Category Archives: Painting

Manga Video 4 – Adding Colour

In this fourth video we add colour to the character. Almost done!

Subjects That Interest You

In art the best thing you can do for your art is to work on subjects that matter to you, not subjects that matter to others. Many artists focus on what will sell and while this works for a while many get bored after a while. Always have your own subject matter to keep you happy and pushing yourself with your art. The sales will come later.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist and illustrator. For more information on his work visit his website at

Traditional or Digital for Colour

I often get asked if it is better to colour pictures with the computer or traditionally with paint. The two are the same in my mind, it really depends on how you plan on using the painting when completed. If you will be using it on the internet or a magazine then colouring on the computer is better because you can choose colours that work with the internet. You’ll find traditional media doesn’t show up very well when photographed. If you are giving the picture as a gift or a gallery then traditional media is best. The choice is yours for me I always look at the end use.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an art instructor and cartoonist in Canada. He is the creator of the Drawing with Bruce Art Series. More information can be found on his website

What is a Brush Worth

A brush in painting is worth what you feel it is worth. I say that because talking with artists you get mixed messages as to how much you should spend on a brush. The golden rule is to buy the best that you can afford when buying art supplies, however that doesn’t mean the old brushes are no good. For instance you can’t get a new brush to make background trees as well as an old brush that has been worn down. Old brushes are great for dry brush techniques. Spending money on good brushes does pay off in the end however, your brush will last for a very long time and you will feel good using it. So new brushes are worth every penny and the old brushes are worth every penny, it’s how you use them makes the difference.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an artist and illustrator. For more on Bruce and his work

Go Back to Your Roots

Looking to revive your art a little bit? Maybe your getting too comfortable in your process? A great way is to go back to painting or doing a process you haven’t done in a while. I do so much digital work and caricatures now, that when I go on vacation next week I plan on doing some watercolour painting and landscapes. Don’t be afraid to change your process, medium, or style to rejuvenate your excitement about your art.

Beachfront -Acrylic

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an art instructor and illustrator from Canada. He created the video series Drawing with Bruce. For more information visit his website

How to Paint Chrome

Do you like painting vehicles? Learn the basics of painting chrome in this video.