With the proliferation of social media and smart phones, it’s hard to imagine a time before photography. Today, we can snap, send, and share photos in an instant, but people living just 150 years ago had to come up with creative ways to chronicle the world. One popular method of documentation was watercolor painting, a practice explored in Watercolour World‘s new digitized archive.
Learning to draw is one of life’s great pleasures. While many of us start (and indefinitely pause)
Drawing is a skill that you can practice at any point in your life.
Professional landscape photographer Anton Gorlin loves to share his tips and tricks for capturing all environments. From sunrises to seascapes, his guides give clear guidance on how you can elevate your own photography. His newest guide is an intriguing look at how to best photograph desert landscapes. These arid environments, which account for one-third of the Earth’s land surface, give photographers an incredible opportunity to express their creativity.
Ever wonder what your mom might have been reading while she was pregnant with you?
Lovers of Medieval art and literature will appreciate an initiative undertaken by the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and...
You’ve got a lot of choices for tools when it comes to drawing. Pencils are the most popular, simply because they are so ubiquitous. But the more you get into drawing, the more you’ll want to experiment with media to figure out what you like using the best. Charcoal, for instance, is a popular tool for artists—especially those that like to sketch and do it fast. Why should you try a charcoal drawing?
With an infinite amount of online resources, owning a library card might seem a little outdated.
It’s a big year for Bauhaus. Founded in 1919, the avant-garde movement is currently celebrating its centenary.
Acrylic paint is popular because of how easy it is to use. With just a couple of your favorite colors, a paintbrush, canvas, and water, you can start creating beautiful works of art. Unlike oils, there’s no long drying times or special tools needed to clean your brushes. This makes acrylics perfect for traditional painting, but they also lend themselves to adorning objects and mixing media. Acrylics are versatile, but they come with some drawbacks.
With appreciation for typography, hand-lettering, and calligraphy on the rise, there’s more attention than ever on the diversity of scripts...
There is no shortage of available adult coloring books and pages for any person who wants to enjoy the calming...