Mixed Media
No lie: Freeform crochet can be intimidating. Maybe it's freeform's arty reputation or lack of rules. Whatever the reason, this type of crochet gives many crafters serious pause.
Kathryn Vercillo
Picture this: crowds of strangers eyeing your artwork and wanting to buy a piece or a whole collection for themselves.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Acrylic and watercolor might seem to live in two completely different universes. After all, the two mediums result in dramatically different looks. Acrylics deliver a flat, opaque, almost plastic-like finish. Watercolors, on the other hand, create a luminous look, full of tonal variations, depending on the amount of water used.
Jessie Oleson Moore
It’s time for a pop quiz. Do you…
Jennifer Reyes
Watercolor pencils look like regular colored pencils, and you pretty much use them the same way. But add water to your drawing and something incredible happens: You've got watercolor art.
Sandrine Pelissier
No cookie cutter kid's art here! This letter art project is the perfect way to get those creative juices flowing: You help them with the basic setup, and then the kids can totally take it from there.
Sara Barnes
If you tend to focus on realistic drawings, then shifting into the abstract can be a bit of a head-scratcher. But once you get rolling, you'll love this fun, stress-free form. After all, there are certainly no rules about what your piece should look like in the end! Abstract drawing techniques are great because they help us see things in a different way, and they really stretch the imagination.
Sara Barnes
All you have to do is look at a cool sketch of an urban scene and the urge to try it yourself comes knocking. Am I right? And once you get comfy with this way of documenting the world around you, you'll never run out of fascinating subjects to draw. Problem is, getting started can seem a little scary. But not anymore!
Sara Barnes
Join host Paul Costabile for an extreme doodling adventure! In this reality competition series, 16 talented artists flex their creative muscles to impress judges Jon Chad (of "Ink Outside the Box" on Bluprint) and Zoe Hong (fashion designer and illustrator). Each episode features two Doodle Warriors who go head to head in mind-bending challenges such as drawing a giant comic book and creating arm-sleeve tattoos on real people. But only one will walk away with $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Bluprint
Bluprint
If you've only ever used pen and ink to draw basic lines, you are missing out! While simple lines can absolutely create dramatic drawings, there's another technique that will totally change the look of your drawings: an ink wash.
Sara Barnes
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