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Colored Pencil Tips – Tidal Gardens Coral

Colored Pencil Tips – Tidal Gardens Coral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6K7oRyfN14&t=2s I've got tips and techniques for blending and layering colored pencil while I draw this Nightshade Acropora coral!! These tips will be really helpful for beginners in colored pencil. I'm also sharing an update on my...

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Pencil Shading for Beginners on a Budget

Pencil Shading for Beginners on a Budget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9-pBEWfaEw&t=332s Learn tips and techniques to shade realistic pencil drawings for beginners! I explain the tools to get you started on a limited budget while still using professional materials! Watch the real time lesson plus over...

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Is Pastelmat good for Colored Pencil?

Is Pastelmat good for Colored Pencil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OEnhAa2htk What kind of paper should you use for colored pencil? Is pastelmat a good paper choice? Find out while I try it on these realistic yellow roses! I'm sharing some colored pencil tips and techniques that are great for...

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Oil Painting my Betta Fish

Oil Painting my Betta Fish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inzuvEwtQts&t=11s I'm sharing how I got my Betta fish and met Simply Betta and showing you how I created this oil painting of him. I've got tips for blending and layering your oil paint, how using the grisaille method can make your...

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Acrylic Painting Tips for Fur

Acrylic Painting Tips for Fur

https://youtu.be/8r5KKT2WLs4 Get tips and techniques for how to paint realistic animals in acrylics! I have tips on blending and layering acrylic paint, how to paint white fur, how to paint black fur and how to get details in your acrylic paintings. This video is...

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My Aquashella Experience & How to Paint a Fish

My Aquashella Experience & How to Paint a Fish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Moy1u8C1g My first trip to Aquashella, the aquarium festival and art event in Dallas 2019 plus how to paint an emperor butterfly fish in acrylics. This is a great project with lots of tips for beginners! I'm showing you how to layer...

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Pan Pastels & Colored Pencil Mixed Media Tips

Pan Pastels & Colored Pencil Mixed Media Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNXfHYPLBSQ&t=238s See how easy it is to combine Pan Pastels and Colored Pencil for realistic and softly blended paintings or drawings! The pan pastels are not as messy as regular pastels which is perfect if you hate the dry chalky...

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Acrylic Painting Tips – Surreal Lion & Coral

Acrylic Painting Tips – Surreal Lion & Coral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45AL-55-0Ns I'm combining my love of lions with my love of the coral reef in this surreal acrylic painting! I've got tips on creating realistic looking lion teeth and fur and how to paint clownfish, tangs and tons of other marine fish...

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Colored Pencil on Black Paper

Colored Pencil on Black Paper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Vew5323rg&t=125s Is black paper a good choice for colored pencils? I'm sharing some of the pros and cons and tips for working on this type of surface. I've got tips on blending with odorless mineral spirits (OMS) and the types of...

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Digital Painting on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 or S4

Digital Painting on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 or S4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tyGng-ndzk Is digital painting real art? ABSOLUTELY! See my process while I paint a Blue & Gold Macaw on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. The newer s4 will be very similar to what you see here. If you have an iPad with their apple pencil...

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