Resources & Ideas to Improve Art Skills

Resources for improving drawing and painting skills. Ideas for all kinds of media including watercolor, acrylics, oils, etc. Practice in order to improve!
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Watercolor tutorials by Eliza Anderson Art, Watercolor art for beginners, Easy watercolor ideas
Paint watercolor with me. Watercolor tutorials and watercolor art for beginners on my YouTube channel. Easy watercolor ideas for everyone. Simple painting.
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How to Draw a Face for Beginners
In this video tutorial, I share my method for drawing a simple face from imagination that shows believable proportions. I've created this one especially for beginners getting started with faces and portraits. Hope you find it helpful! Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for new sketching and watercolor videos every week. #howtodrawafacestepbystep #sketchafaceeasy #howtosketchtutorial #facedrawinghowtostepbystep #howtomakefacedrawing
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Watercolor Paper - Watercolor Painting Academy
Dive into the world of watercolor paper! Expertly crafted for moisture resilience, it's thicker & more absorbent than regular paper, ensuring no bleed or feather. From the weight, texture, to material - each detail affects your masterpiece. Choose from hot-pressed, cold-pressed, or rough textures, and decide between durable cotton or affordable wood pulp. Discover the nuances of weight and the impact of color. Perfect your art with our beginner's course at the academy!
watercolor pencil guide for beginners to learn how to paint
Watercolor Pencil Guide for Beginners
This full class on watercolor pencils is jam-packed with must-know information, tips and techiniques. Topics covered range from how watercolor pencils are different from watercolor paint, how to swatch watercolor pencils, 12 basic techniques to practice and more! #watercolourpencilarttutorials #watercolourpencilsforbeginners #watercolorpencilhowtouse #watercolorpenciltechniquesforbeginners
how to draw a window with pencils and watercolor paints in photoshopped
How to Draw a Rustic Window
Incorporating various textures, such as stone and bricks, can bring depth and authenticity to your window drawings. Don't be afraid to experiment and play with different materials for a truly unique effect.
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Watercolor Pencil Landscape Planning Original Art
In this video tutorial, I take you through my 5 phase preparation process for watercolor pencil landscapes, including how I create thumbnails to plan my compositions and how I choose colors. Going through this process always helps me arrive at much better results. #watercolorpencillandscapetutorial #watercolourpencillandscapeart #watercolorpencilartforbeginners #watercolorpencilartideasinspiration
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Watercolour made easy, print at home
Follow the easy, illustrated steps and create your own beautiful flower painting. Download and print your tutorial to paint in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Learn how to paint a background that complements the subject and evolves at the same time. No more " What shall I paint for the background?"
the new watercolor palette set up and swatting van gogh paint must - know information on color theory
How to Set Up a New Watercolor Palette
In this video tutorial, I share how I choose colors for a new watercolor palette, as well as how I organize them to make my painting processes easier. I also explain how I create my color charts, as well as must-know information on color theory for beginners. #watercolortutorialvideos #watercolourpalettesetup #howtofillwatercolorpans #watercolorpalettecolors
the professional watercolor paints with lifedesign are available in 6 different colors and sizes
Professional Watercolor Paints With lifedesign | Nicki Traikos
Professional Watercolor paints with Lifeidesign and Winsor and Newton!
a painting of a dog wearing a santa hat on it's head with other dogs in the background
Tips to Paint Pets
If you would like to paint your beloved pet in watercolor by yourself, check out my Youtube video where I give my steps to creating a realistic dog portrait which you can apply to paint any animal
Watercolor tutorials, Watercolor art for beginners, Watercolor paintings, tutorial of forest
Learn watercolor painting with Eliza Anderson Art. Watch this watercolor tutorial and other watercolor art for beginners videos on my YouTube channel and paint with me.
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Step by step flower painting
Do you struggle with backgrounds when you paint flowers? Try one of my painting tutorials from my Etsy shop and learn to paint the background from the outset. No more scary white paper! Lost of flower subjects to choose from. Visit my shop and find your flower favourites.
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Improve Your Drawing and Painting by Slowing Down
Best tips for beginner and intermediate artists. In this video, I explain why it's so important to slow down when we're drawing or painting, in order to arrive at better results. Practical tips are provided that you can start using today to improve your art skills. #arttipsforbeginnersvideos #inspirationforart #motivationforartists
Watercolor tutorials, Watercolor art for beginners, Watercolor paintings, Forest painting learning
Learn to paint watercolor paintings with Eliza Anderson art - watercolor tutorials and watercolor art for beginners videos for free. Green forest painting tutorial, how to paint trees in forest.
