There’s so much to learn when you’re slinging paint and pencil, so here’s the seventeenth installment in my monthly segment, Muddy Colors: Art Tip of the Month with Jeff Miracola. Each of my short videos will share a handy tip to help you create magnificent art.

My art tip this month is: Paint or Draw from Life

Painting or drawing from a live model is going to reveal the strengths and weaknesses in your art process, so this is a practice that shouldn’t be avoided. You need to find time to work from a live model as much as you possibly can. In this video you’ll see just a few of the model sessions I’ve attended to work on my paintings and drawings.