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Profile of the Week: MKFlood

Check out the colorful, humorous Sharpie art of MKFlood! Read a Q+A with MK here.

 

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The theme for November is "Natural Landscapes"! 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-november-2014

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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: MKFlood *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Bronwyn Knox-Lawler 10 minutes ago. 12 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present MKFlood from Southaven, MS, USA.MKFlood creates colorful, humorous art…READ MORE

Monthly Theme - November 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Cathey E. DeRosa 34 minutes ago. 92 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for November. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Natural Landscapes(suggested by Patrick Witz)The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in…READ MORE

Painting furniture with Acrylics

Started by baljeet kaur in Acrylic Questions & Tips 55 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Friends, I need help. I have always been very attracted by designs painted on…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Rhinoceros Challenge

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

Photo from Gary Jones of Paint My Photo,…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Bee and Flower Challenge~ 10/13/2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 3 hours ago. 67 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photos of flowers & bees. (Images courtesy of myself, Pat). We would like you to use the reference/inspiration photo to create a piece "In Your Style". This Challenge is open to all…READ MORE

Getting close to being finshed..

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg 8 hours ago. 2 Replies

A photo of the turtle painting as it now looks... I am working my way down to the left hand corner... adding and altering bits as I go.. nearly done...…READ MORE

Difference between Distress Stain and Paint

Started by Shelly Pontin in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips. Last reply by Jess 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

I'n new to Media Art and my first project was with paper. My background is card making and scrapbookking - paper fanatic! I learned using distress paint and modge podge. What are the best products to use? I do the love the end result of my first…READ MORE

Poppy

Started by Mike Gullick in Works in Progress. Last reply by Jess yesterday. 1 Reply

about half way through my latest coloured pencil drawing. 'Poppy', a colleagues dog.…READ MORE

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