If you’re looking for a way to relax, release some creative energy, and develop a new skill, put on some chilled background music and start Zendoodling on a Zentangle!
Are you new to Bullet Journaling? Join me in my adventure of this new-to-me way of getting, and staying, organized and productive.
Liquid chalk markers are a wonderful new product. They're perfect for designing a beautiful display on store windows. Use these principles to add charm to your shop or personality to your home!
Glass and Birds Page in my Moleskine watercolor journal by Robert A. Sloan In my Glass and Birds Page, above, I used hatching and crosshatching with fine point colored pens to create values and shapes in an orange glass paperweight and around two...
This article will help an aspiring artist create a beautiful still-life drawing using common drawing materials.
A compass rose is a device used in navigation. It pinpoints the four cardinal points: north, south, east, and west. Learn how to draw one in MS Paint!
The Munsell system describes color using three dimensions: hue, value, and chroma. Knowing the definitions is an essential tool for artists.
I noticed that aren't a lot of furniture drawing tutorials out there, so I decided to create another one of my own. I made a chair tutorial months ago and now there's a table drawing tutorial to match. Learn how to draw a wooden table in 6 easy steps. Photos included in each step.
Have you ever wondered what pencil to use or if woodless is better than a traditional pencil? Well, I have use a variety of pencils and in my experience woodless is good for big thick strokes but for all the minute details I prefer traditional.
In this hub, learn how to draw the head of everyone's favorite cowardly canine, Scooby-Doo! This guide is recommended to those with an intermediate knowledge of drawing, but all are welcome!
It’s been said that digital art is not art because it is created using a computer and there is no “original” piece, but is art really about the tools used to create it?
I thought I'd kick this off with something a little wicked for those of you that enjoy my art lessons. The topic is so simple it's almost stupid, right? How to draw an egg? Come on, you just make this oval and leave it white, right? Ever try to get...
Drawing a picture of a forest scene at sunset is a stimulating art project for people who enjoy creating landscapes. I love to draw because in our modern world it is the one thing we can still do without a machine. Yes, I used a camera and a...
Here's how to draw a clownfish with step-by-step instructions. It's great for a classroom lesson or for an adult art class. Enjoy!
An art teacher shows how to draw a sea turtle step by step. Also includes 10 interesting facts about sea turtles. Great for a classroom lesson or for an adult art lesson. Enjoy!
Do you know the meanings assigned to your favorite colors? Learn to interpret the use of colors in our world.
Many people love stationery. For some, it is a fascination with paper. For others, it can be a love of pens, diaries, or desk tools like staplers and dispensers. My personal favorite stationery items are the pencil case and the mechanical pencil.
Color pencil drawing can be a subtle or bold medium depending on which type you use and how you use it. Read on to learn about the factors that differ in the color pencil world.
ACEO Lilacs in Prismacolor Premier on white Stonehenge paper by Robert A. Sloan ACEO Lilacs was a twenty hour production, not counting the time it took to take the photo reference and wait till the lilac bush in our back yard bloomed in 2007 to...
Focus on a few important aspects of drawing, master the fundamentals, and each of your future drawings will be transformed.
Do you like sunflowers? Learn how to draw a beautifully detailed sunflower with these step-by-step instructions.
How to draw a still life step by step, from setting up a composition of objects to drawing shapes, lines, and shades.
If you have ever wanted to know how to draw a Leprechaun, this tutorial will show you how to do it. Easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through to a finished drawing.
Come on by, and learn how to draw the crazy canine-suited robot sidekick from the Nickelodeon show, "Invader Zim." In a few easy steps, you'll be drawing the ever-popular Gir to your heart's content!
If you have a collection of beautiful notebooks and journals you're afraid to write in, here are some ideas to help you fire up your creative muse and fill those blank pages!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a barrel? Follow my guide to learn how to draw one with a lovely, old-fashioned feel.
Learn how to draw a cute little rubber ducky in this 7-step guide. This tutorial is great for all ages and artistic levels. :)
Drawing is simply a matter of creating and connecting shapes in a certain way - it's really as simple as that. Follow along with this drawing tutorial to create a scientist of your very own...
Sketching the human face is the first essential step before the final drawing. Sketching is a penciled outline which acts as a guide towards adding details and refining a portrait.
Learn how to draw a cute, cartoon kitty cat in 10 easy steps. This activity is fun for kids and adults. Meow!
This Color Guide includes: HOW TO USE a Color Wheel. A Warm and Cool Color Chart. A Mood Color Chart. Tint, Tone, and Shade. A Color Schemes and Design Style Color Chart.
What is a bullet journal? Would I benefit from a bullet journal? How do I start a bullet journal? I aim to answer these questions for you along with a number of examples for inspiration.
Grab a pencil and some paper and learn how to draw a cute cartoon cat in this easy step-by-step guide!
Eyes are a signature defining aspect of manga drawing technique. Here's a basic, easy to follow guide that will help you with the basics of drawing anime-style eyes.
Cape Cod Poppies, drawn in Derwent AquaTone woodless watercolor pencils on paper, dry, by Robert A. Sloan. Photo reference from WetCanvas.com August Colored Pencils Challenge posted by draymond for the August 2009 Colored Pencil Challenge. Rocks...
