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New Year’s Resolutions for Artists

This is a time when we all declare to make some changes with New Year’s Resolutions. The turning of the calendar page to whole new year signifies a beginning and a clean slate to play with. An artist, however, may have a different looking list of resolutions than the average individual. Usually, it contains goals...

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2017 Art Workshops: A Complete Guide

Plan your next art workshop with this list from The Artist's Magazine! From Alaska to Florida, from Missouri to Japan, Bermuda or Bahamas, in person or online, for a week or a semester, there’s something for everyone here.

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Idea: Manipulate Your Reference Photo for a Better Painting

Over the past decade, computer technology has allowed artists to use software to produce painterly quality digital manipulations of any given reference photo. Although I admit some advances have been made, I still feel that they fall short of human-quality artwork. I believe the soul of the artist cannot be overridden by computers. I...

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Winter Watercolors: Embrace the BURRR!

There’s no sugar-coating it– winter is on! And while it may be tempting to want to downshift into hermit mode for the rest of the season, we decided to take a different approach and embrace the BURRR by featuring some of our favorite winter watercolors that have appeared over the years in our Splash: The Best of...

How To Unclog Technical Pens (Hint: Don’t Shake!)

Have you ever been deep in the throes of a drawing and suddenly found yourself desperately trying to figure out how to unclog technical pens? Rest assured you are not alone. Many artists prefer technical pens for drawing because they’re easy to use and provide smooth movement. The one drawback of technical pens, though,...