If you’re shopping for a drawing tablet, it’s wise to research and consider the pros and cons of different types  of tablets before making your decision. Here are 7 things to know about  the iPad. Ipad, Inspiration, Galaxy Tablet, Best Ipad, Ipad Drawings, Wacom Cintiq, Drawing Prompt, Drawing Tablet, Wacom Intuos
7 Things to know about iPad (as a Drawing Tablet)
If you’re shopping for a drawing tablet, it’s wise to research and consider the pros and cons of different types of tablets before making your decision. Here are 7 things to know about the iPad.
an eye with the words how to draw realistic eyes my process and key tips on it
How to Draw Realistic Eyes
My step by step process for drawing eyes with drawing pencils and key tips for beginners looking to increase the realism in their eye drawings. Blog post and video! #howtodraweyes #howtosketcheyesstepbystep #howtosketcheyesforbeginners #drawingtutorialforbeginners
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Best Affordable Watercolor Sets Beginners
Van Gogh watercolor paint tubes and pan sets are transparent, vibrant, easy to mix and lightfast. Produced in Holland. #watercolorartsuppliesforbeginners #watercolorpaintset #watercolorsuppliesproducts #watercolourpaintingforbeginners This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
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5 Books for Watercolor Artists — Nicki Traikos | life i design |
My lists of books I recommend for any watercolor artists.
watercolor techniques for wet - on - wet vs wet - on - dry guide for beginners
Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry Watercolor Techniques Explained
In this watercolor tutorial video for beginners, I share everything you have to know about the wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques, which are foundational. I explain how to know when and where to use each, as well as how to do glazing, scrubbing, lifting, bleeding, splatters, blooms and more. #wetonwetwatercolortechnique #wetondrywatercolortechnique #watercolortechniquesforbeginners #watercolourtutorialsbeginner
the art of painting loosely with rowan berries
Learn to Paint Loosely - Step-by-Step Tutorial to Print at Home"
Discover the captivating world of Artbyrachelpainting on Etsy! Unleash your creativity with our special technique tutorial that guides you step-by-step into the art of painting loosely. Perfect for beginners or seasoned artists seeking new inspiration, this print-at-home guide is your key to creating stunning art pieces in the comfort of your home. Ignite your passion for art today!
the zorn palette history and guide to the famous paintings
The Zorn Palette: History and Applications
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unravel the secrets behind this limited palette and discover how it can transform your artwork by simplifying colour choices and harmonising your creations. #zornpalette #colorpalette #limitedpalette #paintingpalette #anderszorn #arthistory #painting #oilpainting
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Watercolor Landscape for Beginners
In this step-by-step, beginner-friendly tutorial, I take you through my full process for a simple watercolor landscape. I share everything, starting with how I create my thumbnail sketches to plan my composition, to initial washes of color, and layering on detail. #watercolorsceneryeasy #howtowatercolourlandscapes #watercolournaturepainting #watercolorlandscapepaintingseasy
an art project with the title truth telling about my 10 - day project
Find Endless Artwork Inspiration for Your Collage Creations
Transform blank canvases into captivating works of art through canvas painting collages, merging colors, shapes, and textures to bring your creative visions to life in a bold and vibrant manner. Experiment with different painting techniques, such as acrylic pouring, watercolor washes, or textured brushstrokes, to create dynamic backgrounds for your collages. Incorporate elements of painting into your collage compositions to add depth, movement, and visual interest to your artwork.
