Category: Art Tools

Learn About Digital Art with Two Special Sessions

Digital Art Course

To be an artist in modern times requires you to have both creativity and technical skills. Graphic design is all done digitally, so while you may have the precise eye of Rembrandt, you’ll need to have skill with some photo editing or digital illustration software to execute your vision like the pros! Fortunately for you,… Read More

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

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

Understanding Paints: Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic

Painting a picture is more than just an idea; it is about what you want to convey to your audience. Using different types of paint can help you create a perfect scene, but you need to know how each of these paints are used and why they are used that way. Below are the three most… Read More

The Use of Color in Impressionism

Impressionism is such a unique painting technique because of the amount of paint used and the way that it brings out the color in the painting. Impressionists were known for their extensive use of complementary colors in order to bring depth to an object and even shadows. This oftentimes made the object in question look… 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

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

Caring For Your Paint Brushes

Any artist knows that painting supplies are like a craftsman’s tools, and are an integral part of the creation process. In the beginning, you may be able to get away with buying less expensive supplies, but as you grow in your artistic endeavors, you will want to upgrade your paint and brushes, to produce a… Read More