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Bas-Relief Sculpting

  Bas-relief, pronounced bah-relief and also known as low-relief, originally stems from Italian phrase bass-relievo. Essentially this is a sculpture that is always projecting from its surrounding surface. The projection is subtle, and the modeled form is never undercut. Bas-relief is just one type of many in this style. It’s worth pointing out that we...

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Watch Naughty Egg Tackle November's Week 1 Challenge!

The leaves are changing color and we're joining the fun! Watch Naughty Egg tackle November's Week 1 Challenge, FALL LEAVES We can't wait to see your take on this! Don't forget to post and hashtag this week and all month long for a chance to make it on to our official blog. Watch Here

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Character And Fashion Illustration

Illustration is defined as a decoration, interpretation or visual expression of a text, concept or process. Today we will delve into two styles of Illustration, Character and Fashion, and illuminate the very different and specific ways these styles achieve expression.   Beginning with Character illustration, we can define it as a work of art that...

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Watch Naughty Egg Tackle The Week 2 Challenge!

It's almost the end of October but we're not finished! Watch Naughty Egg tackle another scary one for October's Week 2 Challenge, TENTACLES We can't wait to see your take on this! Don't forget to post and hashtag this week and all month long for a chance to make it on to our official blog....

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Meet Jade-Lee! Our September Smart Art Box Challenge Winner

This September we rolled out our usual 4 prompt challenge and asked you to post and share what you created for the following themes: Insect, Float, Pattern and Outer Space. We are so happy to introduce you to Jade-Lee Young, our September Peacock Points Challenge Winner. SAB: Where are you from and what do you...

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Essential Tips and Tricks on Colored Pencils

Colored pencils are one of the most approachable artistic media. In most cases, all you need to get started drawing with colored pencils are the pencils themselves and a piece of paper. What actually is a colored pencil? Colored pencils are composed of a core of colored pigments protected by wood casing. While graphite pencils...

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