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Diana

Diana has been an artist for over 25 years and has training in drawing, painting, digital drawing and graphic design. Diana's latest obsession is digitally drawing with Procreate and creating t-shirt designs with Canva. Diana has experience selling her art across a number of platforms and loves helping other artists learn how to make money from their art as well.

How to Make a Transparent Overlay in Canva?

Transparent overlays can add a lot of style and class to a design. They can be customized to match a brand’s color scheme, can tone down images so that words or elements pop, and let designers have more control over the colors that their designs highlight.  In Canva, you can make a transparent overlay by …

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How to Resize a Document in Canva with the Free Version

The free version of Canva has a lot of capabilities. It’s an amazing, easy to use, free choice for designers. That said, one of the biggest features you lose by going with the free version as opposed to the Pro is being able to resize images. With the free version, you cannot change the size …

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Learning to Draw Through Copying. Is it Bad?

You sit down with your sketchbook and you’re lost. Maybe you want to draw an elephant but aren’t sure where to start. Maybe you’ve been admiring a new artist and want to emulate their techniques. What do you do? Can you copy their work? Will copying help you improve your drawing skills? You can learn …

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Graphics Tablets: Why and How You Should Use One

When thinking about the best drawing tools, graphics tablets can be overlooked as people turn to iPads to make their digital art. That’s a shame, since graphics tablets have a lot of great capabilities for artists, especially those diving into digital drawing for the first time. Graphic tablets, or drawing tablets, are drawing surfaces that …

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Best Apps for Drawing to Scale for Digital Art

When it comes to realistic drawing, scale is something that can become very frustrating very quickly. Using math to understand how big your shapes should be suddenly turns a relaxing art session into a complicated mess of measurements. But, with technology these days, scale drawing doesn’t have to be so difficult.  Drawing to scale is …

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5 Types of Contour Drawing and How They Improve Your Art

From the time we’re kids, we all grab crayons and start scribbling shapes. Little did we know that we were all budding contour artists. Contour drawing is one of the most common types of drawing and makes up a lot of the art that we create and enjoy. A contour drawing is an outline of …

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Cardstock: Everything You Need to Know

Cardstock can be used for so many types of projects from scrapbooking to painting. But, it can be overwhelming to look at all of the options. Weight, thickness, coating. What does it all mean and how do you pick the right one for your project? Don’t worry, we’re going to clear up all the cardstock …

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Does Drawing Every Day Make You a Better Artist?

We all know the cliche that practice makes perfect and that practicing a skill every single day would be great in a perfect, stress-free, unscheduled world. In reality, it’s hard to do. When it comes to drawing and art, how neurotic should you be about carving out some time every day to practice? Very neurotic. …

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5 Key Tips for Protecting Your Art From Sunlight

You’ve created or bought some beautiful artwork and now you’re wondering where to put it. You have the perfect spot on the wall, but notice that it’s always in direct afternoon sun. Is it ok to put your art in sunlight? How can you protect it? To protect your art from sunlight, place your art …

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