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Resources for Educators
Resources for Educators

How to Capture Natural Texture in Your Painting

Paint color, application, and brush choice all play a role in creating, or suggesting, texture. Oil and Acrylic shows you how to capture natural textures using basic techniques. Here are a few of our favorites: Start with a Read More

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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Drawing The Female Figure for Fashion

Drawing the human figure can be daunting, so where do you begin? The basics of course! Draw Fashion Now shows you how to draw a female figure in this step-by-step guide, with tips on keeping your figure proportionate so you can sketch the Read More

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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

How to Make Plain Sashing Strips

Have you ever noticed how a handmade quilt is built with exquisite detail? Quilting Essentials teaches you the foundations of quilting and how to build that detail into your own quilt.  Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make plain Read More

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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Back to Basics: The 7 Elements of Art

Sometimes you just have to get back to basics. Beginning Acrylic teaches you the importance of the 7 elements of art, which is a great starting place for beginners and a wonderful refresher for experts. 1.Lines are essentially long Read More

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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Using the Pencil Test in Figure Drawing

The pencil can be used for more than just making marks.  Figure Drawing for Artists shows you how the pencil test can help your figure drawing. For this, it’s best to use a tubular pencil, or marker, or such, something with a nice Read More

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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Beat Procrastion: Create Your Own Artist’s Ritual

While the cliché of the wild-eyed, fast-handed, and ceaselessly creating artist has its allure, it remains just that — a cliché. In real life, making it as an artist requires commitment and a lot of hard work, and inspiration is not always Read More

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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Learn to Paint an Enchanting Watercolor Octopus

Life under the water has always been enchanting and mysterious with all its interesting creatures. The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor, shows you how to paint gorgeous sea creatures using watercolor. Below is a step-by-step guide for Read More

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Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Draw a Zebra in 1 Minute!

Got a minute?  Then you have enough time to create fun and whimsical drawings. The 1-Minute Artist shows you how to create amazing drawings like a running turtle, jumping rabbit or a stealth zebra in just a few steps! Children find Read More