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Take a Bite Out of These 9 Creative ProjectsFood: No matter how we spend our days and nights, we always come back to food. We daydream about it, respond to the scent of it, plan our schedules around it, socialize with it and, naturally, eat it.What better creative stimulus could there be — especially to celebrate the upcoming National Day of Unplugging — than something so elemental to life and happiness?
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Techniques and Tips

3 Mistakes You Make When Drawing the Figure

Don’t you sometimes wish you could apply the keyboard’s “undo” shortcut to life? When we make a mistake, and all of us do, the first response should be to acknowledge and then correct it. Easier said than done, yes? When it comes to art, specifically figure drawing, it’s relatively easy to do. Because with Stan Prokopenko’s guidance, you can learn how to acknowledge the mistakes, and then how to fix them.
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Autumn Landscape Demo with George Shipperley

This demonstration is from “Familiar Sights That Never Were” by BJ Foreman in the July/August issue of Magazine.“Autumnal Tonalities” By George ShipperleyI base my landscapes upon years of observation of the natural world, but the particular scenes I depict come from my imagination. For the painting that would be Pathway, I saw in my mind a dense forest with a path going straight through.
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The Artist Life

Paradise City: Santa Barbara, California

With each Paradise City stop, we take an artful spin around cities near and far that lure us with their sights and history, delicious and unique food, interesting happenings and (of course!), amazing art experiences! This time we explore the wonders of Santa Barbara, California!Queen of the MissionsSanta Barbara, California, is named after the patron saint of architects, builders and masons.
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Techniques and Tips

Roll Out the Artist Tape

Learn four handy, art-related uses for tape—as demonstrated by Helen Oh.Adhesive tape was invented in 1845 by surgeon Horace Day, who coated fabric strips with rubber adhesive. Artists have probably found specialized uses for every kind of tape—and there are many. These four are among my favorites:Medical paper tape, available at pharmacies, is structurally non-woven and multi-directional, so it can be pulled to create gentle curves.
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