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Hello, I'm new to drawing have just discovered I love water colour drawing. I get the impression that it is more about the blending & washing colours than the detail of the picture. Leaving it up to the viewers imagination so to say. What do other more experienced people say? Any tips? Many thanks, KSee More
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water colour pencils

Started by Katie Hawke in Watercolor Questions & Tips 13 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hello, I'm new to drawing have just discovered I love water colour drawing. I get the impression that it is more about the blending & washing colours than the detail of the picture. Leaving it up to the viewers imagination so to say. What do…READ MORE

How to create good digital images of your art

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in General Art Room. Last reply by Gina Chitty 4 hours ago. 21 Replies

I recently received this question from an Art-is-fun.com visitor, and thought it would be good to answer it here so that we could all share our ideas on this:I've been wanting to post some of my artwork online but I'm not sure what the best way to…READ MORE

My WIP

Started by Scott G in Works in Progress. Last reply by Scott G 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Trying a few different approaches and techniques on this one.....so far I'm okay with it...hope to finish it up todayREAD MORE

query re:art storage

Started by michele josiane martin in General Art Room. Last reply by Gina Chitty 22 hours ago. 6 Replies

i paint, put the painting away, paint, put the painting away, paint…draw, put the drawing away, draw…well, you get the idea.my query is; what do you DO with all that work?READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ 01-(19)-2015 ~ Chipmunk Challenge

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Anne Withers yesterday. 15 Replies

This challenge is all about this adorable chipmunk that…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Penguin Challenge~ 01/05/15

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Anja on Wednesday. 50 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - January 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer on Tuesday. 21 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for January. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - FutureThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.These should…READ MORE

Profile of the Week: Barbara Cullen *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by sharon oppenheimer on Tuesday. 17 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Barbara Cullen from Victoria, Australia.Barbara creates watercolour…READ MORE

When to make a move to a Studio?

Started by Brian Baltz in General Art Room. Last reply by Jess on Monday. 7 Replies

Here is the question. When did you or when will you make a move to a dedicated studio?Now before you answer let me give you a bit of background as to why i am asking this question. My wife and i were talking about getting me more space some how for…READ MORE

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Survivor

Started by Mike Fone in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here on Monday. 0 Replies

The man absolutely hated this painting. He has quite a story to tell and has been a boxer.  His wife saved me by laughing and saying, "Oh that's him alright." I am told it is expressive, but not my best technique. You tell me. I have another…READ MORE

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