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Of all the subjects that put a fire into your creative ideas, drawing a rock would probably barely give off a spark unless you are are studying geology. But there could very well be times that you might need to draw rocks. When that happen, you might discover (as I have) that they can actually be interesting to study, draw and can add some interesting aspects to your art. Drawing rocks will be another skill you can add to your ever-growing internal portfolio. Rocks are not hard to draw, though it might seem challenging when you first try to brainstorm how to...

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Whether you want to draw mountains in the foreground or background, covered in snow or in trees, these vast, inspiring subjects can completely change a landscape drawing. 1. DIVIDE THE PAGE WITH THE HORIZON LINE AND PLACE THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE IT. To begin, determine the position of the horizon line on your page and draw the outline of a mountain range above it. Usually a mountain range has a layered appearance: one layer of peaks overlaps the other. The more distant the mountains are, the simpler and lighter they look. Each peak can be divided into two sides to create...

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Pen and ink. It can sound so permanent and scary. But, trust me, it doesn’t have to be! There are so many wonderful ways to control this medium, and its presence can add emotion and fine details to any drawing. Plus, knowing different pen and drawing techniques can translate into adding an extra special touch to a greeting card or scrapbook page. A NOTE ABOUT MATERIALS Before we delve into technique, let’s talk about materials. This is what I used to complete these exercises: Drawing paper Black sumi ink Nibs in a pen holder Brush Archival ink pens. The type...

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Lovely white snow can bring out the child in many of us. Though it tends to create chaos, there is a certain beauty of a landscape transformed into a white wonderland. Snow formations on even the most demure object can turn it into a work of art, if just for a short while. Snow is an artist favorite to capture on canvas, thanks to the shadow play and simple color palette that transform even simple details into strong points of art. One of the best things about creating a snowy scene is that most of the landscape and background needs less thought than if it...

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Learning how to paint a sunset with water colours is easy, fun and rewarding. You can create a dazzling, multi-hued water colour wash that mimics the vibrant colours of a sunset with minimal supplies. Once you’ve mastered this easy tutorial, you can tailor the process and colours to your liking to create truly spectacular skies in your artwork, whether you’re creating a collage or a water colour painting of a landscape. HOW TO PAINT A WATER COLOUR SUNSET SUPPLIES: Water colour paint in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet (can be from a tube/cake or mixed by hand) Water Round paintbrush in a size manageable to you...

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