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Enter to Win Craftsy’s #FlowerPower Contest!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Announcing the #FlowerPower Contest — one week only! Submit your own single bloom or a stunning bouquet today to enter 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 Creating Flowers in Mixed Media eGuide for improving all your floral-inspired illustrations.

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Announcing the Winner of the 2014 #WaterWonders Contest!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

It's time to announce the winner of the latest fine art contest on Craftsy — the #WaterWonders Contest! We challenged you to create a work of art featuring water, however it inspires you. And from beachside bliss to glistening pools of water, we were amazed at the creativity and quality of all the incredible submissions.

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Did You Know 512 Craftsy Classes Are on Sale Now? Shop the Season’s Biggest Sale!

Posted by on Sep 17, 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 |

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True Colors: Using Color to Convey Emotion in Art

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Color can be a powerful way to convey emotion in your illustration or fine artwork. It can be used to create a literal mood, such as a blue-grey rainy scene or a bright yellow breakfast nook in a kitchen, but it can also be used more figuratively to subtly evoke emotion through objects and characters. Here's how you can use color to help convey different moods in your next work of art.

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Living on the Grid: Using Grids to Enhance Your Art

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Far from instilling a sense of rigidity in artwork, grids help improve by breaking down intimidating imagery into more manageable portions. Learn how to apply grids to your next drawing or painting.

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Learn How to Draw Realistic Flowers Today With Our FREE Mixed Media eGuide!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Don't leave your paintings and drawings wilted! With some helpful expert instruction, you can improve your artistic skills today. And, here's the best part — you can do it for FREE! Read on to find out how...

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