July 31, 2013
Looking at the work of other artists is a good way to both inspire and educate. If I am having trouble accomplishing what I want to in a painting, I often turn to my magazines and see how other artists solve similar problems. The category of magazines that provide instruction are shown here. Most magazines have companion websites that have demos and more in-depth information about a particular artist.
This is one of the ways I have used to further my own education about materials, techniques and just looking at wonderful art.
Unless I think of another topic that has been part of my own effort to improve my skills, I'll start showing some demos which is good for me, too, because that way I can't skip any steps, including the thumbnails.
Note: Professional artist (top left) is more about marketing and the business side of art. It was through that magazines that I learned of Daily Paintworks where I now sell my small paintings.