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Member's Showcase; Pris Hardy

Pris creates delightful Art works using different mediums from pencils to acrylics

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The theme for April is "Tropical"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread:


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Every month a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!

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New May Colour Wheel Postcard Swap  Yellow/Orange and Blue/Violet

Create 1 postcard 6x4 for 1 partner using the Yellow/Orange and Blue/Violet colour wheel combination (complementary colours). The choice of subject and material you use to create the postcard is yours.

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Membe's Showcase - Pris Hardy

Started by cheekyjane in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Pris Hardy 17 hours ago. 25 Replies

Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Pris Hardy from Clearfield UT USA Pris creates delightful art using many different Mediums from pencils to…READ MORE

Art and craft classes

Started by Priyanka Sharma in General Art Room. Last reply by Priyanka Sharma yesterday. 1 Reply

Hey guys ! I have a query but it's little bit different from this group. Actually I wanna start art and craft classes for kids at home but I have no idea how to start it. what curriculum should I make for it? What stationary would be requisite to…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Gorilla Challenge ~ 04-01-2016

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Nelson Failing yesterday. 45 Replies

Image courtesy of Angeline Rijkeboer of Paint My…READ MORE

Where has my wee comment box gone :(

Started by Karen in General Art Room. Last reply by Pat on Thursday. 2 Replies

Im doing it again...arggggggWhen I reply to a comment I cant see the wee box to add ıt...Jane..helppppp lol...............READ MORE

Help please

Started by Karen in General Art Room. Last reply by cheekyjane on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Hi thereI cannot get any of my downloads to look normal in size...The width is very extreme..Any advice please.READ MORE

portrait lesson

Started by Maureen Ross in General Art Room on Wednesday. 0 Replies

this is my second attempt now I'm on my first ever portraiture lessons -   this one just dealing with proportions so far - next week, profilesREAD MORE

Monthly Theme - April 2016

Started by cheekyjane in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Cathey E. DeRosa on Wednesday. 21 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for April. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Tropical The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to…READ MORE

Mixed media with watercolor

Started by Pamela Nixon in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips. Last reply by Onyx Welborne Apr 23. 17 Replies

I'm new to this and would love to try some mixed media with my watercolor.Is their someone out there who could send me some ideas and how to's.Thank you.Pam N.READ MORE

WIP - Old Wooden Door

Started by Tanya Gibson in Works in Progress. Last reply by Jess Apr 22. 1 Reply

This is the painting that I'm working on.  I'm new to watercolour and have been enjoying it very much!  …READ MORE

Tags: watercolor, painting, watercolour, rustic, wood

Turning Alexandria The Red Into an Anime Character

Started by Glen Villar in General Art Room Apr 20. 0 Replies

Here's Alexandria The Red. She's a cosplayer and is kind of known in the cosplaying world. I figured her Spiderman jacket and shirt looked cute in her. This is what she will be if she's an anime or manga character.This was sketched in a 5x7 165gsm…READ MORE


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