Measuring with a Pencil

Beginner, How To, Video Tips

Learn how to break Modern Mind by measuring with a pencil in this free video with Jacqueline Hill.

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Ninja Art Tip #155 How to Store Paint Tubes

Have you ever squeezed oily stuff out of your paint tubes? There is a way to avoid this and it comes down to storage.

Check out this video to learn the best way to store your paint tubes.

Ninja Art Tip #154 How to Paint Hands

Looking for a simple way to paint hands? Painting hands can be really challenging, but it’s all about getting the right shapes.

What shapes can you see in your hand? Check out this video to learn a technique that will bring your portraits to a new level.

Ninja Art Tip #153 How to Perfect the Dry Brush Technique

Are you trying to master the dry brush technique? 🖌 As a beginner artist, it can be hard to master loading up your watercolor brush with enough paint.

However, once you understand the basics, you may want to use the dry brush technique in your artworks. If this is you, check out this video!

Ninja Art Tip #152 How to Avoid Lifting Off Paint

Have you ever lifted paint from your canvas while you’re trying to add layers? It can be really frustrating to fight against your brush.

In this video, learn how to avoid this and remove an unnecessary stressor from your painting sessions.

Ninja Art Tip 151 How to Perfect Proportion

Do you struggle to get the right proportions when you’re drawing? The secret is to measure—but not with a ruler!

Check out how to do this here and you’ll be amazed at how your drawings improve.

Ninja Art Tip 150 How to Mix Colors in Pastel

Want to create a pastel artwork with a wide range of colors? I guarantee that you don’t have to go out and buy a million pastel sticks.

Instead, let me teach you three methods for color mixing! In this video, I’ll introduce color mixing theory, but for my full course, visit

Ninja Art Tip 149 Why Should I Study Art

Is studying art really worth all the time and money and commitment? Sometimes taking up art as a hobby can seem really overwhelming.

But, I’d love to remind you why it is SO worth it! Check it out in this video.

Ninja Art Tip #148 How to Create Depth in Trees

Are you struggling to paint a tree with realistic depth? It can be hard to show the layers of depth in a tree, especially when it is close to the foreground.

In this video, I will show you how to use atmospheric perspective to master this technique. Your tree leaves will soon be popping off the canvas!

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.


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