Fine Art Tutorials

How to Draw Taylor Swift - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

August 29, 2023

How to Draw Taylor Swift

Go ahead. Just try listening to "You Belong with Me" without singing along at the top of your lungs. It's simply not possible. Between her... beautiful voice, catchy lyrics, fun melodies, and captivating performances, there's little wonder why Taylor Swift has become such a global phenomenon.

I've been wanting to draw a portrait based on this...

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How to Paint Amy Lee - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

May 25, 2023

How to Paint Amy Lee

Her angelic voice and hauntingly beautiful lyrics penetrate the soul to a depth that few artists could ever match. Each song is a poetic... masterpiece telling a tale of love and loss, hope and defeat, pain and salvation. No matter how many times I listen to them, "Bring Me to Life," "My Immortal," "Imaginary," "My Last Breath," and "Lithium" continue to captivate and inspire me. There's little wonder why Amy Lee of...

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How to Paint Maggie and Milo in the Window - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

November 6, 2022

How to Paint Maggie and Milo in the Window

This is a very special piece for me because it is a portrait of two wonderful cats, Maggie and Milo, who have been a part of our... family since I was in college. They came into our lives as sibling kittens, only a few weeks old, after they had been abandoned on a farm by their mother.

Maggie has always been the highly energetic and...

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How to Paint Tyrannosaurus Skeleton - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

September 29, 2021

How to Paint Tyrannosaurus Skeleton

It's one of my favorite exhibits at one of my favorite museums: the fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the... Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Perhaps the most iconic dinosaur of all time, Tyrannosaurus rex was an apex predator of North America during the Cretaceous period. Using its...

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How to Paint Cottage on Holly Avenue - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

September 14, 2021

How to Paint Cottage on Holly Avenue

It's my grandparents' cottage along the Chesapeake Bay. And it's where I spent most of my summers as a child - piloting the fishing... boat across open waters, discovering bugs amongst the blackberries and tomatoes in the garden, and drawing dinosaurs at the picnic table on the screened-in porch. The memories are endless, and feel as vivid today as they did when I was ten years old. So it felt only...

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How to Paint Jurassic Park: T. rex Rescue Scene - Fine Art Tutorial by Christopher Spicer

August 28, 2019

How to Paint Jurassic Park: T. rex Rescue Scene

It's one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite films:

Having secured her predatory... dominance over the Velociraptors, the genetically-engineered Tyrannosaurus rex of Isla Nublar roars triumphantly inside the Jurassic Park Visitor Center as a banner reading "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" falls to...

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