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Give your Dad a Special Father's Day Card

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Give your Dad a Special Father's Day Card

Fathers are the heroes to many people. Young children, teens, and adults often site their father as the person they look up to the most. Father's day is a day that happens once every year that is dedicated to reminding our fathers of how special they are and of celebrating their lives. Families gather to share meals and games or children that no longer live at home call their fathers on this day. One of the best ways that all children and adults can celebrate their fathers is by sending great father's day cards to the men they love the...


Landscape Watercolor Painting Tips For Intermediate Artists

Landscape Watercolor Painting Tips For Intermediate Artists

One of the biggest challenges watercolor painting beginners face with any type of art, is the ability to really connect with the creativity that is inside of them. It's difficult in the beginning to just let go and paint from your heart and soul. Your mind is being filled with techniques and systems for approaching painting, which in my opinion, tends to drown out your inner creativity. Learning techniques are essential, but there should be a point where you begin to draw from your own creative imagination. When painting a subject, whether it is a person or a landscape, it is...


Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Techniques

Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Techniques

Now you got the supplies necessary for your first artwork, let’s get to know the basic drawing techniques:   There are two basic ways to approach a drawing: linear and tonal. The linear approach to a drawing focuses on line and outlines of shapes. In tonal drawing, you make use of gradations to indicate the various planes of your subject.   You should try to avoid smudging and blending in the beginning so that you force yourself to use your pencil more to achieve value in your drawings.   Avoid looking at your drawing too often. Make sure you are...


Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Supplies

Introduction to Pencil Drawing: The Supplies

Drawing is a wonderful art form in itself, but it is also an excellent exercise for other forms of art, like painting for instance. Learning how to draw will truly open your mind to your surroundings enabling you to really see what is before you.   Choosing your drawing supplies   There are a variety of different drawing tools available for today's artists and what you choose to work with is based on your own preference. It comes to down to experimentation. You have to work with a number of different things before you find the tools that fit your...


Doing Portrait Painting has never been so Easy

Doing Portrait Painting has never been so Easy

Being able to capture the likeness of a human being on canvas, using paint, is certainly a sought-after accomplishment for many new painters. It can also be somewhat challenging. This article will cover some of the more basic portrait painting tips & techniques and help lessen some of the confusion many beginners face. With practice, you will soon be painting portraits like the masters. If at all possible, I highly recommend you paint your portraits using a live model as opposed to a photograph. There is simply no substitution for painting from life. Painting a successful portrait is all about...

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