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By Starshine Roshell | Friday, June 26, 2015

All the Tools You Need to Start Sketching Landscapes

 

tools for sketching landscapes

In his beginner-level course, Foundations of Drawing: Sketching the Landscape, award-winning artist Will Kemp helps you develop the confidence to get outside and begin sketching in natural settings.

You’ll soak up the atmosphere, the sounds, the smells, of whatever you’re sketching as you compose and balance the scenes that are in front of you.

Anyone can do it! You just need the right tools.

If you’re ready to sketch like a professional artist, check out the materials Will recommends for getting started:

By Justin Seeley | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Gift-Giver's Guide to the iPad Stylus & Wacom Tablet

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Finding the perfect gift for a graphic designer can be a daunting task. But chances are good that a Wacom tablet or iPad stylus is at the top of their wish list.

Here are three options for each category—from budget-friendly to luxury model—to help you choose the perfect holiday gift for your favorite designer.

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Drawing Challenge: Final Day!

Day 21 (1)

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

On the final day of our 21-Day Drawing Challenge, we were asked to do a self-portrait.

By Kristin Ellison | Saturday, August 30, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 20

Day 20

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to go out into the world and draw what we saw for two hours.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 19

Day 19

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

First of all, let’s just put it right out there: I did not finish today’s assignment due to a tight work schedule.

Today’s challenge was to fill an 8 ½ x 11” piece of paper with all kinds of faces, from people to puppies, from monsters to aliens.

By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 28, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 18

Day 18

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

So, you know the cardboard backing on notepads? Today Von challenged us to create what he calls a cardboard doodle.

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 17

Day 17

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to drawn an eye as realistically as possible—and then to draw one as graphically as possible.

By Kristin Ellison | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Drawing Challenge in Action: Day 16

Day 16

Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.

Today Von challenged us to use the reference images of an owl and redraw it in an iconic style by reducing its form to simple flat shapes.

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