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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. The H stands for …

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How to Clean a Blending Stump, Tortillon, + Kneaded Eraser

There’s nothing like opening up a new blending stump, tortillon, or kneaded eraser. Mainly because they are so clean! But, even if you have old blending tools and erasers, there’s still hope. You can clean them and get them back to new.  To clean a blending stump or tortillion, rub the tip of it with …

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Is Art Resin and Epoxy Dishware Dishwasher Safe?

Art resin (epoxy) is used for a lot of beautiful artwork, including dishware. Tumblers, cups, serving, plates, and plates, they can use epoxy to seal up and protect the beautiful artwork they display. But, is it dishwasher safe? Most art resin and epoxy have a maximum temperature it can withstand before it starts to soften. …

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5 Top Tips on How to Paint a Ukulele or Guitar

If you have a ukulele or guitar, you’re probably the creative type and you’ve eyed that little string instrument with a paintbrush in your hand. Your ukulele means a lot to you though, so you don’t want to make a mistake and accidentally ruin it with your paint. If you’ve ever wondered how to paint …

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How to Smooth Acrylic Paint Strokes Without Streaks

It’s so frustrating to have a beautiful and buttery acrylic painting envisioned in your mind, only for it to be full of steaks and obvious brush strokes. You try adding water; redoing your brush strokes; switching brushes; nothing seems to work. How can you eliminate brush strokes and streaks for good and have smooth acrylic …

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How to Store Large Drawing Pads and Drawings

There’s something so dramatic and wonderful about pulling out a large drawing pad and opening it to a blank page. So much creative potential!  Storing large drawing pads and drawings is about getting creative with your space and having the right storage units and tools that will ensure that your art doesn’t get damaged, but …

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