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Works for critique

Share your work here for constructive criticism from fellow artists

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Talk with other users about all aspects of drawing

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Definition of a drawing. When does a drawing become a painting?

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Scratching out

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Can you glaze thin over thicker with acrylics?

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The Alizarin saga continues

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Combining Chalk and Oil pastels

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Mixed media

Chat with other users about using mixed media

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Other media

Are you using any other media in your work? Here's the place to talk about it with other users

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Have you used gold in a painting?

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Art book and DVD reviews

Read any good art books lately? Or watched a really helpful DVD? Let other users know what you thought here.

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Jenny Aitken RSMA - new book

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General art discussion

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Ask your art-related questions for the team of experts at Jackson's Art Supplies to answer

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Buy, Sell & Wanted

The easiest place for you to let each other know if you have any unwanted second-hand art products

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Drawing should be fun - and I've found a means to make it so

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Comment and chat among yourselves about Painters-Online

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Art Tuition Help Needed!

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Artistic Inspiration

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Inspiration From Artist Week 111 Featuring Artist : Paul Cezanne and Ben Taffinder

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