Technical How-to

What If I REALLY Can’t Draw?—Adding Realistic Images with No Drawing Skill Needed
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What If I REALLY Can’t Draw?—Adding Realistic Images with No Drawing Skill Needed

Oh, my! This was a hard post to write! I had a really hard time staying down off my soapbox on the subject of our cultural attitude towards drawing, and art-making in general. If you are one of those who thinks you “can’t draw” I hope in a later post to give you enough insight…

Personalizing Your Journal Cover, Part 2—Especially for Spiral-Bound Journals
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Personalizing Your Journal Cover, Part 2—Especially for Spiral-Bound Journals

Finding a sketchbook or journal with paper that will accept some watercolor washes AND with a beautiful cover can be tough. But it’s easy to personalize your journal cover with colors, symbols and words that are meaningful to you. In an earlier post, I shared a few ideas for personalizing your journal cover. (If you…

Dealing with “Problem Paintings”—Part 1: Too Boring for Words
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Dealing with “Problem Paintings”—Part 1: Too Boring for Words

If you’ve painted in watercolor for more than a day or so, I know you’ve been here: after hours of hard work, you’re struggling with a blotchy, overworked section that you know isn’t going to be right, no matter how much more effort you put into it. It’s tempting to conclude that you just don’t have what it takes . . . maybe it’s time to take up something easier to master, say, golf.

How do you deal with “problem paintings” like this? (click the picture to read more)