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Make a [Water]Color Wheel

Learn how to capture the beauty and radiance of watercolor—even if you’ve never painted before! Professional watercolorist Annie Strack will take you through the essential techniques and concepts of watercolor painting. You’ll learn how to use your watercolor materials to create washes, work wet-into-wet, suggest value changes, establish color and light,...

How to Use Water-Soluble Colored Pencils (Part 1)

Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to create rich, simple backgrounds for our flower subjects. This demonstration has...

5 Great Gifts for Flower-Lovers

These remarkable books and DVDs make great gifts for the floral artist in your life. Watercolor Quick & Easy with Joyce Faulknor (DVD) Follow along as Joyce demonstrates painting flowers in watercolor using unique approaches—mixing color directly on the surface to paint a magnolia, and glazing color to paint an iris—to...

Draw a Street Scene With One-Point Perspective

Around Town In this lesson, Grant Fuller teaches how to draw a Street Scene in  One-Point Perspective from Start Sketching and Drawing Now. This will be a one-point perspective drawing from the street level with a single vanishing point. Materials acid-free art paper Graphite 2H, HB, 2B wooden pencils Other kneaded...