This inspiring new art magazine is the friendly nudge you need to pick up your brush, pencil or pen and get creating your own art at home. Get Into Art is an introduction to watercolours, gouache, acrylic, sketching and mixed media through a stunning selection of step-by-step projects and guides. Paint or draw frameable artwork from still life to abstract designs, sketches and 3D art. There are over 60 inspirational ideas to try, or sit back and relax while you read interviews with professional artists about their creative lives and practices.
It’s time to Get Into Art!
Get Into Art
A guide to paint • No creative toolkit is complete without paint, and there’s plenty to explore whatever your artistic style. Here are just a few options
A guide to brushes • Whether you want fine lines or huge sweeps of colour, the right brush will make it easier. Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate the essentials
A guide to tools • Whether you need to stick, snip or strip back, there’ll be a tool to help with the job. Here are some essentials to collect for your kit
Watercolour techniques • Watercolour is such a versatile medium, and is especially good for botanical illustrations. Christabel King shares her methods
Going green • Get growing with Esther Curtis’ cool cactus watercolour
Totally tropical • Dip your beak into this step-by-step colourful toucan project by Eleanor Longhurst
Calm waters • Esther Curtis shows you how to replicate the natural shades of the seashore with her watercolour project
Light touch • Angela Moulton has a light touch with this floaty watercolour figure
Pool party • Get lounging with Emma Block’s tropical watercolour scene
“Nothing beats the high of creating something you’re proud of” • Illustrator and artist Esther Curtis shares why she loves to illustrate and why everybody should find a way to create
Right blend • Becki Clark’s creative print uses a water brush to produce a stylish ombré finish
Indigo inspiration • Less is more with Esther Curtis’ mindful shapes project that explores the beauty of blue
Gouache & acrylic • You’ll love the effects you get using different paint media. Here are two great ones to try for colour impact
Art by mail • Chloe Hardisty from Cotton Clara grabs whatever supplies she has to hand to decorate her envelopes
Bold statements • Add a patterned twist to favourite phrases with Alys Paterson’s bright and beautiful gouache lettering
Picture yourself • Esther Curtis combines a simple gouache portrait with some words to live by
Take flight • Let your creative streak fly high with Alys Paterson’s butterfly project
“Everything starts with a pencil drawing” • Alys Paterson’s artwork offers a colourful, playful reminder of the important things in life. She explains why it’s good to go with the flow and let your creativity lead the way…
Doggie days • Grab a pencil and brush and take these fun, sketched gouache dogs for a walk.
Starry sky • Ruth Wilshaw uses vibrant gouache shades and papercutting effects for this garden scene
In the abstract • Abstract art is a great form of expression, but where do you start? Esther Curtis shares some ideas
Now you see it • Esther Curtis shows you how to create a cool piece of abstract art for your home
“It’s been a revelation that I can do this for a living!” • Illustrator Esther Curtis is the creative mind behind many of the projects in this magazine. We discover m o r e about her signature style and how it all began…
Cut & paint • Create a 3D abstract look with Becki Clark’s simply stylish spring artwork
Optical illusion • Conjure up movement through...