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Drawing Lines: 8 Essential Pen and Ink Strokes to Master

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Drawing |

Mastering these eight pen strokes is like investing in a powerful set of tools for creating textures, tone, and dimension in your drawings. So grab your pen and paper: Let's take a visual adventure, learning to create these different lines and discovering how they can easily be applied to your next masterpiece.

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Making Your Work Bigger and Better: Tips for Enlarging Artwork

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Have you ever wished that the dimensions of one of your finished paintings were just a little bigger? Learn how to enlarge your artwork using Photoshop, feathering and bleeding.

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Drawing Realistic Farm Animals: Hens and Baby Chickens

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Drawing |

Learn to draw a hen and a baby chicken in just five steps and with just one 2B pencil! These instructions take you from breaking up their distinct bodies into basic shapes to creating a realistic-looking chicken.

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Hooray! 5 Million Member Celebration: Save on Select Classes

Posted by on Oct 10, 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

The Craftsy community is now five million members strong! Help us celebrate this milestone in the maker community with limited-time discounts on select online classes. But you better hurry. These class savings will be gone in a flash!

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Announcing the Winner of the #CraftsyCharacters Contest

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing |

Amazing — the entries for the 2014 #CraftsyCharacters Contest were simply amazing! Check out the the top submissions, including our incredible contest winner!

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The Art of Conversation: How to Draw People Talking

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Drawing |

Speech can also be a powerful mode of communication between characters in your illustrations. Whether your aim is to advance the plot of a children’s book story or to create a witty single panel pen and ink illustration, conversation is a powerful method or storytelling. From body language to speech bubbles, these tips will give your drawings a voice.

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