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Techniques and Tips

Super Easy Hand Lettering Techniques with an Artful Spin

The end results of hand lettering are fun, beautiful, often mesmerizing, and leaving many of us thinking, “I could never do that.” But you can! We have it on good authority that hand lettering doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, you can create easy to intricate letters from A-Z. Joanne Sharpe shares 10 hand lettering techniques, from simple to complex, that are all simple to follow and fun to do, excerpted from her book Artful Alphabets.
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Drawing

Watercolor Landscape Painting | Heleen Cornet

Dutch-born watercolor artist Heleen Cornet treks the treacherous mountains of Saba, a remote Caribbean island, camping out in the rain forest to sketch and paint its lush scenes.In the June 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist, Cornet shares how she captures the breathtaking beauty of her adopted island home.
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Drawing

Linear Perspective (Drawing)

Understanding linear perspective begins with one-point, two-point and finally three-point perspective.Linear perspective definitionLinear perspective art theory is a method of representing a three-dimensional object or volume of space on a flat surface using real or suggested lines that converge at points at the horizon or eye level.
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Artist Profiles

From Tattoo Artist to Oil Painter: The Art of Storytelling

Oil painter Jason Chi-Han Cheng’s talents stretch far beyond the stroke of his brush. As a tattoo artist, Cheng creates history; as an oil painter, he memorializes it. Read his story about The Crossing below.San Francisco, California • jasonchihancheng.comI’m a tattoo artist; I find the process profound because the needle penetrates the skin.
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Drawing

3 Colored Pencil Brands and When To Use Them

What a wonderful way to reconnect with my life in Florida! My first class back at the Rookery Bay Learning Center was “Flowers in Colored Pencil,” and it couldn’t have been more inspiring.I hadn’t created much art in the last month or so due to my relocation, and I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on my pencils again.
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Art History

31 Art Terms to Know for Describing (Your) Art

An Art History Glossary for ArtistsAny visual artist knows they don’t have to say a word when it comes to describing their art. Sure, let the art speak for itself. But it doesn’t hurt to have a glossary of art terms that could be applied to any given piece of art. That’s why we’ve compiled an art history glossary of must-know vocab to use when describing art.
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