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  • Drawing As Meditation

    Drawing As Meditation

    We’ve all heard that famous saying, “Art for art’s sake,” right?  Well, that’s all well and good, but art has been and is used for a lot of other things, too: advertising, teaching, propaganda, etc. In today’s video, you’ll see one of the many ways you can use art: meditation. And, you don’t have to be an artist to do it.     It seems as if everyone is stressed these days, and drawing is a great (non-anger-management-requiring or substance-abusing) […]

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  • It’s a doodle! It’s a sculpture! It’s what the . . . ?

    It’s a doodle! It’s a sculpture! It’s what the . . . ?

    Okay, I admit it, this is pretty obviously a promotional video, but . . . Well, for those of you haven’t seen this yet, you really need to. Prepare to be amazed. The artistic possibilities for this are sort of mind-boggling. And it’s not even really expensive. And, no, I don’t have any relationship with the vendors. Sometimes, science is really worth the trouble. If you have or have used a 3D handheld doodler, please (please) let us know what […]

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  • Apology Art

    Apology Art

    Oh, no!  Here it is Earth Day, and I missed Doodle Monday! But I have a really good excuse that’s sort of art related: I was standing in the blazing sun all day painting plastic barrels. See I told you it was art related. The local gardening association is having their big annual spring event, and the barrels are being used in a craft class . . . and they had to be primed. I volunteered for a couple of […]

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  • It’s 10:30 a.m.: Do You Know Where Your Sketchbook Is?

    It’s 10:30 a.m.: Do You Know Where Your Sketchbook Is?

    So you think you want to be an artist? Well, do you know where your sketchbook is at this very moment? Have you used it today? Yesterday? And what are you waiting for?     The point is: Sketchbooks are not finished works of art, so don’t wait until you have something perfect to put in yours. Sketchbooks are tools for learning, exploring, playing, etc., etc., etc., and if you do those things enough . . . well, maybe you’ll […]

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  • A Celebratory Drawing for 400 Posts!

    A Celebratory Drawing for 400 Posts!

    Can you believe it?  This is the 400th post for Best Drawing Videos! Unless I counted wrong, which, of course, is a possibility. But it’s close anyway, so it’s time to celebrate, and to do that, I have a drawing that was actually done to celebrate an anniversary. Perfect!     I like it. A cute, happy drawing — with cute, happy music — to celebrate the 400 posts anniversary. So — if you’ve been following along for even a […]

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  • Goodwill Art Turns Out to Be Good

    I originally posted this last Friday, but as you might be able to detect, I forgot to actually hit the Publish button. But since we can use a happy story anytime . . . I’ll give it another go today. It’s Friday and a lot of us are still snowed in, so it’s time for an uplifting, happy art story. I don’t know the date on this video, but I hadn’t heard of it, and it’s just such a one-of-those-stories-you-hear-about […]

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  • The Fine Art of . . . Coloring

    The Fine Art of . . . Coloring

    So, you say you can’t be a “real” artist because you can’t afford the supplies? Well, I hear you, but wait until you see what you can do with some humble little crayons you can “borrow” from your kids. Today’s first video is a painting by Leonid Afremov, who is (obviously) noted for his use of color. The second video is a drawing based on Afremov’s art, but done in crayons. This crayon drawing was the first one the artist […]

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  • Quote: Albert Einstein

    I’ll be out of town for a few days, but here are a few words from a smart person to give you something to think about.   Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

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  • Why Your Art Doesn’t Sell

    Why Your Art Doesn’t Sell

    Yes, that’s right. I know why your art doesn’t sell. Okay, I don’t know why your art doesn’t sell.  Maybe it’s bad . . . but — I hasten to add — I doubt that that’s the reason. So, what is the reason or, more likely, reasons? Well, today’s video may help you figure that out.  It may clear up some myths you’ve been holding onto, and it has some tips that might kick start the business side of your […]

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  • Remember Last Year’s Christmas Tree?

    Remember Last Year’s Christmas Tree?

    And by “remember last year’s Christmas tree?” I mean my post last year on how to draw a Christmas tree. Yes, it’s the holidays and since I’m not putting any inflatables on the lawn, I thought I’d express the spirit by sharing some do-it-yourself holiday art. I can tell you’re excited so I won’t keep you in suspense: This post’s video is on Christmas nail art! To be specific, how to paint reindeer on your nails. I have to admit […]

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