watercolor class with the text color temperature for beginners
Color Temperature Watercolor Exercise
This is a full class on Color Theory in which I take you through a watercolor exercise for beginners. We paint two color wheels together and I explain how to tell whether colors are warm or cool. If you struggle with telling whether different hues are warm or cool, this one will be very helpful! #colorwheelwatercolor #colorwheelartprojects #warmandcoolcoloursart #colortheorywatercolour
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How To Improve Your Quick Sketches
In this video tutorial for beginner artists, I explain why timed sketching practice is important for our development, and must-know tips to improve your quicker drawings. I also share a real-time timelapse in which I take you through my process for drawing three pears in ten minutes. #sketchingpracticeexercises #improveyourdrawingskills #timedsketches #sketchbookartinspiration
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The Best Drawing Tablets for Artists
A review of the 9 best drawing tablets for artists. Find tablets at different price points, with a range of different features. #drawingtablet #bestdrawingtablets #drawingtabletdigitalart #artistablet #graphicstablet #bestgraphicstablets #digitalarttablets #besttabletsforartists
the lighthouse scene is painted with watercolors and crayon pencils for this beginner friendly art project
Line and Watercolor Landscape Tutorial
Beginner friendly pen and watercolor tutorial. I take you step by step through drawing and painting a simple landscape scene with a lighthouse, rocks and water. #lineandwashwatercolortutorials #inkandwatercolorartlandscape #lineandwashforbeginners
the best watercolor brushes for acrylic, fine points, tapered edges and highly durable
Great Affordable Watercolor Brushes
Princeton Artist Brush Co. Aqua Elite Professional Watercolor Paint Brushes 4 brush set on Amazon - Synthetic Kolinsky Sable #watercolorsuppliesforbeginners #watercolourbrushes #howtowatercolorpaint #watercolourartsupplies This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
the collage kickstart is an easy art project for kids to do with their artwork
Artistic Mini-Collages: Let Your Imagination Fly!
Immerse yourself in the world of collage making with Collage Kickstart and experience the sheer joy of creating addictive mini-collages. By adhering to three simple guidelines, you can effortlessly transform everyday materials into stunning works of art that will mesmerize anyone who beholds them. Engage in the process of making collage papers using a limited color palette and unleash your creativity to produce a series of mini-collages that will infuse any space with whimsy and elegance.
watercolor flowers with text that reads spring flower paintings to paint in watercolour
Spring Flowers to paint at home
Follow the easy, illustrated steps and create your own beautiful flower painting for spring. Download and print your tutorial to paint in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Learn how to paint a background that complements the subject and evolves at the same time. No more " What shall I paint for the background?"
watercolor wisteria is featured in this poster
Artbyrachel Watercolours
Delicate wisteria flowers painted step by step in watercolour in a loose and splashy style. If you want to loosen up your watercolours this tutorial will show you how to do so. Suggest rather than define and watch your paper sing with colour!
watercolor painting of blue and purple flowers
watercolour without drawing
Welcome to Artbyrachelpainting's step-by-step guide to creating your own beautiful flower watercolour masterpiece! This easy-to-follow tutorial will have you brushing with vivid colours and mastering the delicate art of watercolour, even if you've never held a paintbrush before. Follow along and immerse yourself in the joy of painting!
the best charcoal sets are on display with their box and pencils in front of them
Cretacolor Drawing Charcoal Set
This charcoal drawing set contains 20 of the most important drawing tools and accessories, all nestled safely in a reusable tin box. Wide range of artistic applications. #drawingpencilset #charcoalart #drawingtools #drawingsupplies This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
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Easy Watercolor Flowers for Beginners
Quick tutorial for beginners on painting fun flower doodles using watercolor. This is a great exercise for practicing water control and brush control, which are both essential skills to develop. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for new weekly art videos: art tips, drawing and painting tutorials, and mindset/productivity for artists. #easyflowerswatercolorstepbystep #watercolourflowerseasy #watercolorflowerstutorialeasy #howtowatercolorflowers #howtowatercolourpaint
the best watercolor brushes for acrylic, fine points, tapered edges and highly durable
Great Affordable Watercolor Brushes
Princeton Artist Brush Co. Aqua Elite Professional Watercolor Paint Brushes 4 brush set on Amazon - Synthetic Kolinsky Sable #watercolorsuppliesforbeginners #watercolourbrushes #howtowatercolorpaint #watercolourartsupplies This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
watercolor flowers with text that reads spring flower paintings to paint in watercolour
Artbyrachelpainting: Step into Spring with Watercolour
Welcome to Artbyrachelpainting's step-by-step guide to creating your own beautiful spring flower watercolour masterpiece! This easy-to-follow tutorial will have you brushing with vivid colours and mastering the delicate art of watercolour, even if you've never held a paintbrush before. Follow along and immerse yourself in the joy of painting!
