Category: Art

8 great examples of geometric art in book design

Geometric art has a long and noble history, being especially important in the ancient Greek and Islamic art traditions. More recently, geometric forms were also central to what’s been dubbed the ‘golden age of...

8 must-know painting techniques for artists

You’ve assembled all the necessary tools, set up your own workspace, got thebest pencils and paintbrushes and you’re ready to start your artistic journey. But before you do, it’s worth knowing some fundamental painting...

How to draw a ghost

The fun thing about drawing ghosts is getting to play with supernatural light sources and ambiance in your scene. This is particularly true of any painting set in a tomb, cave or other dark...

7 celebrities you never knew were illustrators

Whether you’re an illustrator, art director, or web designer, creative people are often multi-talented, dabbling in a few things before choosing one aspect of their craft. So it’s no surprise that some the world’s...

8 top acrylic painting tips for artists

If you’re working on your painting techniques and fancy trying your hand at acrylic painting, we’ve got everything you need here to get you started. Acrylics are fast drying paints that can be used...

Getting started with pastel art

Pastel art is a great way to produce vibrant colours with the ease and control of your best pencils. In use by artists for centuries, they’re an especially portable medium, enabling you to create...

New Harry Potter illustrations are a visual treat

Following on from the huge success of last year’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition, Pottermore has teased some images from the follow-up, The Chamber of Secrets. Illustrator Jim Kay continues to...