Mixed Media

Discover the breathtaking techniques and drawing and painting essentials that will make your artwork stand out from the crowd!

Communicate with your client

Commission Accomplished: Creating Custom Art for Clients

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Preparing custom artwork for a client is a singularly rewarding experience. As the artist, you have the opportunity to make someone's dream come to visual life. These tips will help you can take pride in the fact that you are creating something unique and special for your client.

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Craftsy#FlowerPower Drawing Contest

Enter to Win Craftsy’s #FlowerPower Contest!

By Craftsy

Announcing the #FlowerPower Contest — one week only! Submit your own single bloom or a stunning bouquet today to enter for your chance to have your work featured on the Craftsy blog and win a Craftsy class of your choice! Plus, instantly download our FREE Creating Flowers in Mixed Media eGuide for improving all your floral-inspired illustrations.

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The reference image and the work created inspired by it

Deference to the Reference: Using Reference Images to Create Great Art

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Regardless of the technique, medium or style you choose, reference images are an invaluable tool when creating fine art. They can help us gain factual information about spatial relationships, colors and forms that can help inform and inspire creative works of art, whether the finished product is fine art, pop art, impressionism or magical realism.

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Batik with Fabric -- Using concentrated watercolor ink on the Craftsy Blog!

Pure Color Imagination: How to Use Concentrated Watercolors

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Most artists are familiar with watercolor paint. But have you ever heard of concentrated watercolors? Also known as concentrated liquid watercolors, watercolor dye, or simply concentrated watercolor ink, these vibrant, jewel-like liquid tones are a fantastic addition to your fine art supplies. Learn how to use them here!

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