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Inspiration: William Trost Richards


Winona Nelson

Several years ago I was planning a painting that had big rock cliffs and crashing waves, and went googling for technique inspiration. I found an artist I'd never heard of - William Trost Richards. He's been one of my favorite landscape artists ever since. Look at these, they're watercolors! He worked in oils as well, but his watercolor and gouache works are what really get me excited. William Trost Richards, A…

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How to Do Acetone Transfers


Dan dos Santos

September 22, 2021 - Traditional painters run into lots of issues that digital artists don't have to worry about. One of those issues is painting extremely fine lines, which can be difficult if those lines are finer than your smallest brush. Usually in a case like this, I would rely on a tight drawing to do the work, but even that can be hassle. Here's a great trick that can help you achieve machine-like precision the next time you run into this issue. The secret is an acetone transfer. A lot of artists don't know it, but all laser printer copies can be transferred to just about any surface with the simple use of acetone. A lot of crafty Moms know this trick, and use it to transfer photographs to unique surfaces like scrapbook paper or even wood. Recently,…

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