Art Techniques & Tips
Printmaking is a specialism that covers a wide range of techniques and processes, and it includes lino cut, wood block, monotype, collograph, etching and drypoint and a range of other techniques that give you a wide variety of different outcomes in appearance. The distinction with printmaking compared with most other art techniques and processes is… Continue reading What is Printmaking?
The most difficult part of beginning to draw is starting. It may seem a self-evident statement but when you begin art it is difficult to know what to draw and what medium to use (whether it is pencil, pen, or paints). So, where to begin? It is always best to start by using a proper… Continue reading Starting to Draw: A Basic Guide: Part 1
You may wonder why there are so many different grades of graphite pencil. You have ‘H’ range, ‘HB’, ‘F’ and ‘B’ range, usually in a set when you buy them. Each of the letters represent a different mix or combination of graphite. The harder the lead the less graphite and the more clay there is… Continue reading Starting to Draw: Why so many pencils?
Some Drawing Tips… Always avoid smudging any shading you have done as this tends to ‘flatten’ the surface and your drawing can lose any definition. Experiment with a range of different mark-making techniques when drawing by moving the pencil indifferent directions (up, down, left. Right, diagonally, etc.). Never rest your hand on the paper as… Continue reading Starting to Draw: Some drawing tips…