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Draw Tip Tuesday Roundup: June 2020

Helpful drawing tips in just a few minutes with Koosje Koene. Improve your skills and break out those art supplies, join us to learn drawing tips and techniques every week. Draw Tip Tuesdays are short introductions to a style, practice, or tool. From Urban Sketching to Drawing People, India Ink to Watercolors — fill your […]

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Painting Realistic Skin Tones with Watercolor

A Guide to Painting People with Personality Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, we’ve all been there. You decide to add a person to your watercolor piece, but you can’t quite get it right. It ends up missing something, not looking realistic or as you imagined. An oval with a flat wash of color has […]

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drawing tips roundup

Draw Tip Tuesday Roundup: May 2020

Helpful drawing tips in just a few minutes with Koosje Koene. Improve your skills and break out those art supplies, join us to learn drawing tips and techniques every week. Draw Tip Tuesdays are short introductions to a style, practice, or tool. From Urban Sketching to Drawing People, India Ink to Watercolors — fill your […]

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Shaving cream adds texture to different wet mediums.

10 New Ways to Add Texture to Your Drawings

Use basic supplies and household items to add interest to your sketchbook. Just add texture. It not only makes your sketchbook more visually interesting, it’s a great way to experiment and try something new. Great artwork comes from looking at something in a new way.  But you don’t need specialized tools or art supplies to […]

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drawing tips roundup

Draw Tip Tuesday Roundup: April 2020

Helpful drawing tips in just a few minutes with Koosje Koene. Improve your skills and break out those art supplies, join us to learn drawing tips and techniques every week. Draw Tip Tuesdays are short introductions to a style, practice, or tool. From Urban Sketching to Drawing People, India Ink to Watercolors — fill your […]

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Art Supply Debate: Pens vs. Pencils

Stop erasing and get a lot more done The basic pen vs. the pencil — it’s an age old art supply debate in the creative community. Which is the best for an artist just starting to draw or looking to improve? In so many cases, pens and pencils can be used together to make a […]

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Fill your sketchbook with the contents of your cupboards

5 Ways to Fill Your Sketchbook

Filling an empty sketchbook with all new drawings doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Learn 5 tips to fill a new sketchbook page by page and remember that the drawing you make will always be better than the drawing you didn’t make at all.  Buying a brand new sketchbook can feel so exciting. A new beginning! […]

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Filling Up Your Creative Tank

About half a year ago, I bit the bullet, and bought an iPad Pro. I had already dabbled a little on my old iPad 2 using Procreate, but it just didn’t feel right. I didn’t like the idea of drawing on a piece of glass, and the styluses that I tried were kind of stubby […]

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things I've learn from using ipad Sketchbook

5 Things I’ve Learned from My iPad Sketchbook by Danny Gregory

Over the last couple of years, I have divided my drawing time between my regular old analog sketchbook and my dangfangled iPad sketchbook. It has been a great opportunity to stretch my creativity and to try lots of new things. I’ve learned loads about using the technology and tools like Procreate but I’ve also discovered […]

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What to Do With Your iPad Art

Your Procreate paintings will look amazing on your iPad. But how will you share all the wonderful art you’re going to make? You have endless options. Things you can do with your iPad art Paper: Love having your drawings in a sketchbook? No problem. You can print any of your Procreate files on paper and […]

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