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Angela Corpus

Angela Corpus

Angela is Marketing Manager for the Quarto Publishing Group USA. A Chicago gal at heart, she recently relocated to southern California and can usually be found exploring the beaches, feeding her newfound inner artist, and chasing sunsets with her camera. A collector of stories old and new, she's an avid postcard sender, and origami cranes always seem to tag along on her travels. Follow her adventures on Twitter: @angelacorpus

Pencil Playbook: Pattern Drawing

pencil playbook colorful drawing

Sketching and painting are two of our favorite things to do at Walter Foster. Lately, I've been dedicating myself to pencil practice: making sure I get some sketching time in each day. The pencil is one of the oldest tools in the artist's toolbox, and never before have artists had such an array of pencil styles and colors and mediums available to us. 

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: pencil, pencil drawing, drawing, how to draw, colors, colorful, drawing exercise, inspiration, creativity, ana montiel

Shooting with Soul: Beachcombing

shooting with soul beach

Seascapes and beaches are easily some of the most photographed and painted subjects in art. It's not surprising, though. The seaside offers so many gorgeous vistas, from the lively birds and wildlife to the varied textures of sand, surf, rocks, seashells, and even dried coral.

FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: photography, drawing, painting, lettering, how to draw

Paper Art: Mastering Origami Flowers

origami lily photo

"A flower blossoms for its own joy." -Oscar Wilde

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: origami, paper art, flowers, craft

Hooker's Green

hookers green and lemon yellow

Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope you're enjoying some green in your life today. With spring on the way, I've had green on the brain leading up to this bright holiday, so today we're talking about Hooker's Green.

FILED UNDER: The Color Mix / TAGGED: Hooker's Green, The Color Mix, color mixing, four-leaf clover, St. Patrick's Day, how to paint, painting, acrylic, watercolor

Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil

contents how to draw animals

The title pretty much says it all. I've always been the type to doodle small drawings on papers, notebooks, and journals, and lately I've been having fun with colored pencil illustrations. I try to keep a few bright colors near my couch so that I can practice drawing whenever I'm watching TV. Though sometimes I can't have colored pencils with me, it's always fun to start a drawing in pen and add that splash of color later. 

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: drawing, doodling, how to draw, animals, elephant, colored pencil


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