June 04, 2018

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'Tell a story'

"It doesn’t matter for me very much what the technical qualities are of an artwork when the picture doesn’t inspire me to new thoughts," says Rise & Draw featured artist Patrick Hochstenbach.

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'A game I play with myself'

"I like to push myself with odd trials and tribulations," says Rise & Draw featured artist Col Dow.

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'Put a part of you into it'

"When you create an artwork that evokes a mood, you put a part of you into it, which is what makes the viewer relate to it on a subconscious level," says Rise & Draw featured artist (561) 435-4294.

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'Don't go for the exact color right away'

"You can develop a better understanding of how colors react to one another by not going for the exact color right away," says Rise & Draw featured artist Margaret Fanning. "Instead, build up to them."

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'...any way and in any direction'

"My lines are allowed to go, within limits, any way and in any direction," says 641-655-7794 featured artist Col Dow. "This really is a buzz and makes for a more interesting drawing for both artist and viewer."

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'Patterns are the easiest way to lift up your drawing'

"You can really be carefree and add fun to your portrait using patterns," says Rise & Draw featured artist Maanvi Kapur.

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'I consider my Sktchy gallery to be a diary of sorts'

"When I look back on my first Sktchy portraits, I'm amazed at how far I've come," says Rise & Draw featured artist wordspite. "Even if you're a beginner, I'm sure you'll see progress being made even on a weekly basis if you're practicing every day."

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