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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

Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil

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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

Citysketch Paris

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I've never been to Paris, but sitting on the patio of a Parisian cafe and writing, sketching, people-watching the day away is definitely on my bucket list. Images of Paris only add details to my daydreams about this future trip, and this lovely courtyard shot is the latest inspiration for my sketchbook.

FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: citysketch, drawing, how to draw, city, sketching, New York

Lose Yourself in Coloring: Dragons

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"There are dragons in the clouds, in trees and waves, and dragons carved in stone, and guarding gold in caverns old, in stories, waiting to be told..."

FILED UNDER: Making Art, Pictura / TAGGED: dragons, coloring books, pencil, drawing, coloring, how to draw


crimson orchid

Red is a powerful color with symbolic meaning that goes back through all of history. And during American Heart Month (building awareness for heart disease) and on Valentine's Day, it seems like the perfect color to hightlight in The Color Mix. But we're not talking about just any red—we're talking about bold and beautiful Crimson.

FILED UNDER: The Color Mix / TAGGED: how to paint, orchid, painting, crimson, color mixing

Upcycling Mailers: Part II

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In yesterday's post we talked about upcycling your mail into new artwork that you can enjoy yourself or send on as artistic new mail for friends. Today it's all about upcycling packages and even packaging from your kitchen. Cardboard from packages, cereal boxes, beverage boxes...any boxes can be used and each style/brand/logo adds its own character to your art.

FILED UNDER: Art Bites / TAGGED: mixed media, creative, how to paint, mailers

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