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Anatomy for Artists: Arms

This video explains the anatomical structure of the arm, breaking down the specific bones and muscles. Bones and muscles covered include the humerus, radius, ulna, the brachioradialis, deltoid, biceps, triceps, extensors, flexors, and more. Also explored is how to apply that anatomical knowledge to your drawings, as well as how arms can be expressive forms […]

Underrated & Overrated Artists

Why are some artists overrated, while some are underrated? This video provides three examples of overrated artists, and three examples of underrated ones, explaining the specific reasons why these artists receive more, or less attention over time. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch and Jordan McCracken-Foster. Video Walkthrough Basquiat […]

National Portfolio Day

Get ready for honest feedback on your portfolio Finally, the real test of the strength of your portfolio is attending a local National Portfolio Day event, where representatives from art schools and colleges with art programs across the United States are available to critique your portfolio in person.  If you’re really serious about being accepted into a […]

How Do I Become a Full-Time Artist?

What do you need to do to become a full-time artist? A lot of artists assume that being a full-time artists is a form of artistic validation, when actually it’s a lifestyle choice. Is being a full-time artist the right fit for you? Find out in this video why, or why not. Many artists are […]

Oil Pastel Portrait Drawings

This video demonstrates step by step how to draw a portrait using oil pastel. Various techniques are shown and explained that can be used to build up vibrant colors and three dimensional volume with oil pastels including layering, blending, creating a diverse range of textures and marks, and more. Demo led by Art Prof Clara […]

Watercolor Effects & Tricks

This video shows a wide range of materials, techniques and tools for creating diverse effects in watercolor. You’ll learn how to create many visual effects in watercolor. Like how to achieve various textures, lines, and strokes. How to use other, unconventional tools. All of these techniques can be used to create a visual language for […]

Art Prof Live Stream Reference Photos

Many of our live streams use reference photos to teach a topic and/or technique. These reference photos are specifically chosen to maximize the understanding of the video’s topic. It is a surprisingly slow process to find a photo that has all the qualities that are needed to be a effective visual reference! Prof Lieu carefully […]

Drawing Basics TRACK

The Drawing Basics Track is a great way to learn fundamental skills in drawing. You’ll develop versatility in drawing by practicing everything from a two minute gesture drawing to drawings that take several hours to complete! A broad range of subject matter is spread out in the track as well, providing opportunities to expand your […]

Drawing Basics TRACK: Week 6

Wet Charcoal: Techniques Art Prof Clara Lieu demonstrates techniques for wet charcoal drawing. Prof Lieu shows how to use a spray bottle, newsprint, and compressed charcoal in order to experiment with making abstract strokes on the paper to create a dynamic and engaging range of contrasting marks.  Wet Charcoal: Landscapes Art Prof Clara Lieu demonstrates […]

Drawing Basics TRACK: Week 5

Self-Portrait Drawing in Crayon Art Prof Clara Lieu demonstrates how to draw a self-portrait using a mirror and a color layering technique using Caran d’Ache Neocolor I crayons. You’ll see how to set up your easel, drawing, clamp light, and mirror in order to have a smooth drawing experience. Prof Lieu walks you through the […]

Drawing Basics TRACK: Week 4

Elements of Art: Texture in 2D Texture is one of the Elements of Art. This video explains texture within the context of 2D works. Texture can be achieved with one art media or mixed media. Texture also relates to patterning. This video provides many ways of collecting texture references, exploring texture as a means of […]

Drawing Basics TRACK: Week 3

How to Draw Thumbnail Sketches This video explains and demonstrates the process of how thumbnail sketches work within the artistic process. There are many benefits of thumbnail sketches: they can save you time when working on a final piece of artwork and allow you to explore more options for composition. The demonstration shows simple strategies […]

Drawing Basics TRACK: Week 2

Two minute Gesture Drawings This video demonstrates how to do two minute gesture drawings using stills of figures from Eadweard Muybridge’s book The Human Figure in Action. Prof Lieu explains how to capture the most essential masses and forms of the human figure within two minutes. Demo led by Art Prof Clara Lieu. Top Figure […]

Drawing Basics TRACK: Week 1

Animal Gesture Drawings This video shows how to do quick gesture drawings of animals, using Eadweard Muybridge’s book, Animals in Motion, as a reference to show believable action and movement. Techniques explored in this video are how to capture the most important essentials of the animal as quickly as possible, while creating a compelling sense […]

Drawing Basics TRACK: Ongoing

10 Minute Art Prompts How do you start a page in your sketchbook when you don’t know what to draw, or feel unmotivated? (or both!) See a drawing demo which provides several prompts for how to get your creative juices flowing. Contrary to the sketchbooks you see on Instagram, real artist sketchbooks are a mess, […]

Art Supplies Hidden at Home

This video shows you some examples of free or inexpensive art supplies you did not know you already have at home. Sometimes the simplicity of a household item is a terrific challenge to get your creative juices flowing! You don’t need expensive art supplies bought from the art store in order to create exciting artwork. […]

What is the Future of NFTs?

This video discusses the recent sale of Beeple’s NFT (Non-fungible token) at Christie’s for $69 million dollars. This sale was Christies’ first for an entirely digital artwork, and the first time Christie’s accepted payment in the cryptocurrency Ether. How does this event impact the art world today, and the future in terms of NFTs? Discussion […]

How Artists Avoid Cultural Appropriation

This video addresses how artists use cultural appropriation, and explores ownership of stories represented by visual artists. Topics covered include what the difference is between representation and appropriation, the power of personal narratives, showing classic stories, and more. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Deepti Menon and Cat Huang. Video Walkthrough […]

Art Podcasts & Video Channels

Art History Podcasts Youtube Channels Contemporary Podcasts

Online Art Publications

Blogs Digital Magazines Instagram Online Museum Collections Websites

Printed Art Publications

Artists by Movement

Impressionism Pop Art Pre-Raphaelites Surrealism Young British Artists

Animation, Film & Photo Artists

Animation Film Photography

Printmaking, Collage & 2D Mixed Media Artists

2D Mixed Media Collage Printmaking

Performance, Installation & Video Artists

Installation Murals Performance Site Specific Video

Crafts Artists

Ceramics Glass Textiles

Landscape Artists

Historical Contemporary

Sculptors

Contemporary Abstract Contemporary Historical Figurative Contemporary Historical Abstract Figurative

Still Life Artists

Contemporary Historical Dutch Vanitas

Illustrators

Adult Books Children’s Books Editorial Illustration Poster Design

Figurative Artists

Contemporary Portrait Historical German Expressionists Renaissance

Comics & Manga Artists

Comics Caricature Manga