Mixed Media

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

Capturing movement in art on the Craftsy Blog!

Drawing in Motion: Adding Movement to Your Artwork

By Jessie Oleson Moore

A bit of movement breathes life into a piece of artwork, and keeps the viewer's eyes engaged in the world you've created, regardless of style. Here are several highly-effective methods for adding motion that you can easily incorporate into your next piece.

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Essential mixed media supplies on the Craftsy Blog!

Art on a Budget: Essential Supplies for Mixed Media Art

By Antonella Avogadro

Mixing media can be a very fun and experimental approach to painting, and discovering how different supplies and types of paint react to each other can create some wonderful effects. It is also a great way to create artwork if you have a limited amount of supplies. Read on to discover my essential supply list for creating original mixed media pieces!

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Inspect from a distance to determine doneness on the Craftsy Blog!

The Art of Restraint: How to Know an Illustration is Finished

By Jessie Oleson Moore

How do you know when it's time to declare an illustration finished? Ultimately, this is a decision that is totally up to you. However, there are some tips that can help you determine the best time to call a piece of art complete. Here are several tricks for helping you determine when your illustration is finished.

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A guide to watercolor tips

4 Common Watercolor Mistakes and How to Fix Them!

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Watercolor is not always the most forgiving medium. If you add too much water to a wash it can dry in uneven, splotchy color. When still wet, different colors can bleed into one another. And what if you accidentally drop paint on the page? Here are a handful of common calamities which can occur while working in watercolor, as well as some easy solutions.

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Media can make a difference

In Living Color: 7 Different Methods for Coloring Illustrations

By Jessie Oleson Moore

Adding color can be an easy and effective way of making your pen and ink illustrations sparkle and pop. But what medium should you use to take them from black and white to technicolor? From how it's done to pros and cons, read on to explore different ways to color your pen and ink illustrations for bold & unique drawings!

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Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert: What’s the Best Way to Draw Fur in Shadowed Areas?

By Craftsy

Welcome to the Craftsy blog's Sunday drawing series! In Ask An Expert we share advice directly from our experts, in response to popular questions asked by our members. In this edition of our weekly series, professional artist Matt Rota explains how to draw perfect circles, fur in shadows and much more.

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