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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.


  • 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 #48 Get Organised

An art tip that can change your whole creative life is simply to get organised! Learn here how a clean and organised life allows you to create more, and think more creatively.

Ninja Art Tip #47 Delay the Detail in Portraits

When drawing portraits, it is particularly important to delay adding the details. Learn how this tip can help make portrait drawing easier and why it is so important.

Ninja Art Tip #46 Delay the Detail

It is really important to delay adding the details in your drawings for as long as possible. Find out why this makes it a lot easier to get a great result here!

Ninja Art Tip #45 Stop Talking. Start Creating.

To start creating, you need to both stop thinking and stop talking! Once we start complaining about our artistic barriers, we end up wasting heaps of time. Learn how to better use that time here.

Ninja Art Tip #44 Stop Thinking. Start Creating.

Our own thoughts are our biggest obstacle to being creative. So if you want to be creative, you need to engage your zen mind. Learn more about this here.

Ninja Art Tip #43 Shading Drawings (Part 2)

Want to learn more about shading? When using a water-soluable pencil, your shading does not need to be accurate as you can spread it with water. Learn the best way to do this here!

Ninja Art Tip #42 Shading Drawings (Part 1)

Want to learn more about shading? The key is having the right shape before you begin. Learn the best way to create that here!

Ninja Art Tip #41 Graphite with a Twist

Have you ever tried drawing with a pencil made completely of graphite? This type of pencil opens a world of creativity. Learn what you can achieve with it here!

Ninja Art Tip #40 Remove the Overwhelm

Are you feeling overwhelmed about picking up your pencils to draw? If so, it’s best to shrink the size of the job. Learn how twinchies can help here!

Ninja Art Tip #39 Multiple Tools

Do you ever see something beautiful that you want to sketch, but you only have a journal and no pen? Learn here how owning multiple tools can help!

online learning & art tips 

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Face-to-Face Learning

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Weekly Classes

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