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How to Build Skill using Mixed Media

Does mixed media hide an artist’s lack of skill? It can be a go-to crutch for artists seeking to build skill who are afraid to draw from observation and even scarier, show that work to others. “I may not be good at drawing but I can…” And yet, the strongest mixed...

Are there rules for art?

Did you, or do you, have a hard time calling yourself an artist? Your definition of art could contribute to this mindset. There are specific qualities or traits we expect of ourselves and others when we take on the label “artist.” Often our ideas about art and artist...

Quick Tip: Perspective and Your Pencil

Today on Artist Strong I offer you a quick video tip on using your pencil as a tool for understanding angles and spatial relationships. It’s not just a drawing utensil, it can help you make accurate observations from images and from life. (P.S. We are a little...