Top 10 Art Tutorials of the Decade on EmptyEasel

It’s my delight to share a “guest post” today by sharing today’s EmptyEasel newsletter, The Top 10 Art Tutorials of the Decade on EmptyEasel.

I’ve been a subscriber to the EmptyEasel newsletter since 2012. I’ve also been writing for EmptyEasel since 2012, and that’s why I’m sharing today’s newsletter.

The EmptyEasel editor compiled a list of the most popular tutorials over the last ten years, and I wrote three of them! What’s more, one of them is about colored pencil!

So I asked for (and received) permission to share this list with you.

The Top 10 Art Tutorials of the Decade on EmptyEasel

Whether you use only colored pencils or enjoy working with other media, there’s sure to be something you’ll want to read.

The Top 10 Art Tutorials of the Decade on EmptyEasel

2010 – 10 Steps for Creating a Successful Business from Your Art
This post by Padraig McCaul is a straightforward roadmap to building an art business from the ground up. (And it’s so good, we keep updating it each year.)

2011 – 8 Creative Ways to Add Abstract Texture to Your Next Painting
Pure fun. Get in there and get messy!

2012 – How to Blend Colored Pencil Drawings with Rubbing Alcohol
Our Pinterest feed blew up over this one. It’s a legitimately “painterly” technique to use with colored pencils.*

2013 – How to Paint Oil Portraits from Photographs
Brandi Bowman is an excellent painter and teacher—and if you like this tutorial, here are the rest of her tutorials via Google.

2014 – A Beginner’s Guide to Encaustic Art and Painting with Wax
Another great teacher and painter, Kellie Day, with a fun look at encaustic art!

2015 – How to Draw Perfect, Luminous Clouds with Graphite Pencils
One of the best cloud-drawing tutorials I’ve found anywhere.*

2016 – How to Draw a Portrait in Three Quarter View
This 9-part series takes you through the classical method for portrait drawing.

2017 – What are the Advantages (or Disadvantages) of Drawing?
After seeing this search term appear over and over in our visitor logs, Carrie Lewis answered this question in 2017.*

2018 – 7 Tips for Starting a Sketching Habit
Another one of our most-pinned articles on Pinterest!

2019 – 3 Oil Painting Rules You MUST Understand & Follow
A foundational article for new oil painters.

2020 – 7 YouTube Art Channels that EVERY Artist will Enjoy
Kick back and relax with even more tutorials on YouTube, ranging from pure enjoyment to detailed instruction!

And there you have it. The ten most popular tutorials on EmptyEasel.

I hope you’ll take the time to visit the EmptyEasel website. It’s a great clearing house for all types of art news, tutorials, business articles and more. The newsletter is sent out once a week and is free of charge.

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