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Free eBook on How to Draw Animals

If Id been born a century earlier, I think I would have loved menageries. They sound quite romantic, dont they? And it probably would have been the only time I ever stood face to face with exotic animals from distant places.A successful horse drawing is often a matter of getting the legproportions of the animal correct.
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Drawing

The Watercolor Pigment: How to Mix and Mingle

Accomplished artist Jean Haines of the Watercolor Freedom series has a simple way of demystifying watercolor pigment theory, and she explains it all in this quick watercolor video tip.“I get asked so many times why pigments are different and what the different qualities are. And actually, reading theory can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’ve just started painting,” Haines explains.
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Artist Profiles

Paint Happy | Finding Freedom in Floral Paintings

Lynn Whipple’s mixed-media floral paintings meld line drawing, pastel and acrylic into joyful works of stunning beauty.By Robert K. CarstenWith a mother and grandfather who painted, and a grandmother who played the piano, art and music surrounded and inspired Lynn Whipple throughout her childhood. We always made art, and it was such a joy.
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Artist Profiles

Bill Creevy Gallery | 2011 Pastel Hall of Fame Inductee

When it comes to the versatility of the pastel medium, New York artist Bill Creevy is the man who wrote the book. It also brought much needed affirmation to artists who were currently working and experimenting in the medium.In recognition of this important contribution to the field, and in celebration of an impressive body of work in the medium, the Pastel Society of America (PSA) honored Creevy as its 2011 Pastel Hall of Fame recipient with a formal presentation at its annual awards event last September.
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Techniques and Tips

How to Paint Bird Feathers in Acrylic

The long, coarse hair of the American elk … the distinctive makings of the peregrine falcon … the colorful glint of trout … the burning glow in the eyes of the wolf. These are only a hint of the rich variety of textures that exist in wildlife. By capturing these tactile details in your paintings, you give your wildlife subjects that certain “spark” they need to come to life.
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