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128 – Composing in the Middle

One of the most common compositional mistakes I see students make is dividing an image in half, either horizontally or vertically and sometimes both! This is easy to do especially when working with photos. When we take a picture of

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127 – Color in Light and Shadow

I Recently had some questions about shadows from a student. His question focus on color in shadow. Here are his questions: “Are things in shadow when they are cooler, grayer or darker? I assume that darker does not necessarily mean

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126 – Spruce Blue Alternatives

We all love our pastels and I love one pastel in particular. By now, I bet you can guess it’s Spruce Blue. I think I’ve also gotten some of you guys attached to Spruce blue as well and unfortunately, Prismacolor

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125 – 5 Tips for Painting Foliage

Trees are a lot more than elements in the landscape, they are living breathing entities that we depend on , so we have a very personal connection we feel with them. They also present the beginning painter with plenty of

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124 – Rose Drawing in Pencil

In this video, we will show you how to create a flower drawing of a rose pencil. We will cover techniques for sketching the outline and adding details such as petals and leaves. As with any drawing, it’s important to

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123 – 8 Principles of Composition in Art

The 8 principles of composition are a set of guidelines that help to create a well-balanced and visually appealing artwork. They are important to understand and apply when creating any type of art, whether it be a painting, photograph or

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121 – How to Draw an Ellipse

Ellipses are everywhere we look. You can find them in the kitchen, in the studio, and even out on the road. Sit at a table at a restaurant and there they are! You can’t get away from them, so as

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