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Here's Starting Art Issue #009
January 25, 2008

Issue #9 - January 2008

Hi and welcome to the latest issue of Starting Art. And as the first Newsletter of 2008, let me wish you and your family very best wishes throughout the year.

As ever, if you have any requests for articles, tutorials, tips or advice, please let me know.... you can do that by simply replying to this e-mail.

Best wishes & enjoy your painting!

Bob P.s. If this e-mail doesn't format correctly in your e-mail software (i.e missing images, broken links etc) you can always see the contents at the following 'Back Issues' web page:

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~ CONTENTS ~

1. Video Tutorial of the Month - How to Paint a Variegated Wash

2. Pastels Article 1 - Using Soft and Hard Pastels

3.Pastels Article 2 - Choosing Paper for Pastel Work

4. Pastels Video - Drawing Trees

5. Step-By-Step Article - The Value of A Tonal Sketch


1. Video Tutorial of the Month - How to Paint a Variegated Wash

What is a variegated wash? Well, it's a great way to paint an evening sky in watercolor. To find out how, watch this extract from my forthcoming DVD course on Watercolour Painting...

Click here to see the video...


2. Pastels Article 1 - Using Soft and Hard Pastels

Soft and hard pastels have been around since the 16th century and have been used by some of the world's most famous artists.

They are extremely versatile and can produce intensely vibrant colors as well as (perhaps more obviously), soft subtle shades of pale tones.

Click here to read the article


3. Pastels Article 2 - Choosing Paper for Pastel Work

Choosing the right pastel paper to use with your pastels can be confusing.

Find out what to look for in color, texture and quality that will make make your pastel drawings sing with atmosphere!

Click here to see the article...


4. Pastels Video - Drawing Trees

Staying with the Pastels theme, here's a video I found on Youtube which is actually pretty good in my opinion. Well worth watching...

Click here to have a look...


5. Step-By-Step Article - The Value of A Tonal Sketch

A tonal sketch is an ideal method of working out your composition and also where the lights and darks are going to be placed in your picture, regardless of what colours are involved. In fact it's an essential pre-requisite to almost any decent painting. Find out why and how in this step-by-step article...

Click here to see the article...


That's it for this issue. Best wishes...

Bob.

Copyright Bob Davies 2008
www.How-To-Draw-And-Paint.com

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