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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 #61 How To Use Reference Photos

Painting with a reference photo can be really tricky. Check out this video to learn how to use them properly!

Ninja Art Tip #60 The Best Pencils for Drawing

Are you still wondering about which type of pencil to pick up? Learn about my favourite pencil types and why I love them here.

Ninja Art Tip #59 How To Choose Which Pencil To Use

Do you ever get confused about which pencil to pick up? Often it’s hard to know what to choose. Learn about the effect of each pencil type here.

Ninja Art Tip #58 How To Carry Your Paint Equipment Around

Have you ever had to bring your own tools to an art workshop? If so, this tip is for you! Check out my preferences for transporting my art equipment around.

Ninja Art Tip #57 How to See Colour & Tone

Do you often find yourself frowning to see the exact colours and tones in a reference photo? Recently, I’ve found a great solution! Check it out here and see how it can help you.

Ninja Art Tip #56 Your First Watercolour Step

If you’re interested in watercolour, the first thing you need to practice is controlling how much water is on your paper. Learn some tips for this here.

Ninja Art Tip #55 Calming a Stressed Mind

The zen mindset is all about being calm and present in the moment. We all have busy days where life just doesn’t seem to stop. Watch this video to learn how doodling can help you.

Ninja Art Tip #54 Easy Acrylic Trick for Horizons on Water

Do you want to create the perfect horizon on an acrylic seascape? Check out this video for a super simple way to get the reflection of the sky perfect against the water.

Ninja Art Tip #53 How to Protect Charcoal & Pastel Paintings

Charcoal and pastel are both really dusty mediums to work with. So, how do you deal with the dust after you’ve finished a painting? Find out here what techniques will help, and which will harm, your painting over time.

Ninja Art Tip #52 Best Way to Store Your Brushes

If your brushes are stored in glass jars, you probably know that they’re very easy to knock over. So, you’ll be glad to learn that there are some great alternatives! Check out the best ways to store your brushes here.

online learning & art tips 

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