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Books

Zen and the Art of Art: Foundations

Watch the opening of our first book

Zen and the Art of Art: Dimensions

(Book 2 – coming soon)

About the upcoming Book 2

Ever looked at a painting you’re creating and known that there’s something just not right about it, but not known what? How can you fix a problem in a painting if you don’t even know what the problem is?

This book will guide you through with a blueprint plan of how to find problems in your paintings and exactly what to do to fix them. The tips in this book will become part of your painting toolbox that you won’t be able to do without. You will become confident at how to create paintings that really work.

Includes:

  • A Treasure Map with 10 pathways to find your way to finishing a painting (even if you think it’s lost)
  • 4 ways to make your paintings look real, 3D and believable
  • Actionable steps to build your confidence and kick-start an art career

free how-to art videos

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.

Ninja Art Tip #141 What are the Pros and Cons of Acrylic Painting?

Ever tried painting with acrylic? I love this medium but it’s very helpful to understand its pros and cons.

Check them out here—you might be surprised by what you learn!

Ninja Art Tip #140 How to Care for Acrylic Brushes

Do you love acrylics? Me too! Acrylic brushes can last for ages if you take care of them properly.

Check out this video for all the tips you need to know for long lasting brushes.

Ninja Art Tip #139 How to Create Watercolor Bookmarks

Have leftover watercolor paper? Looking for a simple gift idea? Bookmarks are the perfect solution!

I’ve got some great ideas on how to make beautiful watercolor bookmarks. Check them out in this video.

Ninja Art Tip #138 How to Check Your Composition

Do you struggle with composition?

It can be tricky to evaluate composition when you’re sitting in front of your canvas for a long stretch of time. I’d love to share some of my tips for checking your composition! This will really elevate the skill shown in your artworks.

online learning & art tips 

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