Many people think a diary is the same thing as a journal. However, there is quite a big difference between the two. Learn the characteristics of each and decide what you'd like to use!
Learn to draw a cute pair of glasses in a 7 minutes or less. This is a very easy to follow tutorial that I created in my spare time and I hope that it is very much enjoyed. :)
I discovered that doodling can help you tap into your subconscious mind and consciously visualize what's hidden there. You may even get to understand yourself better with this interesting and fun doodling experiment.
Learn how to draw an opened clam with a pearl in the center. Pearled clams are beautiful and this is a must see tutorial if you want to learn how to draw something fun and visually appealing.
Learn how to draw a trumpet with this simple drawing tutorial. A trumpet can be a rather complex subject to draw, so I broke it down into easy steps for you to follow!
Tangerines, colored pencil drawing 4" x 5" by Robert A. Sloan, you may copy this drawing if you credit my HubPages tutorial and link to it when you post it online. This article is a step by step demonstration in colored pencil realism. Once...
So, you want to learn how to draw Bluebonnet flowers? This is the tutorial for you. Follow along as you read and before you know it - a beautiful drawing of a Bluebonnet!
Siamese cat profile, 9B graphite pencil (super soft) on paper by Robert A. Sloan. The finished demo drawing. Model is Aristophenes MRC Sloan, the cat who owns the author. When you draw a cat from life, as I just did, it's important to watch for a...
Drawing is a fun thing to do. Most people love to doodle even if they aren’t “artists” or imagine they have any drawing skills. It helps us to think, solve problems, imagine.
I made this tutorial for people who want to add perspective to their drawings. This single-point technique is a simple way to add perspective to any image!
Want to learn to draw? You can draw Winnie the Pooh in a few simple, easy-to-follow steps. Just follow along with this drawing tutorial and you'll be able to easily draw this lovable bear.
If you want to learn to draw a simple and easy anchor then you need to take a look at this drawing tutorial. It teaches you a step-by-step process to draw a simple anchor quickly. Find out more...
Learn how to draw a little cartoon zombie. The simple steps make cartooning easy for kids and fun for adults.
How to draw a gun will help you by showing three different methods for doing your drawing. It will also give you some pictures to show and help you as well as videos as examples.
In this basic drawing tutorial, you will be learning how to draw a very cute looking ballerina tutu. This is somewhat unusual but fun nonetheless!
Bread, wine grapes & cross clipart. Use for first communion banner patterns, scrap booking or other arts & craft projects!
A compass rose can add a nautical touch to any area! Learn how to paint one by hand and set a maritime mood.
A simple guide to teaching yourself to draw, or at least improving your drawing ability by utilising/training the right (artistic) side of your brain.
Blue Lake Scene, 8 1/2" x 11" in Ultramarine Deep Dark Shade Pan Pastel by Robert A. Sloan Because at the end of the month you will be a much better artist. Your drawings and sketches will be more lifelike, your shading smoother, your lines more...
Jamaica Beach Scene sketch by Robert A. Sloan, 5" x 7" in ball point pen and Pan Pastels on Pentalic Nature Sketch paper. Photo reference by VladK on WetCanvas.com. Pan Pastels by Colorfin LLC are a new form of soft pastels. Colorfin's proprietary...
Yoda is an iconic member of the Star Wars franchise, recognizable to fans and casual watchers alike. It's no surprise that the little Jedi Master is the subject of millions of pictures - and when he goes from screen to page, as simple as he may...
No matter how you slice it, cute foods with faces are adorable! Follow these step-by-step instructions to draw a cute slice of cake and get started creating your own sweet characters.
Faces are an important part of manga storytelling. So here, I break down the secrets of drawing manga faces.
Shiver me timbers! Learn how to draw a pirate-inspired treasure chest by following the simple steps in this tutorial!
A Winter Fantasy, 5" x 7" in Richeson semi-hard pastels on Fresh Grey Colourfix sanded pastel card, by Robert A. Sloan Richeson, a well established art supply manufacturer, recently came out with three new lines of pastels. Experienced pastelists...
Want to learn how to draw a still life composition? This photo-illustrated guide takes you through all the steps, from start to finish. You'll also learn what supplies you'll need, tips and much more.
What colored pencils should you get for your next artistic project? I'm here to break it down for you!
An illustrator's job is to tell the story in pictures. But how many pictures? It all depends on the age of the child, the style of the book and the requirements of the publisher in question.
Painting a flower study in colored pencil. Step-by-step photos and detailed description. Super-simple, and looks lovely framed up as a gift.
I wanted to get better at drawing hands so I challenged myself to draw one hand a day for 100 days and here is the result of my empowering drawings. You can do it too.
Would you like to have more texture in your artists' soft pastel paintings? Learn my technique to enhance your artwork.
It is in us somehow to try to recreate what we see using lines and color. And so we draw. Here are a few things to think about when drawing faces.
Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA) is a lovely way to relax and create small abstract drawings with pen and pencil. Learn how to see tangles everywhere.
