Art Tips

Colored Pencil How-To Series

Colored Pencil Expert Sarah Becktel created a popular how-to series of videos that thousands of artists have used to improve their colored pencil techniques. 

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Watercolor Illustration - Draw a Story

'Draw a Story' is a Singapore-based creative studio specializing in fashion and lifestyle illustration. See the process for creating this beautiful piece. 

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3 DIY Holiday Cards by Jess Park

Give a handmade greeting this holiday season! Follow along to Jess Park's 3 DIY card tutorials. 

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7 Watercolor Tips for Beginners

These 7 watercolor tips and basics for beginners will help you to improve your work and feel confident with this fun and spontaneous medium. 

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Oil Painting Workshop with Robert Burridge

Follow along to Robert Burridge's FREE online oil painting workshop with 4 video lessons and downloadable instruction sheets. 

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2018 Online Workshops now on YouTube

If you missed our 2018 Online Workshops, you can catch all the video lessons and tutorials on the Strathmore YouTube Channel. 

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Summer Newsletter Featuring Artist Justin Maas

Justin Maas is known for his stunning portraits. Justin uses grayscale on Toned paper to employ value, show form and make drawings with incredible depth.

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What is the Best Paper for Colored Pencils?

There are a few different paper types that are best suited for colored pencil work. Read on to find out which. 

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Feather vs. Bleed on Paper (and How to Prevent Both)

What is the difference between feathering and bleeding when using ink or markers on paper? How to I prevent either from happening?

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Charcoal Shading and Blending Tips

See Artist Kirsty Partridge's techniques for blending and shading charcoal to create realistic drawings. 

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Urban Sketching Online Workshop

Alphonso Dunn's free Urban Sketching Workshop has begun! Follow along to this 4-part workshop where Alphonso demonstrates how to draw on location. 

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What is Goauche?

Gouache paint is often described as opaque watercolor. It has a bold, matte look and is great for illustration, fine art and lettering. Learn more. 

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