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Vintage illustrations: This is Miroslav Sasek

Via Book By Its Cover, the whimsical work of Miroslav Sasek.I love his jaunty, mid-century illustration style. Sasek (1916-1980) was born in Prague and illustrated 18 books in the “This is…” series, children’s travel books. (The above image is from This is Paris.) A few of the books have been re-issued in the last few years.
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Techniques and Tips

Rob Anderson | Portrait Painting Tutorial

If you’re wondering how to paint portraits, Rob Anderson‘s portrait painting tutorial can help you. Follow along in Anderson’s demonstration as he begins with a preliminary drawing and moves to an underpainting before finishing the portrait. Read more about Rob Anderson’s figurative oil paintings in Magazine (September 2012).
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Art Demos

The Difference Between Transparent and Opaque Acrylics

Sometimes you are making an acrylic painting and wonder, Why is this paint so see-through? Well, thats when you really want to brush up on your acrylic painting techniques and delve into the difference between a transparent paint and an opaque paint. Learn the difference from Liquitex!
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Techniques and Tips

Articles on Art Law

Use this quick-reference guide to find articles about art law and copyright that have appeared in Magazine. Note: Copyright laws are subject to change. These articles reflect the laws in effect at the time they were written.• What every artist should know about copyrightHow can I get copyright protection for my artwork?
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Its a Small World | Eastern Art Meets Western Art

Did you know that Ethiopians use a calendar that’s different from that used by Americans? I found this out last night, while having coffee with a new friend who’s originally from Ethiopia. It’s surprising how easily we can forget that cultures can vary so much and simply stay comfortable in our own local realities.
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