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Yes, Professional Artists Use Crayons. How You Can Too.

When we think about crayons, we think about Kindergartens taking their first art classes in school. Crayons reach SO far beyond elementary school though. In fact, professional artists use crayons too. And, they create beautiful work with them.  Professional artists use crayons to create colorful, vibrant, realistic, and whimsical pieces of art. Crayola is a …

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Best Vegan Drawing and Colored Pencils and Why it Matters

We think about veganism with our food and beauty supplies, but did you know that veganism is something we need to think about in the art world too? Believe it or not, there are a lot of art supplies that use animal products. But, there are some that don’t. There are a few brands that …

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37 Quotes About Drawing to Inspire You

There’s nothing like a great quote to inspire you and get you ready to start your next drawing. There is SO much wisdom that artists past and present can offer us as we move along on our own drawing journeys. From Dr. Seuss, David Hockney, Beatrix Potter, Tim Burton, and more, we’re looking at quotes …

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115 Objects to Draw When You Need Artistic Inspiration

What should I draw? That’s a question that many of us ask ourselves in a cloud of frustration as we sit down with our art supplies. Art is so fun and relaxing, except when we have artist’s block that we can’t seem to break through. Well, sometimes your brain just needs a jumpstart.  When looking …

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How to Teach Yourself to Draw: Cheap Classes that Work

We all draw as kids. We take art classes in school, make cards for our parents around the holidays, and go to summer camps where we’re forced to be inspired by nature. But, at some point, we start doing other things. We take science classes, learn how to run a business, and get “serious” about …

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How to Decide What to Draw: 17 Ways to Beat Artist’s Block

You sit down with your art supplies, ready for creativity to strike, and your mind goes blank. Suddenly, you can’t even think of one thing you’d like to draw. Something challenging; something fun; something new. How do you figure out what to draw next when you have a complete artist’s block?  Use Art Prompts Get …

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Easy Guide to the 5 Elements of Shading

Shading is SO important for art, especially realistic. There are 5 distinct elements of shading that you need to know to be able to learn how to shade your art yourself. The five elements of shading are full light, halftone, shadow edge, reflected light, and cast shadow. Some of these five shading elements are on …

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Drawing Realistically: 7 Tips for Teaching Yourself

Drawing realistically can be really hard. Even though we look at the real world every day, it suddenly becomes a daunting task when we try to put it down on paper. Don’t worry though. If you’re wondering how to teach yourself to draw realistically, there are some tips and tricks that can give you a …

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5 Things You Should Draw as a Beginner

Jumping into drawing can seem like a daunting task. A lot of us get inspired to draw after looking at some amazing pieces of art from artists that have a number of years behind them. We go to grab our pencils and realize that we’re nowhere near that level. Suddenly, we’re really discouraged and want …

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