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How to Improve Your Art Skills

Do you wish to one day become a great artist, and have people look at your artwork in amazement and wonder how you drew it? Or maybe you’re looking for a career in art and need to improve your skills. Whatever the case may be, here are some ideas to help you improve your art skills. One of the most ...

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How to Draw and Paint Faster

Are you struggling to get your Art projects done on time? Some students – even those who are dedicated and hard-working – find it challenging to work at the pace required in a Visual Art course. The skilful, perfectionist student usually falls into this category; those who produce meticulous, highly-detailed observational drawings or paintings. Parents and teachers can be unsure ...

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Painting Principles Every Artist should Know

Yes, many great artists urge their peers to break the rules. And, yes, letting loose and being in the moment set a solid foundation for a successful painting session. So before you start breaking any rules, we are here to break down 10 key painting principles. Brought to you by accomplished oil painter, Gregg Kreutz, these pointers are geared to help you boost ...

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These Fanciful Microbes Need Your Colouring Skills

A vast microscopic world writhes around you. Now a colouring book lets you bring wee beasts and beauties to life. Jennifer Delaney isn’t a scientific illustrator by training. She’s a math teacher for Donegal Youthreach in Ireland, working with students who have dropped out of school. She never formally studied art, she’s never been interested in colouring, and her last science ...

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10 Sketching Tips for Beginners

The Beginner’s Guide to Sketching is a book that offers lots of inspiration and advice for anyone looking to take their first creative steps or wanting to add a new piece to their design portfolio. The comprehensive guide covers everything from choosing the right drawing tools to understanding shading and value, adding colour, and creating a finished scene. If you’re a complete novice, ...

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6 Best Places to Visit in Jamaica

Jamaica boasts a treasure trove of natural jewels and a colorful African vibe. Golden beaches, emerald mountains, turquoise seas, cascades, coral reefs, rainforests, rivers, and mineral springs are just some of the island’s enviable assets. Not surprisingly nature lovers will find plenty of things to see and do, from hiking and birding in the jungle to horseback riding along the ...

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Travel tips: 7 Mistakes Every First-Time Traveller Makes

Congratulations, you’ve booked your first flight! Pat yourself on the back, because there are only a few more steps between you and a seamless flying experience. If you’re like most people, exploring something new—like the cabin of an aeroplane—can be daunting. While not every first-time traveller will mistake the emergency exit for the bathroom, there are some common errors that newbie ...

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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Northern Norway: Vesteralen and Lofoten

Nowhere epitomises the great outdoors quite like Northern Norway, with its jagged mountains, gleaming fjords and vast swathes of lush woodlands. The air is so crisp and clean you feel as if you’ve been transported to another time. It almost makes you believe that Middle Earth was real. Our journey through Northern Norway took us to the mountainous region of ...

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Why You Must Make Alcudia Your Next Holiday Stop in Mallorca

Just because the lush, seafront city of Alcudia is a mere 24 square miles (60 square kilometres) that has no bearing on how much this lovely port and ancient city on the island’s nether region, can offer holiday makers. You can find it, as the Romans did, in the northern reaches of Mallorca around an hour or so away from Mallorca’s capital, ...

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Discovering Uzbekistan: At the centre of the Silk Road

Even more than the Roman Empire, the Silk Road shaped the world we know today. Weaving from Europe to Asia, Russia to the Subcontinent, and everywhere in between, it was along this network of ancient trading routes that people, ideas, inventions, and goods made their way. At the centre of the Silk Road, and waiting to be discovered, is Uzbekistan. ...

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