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Using Ink: Learn How to Cross Hatch in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Drawing |

Are you curious about ink drawings that use angular, criss-crossing lines? It's called cross hatching and is a simple technique that you can learn in a few easy steps. Read on to learn how!

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Win 2 Illustrated Books & Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting | Comments

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win Craftsy instructor Matt Rota's featured work in books and online class Craftsy class, Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor, a $70 value! Click to enter here by August 27, 2014!

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Discover How to Make Doughnuts With Our FREE Recipe eGuide!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

From raised and glazed to baked and cakey, who doesn't love a fresh doughnut? Learn how to make your own delightful dough right in your own kitchen with our fabulously FREE baking eGuide: "Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home."

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Ask an Expert: What’s the Best Way to Preserve Drawings?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

Get advice directly from our drawing experts in Ask an Expert every Sunday! In this edition of our weekly series, professional artist Jennifer Gennari explains the best way to preserve your drawings, when to use a blending stump, how to get dark, even tones with charcoal and more. Come discover the answers!

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Art on a Budget: Essential Supplies for Mixed Media Art

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Mixing media can be a very fun and experimental approach to painting, and discovering how different supplies and types of paint react to each other can create some wonderful effects. It is also a great way to create artwork if you have a limited amount of supplies. Read on to discover my essential supply list for creating original mixed media pieces!

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The Art of Restraint: How to Know an Illustration is Finished

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Drawing |

How do you know when it's time to declare an illustration finished? Ultimately, this is a decision that is totally up to you. However, there are some tips that can help you determine the best time to call a piece of art complete. Here are several tricks for helping you determine when your illustration is finished.

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