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Check out the graphite and colored pencil portraits of Tammi Urwin! Read a Q+A with Tammi here.

 

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The theme for April is "Foreign Countries"! 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-april-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!

NEW Cowboy Boots Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-cowboy-boots-challenge-4-14-2014

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What inspires, what motivates

Started by Francesca Tabor-Miolla in Creativity Juice Box. Last reply by Bette-Jane Schnabel 3 hours ago. 12 Replies

There are times when I just can't seem to find that  spark needed to pick up the brush... kind of like having the dulldroms.    Would appreciate hearing what inspires and motivates others to keep going through the tough times.Many thanks.  READ MORE

Profile of the Week: Tammi Urwin

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Bette-Jane Schnabel 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Tammi Urwin from Boring, OR, USA.Tammi creates portraits of people and…READ MORE

Gesso Mixed Media Project

Started by Desiree in Works in Progress. Last reply by Jan Heck 19 hours ago. 5 Replies

After receiving so much inspiring tips from Unruly Orange and Anton about the use and possibility of Gesso, I decided to give it a try to create a Gesso Mixed Media Project. I did take pictures of the process, so I can share the steps I took as well…READ MORE

gesso

Started by michele josiane martin in General Art Room. Last reply by michele josiane martin 21 hours ago. 6 Replies

helloi wonder can anyone tell me if i can use gesso instead of mod podge over watercolours from a tube before pen and ink drawings and zentangles? i'm using hi-tec c pens. what about gesso over watercolour pencils?, coloured pencil?, charcoal?…READ MORE

"In Your Style" - Cowboy Boots Challenge - 4-14-2014

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Jo Flockton yesterday. 31 Replies

This is the Cowboy Boots Challenge!  This photo is courtesy of Ugo from…READ MORE

Marabou Flight

Started by Betty Popp in Hanging Out in the Studio yesterday. 0 Replies

Thank you all for your comments on my last entry.READ MORE

Monthly Theme - April 2014

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by mkflood yesterday. 15 Replies

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

Asking for foreground advice

Started by Kelley Brautigam in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here. Last reply by Cecile Steenbergen yesterday. 3 Replies

This piece is from a reference photo used in an online tutorial for soft pastels.…READ MORE

Tags: foliage, trees, Pastels, Soft

(April 17, 2014) Profile of the Week: Jan Heck

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Profiles of the Week. Last reply by Bette-Jane Schnabel on Tuesday. 22 Replies

Welcome to Profile of the Week! We are delighted to present Jan Heck from Massillon, OH, USA.Jan creates a wide range of art, from…READ MORE

Not sure where to post this new work

Started by Mariamarta Lee in Critique Corner - Request & Receive Feedback Here on Tuesday. 0 Replies

I did this today and wanted it to come out whimsy so I could place in whimsy. But my daughter says it looks real. What do you think. Please help me decide?…READ MORE

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