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  • Make a cat shirt with fabric markers
    Make a cat shirt with fabric markers
    In the last post the idea of using tracing paper to transfer a cat illustration was discussed, which relates to the topic of this article. The cat image on the tracing paper will be transferred on to a shirt to use as the outline for drawing a cat...
  • Using tracing paper to transfer the cat drawing
    Using tracing paper to transfer the cat drawing
    Tracing paper can be used to transfer any type of drawing. Here a basic outline drawing of a cat is transferred using the tracing paper technique. The tracing paper pictured here was purchased at a thrift store, which is a budget friendly place...
  • The Canadian goose illustration
    Coloring in the Canadian goose drawing
    Once the Canadian goose illustration was transferred to the final drawing paper, it was time to shade in the drawing. Colored pencils are a budget friendly medium for adding color to artwork, which is something people of all ages can enjoy doing....
  • Transferring the Canadian goose drawing with tracing paper
    Transferring the Canadian goose drawing with tracing paper
    Tracing paper is the old school way to move a drawing to move a drawing to high quality paper. Creating illustrations on rough draft paper is convenient when on the go, but rendering the final drawing on heavy duty paper is ideal when using...
  • Annie cat looking over the hillside
    Drawing a cat looking down a hillside
    The colored pencil drawing of Annie the manx cat looking down the hillside is now complete. Thisillustration was created with colored pencils and oil pastels, and the hues were built up to make this really pop. Cat art is an enjoyable to look at...
  • Drawing in progress
    Book review of France Van Stone's 'Sketch!'
    You may have noticed that art classes for children are either disappearing entirely from schools or diminishing in their frequency of being offered. This is sad since children are more likely to believe they can do art successfully before the age...
  • Starting a new cat drawing
    Starting a cat drawing
    It is always exciting to start a new art project, especially since this is something anyone can do on a budget. Ailurophiles will adorecreating the artistic likeness of the furry four-legged friend.The following steps were used to start drawing...
  • Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs
    'Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs'
    James Silvani is sure to please many young artists with his "Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs."The instructions are simple. He starts with a line figure, then adds ovals to create more shape....
  • Homage to Ed Emberley makes a fun, colorful book of drawings
    Homage to Ed Emberley makes a fun, colorful book of drawings
    We purchased Ed Emberley books in the late 70’s, early 80’s because we wanted to give our boys a leg-up on drawing. They are delightful books—we still have them—that taught anyone to draw by using simple shapes. That&rsquo...
  • Create an outline drawing of a cat for a painting
    Making an outline drawing of a cat for a painting
    Oil painting is a budget friendly hobby, especially if a set of student grade oil paints are purchased. The professional grade oil paints are wonderful to use, but not everyone can afford to purchase these. What if a person just wants to have a...
  • A mommy and baby panda bears
    Creating a vibrant background for two panda bears
    Monochromatic illustrations are captivating to create, but sometimes an artist just wants a pop of color. The mom and baby panda bear featured here did not feel complete until a bamboo wall, and a rock pathway were added to this composition.At...
  • Drawing a mama bear holding a baby bear.
    Drawing a mama panda bear holding her baby
    Do you have a friend who loves panda bears? If so, then why not create some panda bear art with colored pencils. A friend's affinity for panda bears was the inspiration for this drawing, which was also influenced by watching the cute bears...
  • 'Monstrously Funny Cartoons' by Christopher Hart: Spooky lessons in cartooning
    'Monstrously Funny Cartoons' by Christopher Hart: Spooky lessons in cartooning
    Just in time for Halloween, but sure to be a hit at any time of year, is Christopher Hart's "Monstrously Funny Cartoons." It's a large paperback book filled with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing cartoon figures of monsters...
  • 'Pokemon Art Academy' initial thoughts
    'Pokemon Art Academy' initial thoughts
    All you need is a love for Pokemon and Nintendo's newest edition of "Art Academy" is a winner.Let's face it- drawing is a skill that not everyone has. It requires patience and an attention to detail not many people possess. The...
  • Make affordable shirts with Zazzle
    Turn artwork into affordable shirts on Zazzle
    People who enjoy creating their own designs on shirts might like drawing on shirts with fabric markers, but this process can be messy and time consuming. Also, drawing a picture on the shirt means this piece of art will only last for as long as...
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