4 DIY Modern Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Techniques

Modern calligraphy is an artistic lettering medium open to versatility, experimentation, and the development of skills that lie outside of the traditional calligraphy toolbox. Contemporary pointed-pen calligraphy often uses colorful watercolor, backgrounds, flourish designs, and painted flowers. You might see these modern techniques spilling their ink across mail art, wedding and event invitations, as well...

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Pro-Tips! How to Paint with Alcohol Inks

Alcohol ink is an extremely flexible and impressionistic medium. Just as with any art, practice will allow you greater control over the medium and allow you to more strongly define your paintings and patterns,  but what you choose to do with theses inks, whether it’s create flowing abstract art or stained-glass-like images, is completely up...

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5 Marker Art Pieces That Will Inspire and Motivate You

Markers are the chosen medium of many illustrators, designers, and lettering artists. Artist markers are an excellent portable and low maintenance medium. For some, the lack of mess is what makes markers worth learning. For others it’s the fact that they dry extremely quickly, which allows new artists to work through sketches at a quick...

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5 Famous Color Pencil Drawings You Must See!

Anyone who has started their drawing careers as children with Crayola colored pencils, probably has a fondness for the control and detail they have when using colored pencils to draw. Still, many people are surprised to find that drawing with colored pencils has become a fine art with the exquisite execution to rival painting and...

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7 Unique Ways to Try Monoprinting

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that allows you to create unique, freeform printed images every time. Unlike the more common relief printing, which uses a block stamp to reproduce the same image over and over again, monoprinting allows the freedom to create each image anew. This will allow you to produce abstract compositions, more...

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