This is the place or beginners to gather and ask questions, seek feedback, and share their thoughts and experiences. Experienced artists willing to provide encouragement and share what they know are also welcome here.
Latest Activity: Feb 20
Hello and Welcome to the Beginners Group!
If you are a beginner and would like to share your art, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread or start your own discussion.
If you are a beginner and would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can either post in the WIP thread or start your own discussion.
Experienced Artists--please don't share your artwork in this group unless you are using it to answer a beginner's question.
Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).
Just two simple rules:
Thanks for joining & have fun!
...after always saying "I wish I could draw" - this year I've been putting pencil to paper and 'practicing'. I know my limits - and it will have to fit into the category of whimsical, or quirky I guess! Having gotten this far with this houses…READ MORE
Do you gesso, even when using pre-primed canvas? If so, do you use colored gesso or add color to it as a part of starting the under-painting? Any thoughts on best brands of gesso? What about consistency? Is thick better?READ MORE
Hello All! First Day! I have a very hard grip, which tends to cause lines in my paper. I've tried the knife hold, which doesn't allow me very much accuracy. Is this simply something that needs to be practiced relentlessly or is there another…READ MORE
I am a beginner in acrylic painting and I have an acrylic painting of Oak trees. I have added shimmering gold Highlights randomly throughout the painting. My problem....When looking at the picture you can not see the highlights (many many many…READ MORE
Ok so I am using derwent artist pencils and am trying to get preferably a pale skin tone, would like to know what would be the suggested pencils to use to achieve this, and a basic idea how to get it to work, any advice appreciated, thank you.
I have always liked to use my imagination and not use any reference pictures or anything, i have felt it would be almost "cheating" in a way to use reference.But to be honest there are like 1 million poses and i would never be able to just learn…READ MORE