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Crafty and Creative: How to Use Pen and Ink + Collage To Make Amazing Art

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Pen and ink and collage are respectively wonderful ways of creating art, whether it's a one of a kind fine art creation or a series of illustrations intended for a picture book. But did you know that you can combine them to create truly one of a kind pieces? Here's how!

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In Case You Missed It…August Highlights From the Craftsy Blog

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

See which blog posts readers loved most in August, plus some other fresh freebies you don't want to miss out on!

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Ask an Expert: Do You Know the Best Supplies for Drawing Realistic Faces?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Drawing |

In Ask An Expert we share advice directly from our experts, in response to popular questions asked by our members. So be sure to submit your questions and tune in every week for answers. Join Craftsy instructor of Drawing Facial Features, Gary Faigin as he shares answers and essential tips for improving your drawings of faces.

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Pure Color Imagination: How to Use Concentrated Watercolors

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Most artists are familiar with watercolor paint. But have you ever heard of concentrated watercolors? Also known as concentrated liquid watercolors, watercolor dye, or simply concentrated watercolor ink, these vibrant, jewel-like liquid tones are a fantastic addition to your fine art supplies. Learn how to use them here!

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Enter to Win Craftsy’s #WaterWonders Contest!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Announcing Craftsy's #WaterWonders Contest — one week only! Submit your own artwork featuring water, from the fishpond down the street to a gorgeous waterfall to a thirst-quenching cup resting on your patio table. Enter today for your chance to have your work featured on the Craftsy blog and win a $50 gift card for Dick Blick Fine Art Materials and a Craftsy class of your choice! Plus, instantly download our FREE primer for realistically drawing water here.

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Flex Your Creative Muscles: 5 Creative Prompts for Artists

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

Lacking some creative juice or perhaps just need a little refresher. All artists can benefit from creative prompts at some point! These five fun creative prompts are meant for all levels of artistry, and are bound to leave you feeling refreshed, smiling and ready to create something great.

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