Why do we draw and paint? I'm sure there are lots of very profound and deep-seated discussions around why human beings have made art since the dawn of their time but for me it comes down to two simple reasons... Firstly, I enjoy the actual process. I find it therapeutic. I suspect it's a form of meditation and we've all heard how switching off and "being in the now" is great for our health. Secondly, it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to create something that is pleasing to my eye. And…
As the earth reawakens and blossoms back to life, the season of spring brings to mind new beginnings and goals. For artists, finding new painting and drawing habits, tips and exercises is one way to keep your new art commitments going as you work toward enhancing your artistry.
Capture the radiance of summer in your pastel scenes with all the tips, tricks and techniques in this print issue of Pastel Journal August 2020. Take advantage of the warm summer weather and get outside to learn how to paint the light, color and atmosphere of the world around you. Plus, find a guide to picking the perfect paper, tips to build your sensory memory of a scene and much, much more!
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Learn how to draw. Start a creative new hobby or rekindle your smoldering talent. Teach your kids how to illustrate their homework projects or just how to have fun with cartoons. Learn everything from quick sketching to the fine art of detailed, realistic pencil drawing.