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Monday in Painting Tutorials – Tomorrow, Brandi Bowman will be demonstrating 4 fun ideas for creating unique portrait paintings from photographs. As always, her work (and advice) is exceptional. . . I guarantee once you read this article you’ll be inspired to paint a creative portrait of your own!

Tuesday in Art Products – Do you have a favorite brand of markers that you use? Perhaps you’ve never really tried artists’ markers before—if so, then don’t miss Adriana Guidi’s article on Tuesday. She’s been trying out several brands of markers, and she’ll be sharing her results!

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Swing by for some gorgeous landscapes painted by Montana plein air painter, Natalie Norrell. And remember, if you’d like your artwork to be featured on EE, email us a pic! We’re always looking for new artwork to showcase.

Thursday in Motivation – Mark Hilsden’s story is a fascinating one, with more than a few ups and downs—but through everything, his determination to succeed as an artist never wavered. Aptly titled, “Don’t Let Others Steal your Dream,” this Thursday’s article is for every one of us that aspires to create art.

Then, on Saturday, make sure to come by and download the latest FREE guide from Craftsy—Drawing the Human Body: A Primer. Visit our Drawings Tips page at the end of the week to learn more and get your own copy.

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

Tips for Choosing Your Best Artwork to Display at an Art Fair or Festival

VIDEO: How to Add Hand-lettered Words or Phrases to Your Art

Rick Berry: Otherworldly Figure Paintings and Portraits

Setting Up a New Drawing: How to Measure and Create Borders on Your Paper

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Monday in General Art Advice - What do you do when a potential buyer asks for a lower price on your art? Walk away? Or. . . negotiate? If you're not sure, come by tomorrow for Aletta de Wal's incredibly helpful article discussing how (and more importantly, what) to negotiate in those. . . read more

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