Free Lessons: Create Art in Color!

Draw with colored pencils and markers, and paint with acrylics and watercolors. Until Thursday, April 28, 2016, you can download three free lessons authored by Drawspace authors/artists.

Use Impasto to Paint with Texture (Beginner to Advanced) by Cailin Green

Create a richly textured painting with tissue paper and a painting knife. This project is fun, easy to do and requires only a few supplies. The dazzling three-dimensional forms catch light and create shadows in the peaks and valleys of the paint.

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1

The Ancient Art of Creating Mandalas (Beginner to Advanced) by art therapist, Judith Campanaro

Explore the history, art, and science of the sacred Mandala as inspiration to design your own symbol for inner harmony. Suggested media include colored pencils, markers, and/or watercolors.

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2

Draw a Vibrant Red Poppy (Beginner to Intermediate) by Tannis Trydal

Use layering, juxtaposing, erasing, impressing, and the grid method to render a colored pencil drawing of a red poppy.

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About Brenda Hoddinott
Award-winning artist and author; illustrator, art educator, curriculum designer, co-owner of Drawspace.com, owner of Drawspace Publishing, and retired forensic artist Brenda has developed art curricula and taught multidisciplinary arts since 1980. During her 25-year career as a forensic artist, Brenda worked with diverse criminal investigative agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Department of National Defense, private investigative agencies, and municipal police departments. Brenda and her partner John live in the suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia with their two SPCA rescue dogs: Timber the Huskador and Katie the Pitweiler. Their blended human family includes five adult children and two grandchildren. Books by Brenda Hoddinott include: 2012: Introduction to Contour Lines (Drawspace Publishing) 2012: Introduction to Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2011: Illustrated Dictionary of Art-Related Terms (Drawspace Publishing) 2010: Getting Started with Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing People Illustrated (Alpha Books) 2003: Drawing for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

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