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In Living Color: 7 Different Methods for Coloring Illustrations

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Adding color can be an easy and effective way of making your pen and ink illustrations sparkle and pop. But what medium should you use to take them from black and white to technicolor? From how it's done to pros and cons, read on to explore different ways to color your pen and ink illustrations for bold & unique drawings!

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Giveaway! Win Expert Patrick Connors’ Class and Artwork

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win notecards featuring artist and Craftsy instructor Patrick Connors' original work. Plus, our winner will also receive Patrick's online Craftsy class, Perspective in Landscape Drawing (a $39.99 value). Click to enter here by August 11, 2014!

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Ask an Expert: What’s the Best Way to Draw Fur in Shadowed Areas?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Drawing |

Welcome to the Craftsy blog's Sunday drawing series! In Ask An Expert we share advice directly from our experts, in response to popular questions asked by our members. In this edition of our weekly series, professional artist Matt Rota explains how to draw perfect circles, fur in shadows and much more.

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A Matter of Perspective: How to Add Dimension to Your Art

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

In this post, we'll introduce you to some of the key aspects of perspective, including easy ways to add perspective to your artwork. These easy-to-follow tips can be applied to any style, from bold cartoon-like illustrations to realistic, painterly pieces. So get ready to change your point of view on perspective.

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Eyes off the Page! How to Complete a Blind Contour Drawing

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

Blind contour drawing is an exercise where you carefully record the details of your subject, but don't look at the page while you're doing so. Sound crazy? Find out how to get started and some tips for completing it.

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6 Tips for Creating Emotive Characters in Illustration

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Drawing |

Subtle differences can make big difference when creating emotions with your characters. There's a world of emotion just waiting to be captured on the page, whether you're working in pen and ink, pastel, or oil. Here's a collection of helpful tips on capturing emotions for your drawn or illustrated characters.

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