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Art supplies: what to splurge on and where to save

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We’ve compiled a list of art supplies worth splurging on, and where you can afford to cut a few corners.

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8 New Year’s resolutions for artists to rekindle your creative spark

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As we say goodbye to 2020, there’s no better time to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past year and start planning for the twelve months ahead. The start of a new calendar marks a fresh slate ready…

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How to name and write descriptions about your art

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ArtWeb’s guide on how to name art and write descriptions that can make or break a sale!

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Media in focus: portrait miniatures

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Before photography, miniature paintings played a crucial role in both personal and diplomatic relationships, and were prized for their technical virtuosity and portability.

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How to ask for feedback as an artist (and whom you should ask!)

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Asking for artistic feedback is essential to improving your practice, achieving career goals & finding new ways to connect with your audience.

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How to make festive artwork without slipping into clichés

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Practical considerations for making Christmas art, spotlighting the work of Artweb members who share their top tips for avoiding cliché this holiday season

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Media in focus: painting on copper

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Learn why copper, a medium that particularly appealed to collectors in the 16th and 17th centuries, has been rediscovered by artists today.

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Mentorship in the art world: how to find a career coach

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6 practical steps to help find the right art mentor for you, and how to maintain that relationship once you’ve achieved it.

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How to evoke emotion through your art

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As an artist, what tools can you use to draw from humans’ well of associations? We share 4 principles for evoking emotion through your art.

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How to scan artwork

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How to scan artwork at home or professionally, including how to scan large works and Photoshop tips and techniques

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