Portrait Artist Blog

  • Great Artists That Inspire Me

    Great Artists That Inspire Me   I've found inspiration from so many artists over the years, of old and new, each of them providing me with a yearni...
  • How To Make The Best Artists Overhead Filming Station / Rig for Camera or Phone

    If, like me, you’re an artist who’s been wanting to video document their work from above, but has been left feeling a little frustrated by failed attempts using products that do not quite do the job that you need, then you’ll be as excited as I was when I came across these products.
  • Tips To Take A Good Portrait Reference Photo

    Before starting to begin with your drawing, you first need to have the right photo. Here are my tips on getting the right shot.
  • How To Package Your Art For Shipping

    You’ve sweated for days, sometimes weeks, or even months for that matter, finishing your commissioned artwork, and now the time has come to ship. Although the courier companies would love for us to believe that our cherished piece of art will be picked up, placed in a fluffy, padded suitcase, and securely locked and handcuffed to a delivery driver for him to personally hand deliver it to the recipient, I’m not too sure that’s the case!
  • What is a Giclee Print?

    What is a giclee print? Coined by Jack Duganne, the term ‘Giclée’ is a French word meaning ‘a spray or a squirt of liquid’. The term ‘giclée print’ is used to describe the giclée printing process. Images created from the high-resolution digital capture of original artwork, are printed using archival quality inks onto archival fine art substrates including canvas and fine art papers to achieve giclée prints with exceptional stability and lightfastness.
  • Portrait artist awards

    If you’re creating amazing art but struggling to gain exposure, art contests are a great opportunity for publicity. This is also a way to potentially winning cash prizes, allowing you to gain an extra financial boost towards your dream creative projects. And last but not least, it gives you the opportunity to meet amazing and extraordinary people.
  • Tools needed for drawing portraits in graphite

    Learn what tools I use when creating my graphite portraits and try to create awesome artwork for yourself. Shayne Wise - Portrait Artist.