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Bring beautiful paintings to life with the Craftsy Painting Blog’s inspirational roundups and in-depth tutorials. Gain confidence working with oils, acrylics, watercolors and more!


5 Handy Tricks for Painting With Acrylic Matte Medium

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Painting |

If you've ever used acrylic paints, you might be familiar with the different mediums you can mix in. Here are 5 different ways you can use matte medium to get you started using this versatile tool in your acrylic paintings.

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In Living Color: 7 Different Methods for Coloring Illustrations

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Adding color can be an easy and effective way of making your pen and ink illustrations sparkle and pop. But what medium should you use to take them from black and white to technicolor? From how it's done to pros and cons, read on to explore different ways to color your pen and ink illustrations for bold & unique drawings!

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Giveaway! Win Expert Patrick Connors’ Class and Artwork

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win notecards featuring artist and Craftsy instructor Patrick Connors' original work. Plus, our winner will also receive Patrick's online Craftsy class, Perspective in Landscape Drawing (a $39.99 value). Click to enter here by August 11, 2014!

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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 | Comments

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 aper 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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