Author Archives: Lillian Gray

How to use air-dry clay and create an authentic African Mask with 4 bonus tricks

Hi, I’m Lillian Gray, South African fine artist, and today we are going to be covering the basics of working with air-dry clay. In this video we will be covering: How to wedge your air-dry clay How to roll a proper slab How to join different section What is slip? How to finish off a […]

10 Steps to an unique Kentridge-inspired charcoal landscape

Intro   Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and in today’s lesson, I am going to teach you various tips and tricks, and some advanced skills on how to use charcoal. At the end of the lesson, I will be showing you how to do a beautiful charcoal landscape, inspired by the famous South African artist William Kentridge. Charcoal as […]

Draw an oil pastels landscape inspired by Impressionism with 6 oil pastel techniques

Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and I’m super excited about today’s lesson.I’m going to teach you some awesome tips and tricks on how to use oil pastels. We’ll be making a landscape honouring the Impressionists. There’s a free oil pastel printout on our blog for you to practice the various tips and tricks in this lesson. […]

Yayoi Kusama-inspired flower collage in 5 steps with Lillian Gray, including free downloads

Hi, I’m artist Lillian Gray and I’m really excited about today’s art lesson. We are going to go and look for inspiration from the queen of polka dots, Yayoi Kusama. We will be creating a mixed media, flower-collage. For today’s lesson you will need the following: Paper in various colours A3 black card Acrylic paint […]

A comprehensive analysis of 5 artworks done by William Kentridge prior to 1994.

An analysis of 5 artworks done by William Kentridge prior to 1994.  In this blog post I will analyze 5 artworks done by artist William Kentridge prior to 1994.  This is the second video in this mini-series on South African artist William Kentridge. Please ensure that you have watched the first video before you watch this […]

Shepard Fairey: Who is the amazing and influential street artist ? 5 Artworks you should know about

Cartoon of Street Artist Shepard Fairey

Introduction  Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He is one of the best known and most influential street artists ever.  He first became known for “Andre the Giant has a posse” stickers which later became Obey. He catapulted […]

Who is revolutionary artist Ai Weiwei? And a discussion of 11 of his most prolific artworks

Chinese Contemporary artist and activist as a cartoon

What are the most important artworks by Ai Weiwei you should know? Introduction  Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist. He has been called the most dangerous artist in the world. He has been arrested and detained for 81 days, his art studio has been demolished, not once but twice! He has been […]