use and create pieces with. If you’re new to them, it can be hard to know where to start. 1)      Choose your colors. You will not need to have a huge set; usually a set of twelve will be sufficient. Soft pastels are good for blending and… Read More

Saving Money On Your Art Supplies

Art professionals and hobbyists know that art supplies can be pretty expensive. Especially, for those just starting out, it can be overwhelming and budget busting to stock up on all your supplies. Here are a few effective ways to curb your spending and save tons of money on your art supplies this year: Discipline Discipline… Read More

Tips For Working With Clay

Working with clay can be a bit tricky and unpredictable if you lack experience. Clay is a wonderfully flexible medium of art, if you follow a few simple rules. Here we provide you with an easy guide, and a few important tips, to help you create artwork with clay. 1.        If you’re going to work… Read More

Common Mistakes Made When Drawing

There are many ways now to teach oneself how to draw. The Internet, books, and DVD’s provide instruction for budding artists and do a pretty decent job at teaching basic drawing skills; but without an instructor, it is often difficult to improve and go to the next level.   If you choose to use one… Read More

9 Tips for Watercolor Painting

For anyone who is curious about a new style of painting, you undoubtedly will want to read up on it first so you can perfect your new skills. Here are some tips for those starting out: Watercolors will dry lighter. If your color looks really bold on paper, don’t panic! Once they dry they will… Read More