Succulent Sketch: How to Draw with a Photo Reference

Learning to draw can seem a daunting task for new artists.  One of the main challenges, though, is less about learning to use a pencil in a new way and more about learning to use your eyes in a new way.  The contour or outline of an object is one … Read MoreSucculent Sketch: How to Draw with a Photo Reference

Use Brusho Crystals and Watercolor Resist to Make Colorful Abstract Cards

This project combines the 6-piece assorted Brusho Crystal Colour set with a simple watercolor resist technique to create these colorful abstract artworks.  Brusho is highly pigmented watercolor ink powder.  The set includes 6 jars of color (sunburst lemon, orange, alizarin crimson, violet, turquoise, and sea green) and 1 empty spritzer … Read MoreUse Brusho Crystals and Watercolor Resist to Make Colorful Abstract Cards

Color Your Own Sugar Skull Banner (Includes Free Coloring Pattern!)

Marker Coloring Project. This colorful project is easy to complete using your favorite markers.  Use the finished pages to assemble a one-of-a-kind banner to add some punch to your Halloween decor.  Or scan and shrink your work to create a series of miniature pennants to share with friends.

Use Basic Coloring Strokes to Create A Tiny Piece of Garden-Themed Art

Colored Pencil Project. Practice the five basic coloring strokes while creating tiny garden windows.  This easy coloring project gets its touch of sophistication from layering translucent deli papers and matting with a generous amount of white space.  Pop the finished project into a standard 8 x 10 in frame for … Read MoreUse Basic Coloring Strokes to Create A Tiny Piece of Garden-Themed Art

Woodland Animals Marker Coloring Project (and Free Pattern!)

Colorful woodland creatures make cheerful subjects for this easy coloring project.  Unlike many other art mediums, art markers require almost no preparation or clean up and can fit readily into a busy schedule.  Coloring with vibrant alcohol ink markers is remarkably relaxing and a fun way to inject some creativity … Read MoreWoodland Animals Marker Coloring Project (and Free Pattern!)