Do I Need to Use an Easel?

When you start drawing most people draw flat on a table but if you can access an easel then I would recommend using one.  Some learners feel quite intimidated by the easel, with all its screws and parts they seem cumbersome and unnecessary.  It might be worth giving it a try and seeing how you get on because drawing or painting on an easel is quite a different experience to drawing flat.

Give the Easel a Chance

At first it will seem a bit strange to anyone who is used to working flat on a desk or table because you are standing up usually instead of sitting.  The other thing that feels very different is the angle of the paper, it is upright on an easel rather than flat. 

If you have never used an easel don’t be scared to try

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4 Useful Homemade Accessories for Art

When you go into art shops and stores there are so many things you could buy other than the basics like the paper, the paints and the palette.  It can be really daunting because you begin to feel that you need everything and then you start thinking that perhaps drawing and painting is going to be too expensive.

It doesn’t have to be that way, it is nice of course to have all the accessories and gadgets on offer in these stores but you can still develop your art without many of them.  I wanted to share a few simple tools or accessories that you can make at home yourself that could make drawing and painting a bit easier.

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