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In November of 2006, EmptyEasel launched with very little fanfare. . . it was just another WordPress blog. :) Seven years later, it’s still going strong, thanks to all our talented writers who contribute articles on a weekly or monthly basis.

There will be no new articles this week, on the anniversary of our launch date, BUT here are just a few (well, seven, of course!) of our “best-of” articles that continue to be great resources for artists at every stage in their career:

How to Draw What You See

9 Visual Blunders Every Artist Should Watch Out For

Blending Colored Pencils with Rubbing Alcohol

How to Draw a Portrait of the Head

How to Add Incredibly Thick Texture to Your Paintings

Important Tips when Photographing your Art for the Internet

How to Make a Paintbrush Cleaner Jar

As always, thank you SO MUCH for reading, sharing, pinning, and continually supporting the work we do here at EmptyEasel.com. :) We’ll be back to our normal schedule next Sunday. . . see you then!

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