New Contest Celebrating Launch of DIY Body Easel Class on Skillshare

Celebrating the launch of a new class on skillshare.com/ChrisCarterArt

DIY Body Easel for sketching and painting when standing.

The winner will be drawn at 4 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The drawing will be live on both Instagram and Facebook.

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Morning Scribbler: Feb. 20 - 26, 2020

 

Sometimes I feel I'm using my precious time poorly, spending it editing photographs, videos and text to post online in blogs, websites and learning forums. Time is so precious ... and so is the opportunity to inspire others to nurture our human instinct to be creative, to see the world around us...

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Perpetual Architecture Journal

Don't forget that the drawing to win the Super Small Watercolor Travel Kit is happening at 4pm EST this Sunday, March 1, 2020!  Post a project in on of my Skillshare Classes to enter! (See below for the link to my Skillshare Page.

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Working in my Perpetual Plant Journal has been so...

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Win a Super Small Watercolor Travel Kit!

Beginning with my newest course on Skillshare that launched earlier this week, each time I publish a new class I'll celebrate by running a contest that anyone, of any age, anywhere in the world, may enter. The drawing for the winner will be presented live on Instagram and Facebook. ...

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Value Sketches When Traveling Light

 

Caput mortuum is my favorite pigment for monochromatic en plein air sketches.  I fell in love with it when I first began focusing on architecture sketching on the streets of Belleville, Paris.  Finding one pigment that can produce atmospheric dark values and beautiful light values makes...

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Join me as a Morning Scribbler

 

Being an insomniac has advantages.  It allows me many more hours to come up with ways to demonstrate drawing and painting techniques.  It also creates more time in my day to turn some of my ideas into reality.  My goal has always been to master skills that will help me grow as...

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Contour Drawing - Stone Teapot

daily sketching drawing Feb 11, 2020
 

Two years ago I purchased an ISKN tablet to capture digital versions of drawings to share with my students during workshops and to post as examples in the online courses I was just beginning to create.  I'm too in love with my fountain pen gliding across real paper in a sketchbook. ...

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Mixing Gorgeous Greens using only Black or Gray and Yellow

Uncategorized Feb 04, 2020
 

For an artists who rarely, if ever, uses tubed blacks or grays to mix with other pigments I've had a great deal of fun experimenting with some of my ancient and neglected tubes of blacks and grays.  I had forgotten what beautiful greens I can make by mixing them with yellows.

It was the...

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Contour Drawing

 

Contour line drawing of my Betty Boop Lunchbox... with added lines to create value.

I like the definition of a contour line that I quote below.

"Contour Line: in art it is a line that defines an edge or form. Contour Line Drawing: the artist only draws...

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Long Overdue

Five or six years ago a friend asked me to transform a painting she purchased at a furniture store in 1970. It no longer suited her. She wanted me to turn it into something that would coordinate with the area rug in her guest room. I'm not keen on painting over another artist's...

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