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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Pick & Prep Rocks for Painting

You can find rocks on practically any of your outdoor adventures whether it be the beach, the lake, or the forest. But there are some that are a little bit better for painting than others. Art on the Rocks is packed with tips on how to find Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Basics: How to Hold a Brush

They say we must learn to walk before we can run. The same goes with mastering techniques in art. Beginning Oil shows you how to get started by mastering the basics, starting with how to hold a brush. FIRST THINGS FIRST Starting to Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Create You Own Freehand Brush Script

Looking to create your own font? Use a brush pen to create your very own freehand brush script with this tutorial from Hand Lettering A-Z. Following a modern script style, Freehand Brush Script is a loose font based on cursive Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Draw a Dangle

Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. Not sure how to get started? The Art of Drawing Dangles has great advice on how to draw the perfect dangle. Drawing a Dangle Begin by Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

What is Folk Art?

Surely you've heard the term "folk art", but have you ever wondered about its origins? Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings. Learn a bit more about the art style Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Dolphins in Watercolor

Learn how to recreate a bottle-nose dolphin, a tusked walrus and many more sea creatures in watercolor with The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor. When I turned 11, I experienced the happiest birthday of my life when my dad took me Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Ballpoint Art: Blending Color

Learn how to blend colors in Ballpoint Art Pack: Creative Techniques and Explorations for Drawing with an Everyday Pen! Blending colors with ballpoint is a process of layering by way of crosshatching the colors of the pen.  The Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Paper Pyramid Pouches

Looking for a fun and creative party favor? Learn how to make these adorable and fun paper pyramid pouches in Paper & Tape: Craft & Create! Cute triangular paper pouches are an easy but impressive way to wrap up small treats. Read More

Box logic, Figure Drawing for Artists
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Figure Drawing and Box Logic

Have you ever wondered what the secret to shading is? Figure Drawing for Artists shows you how to use box logic to create the most realistic shadows. The Jump Roper, 1998, by Steve Huston. Charcoal and chalk on Strathmore Bristol Read More

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Design
Design

What The Font?

Typography doesn't have to just be words on a page. What can you create using typography? Get inspired with Type Form & Function! Food packaging as typography assembled in the Type Pantry. Samir Zahran, U.S.A. Type can be rendered Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Playful Flowers

Spring is officially here! Celebrate the occasion by painting some playful flowers from Painting for the Soul. Today was a happy day—the first rays of the sun tickled me awake early this morning, and the smile has not Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Documentary Sketching

Running out of inspiration? Try to step away from using landscapes as your inspiration and look to what's happening in the world around you. Urban Sketching Handbook: Reportage and Documentary Drawing shows you different ways sketches can Read More