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]
Jun
9
2015

5 Pro Tips for the Beginning Watercolor Painter

Get Better with the Right Knowledge and Right Tools! In the past, we've taught you 5 Pro Tips for Beginning Acrylic Artists and 5 Pro Tips for the Beginning Oil Painter, and now its time for the budding watercolor painters out there! Watercolors, while typically thought of as light and fun, they can also be a bit harder to control and have a bad reputation for being unforgivable with mistakes. And watercolors might seem daunting to work with, with these five easy watercolor tips and tricks for beginners, we will show you how to improve your artwork and give your paintings professional quality watercolor effects! 1. Paint Backwards Now I don'... [More]
Apr
7
2015

5 Easy Printmaking Tips

Pro Tips for Printmaking Beginners Although Printmaking has been around for hundreds of years now, with famous prints from artists such as Rembrandt, printmaking has recently exploded on popular social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest. We here at Jerry's are all for this explosion of impressions, etching, lithography, and lino carvings, so we thought we'd share some advice from professional printmakers to make getting started in this exciting medium easy for even the most novice printmaker.   1. Work in Reverse One of the most important things to remember when printmaking from a plate, stone or block is that your printed image wi... [More]

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