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September Recap: The 15 Most Popular Posts

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

You don't want to miss these highlights from the Craftsy blog! See which posts readers loved most in September, discover fun freebies and more!

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How to Paint a Glowing Effect With Watercolors

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Learn to use watercolors to create a realistic glow effect in a spooky jack o' lantern! This technique can be adapted to other mediums for a glow of any sort, no matter the season.

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Drawing Realistic Animals: Bunnies, Birds and Hamsters

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Drawing |

Looking to expand your animal-drawing skills? This step-by-step tutorial covering hamsters, parrots and bunnies will teach you to illustrate feathers and two different types of fur.

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Enter to Win the #CraftsyCharacters Contest!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing | Comments

Announcing the #CraftsyCharacters Contest— one week only! Submit your own character illustrations today, from people to animals to a totally imagined creature. Enter for your chance to have your work featured on the Craftsy blog and win a Craftsy class of your choice! Plus, instantly download our FREE primer for improving your character illustrations here.

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Drawing Realistic Animals: How to Draw a Cat

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Drawing |

Capture the essence of a furry friend by learning how to draw them in stunning realism. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to create everything from perfect paws and lifelike eyes.

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Get Better at What You Love With 8 New Craftsy Classes!

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Woodworking | Comments

Make your next project the best one yet with eight brand new online classes, now available at limited-time discounts!

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