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Pastel Pencil Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Improve your Drawing and Painting Techniques with Pastel PencilsGet drawing and painting tips for finishing a portrait, working on a landscape painting, or capturing the exotic expressions of your favorite animals with the art videos of Colin Bradley, on ArtistsNetwork.tv. You’ll also learn drawing and painting tips on choosing, layering, and blending colors to create your favorite subjects realistically, such as animals, landscapes and water.
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Artistic Confidence and Repeatable Success | How to Draw

Wouldn’t it be nice to skip the difficult stages of first learning how to draw? Those face-palm moments when you make a mistake might come more often than not at the beginning, and it’s humbling to struggle. But those challenges are good for the mind and, in my humble opinion, good for the soul. It’s how we continue to grow as individuals and as a culture.
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Back Runs

Every watercolor artist has experienced an accidental back run—when a drop of water creates a “bloom” in a freshly painted wash. But for painting leaves, flowers and trees, I like to use intentional back runs to create mottled color, a feeling of foliage and the appearance of uneven lighting conditions.
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Colored Pencils: Getting Started

There are three types of colored pencils:Wax: Pigments are bound together with wax to create either hard or soft pencil cores (the colored part of a colored pencil). Wax-based pencils provide excellent coverage but are more prone to breakage, quick wear and debris. They also produce bloom, a coating of powdery film that appears after the color has been applied.
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Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Mixed-Media Jewelry

Everyone likes to have new bling, and making your own doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. Creating mixed-media jewelry can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. There are countless options, no matter what your style is. Ready to get started? Here are some tips for mixed-media jewelry from top jewelry artists, and a few quick techniques to take your jewelry adventures from good to great.
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