How-to: the basics of drawing shadows and lights

When it comes to drawing, one of the most important elements is building contrast. Your drawing is instantly more eye-catching when you create depth. Shadows and highlights are especially important in portraits as these really bring life to a face. Correct placement of these shadows and highlights are often experienced …

Guide: Which colored pencil do I choose?

Three years ago, I wrote a couple of reviews about different colored pencils. For example, I wrote a review about Prismacolor Premier pencils and about Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. But when you start out with coloring, you can get crazy because of all the different kinds and brands (no wonder …

Style Challenge

What is the definition of style? It is your personal way of creating art that allows others to recognize your work. Style is the reason that we can differentiate Van Gogh from Picasso and Rembrandt. Style is something you have developed over time, it is a combination of inspiration, knowledge and your personality. This …