Art Video of the Week - A Street Scene with James Gurney


James Gurney, for those who don't know, is a well-known author and illustrator who is probably best known for his Dinotopia series telling the utopian tale of sentient Dinosaurs co-existing with humans. He's also the author of some phenomenal instructional books: Color and Light and Imaginative Realism. I have both, and I can tell you that they're excellent sources of information that, I think, any artist should have.

Art Video of the Week - Drawing Circles


When you consider that the foundations of every form we draw can be rooted in basic shapes such as square, triangles, and circles, then the art of drawing a good circle is an important element in your toolkit.

SketchBox #5 - Inktober

October, Inktober, what's in a name? Well, if you're into ink drawing and painting, this is the month of the year that many get involved in The Inktober Initiative by Jake Parker and this month, the SketchBox is very apropos to what's happening!

Art Video of the Week - Watercolour Shadows


Steve is one of my favourite Youtube watercolourists and this week he's giving us a demonstration on how to approach shadows and, as a result, dimension, in your watercolour work.

Art Video of the Week - "Magic"


This week I'm going to venture away from the usual tutorial style video and give you an opportunity to watch a watercolour timelapse painting by one of my favourites: Mary Doodles.

Art Video of the Week - Cartoon Hands


This week we do a shallow dive into the world of cartoon hands by one of my favourite Youtubers, Stan Prokopenko of Proko.com. If you haven't watched his videos before, I think you'll find that you'll enjoy the style quite a bit.

End of an Era: Quinacridone Gold

Pigments are an interesting thing, they're not necessarily continuously available and sometimes disappear from the market for a variety of reasons. For example, mummy brown was actually partially comprised from grinding up Egyptian mummies! The pigment eventually disappeared as its contents became known.

Art Video of the Week - Value & Colour


This week we return to Dianne Mize of In The Studio Art Instruction to talk about judging value beyond the black and white scale that so many of us are used to.

Art Haul Week and Sketchbox #4 - September

Well, the supplies keep growing...

My September SketchBox came in on the first day of the month and that's never happened before, it's usually a week or more later! So, pretty pleased that they may have figured out how to speed this up.