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Animal Shadows Free Lesson

Students learn about the basic position of shadows and how to see them better, using familiar round shapes as an example. Then they’ll apply this information to a pencil drawing of an animal from photos with clear shadows. They’ll cover the drawing with watercolors for an easy mixed media effect.

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VIDEO – Setting up & Painting Acrylics

Slideshows and videos are in many of our lessons, but we also publish each one separately so you can find them without wandering through old posts aimlessly. Just enter text into the “search the site” field over to the right, for something you remember. It can be something that was in the photos or written in the text. Description Here’s how to set up for acrylic painting, and also how to mix and work with them on your palette.  V I D E O Working with Acrylics • Tap to open - Tap the ArtSquish logo to...

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Why is our Free Sample lesson one of our best?

(Well that’s easy. Because all of our lessons are pretty darn good.) If you are wondering why would I give away one of my favorite lessons full of insights… in a word: awesomeness. (The term, “awesome”, is admittedly overused by yours truly, but I really can’t help myself) In this instance, I figure if I let you see one of the most powerful lessons in the program, you’ll believe that the entire program is really awesome. Lots of people say it is. I sincerely think you’ll agree once you experience it. Week 11 – Animal Shadows I admit that I was tempted to...

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