This is the place or beginners to gather and ask questions, seek feedback, and share their thoughts and experiences. Experienced artists willing to provide encouragement and share what they know are also welcome here.
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Hello and Welcome to the Beginners Group!
If you are a beginner and would like to share your art, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread or start your own discussion.
If you are a beginner and would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can either post in the WIP thread or start your own discussion.
Experienced Artists--please don't share your artwork in this group unless you are using it to answer a beginner's question.
Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).
Just two simple rules:
Thanks for joining & have fun!
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