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Landscape Painting 101: How to Paint Trees in Acrylics

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Painting | Comments

Trees are one of the most common elements in a landscape painting making them a fundamental part of your skill-set. Learn how to paint trees in acrylics with this easy-to-follow six-step tutorial and improve your painting today!

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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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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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Use Your Imagination: Painting Abstract Flowers in Mixed Media

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Painting | Comments

Ready to forgo the reference image and dive into the world of the abstract? Get ready to turn on your imagination with this tutorial on how to make a mixed media flower painting starting with an abstract background! Read on:

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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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