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Is Tracing Cheating?

    Today I want to talk about tracing and the entire can of worms that opens up when it’s mentioned.  Although I have discussed various methods used by artists: Isn’t That Cheating?  I feel like revisiting this issue due to various discussions I have been seeing in art...

Framing Your Work

Today I want to talk about something artists eventually need to do, frame their artwork. As a new artist you may not have given much thought to getting your work framed.   Then one day you create a piece that you love and decide to frame it.  What do...

My Paper Has Teeth?

Well, sort of… When talking about paper, many times artists will refer to the “tooth” of the paper.  What they are referring to is the texture of the paper.  All paper has some sort of texture to it, ranging from incredibly small and smooth to heavy texture.  The type...