Update: Patreon Reverses Decision

If you haven't already heard, today Patreon announced that they were reversing their much maligned decision to shift payment processing fees onto the patrons.

Art Video of the Week - Teoh on Patreon

I've already blogged about this move, so I will leave it at that from my perspective. However, it's probably worthwhile getting the perspective of a creator...

Patreon and the Cash Cow

Do you use Patreon? Do you support more than one artist? Congrats, it would seem that Patreon has dollar signs in their eyes when they look you.

SketchBox #7 - Copics!

This month, my SketchBox is featuring Copic markers. This is pretty neat because I've actually wanted to try these for some time, but never really got around to making an investment in them.

Art Video of the Week - Oil Painting Mediums

This week we have a two for one special on mediums used in oil painting hosted by Andrew Tischler who is fast becoming one of my favourite Youtube artists, especially when it comes to learning about oil painting.

Art Candy - Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732 - 1806) was a prolific French painter in the last decades of French monarchy whose style was in the Rococo (or Late Baroque) movement. The Rococo movement, among painters, was typified with delicate colour selections, curved form, and a definite flare for the romantic.

Art Video of the Week - Toning a Canvas

This week we're having a look at the concept of toning your canvas. The video here is focused on oil painting, but the concept of toning is often applied to other mediums as well including gouache, acrylics, graphite, and more.

Art Candy - Francesco del Cossa

The Italian Renaissance is a phenomenal period of art history, especially for painting. There are many well-recognized masters of that era that remain household names even today and for good reason, they produced an enormous body of very high quality work.

So while we tend to think of Michelangelo or DaVinci when we think Italian Renaissance, there are others of impressive skill such as Francesco del Cossa (1430 - 1477).

Art Video of the Week - Atmospheric Perspective

This week it's a look a different concept around perspective, more specifically how you can create the illusion of depth based on the effects of atmospheric haze on the image.

Art Candy - Pieter Bruegel (The Elder)


Pieter Bruegel (~1525 - 1569) was a Dutch painter during the earlier Netherlandish period whose efforts, among others, helped to shape what was to become the golden age of Dutch painting.