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How to: Paint a bright, beautiful, botanical summer wreath!

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With a large brush make the base of your wreath, with loose upside down V-like strokes for the leaves. Add a little color using a smaller brush, precision isn't important! If you're using an angled brush just press it right down to the paper and out pops a leaf shape. With a liner brush bring in some brighter elements by swooping the color up from the center and out. Repeat Step 1. with a different color, varying where you put the leaves.  With a round tip brush, or an old paintbrush dab paint to form loose formations, these with look...

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How to: Simple leaf drawing with berries in 5 easy steps

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First take a thin tipped marker, I started with a 0.5 coptic marker (I got a great set of these at my local art supply, but I know amazon has them!) and make a curvy line with little short, loose offshoots. Add leaves to your offshoots with the same marker by making a line that looks like a small hill on its side ending with a tip, repeat on the other side so that the leaf meets together.    Make a line down the center of each leaf.  Add diagonal lines to each side of the center line, boom, tiny leaves....

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Please enjoy this small collection of quotes about art and life that I find both amusing and inspiring, I hope you do too!        

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How to: Botanical flower drawing

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Start by creating stems with a med. tipped marker.  I took a black 0.6 tip coptic marker and made delicate forked lines, these would also look great in groups of three! Make petals by taking a thinner 0.3 maker and drawing a slightly swooping line on the left side, then across the top imagine the shape of a sail in the wind and draw a line swooping down and across, do the same on the right and connect with small "sails" petals in the middle. Draw an upside-down cup under each flower and fill with vertical or horizontal lines using...

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