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Drawing Lessons from Edward Hopper

I don’t think I’d be exaggerating by calling Edward Hopper one of America’s national treasures. His work captured a time and place like no one else, and his distinctive style makes his work instantly recognizable.But his drawings are an undiscovered secret, as I found out when I began looking at many of Hopper’s works on paper.
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Techniques and Tips

5 Reasons You’ll Want to Try STABILO Right Now

From brilliant colors to long-lasting cap-off times, there are tons of reasons why we love STABILO’s products, and why you will, too! Check out some of their art-filled tips and tricks below, and get ready to let loose, unleash some creativity and have fun during your next art project. Enjoy!1. It’s FreeingSTABILO’s campaign for 2017 is “Free Your True Colors.
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Plein Air Pastels | A Gallery

In the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, we asked five renowned landscape artists—Lorenzo Chavez, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke, Kim Lordier and Richard McKinley—about the most important ingredient to making a plein air outing a success? Here’s a sampling of the responses—and a gallery with some of their plein air work:Kim Lordier: Just taking the time to slow it all down.
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Techniques and Tips

Framing Without a Mat

Many pastel artists are abandoning traditional mat and frame presentations and replacing them instead with wide wood frames. This is especially true when anti- or low-reflection glazing is utilized, like Tru Vue brand AR and Museum Glass. Many prominent galleries are encouraging this presentation and most national pastel exhibitions are seeing entries framed in this manner.
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All About Drawing Basics

An Artist Needs It All—From Drawing Techniques to Drawing IdeasMastering the art of drawing can take a lifetime because there are just so many drawing lessons to be learned. From foundational step-by-step drawing knowledge to all the different kinds of drawings to be explored—line drawing, contour drawing, gesture drawing, figure drawing, and more—a life of drawing is one that can be busy and incredibly varied.
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13 Tips for Urban Sketching

Take to the Streets With Pen and BrushUrban sketching isn’t just about drawing buildings. It’s about life and capturing the vibrancy of that life between the pages of your sketchbook. Artists Cathy Johnson and Liz Steel both take to the streets to do just that and have learned tons of urban sketching tips worth sharing.
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