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6 Ways to Improve Reflection Drawings

Reflections, whether in water, a window, or the surface of a shiny object, can be surprisingly easy to draw. Yet, we often think of them as difficult and make the work harder than it should be. There are some common pitfalls to be aware of when drawing…

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How to Be A Famous Artist

How can I be a famous artist? This is a question often asked by young artists who want to know how to become successful artists. Can you be an artist? Certainly, you can. Can you become a famous artist? Maybe. Maybe not. It’s possible. But in the…

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What Do Artists Actually Do

What do artists actually do in real life? Television often portrays artists sitting around in coffee shops having deep and meaningful conversations, or swanning about in interesting clothes at art galleries, or having dramatic nervous breakdowns, usually connected to drugs and alcohol. It’s true that…

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What is gesture drawing

Gesture drawing is a loose form of sketching that attempts to capture your subject’s basic form and express movement. It is a favorite style for drawing figures that are filled with emotion, though it can also be used for still lifes or any subject you like. As…

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Tips for Creating a Better Line Drawing

How does a line function in line drawing? Line drawing, also called contour drawing, primarily uses the line to indicate a change of plane. What is a change of plane? It’s the edge where two sides of an object meet. Sometimes this is very easy to see….

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Landscape Art and Drawing Ideas

Landscape doesn’t just mean hills and trees. Landscape can include any outdoor scene from wilderness and farmland through to suburban views and urban cityscapes. It can encompass a broad vista and distant mountaintops, through to macro studies of small details. Sometimes landscape drawing is a way to…