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  • 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...
  • Illustration of a little girl and her dog
    Draw a picture of a little girl and her dog
    A little girl with her dog makes a wonderful subject to draw. Since budget crafting is all about creating art for the home at a reasonable price, then why not create something that is personalized? The illustration of the little girl and Lucky dog...
  • Drawing a picture of Irina the cat at the Pinnacles
    Drawing a picture of Irina the cat at the Pinnacles
    Ailurophiles will enjoy displaying art of their own felines. So for people who like to draw, creating an illustration of their own cats is a great way to save money. Also, a cat's own human is far more in tune with the mannerism and...
  • How to make palm tree shoes with fabric markers
    How to make palm tree shoes with fabric markers
    Canvas shoes with artistic designs can be quite pricey, especially if you take a look at the offerings online. Shoes with hand drawn and painted designs are beautiful, but what if you cannot afford to shop for handmade wares online? If you want to...
  • Many illustrators start drawing as children. As they get older, organizations like the Society of Illustrators might prove useful.
    About the Society of Illustrators
    Many people have incredible drawing talents that can be put to good use across a wide spectrum of careers including children’s book illustrations, comic art and animation; some individuals have even managed to gain widespread success due to...
  • Making a pie card
    Making a pie card
    Pie cards are perfect to make for pastry aficionados, especially if you know a person who always harps about someone eating the last piece of blueberry pie. Why not humor this friend by making them a card that they can keep much longer than any...
  • Drawing a Siberian Husky
    How to draw a picture of a Siberian Husky
    Colored pencil drawings are ideal for artists of all ability levels who want to create personalized pet art. Lady dog was a Siberian Husky that I was fortunate to know for fourteen years, and I was devastated when she passed away in 2007. At the...
  • Goodwin
    Father loses rifle, gun license over spat involving 'Despicable Me' drawing
    Robert Goodwin, a 41-year-oldArlington, Mass.,man, was forced to give up his hunting rifle and his gun license after a heated spat with Michael Hanna, the principal of Stratton Elementary School, The Blaze reported Monday.According to The Blaze,...