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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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Double-Duty Tutorial: How to Draw the Human Mouth Two Ways!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

Today we have a special double feature, two step-by-step tutorials in one post! You will be learning how to draw the mouth two different ways. It's curves and lines can express many different feelings and emotions, this is one post you don't want to miss!

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Ask an Expert: What’s a Core Shadow?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

In Ask An Expert we share advice directly from our experts, in response to popular drawing questions asked by our members. In this edition of our weekly drawing series, professional artist Rob Zeller explains core shadow, types of pencils and how to draw facial features. Come discover the answers!

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Express Yourself With FREE Cover Photos and Desktop Wallpaper

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Lover of the arts? Share your passion for with the world! We've curated beautiful artwork from Craftsy's world-class drawing instructors to transform your Facebook page, mobile device and computer background into your own personal (free!) gallery.

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