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Paint Atmosphere using These Four Secrets

As a landscape painter in the United Kingdom, artist Oliver J. Pyle is engaged by the idea of atmosphere and how it relates to painting, using watercolor. Read on to uncover Pyle’s four secrets for creating compelling scenes and atmosphere that have the power to capture the viewer’s eye — and heart. Enjoy! The Evocative Landscape I […]

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How to Paint Watercolor Hair

Drawing and painting hair is notoriously tricky. Sometimes it moves in large sections while other times there are wispy strands. In other words, it’s simultaneously abstract and detailed. Hair can be wild and unpredictable, but this challenge also makes it fun to paint in watercolor. Watercolor paint is the same way. By adding a little […]

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Tips on Composition of a Painting

Composition is a very important part of the painting process. A good composition makes your painting more pleasing to the viewer and will enhance your chances to sell more paintings. Let me start by suggesting that you use a pencil to draw a very light vertical line down the center of the paper and likewise, […]

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5 Tips to sketch yourself better

Drawing self-portraits can be a great way to practice sketching techniques as-let’s face-it-there is no shortage of material when you draw yourself! Sketching or drawing yourself can be a great way to learn a lot about sketching, shading and proportions. And, when you sketch, your pictures can be kinda funny-they don’t always represent a subject the […]

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5 Pro Tips for Beginning Acrylic Artists

Painting with Acrylics is a great way to get introduced to painting and has many benefits. These paints are easy to use, spread evenly, and dry quickly. There are some tricks that can help preserve your paints and make your paintings turn out better and Jerry’s Artarama wants to share these tips from professional artists […]

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5 Tricks for the Beginning Oil Painter

Oil Painting can be quite tricky, especially for beginners. But with the right knowledge and the perfect paint, oil painting can be a breeze. At first, the supplies may seem expensive, but the good news is most of the supplies last for a long time. Under most circumstances, you’ll get years of use out of […]

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Guide to Painting How You want it

Obviously, there wouldn’t be different types of brush strokes if there weren’t different styles of brushes. But how many of us really understand what using different styles of brushes does for our painting? How many of us can accurately describe what kind a stroke a filbert brush can give us compared to a flat style brush? Well, […]

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5 Mistakes New Artists Need to Stop Making

Many new painters will often make the same mistakes over and over again when they are starting out, often not knowing that they are even making them. While mistakes are definitely okay and should be expected when starting out; correcting those mistakes can become the first major milestones in one’s art career. While occasionally a mistake can transform […]

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How to Hold Your Pencil when You Draw

So what can you do about it? Well, here at The Splatter, we at the Blog Squad have been practicing our drawing and sketching and wanted to help share some pointers to help make you a better drawer. To avoid messy lines that are no where near straight, try these two grips: The Writing Grip Going back to […]

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5 Pro Tips for the Beginning Watercolor Painter

Watercolors might seem daunting to work with, with these five easy watercolor tips and tricks for beginners, we will show you how to improve your artwork and give your paintings professional quality watercolor effects! 1. Paint Backwards Now I don’t mean literally paint backwards, but this is a bit different. In most forms of painting, […]

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