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Is Painting an Expensive Hobby? Numbers You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a new hobby, you may have considered painting. It’s relaxing, let’s you express your creative side, and gives you a beautiful end result. Personally, I think that painting is a real winner as far as hobbies go. But, is it a real winner for your bank account? Is painting an expensive …

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Do Colored Pencils Go Bad? How to Make Them Last a Lifetime

There’s nothing worse than spending money on nice art supplies only to find that they’ve dried out, gone bad, and expired once you sit down to use them. This is definitely something you have to worry about with paints, but what about colored pencils? Do colored pencils go bad? Colored pencils do not go bad …

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Should I Stop Drawing? What to Think About Before Quitting

Drawing is hard. There’s no doubt about it. There are times when it’s so hard that we just feel like giving up and quitting art altogether. If you’re feeling that way, you may be asking yourself if that’s the right choice. Should you stop drawing? If you’re asking yourself if you should stop drawing, the …

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How to Use Your iPad as a Lightbox for Drawing

We all know that iPads are great for digital drawing, but it’s a little known secret that they’re great for traditional drawing as well. If you don’t have a lightbox, using your iPad is a great alternative.  To use your iPad as a lightbox for digital photos, adjust the settings that increase your brightness and …

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Does Drawing From Reference Help?

Drawing from reference falls into a sticky territory. Is it bad? Is it cheating? Is it actually helpful? There’s a common misconception that drawing from reference is the same as copying, but it’s not. In fact, you could end up with a very original and unique piece, even after using a reference photo. Drawing from …

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The Best Lightest Drawing Pencils for Sketches

There’s nothing worse than pencil stains and indents that won’t go away. When you’re doing a pre-sketch for a drawing, painting, watercolor, or more, you want the lightest pencil that won’t leave a trace behind.  9H pencils are the lightest drawing pencils you can get because they have the hardest lead. That said, 9H pencils …

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