Learn how to draw a volcano! I filmed a drawing tutorial to show you the basic concepts and steps needed to bring one to life.
Some helpful tools for learning and mastering the art of animal anatomy. It's really not as scary as you think!
Prismacolor Premier or Prismacolor Premier Lightfast colored pencils, or Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils are all very subject to internal breakage. Other brands of colored pencils can get this too, some are worse than others. Prismacolors are the...
Gesture drawing is a simple, inexpensive way to help art students and artists of all skill levels improve their proficiency in drawing. This article explains the technique and gives advice on the best way to get the most out of this time-honored drawing exercise.
Want to learn how to draw? Well then you have landed on the right hub! Learn how to draw a simple, dead tree by following the instructions in this hub.
Learn how to draw a cute seahorse with step-by-step instructions created by an art teacher! You'll find clear photos and ideas to help you along with 10 interesting facts about seahorses which make for a great art lesson in the classroom.
An overview of the basic color schemes for artists to be used as a guide to finding harmonious or contrasting color combinations. Some color theory to learn the basic color schemes: monochromatic, analogous, triadic, tetradic, split complementary, and complementary.
Are you struggling to draw the person right in front of you? Figure drawing can be incredibly frustrating for beginners. But, with these simple tips, you can quickly improve your drawing skills.
I've collected an entertaining variety of dot-to-dot printables collected for you to use for your children or for you to try yourself! They're organized by the number of dots, ranging from quite easy to extremely hard. Enjoy!
Charcoal is a difficult and messy medium to work with but can be handled well with a few small tricks and rules. I have done hundreds of these charcoal drawings and here are a few.
Here are some tips on teaching children how to draw starting from stick figures and using letters and numbers to create figures.
A storyboard tells the basic story of a film, motion picture or commercial. Anyone with the desire to do so can become a storyboard artist and work alongside film directors. Read More...
An easy tutorial for learning to draw an underwater scene and how to color and shade with oil pastels. A great project for kids of all ages!
If you're a coloring fanatic and on the lookout for new types of books, you're in luck! These alternatives to standard coloring books may be just what you need.
Coloring books were introduced as a method of relieving stress or occupying one's time while in a waiting room or as a traveling activity to help pass the time. Participating adults have questions about using colors, and they wish to go beyond their elementary knowledge and enter the world of art.
Learn how to draw the seed of life, the flower of life, and the basics for a mandala. I've included tips from my personal experience and insight into the origin of these designs.
An art teachers step-by-step art lesson on how to draw,color and make your own 3-D hand-print artwork. Great for Mothers Day gifts,birthdays,craft lessons with kids,Fathers Day gifts and just for fun!
Have you ever wanted to draw? Pencil drawing is a great hobby, it's relaxing, and cleansing for the mind. Take a look at some tips to get you started.
If you want to know how to draw a Bassett Hound dog, then just follow along with this simple, step-by-step tutorial. Anyone can be taught to draw if you follow a few simple directions.
In anticipation of the soon-to-be-released Disney/Pixar film, "Monsters University," learn how to draw one of the movie's lead monsters, Mike Wazowski!
We have now arrived at the very last part of the lesson: The Grid Method. The grid method is used for creating realistic drawings from an image such as a photo or magazine. Now that you have a basic understanding of how to draw the entire face,...
If you've ever wanted to paint a picture of your dog but found it intimidating, follow these simple steps to tackle this project!
Drawing is a way of looking at things. Some people naturally have an intuition for approaching a visual "problem" but for many, it's difficult and they become discouraged. Here are some quick tips!
In this article we will see how to draw a 2- dimensional representation of 4- dimensional objects. Fig. 1 The Number Line 1-D Space Fig. 1 shows the x-axis or number line. This is a single dimension. Any point on the line is represented...
Angry Birds has reached incredible heights of popularity despite starting out as a mere web game, and part of its fame is no doubt due to the colourful characters. The birds themselves are an odd-looking crew, and great subjects for fan pictures....
Keeping an art journal can be a fun way to record life events and daily activities. This article gives ideas on what to write as well as how to write in an art journal. New ideas are added regularly.
If you have decided to take up journaling, whether it be a diary or perhaps a gratitude journal, then why not use collage to help you express how you feel?
How to solve these three common problems: trouble starting pens, clogged channel in a nib, and a piston that needs re-lubrication.
Drawing people kissing is easy if you make use of your drawing skills and an editing graphic program such as MS Paint.
Even professional designers use only 20% of their knowledge 80% of the time and that's what I'll be covering here.
Learning how to draw a bucket is easy if you can create a few simple shapes and lines. Follow this drawing tutorial and sketch a realistic bucket!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, like many animated cartoon stories and characters, were first introduced in comic book form, and from there merchandising of the TMNT's eventually brought them to the attention of producers, who started work on the...
Some colored pencils sets Many art courses and traditional art schools suggest that beginners need to stick with limited palettes. Often art teachers want students to use only monochrome or two-color harmonies. Yet inside many artists I've known,...
Using process color is a classic art form, especially in printing. However, it can be used in so many other ways as well! This hub will tell you what process color is and how to use it.
Learning to draw is not as hard as you may believe, but there is no place for a good memory in the process.