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(Tutorial) “Cropping” – A Helpful Drawing/Painting Technique
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to do a post on a helpful technique I frequently use when I am painting called “Cropping.” Now you may have heard the term “Cropping” before in terms of … Continue reading
Q & A: Brush sizes for feather painting?
I am often asked, “What is the smallest size brush you use for feather painting?” Being that my feather paintings consist of miniature portraits packed with fine details, people often believe it is only a hairs width…which is not too … Continue reading
Video Painting Tutorial – How to Tone Your Canvas
I have a new video posted on YouTube demonstrating how to tone your canvas, also known as “creating a wash”. Although the video is directed towards acrylics users, oil painters can benefit from this method as well. Please let me … Continue reading
Tip #5: Mirror Mirror on the Wall….
Mirrors aren’t just for getting ready in the mornings anymore…they can help detect imperfections in your paintings or drawings. And after this post you may just want to consider adding them to your list of art supplies…. Here is … Continue reading
Tip #4 The Value of Squinting
Now you are probably wondering, “Why in the world would I want to make my painting/drawing look out of focus?” Although squinting can make your subject a bit more blurry, it can also help you to see greater … Continue reading
Tip #2 Paint Upside Down
No, please do not adjust your screens. This photo is indeed posted upside down. Let me explain: (And to clarify – when I say, “paint upside down,” I do not mean to literally hang from the rafters by … Continue reading
Tip #1: Paint with a Purpose
Hi everyone. Well, as you may or may not know by now, I am Brandy Davis. I started this blog primarily because I was getting multiple inquires from people I encountered at my art shows as to whether or not … Continue reading