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…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 08/07/2014

What is Underpainting?

  Underpainting: Why You Need to Do It Sometimes when starting a new oil painting, nothing can be more intimidating than a big white blank canvas staring you down. Each paint squeezed out on your palette looking more vibrant, vivid and intimidating. If you’re the type of person who see’s that blank canvas and it…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 24/06/2014

5 Mistakes New Artists Need to Stop Making

A Quick List to Help You on Your Way Many new painters will often make the same mistakes over and over again when they are starting out, often not knowing that they are even making them. While mistakes are definitely okay and should be expected when starting out; correcting those mistakes can become the first…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 10/06/2014

Practice with Gesture Motion Drawings

This Handy Exercise will Teach you how to Capture Motion and Perspective Just as an athlete must warm up before a sporting event, art journaling is the artist’s warm up. A great way to stretch out your perspective and focus is through the art of “Gesture Drawing.”   A Gesture Drawing is typically defined as…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 17/05/2014

Types Brush Strokes!

A Handy Guide to Painting How you Want Obviously, there wouldn’t be different types of brush strokes if there weren’t different styles of brushes. But how many of us really understand what using different styles of brushes does for our painting? How many of us can accurately describe what kind a stroke a filbert brush…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 25/02/2014

Oil Painting Tricks & Tips for Beginners

With the right paints and these tips, you’ll be a pro in no time! 5 Pro Tricks for the Beginning Oil Painter Oil Painting can be quite tricky, especially for beginners. But with the right knowledge and the perfect paint, oil painting can be a breeze. Painted with SoHo Urban Artist Oil Colors 1. Find…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 22/02/2014

Ampersand Panels Trusted by Professionals. Which Panel is Right for Your Art?

Why Trust Your Art to Anything Less? For a surface that will accommodate mixed media better than others, Ampersand’s panels can handle any job! Ampersand Panels are perfect for everything from encaustic paints and collage to oil and water-miscable paints, inks, graphite, colored pencils, casesin and even egg tempera. You name it, Ampersand can take…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 20/02/2014

Get the Color Without the Mess with Colored Pencils

  The Inside Scoop on Colored Pencils Many of us haven’t picked up a colored pencil since middle school and yet, coloring with colored pencils is a great way to develop sketching form and still get a burst of color in your artwork. Without the mess of paint or having to wait for it to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 11/02/2014

5 Pro Tips for Beginning Acrylic Artists

These Quick Tips Can Save Your Paint and Help You Get Better Painting with Acrylics is a great way to get introduced to painting and has many benefits. These paints are easy to use, spread evenly, and dry quickly. There are some tricks that can help preserve your paints and make your paintings turn out…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 01/02/2014

Nine Reasons Concept Markers Will Change the Way You Draw

Experience a whole new way to scribble, sketch and draw that we’re sure you’ll love. Concept Dual Tip Art Markers are all new markers revolutionizing the market with dual tips and great color delivery. Presenting 9 reasons why you should get a set right now.  1. They have dual marker tips on each end that…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 30/01/2014