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“How to Draw” Drawing Books: The Good and the Bad

As a kid, there was nothing like walking into a bookstore and seeing the shelf of “How to Draw” books. Dragons, horses, cartoons, and castle. There was a How to Draw book on every topic that was fun and exciting to draw. I ended up with a lot of these books and, today as an …

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Great Ways to Use a Light Box for Tracing + the Best Ones

For many artists, light boxes are one of the most essential tools in their art toolkits. On the other hand, some artists see light boxes as cheating since they make tracing so incredibly easy. No matter where you fall on the debate, which we’ll talk about, there’s no doubt that light boxes can do amazing …

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Graphics Tablets: Why and How You Should Use One

When thinking about the best drawing tools, graphics tablets can be overlooked as people turn to iPads to make their digital art. That’s a shame, since graphics tablets have a lot of great capabilities for artists, especially those diving into digital drawing for the first time. Graphic tablets, or drawing tablets, are drawing surfaces that …

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Best Apps for Drawing to Scale for Digital Art

When it comes to realistic drawing, scale is something that can become very frustrating very quickly. Using math to understand how big your shapes should be suddenly turns a relaxing art session into a complicated mess of measurements. But, with technology these days, scale drawing doesn’t have to be so difficult.  Drawing to scale is …

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Cardstock: Everything You Need to Know

Cardstock can be used for so many types of projects from scrapbooking to painting. But, it can be overwhelming to look at all of the options. Weight, thickness, coating. What does it all mean and how do you pick the right one for your project? Don’t worry, we’re going to clear up all the cardstock …

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