Do you produce art in a realistic style? Then this is the group for you! Share your art, techniques, and meet other like-minded artists right here.

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Hello and Welcome to the Realism Group!


If you would like to share your realist art, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread or start your own discussion.

If you would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can either post in the WIP thread or start your own discussion.

If you'd like to share your progress shots showing the stages you took to create a piece, that would be great too!


Just a few simple rules:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to realism in art, realist techniques, etc.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

Color Selection

Started by R L Oliver. Last reply by R L Oliver on Wednesday. 7 Replies

I would like to discuss color selection. …READ MORE

Some tones and details never hurt .

Started by Brian G Strange. Last reply by Alison Brennen Mar 24, 2017. 2 Replies


Tags: Greenhouse, Birth, Garden, stuck, door

2 step process, and getting great results. What do you think?

Started by Delmus Phelps. Last reply by Brian G Strange Mar 24, 2017. 12 Replies

Here's an untitled work, an 11" x 14" painting that I can't decide on a name yet.  If you have a suggestion I'm all ears!This piece was completed in 2 sessions.  the 1st included a toned canvas panel, the ink drawing, then an oiling out to lubricate…READ MORE

can I join in?

Started by Carole M.. Last reply by Barbara Cullen Jan 25, 2017. 6 Replies

just found this forum when needing to reply to a recent post.  I think perhaps I…READ MORE

Tags: pencils, Inktense, and, graphite

any chance of getting some answers here?

Started by Donna Halpern. Last reply by Frank Savage Oct 15, 2016. 7 Replies

I am new here and have posted maybe 5 questions and have not had a response to any of them.  I am going to post them here hoping I can get some answers.  My primary interest is in drawing (realism) and portraits.   One of them is a mixed-media…READ MORE

Allen's work in colored Pencil.

Started by Allen R. Palmer. Last reply by Frank Savage Jul 18, 2016. 44 Replies

Hello all...I am very excited to be here among so many amazing artists. I thought I would share one of recent works with you so you have and idea of what I am about. I hope to contribute and learn from everyone while I am here! Thanks :)…READ MORE

Learning to draw realism art.

Started by Raymond Lee May 1, 2016. 0 Replies

Good morning members of the realism group, I am interested in learning this style of drawing, I would welcome suggestions from anyone who knows where there are sites or lessons online or even a good book, thank you.READ MORE

Using a Mechanical Pencil while creating Realism Art

Started by Wraymona Low. Last reply by Joan Simpson Apr 6, 2016. 5 Replies

Any critiquing of my Realism Art is happily accepted. I use various size leads, kneadable erasers, and pen erasers to create the shadowing, highlighting, and depth I want to create in my artwork.…READ MORE

The Traveling Chicken

Started by Pandalana Williams Nov 25, 2015. 0 Replies

Anyone in this group wanna sign up to host/paint The Traveling Chicken?I am the administrator for the blog: is a lot of fun :) Let me know if you have any…READ MORE

Tags: chicken, traveling

Mosaic style

Started by Nelize van Driel. Last reply by Pandalana Williams Nov 25, 2015. 5 Replies

Hi all,I haven't found my own unique art style yet, so I try all kinds of different art mediums, styles and so forth. A while ago I tried art mosaic - an old masters painting. This definitely challenged my patience and is one of the most time…READ MORE

Tags: Board, Old, Masters, Canson, on


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