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Are you looking to improve your own artistic knowledge? Join me for my four new blog posts each week!

Surreal Painting Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSaFbs4YZJU This week's submission comes from artist J Hump. You can view more of his work at http://j-hump.weebly.com.  I love LOVE your style. I checked out your site and you have a very well defined style in your work. Your paintings...

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Acrylic Painting Flower Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHVKGP9jjAw In this time lapse painting lesson, I'm going to show you how I layer my paint to create a realistic yellow flower with sun shining through the petals! Knowing which layers to apply first will make all the difference in your...

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Graphite Portrait Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOVe7t-Aol8 This week's submission comes from artist John Svedese. John has been a comic book illustrator his whole life and this was his first time trying to draw something realistic, and a portrait at that! This is awesome, I can...

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How to Make your Paintings Look Realistic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeXlcFNw0x4 We had a great question in one of our livestreams recently that I thought deserved its own video. The artist was having trouble with their work looking too much like cartoons and wanted a more realistic look. This reminded...

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How to draw an Owl in Colored Pencil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Sik1zGnsM&t=25s I'm showing you how to shade and layer feathers in this eagle owl colored pencil drawing! This black paper is great for fine detail and smooth blending of colored pencil! See how I mix titanium white powder and touch...

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Colored Pencil Tips – Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw_jN7PO2Wc This week's submission comes from artist  Francisco Reteguin. This was his second colored pencil drawing! I love that even on your second drawing you're already starting with shading! You said in your submission that your...

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