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SketchBox #6 - Watercolour

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The November edition of the SketchBox arrived a couple of days early and has a focus on watercolour with a collection of supplies to give you a chance to dabble with the medium.

Art Video of the Week - Pumpkins in Perspective

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Just in time for Halloween, Proko  handed off his Youtube channel  to Marshall Vandruff  to give us a lesson in perspective using everyone's favourite gourd at this time of year.

Art Video of the Week - Cartoon Glam Eyes

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This week it's a bit of a fun, more cartoon-style, of drawing for eyes by Alice of HulloAlice . The video is really good at breaking down the basic steps and reminding us of some essential features that eyes have that, when paying attention, make them seem believable without necessarily being realistic.

Art Video of the Week - A Street Scene with James Gurney

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James Gurney , for those who don't know, is a well-known author and illustrator who is probably best known for his Dinotopia  series telling the utopian tale of sentient Dinosaurs co-existing with humans. He's also the author of some phenomenal instructional books: Color and Light  and Imaginative Realism . I have both, and I can tell you that they're excellent sources of information that, I think, any artist should have.

Art Video of the Week - Drawing Circles

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When you consider that the foundations of every form we draw can be rooted in basic shapes such as square, triangles, and circles, then the art of drawing a good circle is an important element in your toolkit.

SketchBox #5 - Inktober

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October, Inktober, what's in a name? Well, if you're into ink drawing and painting, this is the month of the year that many get involved in The Inktober Initiative by Jake Parker and this month, the SketchBox is very apropos to what's happening!

Art Video of the Week - Watercolour Shadows

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Steve is one of my favourite Youtube watercolourists and this week he's giving us a demonstration on how to approach shadows and, as a result, dimension, in your watercolour work.