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How to Make a Picture Book Dummy, for Dummies

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

Holding that tidy, finished book in your hands disguises all the hard work that went into the making of it. Even after decades of studying the process of illustrating picture books, I didn't truly understand the process until I was hired to illustrate my first book. Hopefully, I can give you a peek into how a picture book can be made. Here are the steps to follow for successfully making a picture book dummy.

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Inspiring Artwork: Announcing the #ShowUsYourHands Contest Winner!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Discover the winner of the 2014 #ShowUsYourHands Contest, a drawing hands contest from Craftsy, and view some of our favorite, inspiring entries!

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Let Your Garden Be Your Muse: Painting Flowers in Mixed Media Techniques

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

If you're looking for inspiration for your next mixed media masterpiece, look no further than your garden. Flowers are a naturally fantastic artistic muse. Here's how to render them in bold, bright colors using pen and ink + watercolor!

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Using Ink: Learn How to Cross Hatch in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Drawing |

Are you curious about ink drawings that use angular, criss-crossing lines? It's called cross hatching and is a simple technique that you can learn in a few easy steps. Read on to learn how!

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Win 2 Illustrated Books & Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting | Comments

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win Craftsy instructor Matt Rota's featured work in books and online class Craftsy class, Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor, a $70 value! Click to enter here by August 27, 2014!

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Discover How to Make Doughnuts With Our FREE Recipe eGuide!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in 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

From raised and glazed to baked and cakey, who doesn't love a fresh doughnut? Learn how to make your own delightful dough right in your own kitchen with our fabulously FREE baking eGuide: "Delicious Doughnut Recipes You Can Make at Home."

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