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Creating a solid understanding of values is one of the most important things you will learn in painting. Therefore, it is good to take your
Starting and maintaining a consistent painting habit and practice can be hard… You know you want your art to improve, but sometimes it feels like
As artists, we are often drawn to light and color. However, have you ever explored the wonder of dark value paintings? These paintings, also known
Creating a sketching habit is one of the best ways to improve not just your drawing but also your observational skills. In addition, it will
When it comes to painting (and drawing), there exists a broad spectrum of values to explore and work with. However, for a more refined approach,
The new year is a wonderful time to be able to look at a blank slate and write down some artistic goals for yourself. At
Color is absolutely vital when it comes to painting. As artists, when we familiarize ourselves with recognizing the different color schemes that exist around us
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