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Plein Air Vs. Urban Sketching: What Is The Difference?

As an outdoor artist, do you consider yourself to be a plein air painter or an urban sketcher? We explore the similarities and differences between these art styles, including travel sketching, in the latest Pentalic blog. By Pentalic You will most often find the hashtags #pleinair, #urbansketching [...]

2019-07-26T09:43:17+00:00July 26th, 2019|Blog|

4 Ways to Add Visual Interest to Your Art

Do you ever see a design that just works and you aren't sure why it does? Portland illustrator and tattoo artist Melissa Dow @melissadowart discusses 4 techniques for creating visually interesting art in the latest Pentalic blog. By Melissa Dow Have you ever had somebody tell you that [...]

2019-05-13T15:14:25+00:00April 16th, 2019|Blog|

365 Challenge Art School Tutorials: 3-D

Want to take your art to another dimension? We are providing a series of tutorials to help you draw challenging 3-Dimensional objects for the 365 "Art School" Challenge in this Pentalic blog. By Pentalic Drawing in Perspective: The first step to [...]

2019-04-15T14:12:11+00:00April 15th, 2019|Blog|

365 Challenge April 2019 Tutorials: Animals

Next lesson: drawing animals! We are offering a series of beginner tutorials to assist participants on drawing challenging animals for the second group of 365 Challenge “Art School” drawing prompts for April 2019 in this Pentalic blog. By Pentalic Day 8: Cat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w2QAtSYgVg&t=99s [...]

2019-04-08T14:38:46+00:00April 8th, 2019|Blog|

365 Challenge April 2019 Tutorials: Human Faces

Art school is now in session! Our first lesson: drawing human faces. We are offering a series of beginner tutorials to assist participants on face drawing for the first group of 365 Challenge “Art School” drawing prompts in this Pentalic blog. By Pentalic To further our mission to help artists build their [...]

2019-04-01T10:56:59+00:00April 1st, 2019|Blog|

Artist Interview: Veronica Ruiz

Mountain hikes, Disney World, restaurants, wherever this artist goes, she will letter it! Coloradan modern calligrapher and art blogger Veronica Ruiz @veronicaletters discusses the Modern Calligraphy movement, her artistic inspirations and advice for first-time hand-letterers in her interview for the latest Pentalic blog. You started hand-lettering during your time as a Graphic [...]

2019-03-07T08:48:06+00:00March 7th, 2019|Blog|

March of Monsters 2019 Drawing Tutorials

On the dawn of the March 2019 Pentalic 365 Challenge, March of Monsters, we are offering five tutorials to help you do the “Monster Mash” in the latest Pentalic blog. By Pentalic We are excited to announce a March of Monsters theme for this month’s Pentalic 365 Challenge! To enter to win our [...]

2019-03-14T11:41:03+00:00March 1st, 2019|Blog|

Pentalic 365 Challenge Updates

Grow with us! In the latest Pentalic blog, we discuss changes to the Pentalic 365 Challenge for 2019. By Pentalic One of the greatest achievements of social media is the ability for growing artists to share their work and support one another through positive feedback and constructive criticism. [...]

2019-01-09T08:59:53+00:00January 9th, 2019|Blog|

Ten Tips for Success in Gouache

Are you thinking about using gouache? Then this blog is for you! Featured artist James Gurney @jamesgurneyart shares 10 success strategies for painting with gouache on location in the latest Pentalic blog. By James Gurney @jamesgurneyart Gouache is a versatile and responsive medium for the on-the-spot painter. It’s fast to [...]

2019-01-09T09:02:04+00:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

Paint a Kitchen Challenge

Attention all aqua artists! Our December featured artist James Gurney is holding a water-based art contest! Draw or paint your best kitchen scene and be entered to win products from James Gurney, Pentalic and M. Graham! Follow the guidelines below to enter. Guidelines: • Paint a scene in a commercial [...]

2018-12-07T17:04:07+00:00November 30th, 2018|Blog|