Art Problems Solved

Art isn’t always easy, things go wrong and if you are teaching yourself sometimes you won’t know what to do.  This page is a handy guide to the common issues that crop up often and my advice on how to tackle them. Contact Me if you have something you would like covered on this page.

Lack of Inspiration 

When I get Stuck What Can I Do?

Where do Complete Beginners Start?

What Should I Draw?

How Can I be More Creative?

Why Perfectionism Could be Stopping You in Art

Materials 

Which Sketchpad?

Which Size Sketchpad?

Do I have to Use Turpentine?

Why Are There Different Types of Pastels?

Getting Started 

What are the Signs of a Good Art Class?

What are the Essential Materials for Beginners?

Drawing

Questions to Ask to Fix Drawing Problems

How do I Hold the Pencil?

What is Mark-making?

Why Do Thumbnail Sketches?

Painting 

6 Common Problems with Artwork

How can I Learn Painting Techniques?

Why is my Paper Buckling?

Why Do I Need to Stretch Paper?

How can I learn about Colour?

Portraits

How do I Mix a Flesh Tone?

Composition 

What is the Rule of Thirds?

What is a Viewfinder?

Accurate Drawing

What are Ellipses?

What is Scaling Up?