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Art Blogging Best Practices

The Overwhelm of Getting Started I’ve observed a lot of artists who have an interest in possibly selling and/or exhibiting their art who get overwhelmed by all the technical things involved in this online age, not to mention all the things they “should” remember to...

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Do You Struggle to Finish Your Art?

I have an article called Do You Struggle to Finish Your Art. In it, I talk about different reasons people may struggle to finish and what they can do about it. But I think there is actually something else going on that is much more insidious when we catch ourselves...

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10 Reasons Artists Should Join Clubhouse

Clubhouse is a new social media app that is on the rise. So, what is it? It’s a platform that’s entirely audio. It’s also in real time. This means there are no recordings and if you don’t join a conversation while it’s happening, you miss out. It’s kind of like...

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How to fund a body of art

A common objection I hear to making art is that it costs money. What if you could find a way to fund your explorations, experiments, and even the materials to make your art? Hello my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your...

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4 Lessons For Formidable Landscapes

In today’s video I’m looking at work by community member Linda. We discuss: the importance of value in a landscape, atmospheric perspective, a strategy to improve your compositions, and how to use focal points. I also offer some tips on using color to create harmony...

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“It’s too late… you just aren’t an artist…”

When I taught high school art, I found one part of parent/teacher conferences surprising: how many parents were told their own art interest wasn’t valuable or important. Hi, my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your skill and...

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How to Draw Accurately from Photo Reference

In this short drawing tutorial, I support a student inside my free drawing challenge. I demonstrate a quick and easy way to check for accuracy insider your drawings, paintings, really all the artwork you create. This is a great way to improve your drawing accuracy,...

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