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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 #94 How To Train Your Brain To Use Reference Photos?

Learning to use reference photos is a skill which a simple kid’s game can train your brain to do. Watch this video to find out what it is!

Ninja Art Tip #93 Why I LOVE Charcoal

Have you ever tried painting with charcoal? Check out this video to learn why I love this medium so much and see if you’re inspired to have a go!

Ninja Art Tip #92 The Biggest Mistake People Make When Drawing

In drawing, there is one BIG mistake that our brain convinces us to follow. Find out what it is by watching this video.

Ninja Art Tip #91 Why is Learning Something New So Hard?

Have you ever wondered why learning something new is so difficult? Find out why that is in this video.

Ninja Art Tip #90 How to Use a Mechanical Pencil Sharpener

Do you hate using those little plastic pencil sharpeners? I do too. Find out what tool I prefer and how to use it here.

Ninja Art Tip #89 How to Choose the Best Canvas Orientation [for Square Subjects]

Choosing your canvas orientation isn’t always obvious. Check out this video to find out how to decide the best canvas for a square subject.

Ninja Art Tip #88 How to Choose the Best Canvas Orientation

Choosing your canvas orientation is difficult, but there’s actually a pretty simple method to follow when making that decision. Find out what it is here.

Ninja Art Tip #87 Should I Use A4 or the Golden Ratio?

Are you trying to decide the best size canvas for your artwork? Check out this video to find out how to make that decision for your paintings.

Ninja Art Tip #86 How to Create Your Own Brush Rest

Are you looking for a way to put your brush down when painting, without having to keep it in water or make your painting surface wet? Find out a super simple solution here.

Ninja Art Tip #85 How to Stay Focused When Painting

Do you struggle to stay focused when you’re painting or find yourself getting interrupted by the things and people around you? If so, this tip is for you!

online learning & art tips 

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