Fine Art Tutorials

By Emily Clare

At Fine Art Tutorials, we publish free art tutorials aimed at artists of any skill level looking to improve and elevate their practice. Master your chosen medium—learn to paint and draw from scratch, or take your existing skills to new levels. Check out our resources and sign up to the newsletter!

Tips to create realistic perspective in drawings and paintings
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Perspective Drawing Techniques to Transform your Art

Hey Reader, Realistic perspective is what underpins the structure of a landscape or cityscape drawing. There are several established methods you can use to create the illusion of perspective with paint or pencil on your canvas. Here are a few tips for creating realistic perspective: Establish vanishing points. This should be done early on so you can use the lines to reference the other elements of your drawing. Objects further away should have lighter and cooler tones and appear to have less...

10 months ago • 1 min read
Find step by step guides on how to draw the head

Hey Reader, If you're looking for a reliable method to create realistic portraits of the human face from scratch, we’ve got three brand new tutorials that will show you how to construct a head using the Loomis Method. This method was developed by Andrew Loomis and involves starting with basic shapes and guides to measure proportions of the face. It's a great way to get started on your portrait drawing journey! The tutorials break down each step and provide helpful tips along the way to ensure...

11 months ago • 1 min read
Find a complete list of drawing references for your next art project

Hi Reader, Finding references for an art piece can take time, but there is an abundance of inspiration out there, which can guide you in creating accurate pieces and even relieve creative block. One option is to create a master copy. Look at works by artists such as John Singer Sargent or Rembrandt who painted numerous portraits, pay attention to the gesture and lighting of the figure to create a more dynamic piece. Another option is to use a manikin as a reference to help with accurate...

12 months ago • 1 min read
Paint a calming ocean sunset with oil paints, by following these steps

Hey Reader, Painting an ocean sunset is a rewarding and calming experience. With the right colours, tools, and techniques you can create a beautiful piece of art that captures the tranquility of nature. For this painting, I used Cranfield Artists' oil paints*, which are incredibly vibrant and buttery and perfect for blending soft looking clouds and distant ripples. By following this step-by-step guide on how to paint an ocean sunset with oils, you'll be well on your way to creating a stunning...

12 months ago • 1 min read
Paint with wonderful impasto textures with this technique

Hi Reader, One thing I love about oil and acrylic paints is that they are naturally thick in texture. There is a painting technique called impasto that harnesses the rich texture of these mediums to create wonderful layers and eye catching three dimensional effects that hold their shape on the canvas. This technique has been used for centuries, but it was made popular in the 19th and 20th centuries by artists such as van Gogh, Monet, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach. In our impasto tutorial,...

about 1 year ago • 1 min read
Find the best digital art gadgets in this review

Hi Reader, If you're an artist that dabbles in digital art, or loves tech and gadgets, we have reviews of all the gadgets you could possibly need to enhance your art practice. Graphics tablet Graphics tablets are essential tools for digital artists, but they're also useful for traditional artists, for example in designing compositions, or for those who want to edit images of their work for print or social media. When choosing a drawing tablet, there are a few features that you need to...

over 1 year ago • 1 min read
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