Setting Up Your Workspace

Before applying paint to a canvas or putting pen to paper, it’s crucial to plan a starting point. What’s the story you wish to tell? The placement of each element in the painting or the subject you are drawing is key to creating a masterful work of art.

Having the right space to allow your creativity to flow is also important. Here are a few things to consider when choosing where to paint.


You’ll realize the value of having a well-lit space once you start to draw or paint. Shadows and a glare from your light source can be distracting and may cause you to overcompensate the values or images ...

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