Ninja Art Varnishing Demo

Finishing, How To, Intermediate, Painting, Video Tips

Varnishing is an important way to protect your beautiful, finished artwork¬†— and is also brings out all the delightful colours.

Watch this demo on how to varnish an acrylic painting:

Now here’s a bonus tip for looking after your varnishing brush without having to clean it in turps every time!

Want to learn more about varnishing, why artworks should be varnished at what varnish to use? Check out this post:

Happy painting!

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Ninja Art Tip #123 How To Choose Watercolor Paper

All of the numbers and symbols on watercolor paper can be confusing, but there are only three things you need to know. Find out what they are here! The right paper can make such a difference on your final artwork.

Ninja Art Tip #122 How To Apply Watercolor Paint to the Paper

Watercolor does not behave like acrylics and oils. This means that there is a completely different way you should apply it to your paper.

Find out what it is in this video and see how amazing the results are in your artworks!

Ninja Art Tip #121 What is the Difference Between Long and Short Bristle Watercolor Brushes?

Did you know there is a significant difference between painting with long or short bristle watercolor brushes?

Find out what it is in this video – you’ll be surprised at the effect they have on your painting!

Ninja Art Tip #120 How To Use The Artist’s Grip

Growing up, we are taught the writer’s grip for holding a pencil. But did you know there is also an artist’s grip?

Find out in this video how to make the most of your pencil’s potential.

Ninja Art Tip #119 How To Keep Your Acrylic Paint Wet

Do you get frustrated at the speed that your acrylic paint dries? So do I.

To fix this problem, I created a super cheap and easy solution. Find out what it is here!

Ninja Art Tip #118 How To Draw Faces

In order to draw or paint a portrait, you want to be looking for deviations from standard face proportions. However, to do that, you need to know what the standard proportions are – check out this video to learn!

Ninja Art Tip #117 How To Enhance Your Painting After Adding Fixative

Sometimes before adding fixative, you can lose some of your dark charcoal, pastel, or graphite pigment. Thankfully, adding fixative doesn’t have to be the final step. There is a way to enhance your painting after adding fixative. Watch this video to find out what it is and how to do it.

Ninja Art Tip #116 How To Apply Fixative To Your Drawing

Applying fixative is a crucial process but it can seem quite complicated. Check out this video to learn all the tips you need to apply it correctly on the first try.

Ninja Art Tip #115 The Worst Mistake You Can Make With Fixative

When it comes to fixative, it is really important to use an artist quality product. There are a lot of charcoal and pastel beginners who are using a cheap replacement for fixative on their paintings, but it’s an absolute no-no if you want your paintings to last.
Find out what it is and why this is a danger to your beautiful paintings.

Ninja Art Tip #114 What is Artist’s Fixative?

Artist’s fixative is a great tool for protecting your charcoal and pastel drawings. Find out what it is, and how to use it, in this video.

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