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Announcing the Winner of the 2014 #WaterWonders Contest!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

It's time to announce the winner of the latest fine art contest on Craftsy — the #WaterWonders Contest! We challenged you to create a work of art featuring water, however it inspires you. And from beachside bliss to glistening pools of water, we were amazed at the creativity and quality of all the incredible submissions.

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Posted by on Sep 17, 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 |

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Hot Off the Press: Check Out This Week’s Newly Released Classes

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Knitting, Sewing |

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Finding Form: Tips for Drawing Cross Contour Lines

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

What is cross-contour drawing, and how is it similar to a topographical map? Read on to learn how to depict a subject using this technique along with a few helpful tips for this drawing in this challenging (but fun!) style.

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Change of Scenery: How to Digitally Remove Paper Backgrounds in Photoshop

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

If you intend on using an image on greeting cards, T-shirts, or even on a Web site with a colored background, removing the paper background from a scanned image is a vital skill. Read on for step-by-step instruction on how to digitally remove the background from your illustration:

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True Colors: Using Color to Convey Emotion in Art

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Color can be a powerful way to convey emotion in your illustration or fine artwork. It can be used to create a literal mood, such as a blue-grey rainy scene or a bright yellow breakfast nook in a kitchen, but it can also be used more figuratively to subtly evoke emotion through objects and characters. Here's how you can use color to help convey different moods in your next work of art.

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