‘Gloss gel medium’, ‘matte medium’, ‘heavy gel’, ‘pouring medium’… If you’ve worked with acrylic paint for some time you’ve probably heard these terms before, but it can be quite confusing. What are gels and mediums exactly? And what can they be used for?
You may have heard about tonal values, and that it’s one of the most fundamental art concepts to know when you want to paint and draw faces. And not only for faces, but in visual arts in general. But why is that, and what are tonal values actually? Watch my 10 minutes introduction video to find out more.
For centuries artists have been working on an easel. But why is that? And should you be working on an easel too? The short answer is: yes, you should! 🙂 It really is important to work on an easel. Let me give you three reasons why.
Can working with charcoal get messy? Eh… well, the answer is: yes! Your hands can get quite dirty, and your work area might get covered in charcoal dust as well. But it’s actually quite easy to prevent the mess. So let me give you 5 simple tips to keep it clean.
Charcoal is a very popular drawing medium that comes in a variety of forms. What’s the difference between willow charcoal and vine charcoal? What is compressed charcoal and how can it be used? Let’s have a closer look at what types of drawing charcoal are available and the differences between them.