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Steven Powers
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Tinker Bell in Watercolor.
This is a simple sketch with a black Polychomo that I colored with
watercolor.  I am a big fan of Disney and my youngest son loved the new
Tinkerbell series of movies. This was a good example to combine a ink
and wash feel using water proof pencils inste...

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This video demonstrates my approach to sketching trees in charcoal with revised annotations.

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Sketching Trees in Charcoal
This video
demonstrates my approach to sketching trees in charcoal.   Starting with thumbnails approximately 1x2
inches and progressing into large studies. I am using basic tools for this with
recommendations listed below. I know that it has been sometime s...

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Here are two family favorite characters I did in watercolors for my youngest son Camo.

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Watercolor Stitch and Pooh
These are two that I did for my youngest son in watercolor. They have been big parts of my kids lives and were fun to do. In actuality, this is mixed-media. I sketch in pencil, used Faber Castell Polychromos for the line work and colored it with watercolor ...

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 "Passing Time" Over the last year I moved my life from Connecticut to Texas and my artwork was relegated to my travel sketchbooks.  The main one was the very inexpensive ProArt 4x6 60lbs book that I almost exclusively used with a Pentel .5mil mechanical pe...

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Madison and Maverick  [Mixed Media - Graphite / Charcoal on Canson Illustration paper] It has been a long time this year between posts. I moved our family half way across the country from Connecticut to Texas.  We all heard how time consuming that moving is...

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Trees in Charcoal
  "Early Winter"     "Winter's Tree" I drew these for Christmas presents this year.  They co-inside with
an upcoming tutorial on sketching trees.  The above where started in
graphite on Canson 140lb watercolor paper. Then I
add the dark and detail with C...
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