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The key stages of preparing an etching plate

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Whether you are using such a metal as copper, zinc or steel – what are the basic steps to prepare the plate?

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4 ways to get more out of your figure drawings

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Exercises to help you gain greater value from your figure sketches.

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Things to know before you start oil painting

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The title of this blog post may give the impression that I am about to give you a definitive rundown of all of the things that you should be aware of before you attempt to paint with oils — and…

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Why Does It Make So Much Sense to Paint with Acrylics?

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Acrylic is the painting medium that many of those who casually dabble in the discipline are most familiar with—and for good reason.

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How major cities shape up for artists: Berlin

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What terms could possibly best sum up Berlin as an artists’ destination? After all, with its cultural stock having been built up over the years by such a large proportion of incomers, one could argue that in many ways, Berlin’s…

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How major cities shape up for artists: London

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London remains home to many of the world’s most significant artistic institutions and events, but is it the right city for you as an artist?

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The Essentials of Selecting and Preparing Printmaking Paper

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Choosing the right paper for your art is one of the most vital steps in the printmaking process. Read on for tips on how select and prep your paper.

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The Basics of Gaining Gallery Representation

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Are you a teenager or 20-something with dreams of global artistic stardom? Or maybe you’ve turned to a creative path later in life, and are trying to juggle the task of building up a selling and exhibiting profile with that…

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5 Steps to Drawing and Painting More Convincing Figures

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Have you noticed that even in towns and villages where there may otherwise be very little formal art instruction on offer, there almost always seems to be a life drawing class going on somewhere? It’s almost as if, as human…

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An Introduction to the Wonders of the Collagraph

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If you’re accustomed to the idea that printmaking always involves the incision or engraving into metal that is then printed, you might want to know about a little thing called the collagraph—or collograph, as it is spelt in some circles.…

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