Jul
7
2015

How To Hold Your Pencil When You Draw

Get More Control Out of Your Pencil While doodling can create amazing pieces of art like the ones we've recently shared in our facebook posts, for the most part wont produce the kinds of lines you want to make to really get your drawings to show off the fluid or gestural lines you really want. So what can you do about it? Well, here at The Splatter, we at the Blog Squad have been practicing our drawing and sketching and wanted to help share some pointers to help make you a better drawer.  To avoid messy lines that are no where near straight, try these two grips: The Writing Grip   Going back to grade school we learned how to hold ou... [More]
Jul
8
2014

5 Ways to Improve Your Drawing

Try these Tips When Putting Pencil to Paper Have you ever wanted to learn to draw better? Get bogged down hitting the same roadblocks over and over again? Think only repetitive practice makes perfect?  Guess again! While it is true that practice will make you a better drawer or sketcher, these 5 simple tricks will improve your drawing skills quicker and improve your perception to better see what your drawing.     1. Make a Grid This is especially important if you suffer from not being able to proportion out your sketches properly. While keeping your proportions straight for more realistic images, measuring out a square grids ca... [More]
May
27
2014

Artist Spotlight Reviews-Tuff Stuff Eraser by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

A Review of the Sanford Tuff Stuff Stick Eraser by Elizabeth Gyles Johnson, artist and art instructor   Elizabeth Gyles Johnson of Wind and Honey Creations is a pencil artist who focuses her art on the delights of life.  Elizabeth teaches the intricacies of drawing at all skill levels to a collection of students worldwide through online workshops and classes at CreativePencils.com  Learn more about Elizabeth in our featured Artist Spotlight post, and enjoy her examples and drawing process here in the Artist Survival Book. _________________________________________________________________________________ It might seem odd to... [More]

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