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What to do if someone steals your art

MaryAnn asks: “Do you think it is necessary to (would you recommend) watermark original drawings on websites? I don't know if anyone will ever even see this website, let alone steal my images!  Is it necessary to watermark/sign drawings on Instagram? Do you think they...

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How to start your own gallery

How do you realize your dream of a private gallery of your art?    Hi my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today I have a Q from some in the community. Edward asks,...

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4 Lessons from Leonardo da Vinci

I recently finished reading the biography out on Leonard da Vinci by Walter Isaacson and discovered some new things about this artist legend I couldn’t wait to share with you.   Hi my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build...

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How to Be an Artist Creator Profile: Grace Chon

Grace Chon is a commercial and editorial animal photographer, acclaimed for her highly expressive portraits of animals and authentic photos of people and their pets. Her clients include ad agencies, pet brands, magazines, publishing companies, celebrities, and TV...

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How to Be an Artist: Willow Paule

Willow Paule is a documentary photographer, educator and blogger currently living in Indonesia. As an introvert, she uses photography as a tool to connect and explore her curiosity about other people. Her photographs tell the intimate stories of everyday people and...

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How to Be an Artist: Emily McLaughlin

Emily is a mixed-media illustrator, with a preference for watercolor and digital art. She is a recent graduate from Montgomery County Community College with an Associates in Fine Arts, and had the joy and privilege of being the Editor-in-Chief of the college’s art and...

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How to Be an Artist: Holly Dean

Holly Dean is an artist and art educator who believes EVERYONE (and I mean everyone) deserves to have play in their life. She helps people embrace their creativity and celebrate the joy, health, and better quality of life play brings to your life.   In this next...

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How to Be an Artist: Alexandra Finkeldey

  Alex Finkeldey is a freelance illustrator based in Ottawa, Canada. She is the artist behind Scatterbee Illustration & Design. She uses both traditional and digital mediums to capture her favourite subjects, which typically include animals, people, plants,...

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