The Rule of Thirds is a popular method for composing designs, illustrations and photographs. You can significantly improve your compositions by following…

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Historically, orange had limited use in Western culture. You don’t see it used often in illuminated manuscripts and Renaissance art.The last time…

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Shading is the process of adding tonal areas to your drawings and paintings to make them look more life-like. How to shade…

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I recently began plein air painting, which is painting outdoors on location. I quickly realized my need for a lightweight, portable field…

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Shading involves two concerns: actual technique and values. Contour line is where most people begin a drawing. Since line is all about…

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If you're a designer or artist trying to wrap your head around what balance is all about, you're not alone. Balance is…

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Most of us use line without thinking much about it. Since early childhood we’ve used pencils, pens and crayons to make marks.…

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Abstraction is likely one of the most misunderstood techniques in design and fine art. In general, it’s confused with anything that’s non-objective,…

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Is there a difference between depth and volume? And, if so, how are they different? This question was posed during a classroom discussion…

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