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How to Draw and Paint Insects

Although they can make you jump, insects can also provide a rich study in nature’s colors and designs. Learning how to draw insects strengthens your finest motor skills and teaches you how to create delicate and intricate work. In this tutorial, I will help you to start learning how to apply these skills to create insect […]

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How Watercolor Calligraphy Enhances Your Art

Watercolor is so very versatile in many wonderful ways, but sometimes it needs an added something to give it personality or a touch of satirical whimsy. In my style of watercolors, I tend to lean towards bright colors on white backgrounds, but if the emptiness of the background is overwhelming, I like to add a small […]

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How to Draw and Paint a Duckling

Drawing these little animals is a fun way to familiarize yourself with a bird’s features. And after, you will have a nice little piece of art to keep or to share. Gather your art supplies and some cute pictures of ducklings — unless you are lucky enough to have some live baby ducks you can sketch from life! […]

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How to Draw and Paint Brick

Drawing and painting bricks is easier on the back than actually laying bricks, but you still have to put them together one at a time.Though I will admit that I don’t always look forward to the tedium of drawing a brick structure, once I get going on it, it is sort of relaxing. And you […]

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Spice Up Your Watercolors With Ir-RESIST-ible Resists

Are you ready for another watercolor challenge? Today, I would love to walk you through the step-by- step process of creating beautiful, dream-like textures within your watercolor paintings simply by flinging masking fluid around! Sounds like fun, yes? I stumbled upon this technique quite by accident one day. I had painted a fun little close-up […]

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The Basic Steps of Watercolor Portrait Painting

Portrait painting can seem intimidating. But, as with many things, it’s easier to tackle if we break it down into small steps. So, watercolor painting fans, get ready your brushes and palettes ready. 1.Pick Your Subject And The Tools You’ll Use First, select someone that you want to paint. I picked my brother, who I […]

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6 Fun Subjects to Paint

You’ve got the will, you’ve got the watercolor. But what in the world should you paint? When it comes to painting, sometimes you need a little inspiration to get to work, whether you’re a beginner or an expert. These easy watercolor ideas will help you get started! 1. Sunsets Sunsets (and their morning counterpart, sunrises) are […]

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