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

Black and White Portrait Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAqPw81QxEs This week's submission comes from artist Amber Pritchard who has painted this piece in acrylics! I LOVE the flow of this painting and the combination of black and white with color. The composition is stunning! Taking a look...

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20 Minute Painting Challenge – Easter Egg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB41mwMrCHw&t=25s I joined in on a 20-minute painting challenge. Our theme was Easter eggs! We had 20 minutes to finish a complete painting or drawing. ?Sheldene Fine Art  ?Unmask Art  ?Jared - Kitslams Art  Supplies used: (amazon...

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When is it time to give up and try a new medium?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SevEXKMQKNo Crow Star writes; I understand that you can't draw something once, decide it isn't very good, and think that you just suck at drawing that one thing. You have to practice. My question is, how long or hard do you work at one...

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Ball Point Pen Drawing Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gskdb09aBU This week's submission comes from artist Laura Mae Chapman who has completed this lion drawing with a ballpoint pen! I'm always so impressed when someone gets this level of detail and shading with a pen! Your shading and...

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Wolf Acrylic Painting Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcawQH368d4&t=25s See how easy it is to paint fur when you first paint a monochromatic underpainting with all of your fur details then glaze your color over that! These tips and techniques work for oil painting too! If you're a beginner...

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Landscape Painting Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd1lrGcYRdU This week's submission comes from Alina Apostol. She has painted this in Acrylics with the goal of mixing realism and fantasy. This is SUCH a fun piece, you just want to go to this location!! I love the colors used in the...

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Rough vs Cold Pressed vs Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQQ1Q3i-0TE Deborah writes;  Hi Lisa, I saw a couple of your video where you airbrushed the background. I noticed you used 140lb hot pressed watercolor paper. I recently bought 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper. What is the difference...

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Colored Pencil Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxH_KCKpPtY I'm going to show you my layering process for drawing Phalaenopsis Orchids and Clownfish in colored pencil! I've got tips and techniques for blending, layering and getting fine detail as well as what kind of paper to use and...

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Critique – Digital Painting of a Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io6R-v_FNM8 This week's submission comes from artist Hayley Cloosterman. She has painted this dog digitally in photoshop. This is SO beautifully painted and I think is a great example of why artists paint in photorealism despite the...

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