Ninja Art Secrets of Earth, Air, Fire and Water

Beginner, How To, Intermediate, Video Tips

How can Earth, Air, Fire and Water help you create art? Get your Zen Art Mind ready and watch these tips!

We’ll start with Air:

Now let’s look at Earth:

Looking at Fire:

Looking at water:

Happy painting!

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Ninja Art Tip 151 How to Perfect Proportion

Do you struggle to get the right proportions when you’re drawing? The secret is to measure—but not with a ruler! Check out how to do this here and you’ll be amazed at how your drawings improve.

Ninja Art Tip 150 How to Mix Colors in Pastel

Want to create a pastel artwork with a wide range of colors? I guarantee that you don’t have to go out and buy a million pastel sticks.

Instead, let me teach you three methods for color mixing! In this video, I’ll introduce color mixing theory, but for my full course, visit

Ninja Art Tip 149 Why Should I Study Art

Is studying art really worth all the time and money and commitment? Sometimes taking up art as a hobby can seem really overwhelming.

But, I’d love to remind you why it is SO worth it! Check it out in this video.

Ninja Art Tip #148 How to Create Depth in Trees

Are you struggling to paint a tree with realistic depth? It can be hard to show the layers of depth in a tree, especially when it is close to the foreground.

In this video, I will show you how to use atmospheric perspective to master this technique. Your tree leaves will soon be popping off the canvas!

Ninja Art Tip #147 How to Use Negative Space to Improve Your Drawing

Have you ever played with negative space? Negative space is a really underrated tool to perfecting the shape of your drawing.

Check out this video to learn how and you’ll be amazed how much it can improve your drawings!

Ninja Art Tip #146 How to Approach Painting a Glass Subject

Have you ever wanted to paint a glass subject? Although this is one of the hardest subjects to paint, it’s one of my favorites because I love a challenge!

If you also want a challenge, this video will give you some insight into why glass is so hard to paint and prepare you to have a go.

Ninja Art Tip #145 How to Use Charcoal Sticks

Modern mind loves all things neat and tidy. So while charcoal sticks are fun to use, our modern mind sometimes finds it hard to use them at their full potential.

Find out the best way to use charcoal sticks here and learn other tricks for getting great results.

Ninja Art Tip #144 Should I Give Up on My Painting?

When you’re a beginner, it can be really easy to give up on your paintings. But this is not good for your skill!

Learning to adjust and repair your painting is so much better for your learning. Find out why in this video.

Ninja Art Tip #143 How to Mix Charcoal and Acrylic

Charcoal and acrylic paint should never mix…right? Wrong! There is actually a really creative technique you can use with these two mediums.

Check out this video to find out what it is, and take your acrylic underpaintings to a new level.

Ninja Art Tip #142 How to Fix Your Shapes with Acrylic Paint

When you’re painting with acrylics, do your underlying shapes get distorted? If so, there is an easy fix!

This is one of my favorite things about acrylic paint. Check out this video to learn what it is.

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