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Check out the colorfully detailed mystical art of Rook! Read a Q+A with Rook here.

 

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Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!

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Profile of the Week: Rook *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by michele josiane martin 7 hours ago. 23 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Rook from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.Rook creates colorfully…READ MORE

Any feedback please

Started by Lydia Malan in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Lydia Malan 8 hours ago. 13 Replies

I have been learning to paint in acrylics, with the help of a self taught lady.  She has shown me the ropes and I have a class with her once a week.  This is my latest painting, I would appreciate any feedback on it please - Good or bad.  That is…READ MORE

Collage Adhesives

Started by Terry Berry in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips. Last reply by Beverly Burrows 10 hours ago. 8 Replies

Any ideas or comments on adhesives for collages. If I use a past or glue then put a medium, Mod Podge over it the paper puckers and wrinkles....in some cases that is fine, but some I want to stay smooth. i use a lot of magazine clippings and they…READ MORE

Acrylic lining pens - do they exist???

Started by Stephen Edwards in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Beverly Burrows 15 hours ago. 27 Replies

My painting style is very detailed and a lot of my work has very small objects with lots of detailing. I also fine line pen on many parts of the painting and at present I also simply use a fine liner brush and cut back in with other colours until I…READ MORE

"In Your Style ~ PALM TREE CHALLENGE. 05-11-15

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Nelson Failing 22 hours ago. 18 Replies

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

NIKITA

Started by Lyn Sierra in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Angela yesterday. 6 Replies

First attempt on drawing a smooth-haired Dachshund, black and chocolate combo, by pencil, pen, charcoal and colored pencil on acrylic paper.…READ MORE

Red Gladiolas on Black...

Started by Terry Mellway in Works in Progress. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 1 Reply

Well, I have not yet completed my Christmas mailbox piece as I used a supposedly workable fixative to touch up some areas that were already saturated with color.  The fixative did not work and it seemed to split up the blacks, separated and fading…READ MORE

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Rain easy or hard!

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