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How to Draw a Girl: Drawing Techniques with Pencil

How to Draw a Girl: Drawing Techniques with Pencil

If drawing children is something you enjoy doing and/or wish to improve upon, today's video talks about how to draw children's faces. Several people have expressed interest in drawing and painting children in their lives so today I used a drawing activity inside the...

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Facing an inner critic that asks, “why bother?”

Facing an inner critic that asks, “why bother?”

When I talk about obstacles that hold us back from making our art, one that repeatedly shows its ugly face is the idea, “why bother?” It’s an inner critique question that gets to the heart of so many of the obstacles we can face as creatives. Hi, my name is Carrie...

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Facing the ugly stage of your art

Facing the ugly stage of your art

Is there an ugly stage in your painting before it begins to blossom? Countless creatives have shared it makes them feel like failures. Let’s talk about how to overcome that feeling in order to keep going and make the art your heart calls you to create. Hi, my name is...

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10 reasons not to sell your art

10 reasons not to sell your art

Do you want to sell your art because it's fun and you want to share it with others? Or, is selling your art justification for making time and spending money on this activity you enjoy? Hi, my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help creatives like you...

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Secrets for a Successful Solo Show

Secrets for a Successful Solo Show

Today on Artist Strong we will talk about my advice on how to navigate a solo show of your art. Hi, my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help creatives like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today I want to talk about some...

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The Big Misconception About Making Portraits

The Big Misconception About Making Portraits

Do you struggle with the idea that the only way to be successful at selling portrait art is through commissions only?  Why would someone want to buy a painting of someone they don’t even know? Hi, my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help creatives...

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How long should a painting take?

How long should a painting take?

When people look at your art have you ever been asked, “how long did it take?” It makes me curious: what does the length of time spent on an artwork tell us? And what do the viewers asking about it feel they understand by learning the answer to this question? It can...

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Stop Sticking to a Single Style: Here’s Why

There is a lot of feedback out there nowadays saying that if you want to get your artwork seen in galleries or even try to become “famous” that you have to create your own style. Hearing this a lot of people make one more assumption: this means you are stuck with one...

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How to feel satisfied with more of your art

Is any artist ever fully satisfied with their work?  Hi, my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help creatives like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today I want to talk about the satisfaction (or lack there of) that we can...

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