How to mix flesh tones like John Howard Sanden

Photo from John Howard Sanden is an American portrait painter member of the famous Portrait Institute, an organization that originally held an annual conference for 5 days on the portrait. From the artist's website … [Continue reading]

The Rule of Thirds

In the article about focal points and focal areas I underlined the importance of creating a center of interest in your artwork. The question that I want to answer in this article is the following: where to put the center of interest on your drawing … [Continue reading]

Focal points and focal areas in Art Composition

How create focal points and focal area in you drawing and painting? This article explain the basic principles to create them in your artwork and make them more interesting. … [Continue reading]

Aerial perspective

Are your landscapes flat? Do you want to give them more depth? Learn what the aerial perspective is and how it can help you to paint better landscapes. … [Continue reading]

The verdaccio underpainting.

What is the verdaccio color? How it can help artists to make better portraits? Did you know that this color was fundamental for artists such as Giotto, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael? … [Continue reading]

How to Draw Folds and Clothes. Understanding Kinetics Forces.

Photo from One thing that always amazed me in the art world is the focus artists dedicate to the Figure Nude despite 99% of people around the world are dressed. I read somewhere on the Internet about an artist who complained that in … [Continue reading]