“To be an artist is to believe in life.” 

- Henry Moore 

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Add Some Flourish to your holidays With Karla Lim of Written Word Calligraphy

Karla Lim from Written Word Calligraphy explains how to make beautiful holiday cards with the help of pen and ink, and watercolours.  

Monotype Printing with Akua Inks

Susan Rostow, inventor of Akua Inks, creates a large scale monotype using Akua Intaglio and Liquid Pigment Inks. Various stages of process are featured, including innovative reductive/additive techniques, using Akua Modifiers to alter viscosity/transparency, and printing multi-overlays. Akua Inks’ unique... Read More

Watercolor “White Nights” from Nevskaya Palitra!

White Nights – The favorite watercolors of several generations of professional artists.

Creating Underglaze Transfers with the Drawing Fluid + Screen Filler Method with Israel Davis

In all of three minutes, Speedball Professional Artist Network artist, Israel Davis gives viewers an amazing bit of instruction on the process for using Speedball Drawing Fluid + Speedball Screen Filler  to make a screen to print and apply underglaze... Read More

Discover Canson XL Watercolour Pads

Canson XL Watercolor is a Cold Press textured paper for a variety of watercolor painting techniques. The durable surface stands up to repeated washes. 140lb / 300gsm. Acid Free. Color: Natural White Recommended: Watercolor, acrylic, pen, ink wash Available in... Read More

Spotlight on: Jewel-like Colours from Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours

The Jewel Colours from the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours are here to stay! These five single pigment colours were previously limited edition. Discover the beautiful masstones and undertones of each watercolour, along with information on the colours history.  ... Read More

Experimental Painting with Sennelier Oil Sticks

In this video from Sennelier, watch as this portrait comes to life with every glide of a Sennelier Oil Sticks. This unique paint stick allows oil painting to be approached differently. It extends the artist’s freedom of expression, allowing for... Read More

Acrylic pearl colours on black gesso ground

Give an extra definition to your artwork with Acrylic pearl colours on black gesso ground!

CREATE A WATERCOLOUR-STYLE LANDSCAPE WITH ACRYLIC INK

  Watercolor effects with a difference. Find out how to lay down permanent color washes of Acrylic Ink, before adding detail with a brush, dropper and splatter brush. Once dry: there’s no fade, no smudging.

Derwent’s Inktense pencils How-To

Learn how to use Derwent’s Inktense pencils in this video that features excerpts from four live classes. This lesson features a still life of strawberries. Inktense pencils are similar to watercolor pencils, but the medium is permanent after it is... Read More

By All Means Create with Fiona Tang

Go big and lose yourself in your work! In the tenth installment of our By All Means Create with … series, see how Fiona Tang harnesses the objectivity of her inner critic to filter her creative thoughts until she feels... Read More

Pebeo Fluid Pigments

Discover the new Fluid Pigment range. Bright, pigmented colours with excellent lightfastness which can be mixed together for an endless number of colours. Discover the endless options and how to mix these wonderful pigments in this video by Pébéo. Discover... Read More

Reverse Drawing A Turtle with Mandy Boursicot

Classical realism artist Mandy Boursicot shows us how to use a reverse drawing technique of using white pencil on dark paper to capture a cute turtle. Follow along and share your completed piece with us by tagging #OpusDailyPractice and @Mandy_Bouriscot_Atelier!

Creating Reliefs with Fluid Pigments

Learn to create reliefs with Pébéo Fluid Pigments!     Discover the Brand

Sketching A Sparrow with Mandy Boursicot

Classical realism master Mandy Boursicot sketches a sparrow using Nitram Charcoal Sticks. Follow along and share your completed piece with us by tagging #OpusDailyPractice​ and @Mandy_Bouriscot_Atelier!

Koi in Sanguine & Sepia with Mandy Boursicot

To celebrate Lunar New Year coming up this Friday, Mandy sketches a pair of Koi fish, which symbolize abundance, prosperity, and good fortune! Follow along and share your completed piece with us by tagging #OpusDailyPractice and @Mandy_Bouriscot_Atelier!

