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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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Mixed Media Monday: Paint a Waterfall With This Fun Step-By-Step Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Rendering water, in any form, is a difficult skill to master. Waterfalls are no exception. But you can learn to create these beautiful, cascading streams. I'm going to show you how to use mixed media for a wonderful waterfall work in a fun, illustrative style! Follow along this tutorial to paint a set of waterfalls with mixed media, using graphite pencil, ink pen and watercolors.

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Ask an Expert: The Right Way to Remove Debris from Drawings

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Drawing |

In Ask An Expert we share advice directly from our experts, in response to popular drawing questions asked by our members. So be sure to submit your questions and tune in every week for answers. In this edition of our weekly drawing series, professional artist Patrick Connors stops by the blog to explain the best way to remove debris from your work and get back to drawing. Plus, he talks about the benefits of the helpful yet often misunderstood kneaded eraser.

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Just In! Announcing Brand New Paper Crafts Classes From Craftsy

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in All, 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

You've waited long enough! On the heels of announcing new gardening classes and woodworking classes last week, we're thrilled to finally unveil brand new new paper crafts classes from Craftsy, including two completely FREE mini-classes. Without further adieu, here are the latest and greatest online classes in Craftsy's Paper Crafts catalog!

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Enter to Win the #CraftsyCityscape Contest!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Announcing the #CraftsyCityscape Contest — one week only! Submit your own cityscape, real or imagined, featuring any part of any place — from a view of your home to your town's main strip or your favorite vacation spot. Enter today 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 work with perspective techniques right here.

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Creative Escape Flash Sale! Enjoy Savings on Select Classes Now

Posted by on Jul 18, 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 | Comments

Find your creative escape with limited time discounts on select online classes. You can dive head first into summer savings up to 50% off. But you better hurry! These class savings will be gone faster than a firefly!

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