How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper

What exactly makes a paper the right selection for use as a watercolor or fluid media surface? Paper is paper, is paper… right? Start With the Sizing Start with the sizing—and no, we don’t mean actual measurements. “Sizing” is a crucial treatment to papers, making them suitable for watercolor. While the sheet is being formed … Continue reading How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper »


How to Paint or Draw From a Photo

Whether you’re just learning to draw or have been painting for years, there’s always something new to observe. This is especially true when you’re working with a subject for the first time. A photograph of a person, object, or landscape can be a valuable reference to consult as you work on getting the outline, proportions, … Continue reading How to Paint or Draw From a Photo »