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Over the years, I have had a lot of questions when creating my artworks, for example, what are the best pencils to use, what is the best paper for each art medium, the list goes on and on. Below are a few key pointers to help both the professional artists and happy hobbyist alike.

AN ARTISTS GUIDE TO COLOURED PENCILS

AN ARTISTS GUIDE TO COLOURED PENCILS

 
Coloured pencils have not always been primarily used for creating artwork, originally coloured pencils were used for marking up and checking written and technical works. Although the origins of coloured pencils stem…
 
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GRAPHITE PENCILS

GRAPHITE PENCILS –  A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF GRADES & TONES

 
The choice of what pencils to choose can be confusing, you may wonder, why does the price vary so much?, what are the benefits of one brand from another?
 
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BLENDING STUMPS

BLENDING STUMPS – WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM

 
A question most artists out there have asked, what is the best way to blend differing tones of graphite pencils together? I remember from a young age, trying to blend…
 
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DOG PENCIL DRAWING

DOG PENCIL DRAWING HINTS & TIPS

 
If you look around there is plenty of books and reference both on and offline to help you with drawing pets. As useful as some of them may be, I can truly say its firstly all about training your eyes…
 
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HOW DO I ORDER A PET PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING?

HOW DO I ORDER A PET PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING?

 
It may seem simple but a lot of people find it hard, asking the right questions, where do I find a pet portrait artist?, what is an acceptable cost for a pet drawing?
 
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WHAT ARE THE FIVE TYPES OF DRAWING?

WHAT ARE THE FIVE TYPES OF DRAWING?

 
This is an interesting one, you may have thought there are hundreds of different drawing types but there is only a handful. I have categorised them into distinct…
 
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TIPS FOR DRAWING CHILD PORTRAITS

TIPS FOR DRAWING CHILD PORTRAITS

 
Capturing the innocence and beauty of a child’s face can make for a spectacular portrait. Their big bright eyes, cheeky smiles and fun personalities, when drawn well…

 
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PET PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

PET PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

 
Obviously in history, artists would draw or paint the subject in a life drawing situation, live in front of them, as time has passed by artists would then do quick studies…

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6 TOP TIPS FOR THE PERFECT PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING

6 TOP TIPS FOR THE PERFECT PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING

 
Studying the overall composition of the face/subject is a very wise thing to do prior to starting any pencil portrait. There are many subtleties and details….
 
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6 TOP TIPS FOR THE PERFECT PENCIL PORTRAIT DRAWING

THE 5 KEY COLOURED PENCIL TECHNIQUES

 
This is a very handy guide to some of the key coloured pencil techniques to help you create some amazing effects and finishes to your artworks.
 
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Baby Pencil Drawing

WHAT IS THE POINT OF HYPERREALISTIC ART? WHY NOT JUST TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH?

 
Why do artists do Hyperrealistic art? put simply, because they can.

 
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