As hobbies go, urban sketching gives you a lot of bang for your buck. With nothing more than a piece of paper and a pencil, you are equipped to start drawing your city or village, the people who live there, and the things that are happening in it.
The Color Mix
We are all affected by color, regardless of whether we realize it. Studies show that color schemes make us feel certain ways. Warm colors, such as red, orange, yellow, and light green, are exciting and energetic. Cool colors, such as dark green, blue, and purple are calming and soothing. Use these color schemes as tools to express the mood of the painting. In fact, you'll find that you don't even need a subject in your painting to communicate a particular feeling; the abstract works below demonstrate how color is powerful enough to stand on its own.
Let's talk about how to draw a horse! We'll start with basic shapes, such as circles, ovals, and triangles. Then we'll add details and color to our horse. Try these steps for How to Draw a Morgan Horse.
Watercolor is an amazing medium—once mixed with water, it takes on all the properties of that element. Water responds to the laws of gravity and evaporation; exploiting those laws is the basis for many different watercolor techniques.
"All art requires courage." -Anne Tucker
Majestic mountain scenes adorn the walls of art museums around the world. Capturing the wide angle of towering mountain ranges is an impressive artistic feat.
"Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions." ~ Coco Chanel
One of my goals every year is to send birthday and anniversary cards on time. I renew this goal every year after falling short on multiple occasions. But...I have a good feeling that this is finally my year! I'm happy to take on this lofty goal with some help from Pinterest Perfect!
Seascapes and beaches are easily some of the most photographed and painted subjects in art. It's not surprising, though. The seaside offers so many gorgeous vistas, from the lively birds and wildlife to the varied textures of sand, surf, rocks, seashells, and even dried coral.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you choose? An exotic beach vacation? A mountaintop hiking adventure? A weekend with your favorite people at an old hangout?
In Pixel Art: Part I, we gave you the first steps for Amanda Wright's lovely project. We think you'll love the finished product here in Part II.
In the Studio
Meet Alex Hallatt—artist and contributor to The Art of Cartooning and Illustration.
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