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Are you a colored pencil artist? John Middick and I bring you a weekly podcast centered around colored pencils!

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LuxArchival Sanded Paper Review & Demo

LuxArchival Sanded Paper Review & Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63GPGlCKttY Is the new LuxArchival sanded paper from Brush and Pencil everything we hoped? How does it handle details and multiple layers? I'm sharing my opinion on this paper while demonstrating a hawk in colored pencil and blending...

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Acrylic Painting Tips

Acrylic Painting Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qkB06uS5_4&t=10s Are you looking for acrylic painting tips to paint more realistic feathers? I'm showing you how I painted this photorealistic macaw in acrylics and introducing you to my new studio assistant Gibson! Gibson was...

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Surreal Acrylic Portrait Painting Tips

Surreal Acrylic Portrait Painting Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJH9fDo7yJ0 I surprised my friend with a portrait! He thought I was super weird taking a million photos a few days earlier for no apparent reason haha! I'm sharing painting tips for layering and blending acrylics while I turn his beard...

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Acrylic Painting Tips & Aquashella

Acrylic Painting Tips & Aquashella

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VpClvmmqQc I'm painting a sea turtle in this Aquashella themed painting for CoralFish12G. I've got tips and techniques for acrylic painting and layering your paints. Watch for the next Aquashella in Dallas!...

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3 Tips to Cure Artist Block

3 Tips to Cure Artist Block

Do you suffer from artist block? Here are 3 sure ways to cure you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djbim2aqOdw Tip 1 - Pixabay, Unsplash, Wildlife Reference Photos Don't expect every single thing you paint or draw to be some crazy unique design. Your next painting...

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Colored Pencil Blending Tips

Colored Pencil Blending Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2C68MBt5nc Looking for a faster way to blend Colored Pencils? Powder Blender may be just what you need! See how easy it makes layering and blending for a soft look in this fun Fall themed, Halloween painting! Buy prints and other merch...

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