Category: Introduction for Beginners

Learn to draw an outline / Improve drawing with Paintology

Drawing an outline in a drawing is an essential step to mastering drawing skills in all mediums. Oil painters often use this to provide the base for laying down the paints and is also important for portrait drawing & painting. Proportions, form and perspectives are all important to enhance the final drawing or painting and Read More

Draw a colorful modern architecture | Paintology tutorial

In this drawing, I decided to continue using the straight lines tool and a few brushes (Paintology app) to get the effect that I was looking for. Here is the completed drawing. Steps to this drawing: Load the tutorial from the Paintology app on your phone or tablet and move to landscape mode. This allows Read More

Anime Drawing on the Paintology App

Anime is a popular drawing subject for many youngsters and adults alike. This is partly due to the proliferation of TV series and movies based around the anime characters and stories. You only have to check Netflix or Prime to see all the TV series and movies made in Anime. Paintology is a great app Read More

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Learn all about gray tones in Drawing

In this video drawing demo of a horse with the Paintology drawing app, you will appreciate more about the gray tones that go into a drawing. One of the most essential skills to making good drawings are a good understanding of getting the tones in the drawing. This applies to both color and gray toned Read More

The bridge between traditional & digital drawing

Many traditional artists are ok to try out all the different mediums such as watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal etc. but are hesitant to move to the digital medium. I have asked myself this question many times since I went through the same experience. Hopefully, I can provide you with some answers to bridge the gap Read More

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Paint by Numbers – A great pastime now on your Phone or Tablet

I can’t emphasize the benefits of doing Paint by Numbers and along with some of my previous posts, I discuss this important pastime for health and mental well being. No doubt the Covid pandemic in the past year has rekindled people’s interest in this relaxing hobby and for many good reasons. If you want to Read More

You can draw | How to get over your drawing challenges | Welcome to the new medium

Drawing challenges There have been many subjects on the practical methods of drawing and how to get over the drawing phobia. One of the most famous author Betty Edwards wrote a best selling book on this subject ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’ (1979). This has been the standard text for many teachers Read More

A drawing of Will Smith made on the Samsung S6 Lite but you can do on other tablets

This is an update on my previous blog post of a drawing of Will Smith that I made using the Paintology app on the Samsung S6 Lite tablet. However, anyone can do this on other Android tablets including the Amazon fire tablets. The reason why this drawing is interesting to beginner artists is because of Read More

Paint by Numbers – Fun way to improve your drawing skills!

Many of us are familiar with the Paint by Numbers and have tried it when they were young. The basic way that Paint by Numbers work is that you get a sheet with an outline of a drawing with each segments labelled with numbers. The numbers are usually represented by colors. The Paint by Numbers Read More

The value of practicing Art, the right way.

Many people have heard the phrase that you can’t learn or grow if you don’t take the time to practice. All of us hear the words ‘practice’ but some many are still baffled as to why with all the practice, they still can’t get to the next level. Believe it or not, there is such Read More