Definitely want to get into spray painting. This looks easy.
This is definitely a cool trick.
And this will help with perspective.
My favourite drawing tutorial website: http://www.dragoart.com
It includes step-by-step instructions that are designed for children to be able to follow. Be sure to check it out next time you need to sketch something.
I have also found a number of helpful videos for all kinds of stuff. YouTube is definitely a great site.
The frames on my paintings get beat up when I take them to different shows. These will be great to avoid that problem!
|This video shows some framing examples that tend to overpower the work, but does have some useful information.|
|A tutorial on stretching canvas on one of my favorite sites: Craftsy.com|
I do more than just this though - I use pieces of 1x2 and make my own frames to stretch the canvas on to (with small round dowel attached to the outer edge to form a lip that lifts the canvas off the wood). Since those stretcher bars are really not that expensive, I suppose this really shows my frugal (some may say "cheap") nature.
This is one of the ways that my husband and I make our picture frames.
How & why to varnish a painting
Archiving Acrylic Paintings
How to tie your picture frame wire
Definitely going to try painting with the palette knife!
Think I want to try a "pour".
This video is good to tell how much paint to use:
Think that I want to try this too - will have to get my husband to help out and teach me a few things about welding.
Instruction sheets for dancer: