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A Matter of Perspective: How to Add Dimension to Your Art

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

In this post, we'll introduce you to some of the key aspects of perspective, including easy ways to add perspective to your artwork. These easy-to-follow tips can be applied to any style, from bold cartoon-like illustrations to realistic, painterly pieces. So get ready to change your point of view on perspective.

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Mixed Media Monday: Paint a Waterfall With This Fun Step-By-Step Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Rendering water, in any form, is a difficult skill to master. Waterfalls are no exception. But you can learn to create these beautiful, cascading streams. I'm going to show you how to use mixed media for a wonderful waterfall work in a fun, illustrative style! Follow along this tutorial to paint a set of waterfalls with mixed media, using graphite pencil, ink pen and watercolors.

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Just In! Announcing Brand New Paper Crafts Classes From Craftsy

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in All, 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

You've waited long enough! On the heels of announcing new gardening classes and woodworking classes last week, we're thrilled to finally unveil brand new new paper crafts classes from Craftsy, including two completely FREE mini-classes. Without further adieu, here are the latest and greatest online classes in Craftsy's Paper Crafts catalog!

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Enter to Win the #CraftsyCityscape Contest!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Announcing the #CraftsyCityscape Contest — one week only! Submit your own cityscape, real or imagined, featuring any part of any place — from a view of your home to your town's main strip or your favorite vacation spot. Enter today 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 primer for improving your work with perspective techniques right here.

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Creative Escape Flash Sale! Enjoy Savings on Select Classes Now

Posted by on Jul 18, 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

Find your creative escape with limited time discounts on select online classes. You can dive head first into summer savings up to 50% off. But you better hurry! These class savings will be gone faster than a firefly!

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Picturesque Pond: How to Paint a Serene Water Scene

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

If you enjoy sketching sceneries and landscapes from life, this mixed media technique is perfect for capturing what is right in front of you quickly and easily, without sacrificing details.Follow along as we create a mixed media illustration of a pond using graphite pencil, ink pen and watercolors.

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