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Apple iPad Pro (128 GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, Space Gray) - 12.9" Display

• Photo alignment, Variable refresh rate and Timing controller<br>• Four speaker audio gives an incredible sound experience<br>• 12.9 inches Retina Display, 2732 x …

How to monoprint with gouache

Artist Kate Osborne explores an exciting way to work with gouache<p>We all get a bored of repeating ourselves, whether it’s the marks we make, the …

Bumblebees

8 Dermatologists Agree—This $10 Product Is the "Gold Standard" in Anti-Aging

The sheer size of drugstore skincare sections is enough to overwhelm any casual shopper—and the anti-aging offerings are even more complicated. Which …

Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …

Sketches

sketches

Tip: How to Improve Upper Back Mobility

Boost thoracic mobility, improve your squat and overhead press, and keep your shoulders healthy. Here's the warm-up you need.<p>If you want healthy …

Workouts

This Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

By Adam Rapoport<p>Bonus: You can run errands while it cooks.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the slow roasted chicken recipe that editor in chief Adam Rapoport just couldn't live without.</i><p>A simple roast chicken …

Aquaponics: How You Can Grow 10 Times The Food In Half The Time

Aquaculture is the farming of fish and other aquatic life while growing plants in a nutrient solution instead of regular soil is called hydroponics. …

How Peter Stanick, Pop Art Master, Pokes Fun at the Instagram Celebrity Era

Even when he began painting in the ’70s, Peter Stanick had an eye on the Information Superhighway. A Pop Art visionary, the guy pretty much wrote the …

Discover the latest updates to Adobe Creative Cloud

Next week, Adobe hits London to host its Creative Meet Up, and you don’t want to miss it. Join us right here on 14 November from 18.30 GMT (19.30 …

Here's what to plant to keep pollinators pleased

Whether or not you believe that bees are on the brink of extinction, it is still worthwhile to include plants in your garden that will help them stay …

7 Tips for Painting Convincing Shadows

Don't Discount the Importance of Shadows in Your Paintings<p>The way a shadow is painted can make a painting just as easily as it can ruin one. Shadows …

How To Ensure Colour Consistency In Digital Design

Colours do not always translate well from real life to the digital world. A mustard-coloured top can look like a burnt sienna sunset, and …

Painting Tips and Techniques: How to Paint a Background

Whether it's a still life or a portrait of a person or pet, having a relatively simple or uncluttered background allows the focus to fall entirely on …

Tutorials

Watch: Best Practices To Mastering The Pen Tool On Adobe Illustrator

Video screenshot via The Futur<p><b>As they say,</b> the Pen is mightier than the sword. Adobe Illustrator’s Pen Tool is arguably the program’s most prominent …

Graphics

The best drawing tablet: our pick of the best graphics tablets in 2018

The best drawing tablet<p>Drawing tablets have come a long way since the only game in town was a Wacom Intuos. Today there are options to suit all …

Gear & Gadgets

Watercolor Paintings By Lars Eje Larsson

Painting

Watercolor By Carl Purcell

Watercolor Painting

15 tips to improve your brush skills

Conveying your emotional response to a subject as an artist can really engage viewers. There are a number of brushwork techniques that will help you …

Watercolor Techniques: Overlaying Washes (Glazing)

Learning to paint washes is fundamental to watercolor painting. A wash is a watercolor paint diluted with water. You can control the value, or tone, …

9 Painting Tips for Beginners

The Nuts and Bolts You NeedThere are so many books and essays written on general painting and drawing techniques but sometimes the little practical …

"Watercolor Botanical Painting Tutorial"

The following is a short tutorial of a botanical painting I hope you’ll find helpful. I worked from a photo reference provided by Wendy Sinclair …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

65,000 portraits of the artist: how Van Gogh's life became the world's first fully painted film

With every frame hand-crafted by a team of artists, Loving Vincent is a fitting tribute to its complex subject. Its makers explain how they recreated his bewitching brushwork<p>Surrounded by thousands of reproductions on the walls of student bedrooms, cafes and hospital corridors, it’s easy to lose …

Art

Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats

Use this method to build your quads and improve the bottom position of your squat.<p>The 1.5 or one-and-a-half method is an advanced strategy that's …

Muscle

Oil Painting Glazes: An Artist Reveals His Secrets

Oil painter Gerald Dextraze explains his success with painting glazes<p>Glazing is the most forgiving technique in painting – and one of the least …

Oil Paintings

This 15-Minute Routine Will Work Your Lower Abs Like Whoa

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

The best colour tools for web designers

As web designers, one of the most important choices we make has to do with our colour selections. Choose the wrong ones, and you might just lose out …