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Video Lesson: how to draw a portrait. How to create your drawings fast, impressive and reminding the etching effect.

In this video lesson you will discover how to create very effective artworks with minimal means. Good quality paper is essential for this kind of artwork. Ideally, paper should be strong enough to take a sharp graphite pencil and it should also be eraser resistant. You can search your art supplies shop for paper that is suitable for drawing, in the required size. Don’t be tempted to replace drawing paper with watercolour or sketching paper, even if you like the surface texture. Watercolour paper is not as resistant to a rubber eraser as smooth drawing paper is. We have chosen a 42x 59 cm sheet of paper for a reason. A portrait of the character with a face measuring 9…

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Press Release: New Website Reveals Almost Forgotten Techniques of Classical Oil Painting and Drawing

Classical Oil Painting and Drawing Techniques A new Internet-based resource about classical oil painting and drawing techniques has just been released by the Web Art Academy. The Academy (http://art.webartacademy.com) presents fine art video lessons for art students and enthusiasts wishing to improve their creative skills. London, UK. A new website specifically created for the fine art education market has just been launched after more than two years of course development and preparation. The Web Art Academy (http://art.webartacademy.com) is designed to help people easily acquire excellent oil painting and drawing skills and improve their chances of becoming successful and famous fine artists. Natalie Richy and Vladimir London, founders of the Web Art Academy, established the online club to provide students from all…

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Mistress of King Henry IV of France

Gabrielle d’Estrées, mistress of King Henry IV of France and quotes by different artistes The painting Gabrielle d’Estrées et une de ses soeurs by an unknown artist (c.1594), is of Gabrielle d’Estrées, mistress of King Henry IV of France, sitting up nude in a bath, holding (assumedly) Henry’s coronation ring, whilst her sister sits nude beside her and pinches her right nipple. Henry gave Gabrielle the ring as a token of his love shortly before she died. The painting is a symbolic announcement anticipating the birth of Gabrielle’s first child with Henry IV, César de Bourbon.  Her maternity is expressed in three ways: her sister pinches the source of the new mother’s milk, the servant in the background knits in…

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