Art
Got more canvas tote bags than you know what to do with? Rather than let them pile up in the closet, give 'em new life with a stencil and paint.
Bluprint
Let's be real: you don't have to be a kid to love coloring. Adult coloring books are super popular for good reason — not only do you have a beautiful piece of art when you're finished, but a 2017 study found that coloring reduces stress and anxiety while encouraging perseverance.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Ever thought of drawing your own coloring book? Well, now you can! In this project tutorial, artist Kelsey Montague shows you how. Using her signature style as a jumping-off point, learn to create three of Kelsey's page designs along with your own designs. Then assemble all your pages and tie with a ribbon for a gorgeous handmade touch.
Ever thought of drawing your own coloring book? Well, now you can! In this project tutorial, artist Kelsey Montague shows you how. Using her signature style as a jumping-off point, learn to create three of Kelsey's page designs along with your own designs. Then assemble all your pages and tie with a ribbon for a gorgeous handmade touch.
Kelsey Montague
Kelsey Montague
Just 20-30 minutes of drawing a day not only helps build your skills, but it also is a meditative, calming experience that can free your mind and open you up to new ideas. Join artist Patricia Watwood and start a daily drawing practice; all you need is a sketchbook and pencil. Learn observational techniques for conveying proportion, form and dimension. With each day's practice, you'll gain confidence, patience and peace as you discover the joys of drawing.
Patricia Watwood
Patricia Watwood
Embrace resilience and the notion of turning negatives into positives as you learn the technique of subtractive modeling. After creating a toned surface, discover how to erase or pull out graphite to create whites. Then complete your piece with contour drawing and rendering.
Every new subject has something to teach you about seeing and drawing. Patricia excavates a junk drawer for interesting items, many with hard edges and defined shapes, great for technical drawing, with a specific focus on using measurements as you work.
Unleash your creative imagination! Using a mandala as a structure, Patricia shows you how to approach drawing in an improvisational way and reconnect with creative play.
Discover the calming, joyful aspects of drawing as you create a volumetric drawing of a pear. Create a meditative practice through rendering, shading and building forms as you continue your daily habit.
Strengthen your voice and move through any fears or doubts while also building your skills. Create a personal piece using drawing, tracing and collage techniques. You'll be reminded of the reasons you wanted to start a drawing practice, and be motivated to continue.
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