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How to Carve Your Pumpkin Like a Pro

October is a great time to get your creative juices flowing with Inktober challenges and pumpkin carving. Just about any carved pumpkin has a creepy-cute vibe going for it, but some pumpkins can transcend jack-o-lantern status to become short-lived works of art. These more intricate works use very clever cutouts, a combination or cut-outs and...

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DIY: 6 Things You Can Create For Inktober

Inktober is a month-long event in the global artist community and drawing challenge. Most Inktober participants communicate digitally, using social media hashtags, profiles, and portfolios. Still, many locations offer local support throughout the challenge as well. The idea behind Inktober is daily drawing for a month. This allows the artist to abandon art fear and...

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Artists Who are Famous for Using Alcohol Inks

Alcohol inks are an exciting new medium in the art world that allow a free flow of expression with a variety of techniques. Artists who specialize in alcohol inks have developed styles that range, from representational art that captures the natural world, to abstract art specializing in serene and gilded designs. The powerful punches of...

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7 Ways to Blend Alcohol Inks Like a Pro

Alcohol inks have burst into popularity as a choice medium for their expressive colors and beautiful flow. However, if you're just getting started with alcohol ink, you might notice that they're a little difficult to control. Even on a non-absorbent surface, such as Yupo paper, alcohol ink requires particular methods for blending and layering until...

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4 DIY Modern Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Techniques

Modern calligraphy is an artistic lettering medium open to versatility, experimentation, and the development of skills that lie outside of the traditional calligraphy toolbox. Contemporary pointed-pen calligraphy often uses colorful watercolor, backgrounds, flourish designs, and painted flowers. You might see these modern techniques spilling their ink across mail art, wedding and event invitations, as well...

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Pro-Tips! How to Paint with Alcohol Inks

Alcohol ink is an extremely flexible and impressionistic medium. Just as with any art, practice will allow you greater control over the medium and allow you to more strongly define your paintings and patterns,  but what you choose to do with theses inks, whether it’s create flowing abstract art or stained-glass-like images, is completely up...

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