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Drawing a Bunny in Charcoal

Drawing a Bunny in Charcoal

Charcoal is a great medium to practice your values! This bunny is here just in time for Easter to show you a few tips! https://youtu.be/7eb4QpjBDoE Supplies used: (amazon affiliate links) Canson Mi-Teintes Grey https://amzn.to/3kTBs9C Generals White Charcoal Pencils...

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Why Facebook Disabled My Account – Now What?!

Why Facebook Disabled My Account – Now What?!

Facebook disabled my account. You will LOVE what they did this for. If it happened to me, it can happen to you too. This has just proved what I've been saying for years. DO NOT DEPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONTACT YOUR CUSTOMERS!!! https://youtu.be/HzJ8YWqprrk Thursday...

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The best light for painting and drawing

The best light for painting and drawing

I'm sharing the lamp I've been using for my easel when I paint or draw for the past 4 years. I bought this lamp myself, this isn't a sponsored video, just me sharing an art supply item that I love. Daylight Duo clamp-on Lamp for your easel or table (amazon affiliate...

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Acrylic Painting Tips – Wet Fur

Acrylic Painting Tips – Wet Fur

I'm sharing acrylic painting tips for painting realistic wet fur! I'm painting an otter but these same tips would apply to painting dogs, cats or most other furry critters too. I am sponsored by Fredrix canvas. The canvas in this video was supplied to me by them....

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How I spend time when I’m not Painting

How I spend time when I’m not Painting

What do I do when I'm not painting, drawing or making videos? I play with plants and take care of my animals! Today I'm sharing some new additions to my studio and my new red eyed tree frogs! I often say I'm quite boring, today I'm proving just that!!...

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Derwent Chromaflow Colored Pencil Review

Derwent Chromaflow Colored Pencil Review

Are these new Chromaflow Colored pencils from Derwent worth the money? Find out and see an example of how they perform! The pencils used were provided to me by Derwent but all of the thoughts and opinions in this video are my own. https://youtu.be/H9wooSZVl_g Supplies...

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Rake Brush for painting fur – Review & Demo

Rake Brush for painting fur – Review & Demo

I found a new brand of rake brush for painting fur and feathers! Is this specific brush any good? I'm also doing a lesson for beginners on how to best use a rake brush to create realistic fur and feathers in your acrylic and oil paintings https://youtu.be/ucku_jQN8KY...

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Colored Pencil Tips for Realistic Drawings

Colored Pencil Tips for Realistic Drawings

I'm sharing tips for drawing a realistic giraffe, moths and hollyhock flowers in colored pencil! See how easy it is to layer and blend your pencils to create texture! Stay for the end of the video for updates on why I took last week off! https://youtu.be/rmUXVx4pZSw...

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My Texas Storm 2021 experience and updates

My Texas Storm 2021 experience and updates

I live in north Texas and this storm has put a stop to creating art this week. I'm sharing how my animals and I have been getting through this mess between the cold, power outages, internet outages, water outages and the really REALLY noisy power generator....

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Art Studio Upgrade

Art Studio Upgrade

I *think* this is the last piece of furniture I "needed" for my art studio! I'm sharing the process of putting it together and a studio tour after! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvl7NHIMmxA

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My first watercolor painting – Schmincke watercolors

My first watercolor painting – Schmincke watercolors

I've used watercolor pencils before but never really got into pan watercolors. It's been 20 years since I last played with them and that was with crayola level paints. Will my upgraded supplies change my mind on this medium? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrvdqzm9XIs...

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