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Drawing

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Drawing Faces

I’ve always been an ardent fan of the profile portrait drawing. It reminds me of antique cameos, the profiles of emperors stamped on Roman coins, and 18th-century silhouettes. But learning how to draw a face in profile does come with its share of possible missteps, so here are a few portrait-drawing tips to keep in mind.
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Artist Profiles

Art Isnt About Pretty

Mary Whyte’s Portrait Art Tells Our Stories, PowerfullySome artists interpret the nature of beauty quite narrowly. It’s physical and defined in very specific terms. Not for me. I’m inspired by stories of real people — their character, personality and unique walks of life. That’s what makes the kind of beauty that lingers in my mind.
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Art Demos

Learn to Paint Flowers in Pastel

The Power of PastelsThere’s no beating the versatility of pastels for blending the best of the drawing and painting worlds. And when it comes to subject matter, there might not be a better medium if you want to learn to paint flowers.There are some great foundational tools and painting techniques, however, that every pastel artist should know.
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Techniques and Tips

Plein Air Tips, Part 2: Sun Vs. Shade

Of the many issues that can arise when working on location, whether to work in shade or full sunlight is one of the most bothersome. Having struggled with this for over 25 years, I have some observations that may prove helpful.Start by analyzing the direction the sunlight will be traveling. It will prove helpful since you’ll be working in the same location for a considerable amount of time.
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