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

Mixed Media Portrait Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VxpujghRC8 This week's submission comes from artist Ivan Mitra who has completed this portrait using colored pencil and glass marking pencils. The shading and dimension on this piece are wonderful! I love that you've mixed a really...

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Do you need a degree in art to be an artist?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgP-icZA7m4 Paulo Aguilar writes; Hi Lisa! I'm a huge fan of yours. Your artworks are so amazing and inspires me a lot. I use your techniques like all the time. But my question is I want to go to college with a fine art degree. But my...

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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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