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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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Tubes of oil paint and artist paint brushes closeup on wooden background. Retro styled.

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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What is beauty in art—and does it still matter?

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How have notions of beauty evolved in art down the centuries, and what do they tell us about the beauty of the art of today?

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What Is the Role of the Male Nude in the Art of Today?

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It’s fair to say that the male nude in art has undergone something of a chequered history.

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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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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 Possibilities of White Paint and the 5 Artists Who Realised Them

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Is white a mere neutral or ‘base’ colour for artists, or is it the colour – one of the most literally illuminating of all? It’s not a question that has necessarily been asked as often as it should have been…

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5 Women Who Showed New Ways Forward for Self-portraiture

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Self-portraiture is one of those vexed subjects within art that has not always attracted the attention and analysis it really deserves. After all, there is so much more to any given artist’s self-portrait than a straightforward expression of ‘this is…

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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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