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5 Figure Drawing Tips

Where to Start, Making Measurements and Tricky TorsosAre you wanting to take your figure drawings to the next level? We want that for you, too. Here are five figure drawing tips straight from the experts. Enjoy them all and be sure to consider the The Art Science of Figure Drawing — The Complete 12 Course Bundle if you love drawing the figure and want to know more!
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The Benefits of Using Acrylic as Watercolor

Watercolor can be a fun medium. Because of its transparent nature, it’s easy for an artist to lost control of it. Overworking can be a real problem. When watercolor dries, it lightens up and appears pale and faded. Often, I will LOVE the way my painting looks when it’s wet. But, then I break for lunch, and the painting dries while I’m gone.
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How to Start

6 Tips on How to Draw Anything Accurately

Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists, emphasis on “skill.” That means there are basic drawing rules and approaches that work, including these six tips on how to draw anything accurately.1. Start by drawing shapes, not identifiable objectsYou’ll hear this advice over and over again in art classes and workshops.
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Techniques and Tips

Revisiting the Underpainting

As a painting medium, pastel is amenable to a variety of techniques. Simply defined, it is the initial lay-in, the start, or setup, before additional pastel is applied.Artists have employed a variety of methods to underpaint. Many employ a mixed-media technique with a suitable medium like watercolor, gouache or even extremely diluted oil (see my previous blog post on the subejct).
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Color That Can Be Saturated and SubtleWho Knew?

I adore color in watercolor painting—deep ruby reds, bold blues, verdant greens, rich golden yellows…I could go on and on, but one thing that I often forget in my zeal is that color is not just a matter of hue. Saturation and subtle color layers also play a huge part in how a successful painting comes together.
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