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Beautiful Student work from Peter Pan and Wendy Online workshop

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Beautiful Student work from Peter Pan and Wendy Online workshop

I am so proud of the numerous artists who have taken my Peter Pan and Wendy Online Workshop through Ever After 2017! Here are just a few of the examples of work that I have received and I'm proud to show you their work! If you're a fan of Fairy tales like Peter Pan and/or landscape painting, perspective, flying ships, foggy atmosphere, and street lights and you haven't purchased this online workshop, please check it out now! Well Done everyone! Thank you so much for sharing your work! I am so sorry to those who's images I missed. I'll add...

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How To Evaluate Your Art by Stephen Lursen

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How To Evaluate Your Art by Stephen Lursen

Hi! Welcome to today's blog article where I talk about how you can evaluate, consider, and develop your artwork. To begin talking about how to evaluate art in general, you must first have a strong understanding of how to talk about the elements and principles of art and design. Once you can break apart a painting into its core elements and principles, you can critique it alone or in a group and ensure everyone else understands exactly what you're talking about. It also allows you to simplify a potentially complicated image to evaluate the core purpose or message within the art...

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Ever After 2017 is now here!

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Ever After 2017 is now here!

Thank you so much to all of you who've already signed up, what an amazing group of people we've amassed! Ever After 2017 has now opened it's magical castle doors you guys!! Be sure to join before the early registration discount code expires for 20% off!  Your 20% off discount code expires on July 8th, so be sure to use it before then!  If you haven't signed up yet, here is just a little reminder to make sure you use your early bird discount code: MAGIC2017 (valid on all packages until July 8th!)  See you there!  Here is all the info...

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Basic Art Supplies for Success

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Basic Art Supplies for Success

What art supplies do I need to get started making art?  1.) Once you figure out what you want to make based on your inspirational set of images. Ask yourself, "What medium do I need to use to achieve a like result?" To answer this check the material/media list from the artist's painting. Typically when you find a painting on a gallery - even online- it will include the material and media used. That starts your shopping list. Sometimes you see they use a mix of media such as acrylics, collage, ink, watercolor, or oil. Many of these can be...

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Don’t ruin your art! 10 ways we ruin our paintings and how to avoid them.

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Don’t ruin your art! 10 ways we ruin our paintings and how to avoid them.

Are you using enough paint? (dry brushing and leaving the canvas showing through your painting.) If you are stingy with your paint, then viewers will think your paintings aren't worth much. The biggest difference between professional and beginner artists is that beginners on average don't use enough paint. Are you using the right materials or medium for your desired effect? (Understand how each type of painting medium works best.) Don't jsut settle for what is convenient. This is the path to little success. Find out what you favorite paintings are made out of and use that artist's media. Do you...

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