How to Draw a Leaf

The Most Accurate Way of Drawing a Leaf

As an art student, it is inevitable that you will come across drawing a leaf. While a leaf seems pedestrian and doesn’t require a lot of skill to draw, it is still best that you know the correct way of doing this. Oftentimes, art students rely so much on their sight on basis for their…

The Dustless Approach to Using Chalk Pastel

The Dustless Approach to Using Chalk Pastel

Chalk pastel is a great drawing tool due to the vibrant and expressive colors it produces. However, the problem that most beginners have with using pastel is the dust that it leaves on the canvas. This is most evident when using this medium for shading and creating contrast in your drawings. In this video by “The Admission Insider” Karen…

How to Make Amazing Art 8 Resources

How to Make Amazing Art: 8 Resources

As an artist, you must strive to create an artwork that captures everything about you. Not only should this art showcase your current skills, but it should also feature your potential of becoming an even better artist. If you are not up to the challenge and are merely content with what you’re doing right now,…

Watercolor Painting Tips

Watercolor Painting Tips

This post is part of Tutorial Tuesday, a series hosted by “The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot. Tutorial Tuesday aims to help students improve the artworks in their college art portfolio by teaching various hand drawing techniques. Just like any art from, painting with watercolor the right way takes time. You have to learn about the different…

charcoal drawing techniques

Charcoal Drawing Techniques

This post is part of Tutorial Tuesday, a series hosted by “The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot. Tutorial Tuesday aims to help students improve the artworks in their college art portfolio by teaching various hand drawing techniques. Creating a well-composed charcoal drawing is a skill that you as an artist must learn how to…

How to Find Vanishing Point in One Point Perspective Drawing

How to Find Vanishing Point in One Point Perspective Drawing

This post is part of Tutorial Tuesday, a series hosted by “The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot. Tutorial Tuesday aims to help students improve the artworks in their college art portfolio by teaching various hand drawing techniques. Determining the location of the vanishing point is important is perspective drawing. This will allow you to…

How to Draw an Ellipse

How to Draw the Perfect Ellipse

An ellipse is difficult to draw because of its shape and angle. While there have been ways that detail how to draw an ellipse using a compass, string, and two pins, this Tutorial Tuesday post will tackle drawing an ellipse just by using your hands and measuring with your eye.

oval drawing

Oval Drawing: How to Use Ovals for Adding Shape and Volume in Your Drawings

Oval drawing is a very helpful technique to accurately capture your subject on paper. In this Tutorial Tuesday post is a video that features Karen teaching oval drawing to one of her students to create more volume in your artworks to be included in your art portfolio.