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Starting Art July Edition
August 06, 2008

Issue #15 - July 2008

Hi,

Apologies that this issue is a little late - we'll be back on track with another issue at the end of this month. And watch out for a very exciting announcement next issue...

Over a year in the making and almost ready. It's called Watercolour Secrets and I think you're going to like it ;-)

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Best wishes,

Bob.


*** CONTENTS ***

1. Video Tutorial of the Month - Watercolor Pencils (Part 3)

2. Quick Tip: A Unique Painting Surface You Have to Try

3. Article: Master Perspective First Time

4. Pearl From the Forums: Take a Peek at the Studios & Workspaces of Other Amateur Artists

5. Quick Tip: How to Keep Your Fingers Clean When Using Pastels

6. Featured Art Group - Pastels


1. Video Tutorial of the Month - Watercolor Pencils (Part 3)

Here is the final of three parts on using Watercolor Pencils...

Click here to see Part 3


2. Quick Tip: A Unique Painting Surface You Have to Try

Try this tip from Phil Wegner and create a unique piece of artwork that'll impress your friends and family...

Click here to see the tip


3. Article: Master Perspective First Time

This in-depth guide will help master the often difficult subject of perspective. Nothing ruins a picture, no matter how beautifully painted than skewiff perspective but it's surprisingly easy to master. Print this one out and take it to your work space so you can try a few of the exercises...

Read the article here


4. Pearl From the Forums: Take a Peek at the Studios & Workspaces of Other Amateur Artists

Where do you paint? Do you infuriate your significant other by commandeering the dining room table for weeks at a time? Or are you lucky enough to have your own mini art studio? Dawn started a forum discussion to take a fascinating peek into the art spaces of other self-taught artists and boy did it take off!

See other people's art rooms here


5. Quick Tip: How to Keep Your Fingers Clean When Using Pastels

Great little tip here from Graham Jeffries...

Click here to see what it is


6. Featured Art Group at idrawandpaint.com - Pastels

Ever fancied trying your hand at pastels? We have a terrific art group on idrawandpaint.com set up to help and inspire anyone interested in pastels. The group has its own forum where members can submit samples of their work or ask any questions related to the medium. Remember, idrawandpaint.com is completely free to join and use and you'll meet some wonderfully supportive, like-minded people there. So what are you waiting for?!

See the group home page here...
(you must be a member of idrawandpaint.com to join and participate - don't worry it's completely free!)


That's it for this issue. Best wishes and see you next time.

Bob.

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