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In our free Color Pencil Portrait Lesson we will lead you from the first tentative marks that you make on the paper, gradually building up the layers of tone, color, pattern and texture to complete a confident and skilful portrait.
http://www.artyfactory.com/portraits/color-pencil-portraits/drawing-color-pencil-portraits.html
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Improve your color pencil drawing technique with our free tutorials: http://www.artyfactory.com/portraits/color-pencil-portraits/color-pencil-techniques-nose.html
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Teach yourself how to draw hair with color pencils in our free step by step lessons: http://www.artyfactory.com/portraits/color-pencil-portraits/color-pencil-techniques-hair.html
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Discover the optical properties of line in the dazzling work of Bridget Riley. Explore the use of line in art at:
http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/visual-elements/line.html
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Organic shapes can convey a sense of formation and development, and suggest qualities such as softness, sensuality, flexibility and fluidity. Discover how artists express their ideas with different types of shapes:
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Tone is the lightness or darkness of a color. The tonal values of an artwork can be adjusted to alter its expressive character. Find out more about the use of tone in art:
http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/visual-elements/tone.html
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Learn how to draw these sparkling eyes in our free art lessons:
http://www.artyfactory.com/portraits/color-pencil-portraits/color-pencil-techniques-eyes.html
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A step by step tutorial on drawing the mouth with color pencils: http://www.artyfactory.com/portraits/color-pencil-portraits/color-pencil-techniques-mouth.html
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To be able to capture the sensitivity of this tender moment with such economy of means is not only a remarkable testament to the power of line as an expressive force but also an illustration of Rembrandt's outstanding drawing skills. Explore the use of line in art at:
http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/visual-elements/line.html
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Peter Doig develops the abstract qualities of color and texture through a network of branches in the 'The Architects Home In The Ravine'. Explore the use of line in art at:
http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/visual-elements/line.html
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Shape can be natural or man-made, regular or irregular, flat (2-dimensional) or solid (3-dimensional), representational or abstract, geometric or organic, transparent or opaque, positive or negative, decorative or symbolic, colored, patterned or textured.
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The American artist Al Held, known for his 'hard-edged' style of Geometric Abstraction, is quoted in Time Magazine as saying, “We’re not going to get rid of chaos and complexity, but we can find a way to live with them.” Discover how artists express their ideas with different types of shapes:
http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/visual-elements/shape.html
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Artyfactory offers free art and design lessons for all
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Artyfactory offers free art and design lessons where you can teach yourself how to draw, paint and design by following our illustrated step by step instructions.

We are building a growing resource of art lessons, art history notes, ideas and techniques designed to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.

We hope that you enjoy using Artyfactory and find our lessons informative and fun.

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