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Sponsor // Sketch Lively Urban Spaces With 50% Off This Online Craftsy Class 

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Explore cities and towns through an artist’s eye, and start sketching urban spaces pulsing with energy and movement. Join Urban Sketchers correspondent James Richards, for his online Craftsy class, Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places. Receive 50% off James’s video lessons — a special, one-week offer for Colossal readers — and capture your favorite urban scenes.

With lifetime access to these video lessons, you can bring vibrant urban scenes to life. James will demonstrate how to quickly draw people in the city, sketch the backdrop elements of an urban scene, and create an illusion of depth. You’ll also discover how to use composition, exaggerated perspective, exciting linework, and bold color to capture the exuberance of great places in your town and around the world!

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires May 23, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Improve Your Drawing With This Online Craftsy Class 

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Improve your drawing skills and achieve more realistic results. Join Professional Artist and instructor Patricia Watwood for her online Craftsy class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, and get 50% off with this special, one-week offer for Colossal readers. Through Patricia’s class, you’ll learn principles of composition, perspective, value, form, mark-making and more to render simple subjects with impressive accuracy.

Watch these lessons anytime and as many times as you want to gain confidence drawing and shading lifelike three-dimensional objects. Along the way, Patricia will help you avoid common mistakes so your drawings always turn out the way you intend. From basic drawing concepts to foundational techniques for working with different mediums, Patricia will help you jumpstart your drawing journey.

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires May 9, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Create a Stunning Website or Portfolio with Squarespace 

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Squarespace makes it easy to create stunning websites, portfolios, blogs, and online stores without having to touch a line of code. Showcase your work beautifully with full-screen presentations and dynamic slideshows that look spectacular on every device. Set up a functioning website in minutes using Squarespace’s intuitive and easy-to-use tools.

Check out these websites powered by Squarespace of artists whose work was recently featured on Colossal: Jeremy Mann, Erik Johansson, Jess Riva Cooper, and Allison May Kiphuth.

Squarespace’s inclusive, all-in-one service provides content management, hosting, domains, social integrations, e-commerce, and 24-hour customer support. Features include dozens of award-winning templates, simple and intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, a free professional logo maker, and Google apps integration.

Start a free 14-day trial at Squarespace.com (no credit card required). Use the code THISISCOLOSSAL for 10% off your first purchase.

Sponsor // Make Sketching in Perspective Simple With This Online Craftsy Class 

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Want to make sketching in perspective easier and more rewarding than ever? Join Urban Sketcher and instructor Stephanie Bower for her online Craftsy class, Perspective for Sketchers, and get 50% off with this special, one-week offer for Colossal readers. Through Stephanie’s video lessons, you’ll discover simple steps for quickly sketching urban and interior spaces with accurate perspective, impressive details, and beautiful color.

Watch these lessons anytime and as many times as you want to simplify the process for sketching with lifelike perspective and depth. Along the way, Stephanie will teach you how to break down busy scenes into simple shapes, so you can render what you see with clarity and speed. From drawing the first line in your sketchbook to applying the final strokes of watercolor, Stephanie will guide you to success at every step.

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, Perspective for Sketchers, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires April 25, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Your Future Begins Here at Academy of Art University 

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With world-class campuses located online and in San Francisco, the epicenter of culture and technology, Academy of Art University equips artists and designers for rewarding professional futures. Its faculty of professional artists offers valuable insight into the latest industry trends and helps students develop a unique combination of artistic ability and business savvy to succeed in the careers they love. With feedback and inspiration from instructors, guest speakers, and industry partners, students polish their work and engage in projects that foster creativity, collaboration, and artistic growth.

For those pursuing an advanced degree, the Academy offers a challenging and rigorous graduate education to help bring your skills to the next level and give you an edge in today’s job market. Study abroad experiences are also offered to help fuel your inspiration for fine art in disciplines such as painting, printmaking, illustration, photography, and art & architectural history.

To meet directly with faculty and learn about its programs first-hand, check out the Academy of Art University’s events page to attend an Open House in your area. To schedule a tour, please visit academyart.edu or call 888.680.8691.

Sponsor // Frustrated By Figure Sketching? Not Anymore With 50% Off This Online Craftsy Class 

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When you feel comfortable sketching people in motion, capturing scenes brimming with life becomes easy and enjoyable! Join Urban Sketchers correspondent and instructor Suhita Shirodkar in her new online Craftsy class, Figure Sketching Made Simple. Receive 50% off Suhita’s video lessons — a special, one-week offer for Colossal readers — and discover loose, gestural techniques that allow you to sketch expressive figures in a flash.

Watch these lessons anytime and as many times as you want to learn all about bringing a fresh perspective to sketching people. Suhita will start by introducing you to “verb” drawing and line-of-action techniques, as well as how to apply these methods to drawing figures from a variety of angles. Along the way, you’ll also pick up tips for shading, composition and enhancing your focal point with watercolor.

Visit Craftsy now to get 50% off the online class, Figure Sketching Made Simple, and enjoy your video lessons risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires April 11, 2016 at 11:59pm MT.

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