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Louise Lamirande, visual artist

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Looking for an easel? Build one by yourself!

If you are looking for an easel, you will see that they often are really expensive, enough to make a big hole in your art supply budget. If you are crafty, or lucky enough to friends who are and can help you, why not to choose to build one instead?
Below, you will find links to websites offering free instructions to build an easel by yourself. Enjoy!

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How pencils are made? Here is the answer.

Whether it is to make a sketch, to add colors to an artwork, or simply to write a note on a piece of paper, the pencil is so common and such a part of our everyday life that we rarely question ourselves on how it is made.
Personally, I like to know where my art supplies come from and, when it is possible, how they are made.

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Birth of a New Digital Paintings Series

Recently, I began a series of digital paintings. I am not used to create series. I rather tend to follow the impulse of the moment which rarely pushes me in the same direction for a very long time. In fact, it is the first time that I choose to invest myself in a series for weeks and even months.

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4 Art Magazines to Read Online

I like to look at art magazines to discover new artists and their artwork, and learn more about art in general but I’m often repelled by hermetic text or un-friendly and cold design of many publications.

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Portraits of 40 Mixed Media Artists

If there is a profession where the personal life influences the professional work, it is indeed that of an artist. That is why, to have a better understanding of the work of an artist, it is often necessary to know more about the personal life of that artist. The artist, teacher and author Seth Apter understood it well.

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Green Guide for Artists by Karen Michel

Although I am not a fanatic of environmental issues, I like to adopt greener habits when it is within my reach. I tried to find information on the web about greener habits for painters, but my research has left me unsatisfied.

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Drawbacks of digital medium in painting

Although I like very much digital painting and use a lot this mode of expression in my current artwork, I have to admit that digital medium has also drawbacks. Below I’m listing a few drawbacks I discovered working with digital tools since 2011.

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What a digital painting is and how it is done

People often ask me what a digital painting is and how it’s done. In fact, digital painting, in my art practice, is very similar to traditional painting, however the tools are different. The computer screen replaces the canevas, I use a stylus instead of brushes, and a graphic tablet to transmit every digital brushstrokes to a specialized software.

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