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Art is Life

Facebook certainly has changed the way we view the world. Every day I seem to learn something new and get inspired by the photos and quotes that cross my news feed. I’ve personally designed my feed to include only positive things, each pertaining to positive thinking, writing, animals, and of course, art!
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Your Body Is a Wonderland, But Show Me the Landmarks

Learning how to draw bodies and anatomy is a fun and exciting prospect for a student of art. It means being able to capture the human element in all its forms and movements. And if you are taking your art seriously with a capital ‘S’ it is essential.For painting and drawing, nude figures to clothed, full figures to cropped portraits, you have to know a bit about how to draw bodies to get realism in your artwork.
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10 Art Supplies I Can’t Live Without | Rae Missigman

Tools a Mark Maker Loves MostArtists are usually ardent collectors and lovers of art supplies. Rae Missigman, author of Paint, Play, Explore: Expressive Mark-Making Techniques in Mixed Media is certainly one. In her studio, vintage pots, tins and containers overflow with brushes, pencils, inks, mark making tools and more.
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Pastel Technique | 3 Ways to Use Harder Pastel Sticks

After working in pastel for well over 40 years, I have again become enamored with the usefulness of harder pastels. Beyond their capabilities for traditional pastel application, they can provide the means for creative pastel techniques. In last week’s post, I discussed how harder pastel sticks have become more prevalent today, renewing interest among pastelists.
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