This Week: 11/11 through 11/17

By Dan in Weekly Preview

Monday in Drawing Tips – Tomorrow, Carrie Lewis will demonstrate how to use “found” texture to create amazing visual interest inside your colored pencil compositions.

Tuesday in General Art Advice – For all of you iPad users, Steff Metal has collected 5 awesome iPad apps for artists which (once you try them) I’m sure you won’t be able to live without. :) Check out her reviews of those on Tuesday.

Quick announcement - EmptyEasel is giving away 50 custom-built portfolio websites to deserving artists this June. Click here to learn more or grab your spot!

Wednesday in Featured Artists – In the middle of the week, don’t forget to stop by and browse through a few of George Budai’s incredibly colorful landscape paintings. As always, if you’d like to be featured on EE, please send in your artwork via our online submission form.

Thursday in Art Marketing Tips – Alyice Edrich will finish things off with 6 tips for improving your Twitter experience. If you’ve been following her social media articles lately, then you already know she has a lot of great advice to share—and this article is no different.

Last week on EmptyEasel:

We had several very busy days enhancing images and writing artwork descriptions for about 25 new members over at Hands Free Artist Websites, but thankfully things seem to be slowing down for the moment. :)

If you missed last week’s announcement about what we’re trying to do, here’s the short explanation taken from the website:

With Hands Free Artist Websites you’ll always have an up-to-date, beautiful portfolio website that you can be proud of (and even sell your art from) without any extra effort on your part.

We handle everything from image cropping and color correction to writing amazing, SEO-optimized descriptions of your artwork. For new members (like yourself) we’ll even set up a custom website that matches the look and feel of your artwork—absolutely free.

And by the way, your first 3 images are also free, so there’s really no risk, or cost at all, to try us out. We just want artists to see how easy it is (and we know once you try it, you’ll never go back!)

Head on over to if you’d like to learn more. I’d love to see you there, and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have! :)

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