Samantha Bell

For Artists Ages 2 to 102! 

 

My name is Samantha Bell, and I’m an artist, an art and writing teacher, and the author and/or illustrator of more than 75 books for children. But I actually have a degree in history!

No matter what your age or background, you can start creating too. On this site, I’m going to help you find the tools, information, opportunities, and encouragement you need to build your creative confidence!

By Onaya, Age 11, Australia

 

Start here!

Scroll down the list below to find just what you’re looking for!

Blog: This is where you’ll find the newest additions to the site. There will be posts with the n artwork, tips, lessons, and more.

 

Free Art Lessons – Table of Contents:  On this page is a list of all the art lessons on the site, categorized by type of medium.

 

 

t rex drawing 14Drawing Step by Step: Follow these step by step directions to create your own drawings!

 

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Free Coloring Pages: These are not just for the young! If you’re learning to draw, coloring pages can be a great resource.

 

Dot Drawings: For little ones, download the dot to dot drawing pages. No numbers needed!

 

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Art Contests for Kids:  This list is continually updated to keep it current, and it’s organized by deadlines.

 

 

 Weekly Art Challenges: Challenge yourself to follow a theme and submit artwork every week! For all ages.

 

 

 More Resources: Find more great information from around the Web.

 

 

berriesDaily Drawing Prompts: Wondering what to draw? Here’s something different to draw every day.

 

 Art Supplies Recommendations: Some of my favorite supplies are listed here.

 

 

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Your Work: Share what you’ve created! This is the place you’ll find artwork, writing, and project ideas from other creatives. 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Samantha Bell

  1. Hello My name Madhuram and I am from India …….I am a good writer and artist….but I cannot draw without seeing it. I would like to participate in one of your competitions but I cannot find one that suits me please help me out I am 12……Thank you ….. Can I post an image so that u can get an idea???????? Thank u please help me be more better in both the fields

    • Hi Madhuram,

      I post the competitions I find on this page: http://www.samanthasbell.com/art-contests-for-kids/ If you don’t see one that suits you yet, just keep checking back. I post the competitions as soon as I find them, and there will be more in the next few months. I also have an art challenge, though it’s not a regular contest. You can find it here: http://www.samanthasbell.com/july-august-2016-art-challenge/

      My art is realistic, so I prefer to look at something when I draw. That is a very good thing to do when you are practicing. You learn how the object/person/animal is shaped and what it really looks like. If you draw it enough, eventually you will know how to draw it from memory.

      There are some free image sites I like to visit when I am looking for something to draw. They are MorgueFile and PaintMyPhoto. Try them out! I think you will like them too. 🙂

      • Thank u very much…I would definitely try them…any tips about writing??I am currently writing a ‘info novel’ as I call it but all the plots in my mind just mix up . Then I am confused what to write and I close it…please give me an advise I would be very thankfully😊😊😊

        • I have a few writing tips here: http://www.samanthasbell.com/write/

          But I need to put up a lot more. I’ll look for more from other sites and post them, too. In the meantime, you might want to try creating an outline for your story. Some people write as they go along, but I prefer to use an outline. That way, I can keep the plot straight in my mind. 🙂