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The Foreground
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The Sailboat
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Finding Paper & Transferring Image
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Finding Paper & Transferring Image
The Background
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Transform magazine paper into an impressionist collage that looks like a painting! Paper artist Shara Oliman shows you how using her signature methods and techniques. Using each piece of paper as a brushstroke, you'll see how to layer colors and textures to create an abstract masterpiece.
Shara Oliman
Shara Oliman
chickadee bird sitting on a branch graphite drawing on white paper
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If there's anything we love just as much as drawing, it's animals. And we mean all kinds — from dogs and cats to birds and bears. No matter your medium of choice, we've got a critter just waiting to inspire you!
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close up of colored pencil tips on a black and white coloring book background
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Let's be real: you don't have to be a kid to love coloring. Adult coloring books are super hot, and for good reason — not only do you have a beautiful piece of art when you're finished, but you feel great, too! (A 2017 study found that coloring reduces stress and anxiety, while also encouraging perseverance.)
Jessie Oleson Moore
two abstract watercolor washes side by side next to paint brush
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Sometimes you've gotta mix it up — especially when it comes to making art. If you're itching to experiment with abstract painting, you've hit the inspiration jackpot.
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stack of watercolor mountain landscape sketches with a small brush on top on wood background
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Watercolor sketching refers to any watercolor work that's completed quickly, with a loose, informal style. It's often used as a "warm up" for a bigger, more detailed painting, but it's also a great practice for any on-the-go artist.
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close up of hand holding watercolor paint brush working on an autumn landscape painting with palette next to it
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Blue summer skies and starry watercolor night scenes are fun to paint, but dreary days deserve some love, too. Think of a snowy day, the pearly light of a cloud-covered sun illuminating the horizon. How about a November morning with drizzle so fine it tints the air with silver mist?
Kateri Ewing
Kateri Ewing
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