Drawing the Black Panther with Caran d’Ache Luminance Coloured Pencils

Watch as Wajid Ali draws Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther with Caran d’Ache Luminance Coloured Pencils and Copic Markers on Strathmore 300 Series Paper.   Caran d’Ache recently added to their extensive lineup of Luminance 6091 Coloured Pencils, world... Read More

Find Your Flow with Liquitex

This year are you focused on exploring new territories? Or working into existing concepts? Your materials are at the heart of it all. Take a closer look at Liquitex Professional range and find the flow to suit your style! Shop... Read More

Drawing Xena the Kitten with Mandy Boursicot

In this video classical realism artist Mandy Boursicot sketches a drawing of the adorable kitten, Xena. Follow along and share your completed piece with us on Instagram by tagging #OpusDailyPractice​ and @mandy_boursicot_atelier

Experiments in Mixed Media Part 2: Yupo, India Ink and Pitt Pens

Originally released in August of 2015, Experiments in Mixed Media Part 2: Yupo, India Ink and Pitt Pens, with the late artist, teacher, public speaker and author, Nancy Crawford, will introduce you to exciting techniques that are sure to get... Read More

How to Choose an Acrylic Paint to Buy for Beginners

This video demonstrates the qualities of 5 brands of acrylic paints and will help everyone – from beginner to pro – work out which acrylic paints to buy for their style of painting. Learn how to compare the labels, the... Read More

How To: Holiday Watercolor Card Idea

Watch the video and try it out! (Video compliments of Strathmore) Materials Used: Strathmore Watercolor Cards Graphite Pencil Eraser Permanent Ink Pen (Sakura Micron used in video) Watercolor Paints (Sakura Koi Watercolor Set used in video) Water Brush* or Watercolor... Read More

Conversations With Creatives: Interviews with 12 Artists From The 24th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

There are many changes to the Eastside Culture Crawl this year, as artists adjust to new ways to open their studios digitally or in-person for the 2020 festival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke with 12 artists... Read More

Loved By: Sally Mackereth

SALLY MACKERETH is an architect who is renowned for fusing architecture with interior design. For Sally, her studio “takes its signature from an integrated approach which places as much importance on the interior spaces as the considered details of the... Read More

GOLDEN Isolation Coat Application for Small Paintings

Mike from GOLDEN product support demonstrates the proper technique for applying Golden Isolation Coat on a small painting using a brush. Also covers the role and purpose of Isolation Coat in a protective varnish system for acrylic paintings.   Looking... Read More

Depicting a Seaside Afternoon with Sennelier Soft Pastels

Get inspired by the above video from Sennelier. In this clip, watch and discover the beautiful qualities and range of use of these extra-soft pastels during a midday seaside stop, gazing out at the grounded sailboats in the harbour contrasted... Read More

Discover: Oil Pastels by Sennelier

In 1949, Parisian painter Henri GOETZ approached Henri SENNELIER the famous artist materials manufacturer, about creating a wax colour stick for his friend Pablo PICASSO. Picasso, a long-time Sennelier customer and a frequent visitor to their store across the street... Read More

Discover: Oil Paint Stick from Sennelier

This material allows oil painting to be approached differently. It extends the artist’s freedom of expression, allowing a greater degree of spontaneity, of “expressionism”. The Oil Stick is a composition of oil paint. A proportion of the oil is substituted... Read More

Loved By: Stewart Parvin

STEWART PARVIN is a Couturier with over 25 years’ experience of making clothes for the rich and famous. His hands-on attitude towards the creative process and his exacting eye for technical detail have helped him to produce renowned outfits. Even... Read More

How To: Halloween Zombie Face Paint Tutorial by Snazaroo

Braaaaaainnnsssss… You’ll trick a fair few unsuspecting people this Halloween when you recreate this scary zombie face paint design! Not only is this realistic and easy to achieve, but no fake blood or prosthetics are involved in the making of... Read More