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Kristen Rock

Kristen Rock

Kristen is an artist living in Norfolk, VA.  She is happiest with a cup of coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. A sucker for a sweet sunrise and an unexpected adventure, Kristen's latest inspirations include mermaids, dream catchers, and all things nautical. 

New York Jazz: Coloring Books

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Anyone who has been to New York City knows that it's the city that never sleeps. While the entire city may be high energy, each section of the city has it's own feeling and vibe.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: New York City, Jazz, Illustration, Coloring, Art work, drawing, creative

The Art of Fashion Illustration

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A good fashion illustration should not only capture the vision of the designer, it should drive the essence of the times.Simon Ungless

FILED UNDER: Art Bites / TAGGED: Fashion Illustration, Fashion, Design, Art, Individuality, Silhouette, sketching, drawing, how to draw

New Year's Art Resolutions: ARTrageous

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Happy New Year! We are ringing in 2015 with a series of giveaways to kick start your artistic resolutions. Have you been wanting to try hand lettering? To take on a new watercolor painting technique? To give bright and vibrant mixed media a go? Let's tackle that last one with the beautiful projects in ARTrageous by artist Jennifer McCully. Check out @walterfoster to enter our giveaway on Instagram!

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: Art, Multimedia Art, Illustration, Mixed media, Imagination, Text in art, how to paint, painting

Drawing & Painting Beautiful Faces

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Australian artist Jane Davenport is the talented author of Drawing & Painting Beautiful Faces. Her advice is both simple and inspiring. "Draw happy," she encourages. Simply flipping through the pages of her book inspires a happy and creative energy. It's easy to see that she uses her joy to depict the most fun, free, and full of life portraits imaginable.

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: , Illustration, Drawing Faces, Imagination, Acrylic, Water Color, Beautiful, Color Pencil, Crayons, Portraits

Creating Texture in Watercolor

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For centuries nature and animals have been some of the most popular subjects in art, from landscapes to hunting scenes to pet portraits. Many artists find that creating a life-like texture in watercolor, especially when rendering animal fur, can be a difficult process to master.

FILED UNDER: Art Lessons / TAGGED: painting, Illustration, Art, Texture, Fur, Animals, textures, how to paint, frisket

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