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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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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Artist Interview - Jess Chung

Read our interview with gouache artist, Jess Chung!

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Artist Interview - Michael Wall

Read our interview with contemporary landscape artist, Michael Wall!

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Material Art to Crypto Art: An Overview of NFTs - by Stacy Neale

What is an NFT?  Why should I turn my art into one & how?  Artist Stacy Neale answers all of your NFT questions in this article.

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Colored Pencil 101

Tips and techniques to improve your colored pencil artwork.

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Artist Interview - Sunny Gu

Read our interview with fashion illustrator Sunny Gu!

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How to Draw Portraits - Online Workshop

Justin Maas' How to Draw Portraits Workshop is now open and it's completely FREE to watch and follow along!

 

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Jordan Rhodes Skull Demo in Gouache

Jordan Rhodes demos a skull study in gouache. Follow along!

 

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10 Art Hacks you Need to Know Right Now

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite art hacks that can take you to the next level.

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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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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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Charcoal Shading and Blending Tips

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Road Trip Essentials - Artist Edition

It's time for vacation!  No matter where your travels take you, this list will help you get your art kit road trip ready.

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