More Resources

There are lots more resources around the Web. Keep scrolling for the whole list!


Free Printables

Coloring Pages

Dot Drawings 


Reference Photos

How To Take Better Reference Photographs by Phil Davies

Find Legally Free Reference Photos for Your Art 


Art Forums

Wet Canvas


More Great Art Information


Using Art Materials Safely 

Free Paint Brush Chart 

Art Paper Terminology 

Masking Tape Magic for Journals 



Using Lead-ins for Composition 



Learn to Draw Buildings



Understanding the Basics of Color 

Free Paint Brush Chart 

Store Your Paints on a Paint Board

Oil vs. Acrylic – What’s the Difference? 

13 Acrylic Painting Techniques All Beginners Should Try 



How to Make a Paper Snowflake



How to Frame a Painting 


Lesson Plans

On this page, you’ll find links to some great sites with lessons plans for art classes.


Online Stores

You can find some great deals on art supplies online. Here are some of my favorite places to shop.



Illustration Friday – A weekly creative outlet for artists and illustrators of all levels and abilities. A new theme is announced every Friday. No pressure — just fun!

The Purple Crayon Blog – Questions about Children’s Publishing Answered by a Children’s Book Editor Harold Underdown. Also includes current children’s publishing links.

“Present Your Portfolio Like a Pro” by Elizabeth Delumba

“What to Include in a Portfolio” by Cheryl Klein

Promotional Postcards by Elizabeth Delumba

Postcards and the 10% by Guiseppe Castellano 

Drawing Hidden Pictures by Maurie J. Manning

The Drawing Board for Illustrators Lots of great articles — keep scrolling down!

“How to Illustrate a Picture Book“ by Heather Castle

Yellapalooza Tutorials for children’s writers and illustrators

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators This is a professional organization open to anyone interested in writing or illustrating for children. 

Marks and Splashes Online class taught by illustrator Mark Mitchell, author of the blog “How To Be a Children’s Book Illustrator”



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