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The Finer Points: How to Draw Surface Details With Charcoal

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Part of the fun of drawing is capturing fine details, but these tiny intricacies can also be quite daunting to draw. This charcoal tutorial will give you tips on how to tackle this often challenging subject like a pro!

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Find Your Green Thumb With Craftsy Gardening Classes!

Posted by on Jul 11, 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

Craftsy is going green! Start explore a new hobby in the great outdoors with our fun, fresh online gardening classes. We're digging deep to bring you two new classes, bounteous with learning and discoveries, including a FREE mini-class. Read on to learn more!

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Building a Bouquet: A Mixed Media Flower Tutorial in 4 Simple Steps

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Drawing, Painting, Paper Crafts | Comments

This tutorial will combine two powerful ways of working: cut paper collage and painting. In just four easy steps, you'll learn how to build a bouquet of flowers using paper and accent its fine details using acrylic paint!

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The Art of Making a Good Impression: Getting Your Illustration Published

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

It's an exciting time: you've honed your skills, developed a style, created a portfolio, and now you're ready to start submitting your artwork to publishers. It's important that you learn how to write the perfect illustration cover letter and put together a package to show publishers what you do, and why you'd be a great fit. Here's how.

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Create Crashing Waves With This Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

The majestic and tumultuous energy of the ocean's waves has captured the attention an canvases of artists for centuries. Masters like William Turner, Ivan Aivazovsky and Vincent Van Gogh all drew inspiration from these energetic bodies of water. Now you can too, with this step-by-step mixed media tutorial!

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First Friday Fine Art Gallery: Illustration Inspiration

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Is illustration fine art? We weigh in. Then find your own illustration inspiration with curated work from leading professional illustrators and Craftsy members alike in this month's First Friday Art Gallery!

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