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If you want to get into learn more about Zentangling, here's your chance to win a free copy of a book that's filled with inspirational Zentangle art from 137 artists, plus lessons on how to draw 37 tangles!
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Here are some fun ways that you can join The Art Colony's latest activities:
The theme for July is "Puzzle"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-july-2014
See what others created, too!
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!
NEW River Otter Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-river-otter-07-21-2014
Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory
Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:
Doll Swap: Create 3 different types of dolls and receive 3 in return! Send your dolls to the swap host Susanne before October 15, and let her know you sent them by adding your name here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-doll-swap-part-two
The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance towin a free copy ofThe Beauty of Zentangle: Inspirational Examples from 137 Tangle Artists Worldwide…READ MORE
Just playing around with some answers to this question... "How do you know if you're an artist?" If you love to create thingsIf you have an insatiable urge to express yourself visuallyIf you would make art even if no one in the world ever saw it…READ MORE
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I posted this in the beginners group also, but hope its okay to cross-post here:Questions about GessoDo you gesso, even when using pre-primed canvas? If so, do you use colored gesso or add color to it as a part of starting the under-painting? Any…READ MORE
Hi everyone. I am just starting to do some doodling in a sketch pad and on cardstock what markers are best to use? I had some copic but they are just so expensive. Do you like the fiber castell or prisma ?Thanks for any help,MichelleREAD MORE
Hi all, I've just about finished my next large painting.Its taken me afew weeks to complete. So my next job will be to gloss varnish it. My question is, what is the best way to clean the painting to remove dust etc before I start to varnish it?…READ MORE
This thread is dedicated to listing free online resources for learning how to paint with acrylics! This can include websites and videos, as long as they are free.If you find any online resources about creating acrylic paintings that you would like…READ MORE
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