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Easy Acrylic Painting Ideas for Beginners on Canvas
Easy Acrylic Painting Ideas for Beginners - DIY Abstract Art; this collection of amazing yet easy ideas for painting with acrylics is guarenteed to inspire your next masterpiece; with step-by-step tutorials for beginners learn how to paint abstract DIY, paint roses, sunflowers, create star-studded galaxy paintings and even use saop to paint flowers. #acrylicpaintingideas #easypaintingideas #DIYpainting #paintingwithacrylics
the best colored pencils for prismacolor and crayons are on display
Best Colored Pencil Sets
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 24 Pack. Thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows. Ultra-smooth, even color laydown. Lightfast, richly saturated pigments. Leads resist cracking and chipping. #bestcoloredpencilsforartists #coloredpencilartsupplies #prismacolorcoloredpencils This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
a drawing of a woman's face with the words how i draw faces using simple supplies
How I Draw Faces Using Simple Supplies
How to draw faces for beginners. Step by step drawing video tutorial using simple, affordable supplies. #howtodrawfacesstepbystep #howtodrawfaceproportions #sketchingfaceproportions #sketchingfacesstepbystep
Line and Watercolor Wash Bird Course
Learn to draw birds, as well as the best line and wash techniques to bring your art to life. I share must know information that will help you draw any bird freehand, my favorite pen and ink techniques to help me add detail and texture to my drawing, and how to create bright watercolor washes. #lineandwashwatercolorbirds #watercolorpaintingcourse #inkandwatercolorbirds
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Drawing Tutorial for Beginners
In this full drawing class, I'm taking you through my process for cross contour pen and ink sketches of simple objects. I teach you how to sketch objects freehand using a drawing pencil, to using pen and ink to add cross contour lines to develop a 3D effect. #crosscontourlinedrawing #howtopenandinkdrawingtutorials #penandinksketches #penandinkdrawingtechniques
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5 Best Mixed Media Art Tips
In this video I share my five best tips to help you improve your mixed media art along with a timelapse of a piece of my own which I created in my sketchbook using Prismacolor colored pencils and watercolor paint. #mixedmediaarttechniques #mixedmediaartideas #howtomixedmediaart
there is a woman pointing to the side of a boat that has been painted on it
How to Reach Artistic Success
Motivational video for artists sharing the three essential mindset shifts to work on that will help you improve. Reach success faster and enjoy your journey more through working on your mindset. #adviceforartists #tipsforartistsinspiration #howtoimproveartskills #tipsforbeginnerartists #artblockhelp
the best watercolor pencils for beginners
Best Watercolor Pencils for Beginners
4mm Round Core, Firm Texture Water-Soluble, Ideal for Watercolor Drawing, Coloring and Painting on Paper and Fabric with Derwent Graphic Drawing Pencils 12 Tin #watercolourpencils #watercolourpenciltips This is an Amazon affiliate link. I receive small commissions for purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.
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Watercolor Paper Sizing 101
In this video, I share everything you should know about watercolor paper sizing. Sometimes, watercolor paper goes bad. It's important that you're aware when and why it happens, so that you can avoid unnecessary frustration, as well as wasting money on art supplies. #sizingwatercolorpaper #watercolorsuppliesforbeginners #watercoloursupplies
watercolor flowers with text that reads spring flower paintings to paint in watercolour
Artbyrachelpainting: Step into Spring with Watercolour
Welcome to Artbyrachelpainting's step-by-step guide to creating your own beautiful spring flower watercolour masterpiece! This easy-to-follow tutorial will have you brushing with vivid colours and mastering the delicate art of watercolour, even if you've never held a paintbrush before. Follow along and immerse yourself in the joy of painting!
blue flowers with the words flower painting step by step
Watercolour Blubells tutorial
Download and print at home step by step painting of bluebells. Learn to look carefully at this flower's charcteristics and recreate them on paper. Find out how to suggest depth by creating back ground flowers and how to allow watercolor to run and mingle on the paper to make flowers with life.
a woman standing in front of some vases with paint on them and the words five essential mindset shifts for a successful art business
Start Here If Want To Make A Living Through Your Art
In this video, I share the 5 key mindset shifts you must make if you're looking to start a successful business around your art. This is a must-watch for any aspiring artistpreneur looking to make a consistent income in today's world. #artbusiness #howtosellartwork #howtobecomeanartist #artincomeideas
a painting of yellow flowers with text that reads paint a primroseen in watercolor
Watercolour in easy steps
Rachel takes you step by step through the painting process to give you a beautiful result. Enjoy creating this in the comfort of your own home and learn valuable flower painting techniques along the way.