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Sponsor // Color of the Year — Gnome Hat Red? 



Cube_Color of the year_Gnome Hat RedWhatever you think the color of the year should be, Cube allows you to capture, digitize and work with it. Simply place Cube on the surface you want to scan, tap, and the color is yours to play with.

Paired to smartphones, Cube allows you to match to RGB, CMYK and HEX values, Copic markers, and even spray paint palettes. On your desktop, Cube makes the perfect match back to Photoshop’s built-in libraries – Pantone, Trumatch, and more.

Whether it’s gnomes, textiles or flowers — Cube turns a fleeting moment of inspiration into the beginning of your next project. Capture your color of the year. Visit swatchmate.com and use code CUBE_25 for 25% off a creative companion of your own.

Sponsor // 57% Off Craftsy’s Online Class ‘Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor’

Want to improve your landscape sketches? Learn the secrets to bringing beautiful landscapes to life by breaking them down into manageable shapes, adding texture and detail, building value and more. Join artist Shari Blaukopf, in the online Craftsy class, Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor, for 57% off today — a special offer for Colossal readers — and build confidence sketching outdoor scenes using fundamental pen, ink and watercolor techniques.

In these online-video lessons, you’ll learn how to choose your supplies, select the focus of your sketch and orient your composition. Then, find out how to paint the sky using wet-on-wet paint application, mark-making techniques and tips for creating perspective. Next, simplify your surroundings with manageable shapes, before adding textures and details that will make your scenes jump off the page.

Visit Craftsy.com now to get 57% off the online class, Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor, and enroll risk-free with Craftsy’s full money-back guarantee. Offer expires June 29, 2015 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Create a Stunning Website or Portfolio with Squarespace

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: Susanna Bauer, Emily Blincoe, Bruce Shapiro, Shirin Abedinirad, and Matthias Schaller.

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 code COLOSSAL for 10% off your first purchase.

Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online-Video Class ‘Sketching People in Motion’

Capturing realistic movement in your drawings is always a challenge, but now it’s easy to gain the skills to sketch expressive, authentic gestures. Artist and illustrator Marc Taro Holmes will guide you every step of the way, in accessible online-video lessons you can watch anytime, anywhere. For a limited time, get 50% off the online Craftsy class Sketching People in Motion — a special offer for Colossal readers — and learn fun, simple techniques for capturing people in action and the magic of the moment.

In these online-video lessons, you’ll find out how use pencil, ink and watercolor to draw people in motion with confidence and clarity. To begin, you’ll see how to sketch moving subjects quickly and freely, and find out how to add detail with ink, defining the basic shapes of your subject and loosely sketching in shadows. Then, create movement with hatching, bring your sketch to life as you apply a watercolor wash, and lay down rich color and detail for a fascinating finish. As a bonus, you’ll also explore essential methods for infusing your work with a compelling visual narrative.

Visit Craftsy.com to get 50% off the online class, Sketching People in Motion, and start creating more compelling compositions today. Offer expires June 15, 2015 at 11:59pm MT.

Sponsor // Design Your Future at Parsons

Recently named the best art and design school in the country, Parsons School of Design offers courses and certificates that equip you with the skills you need to enhance your résumé for high-demand industries and professions like Fashion BusinessFashion DesignGraphic and Digital Design, Fine Art, Photography, Interior Design, and more.

Parsons School of Design won’t just prepare you for your next career – or career move. You’ll learn the skills you need to lead creatively and strategically.

Start exploring the latest courses in all areas of study and meet with faculty at a free Information Session on Tuesday, May 12. Your future starts today. Learn more.

Sponsor // Drawing the Human Face: A Primer (Free Downloadable Guide)

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Get Craftsy’s exclusive Free eGuide to Drawing the Human Face.

Are your drawings of faces not turning out how you’d like? Get the guidance you need to bring faces to life with Craftsy’s exclusive eGuide featuring five easy-to-follow tutorials, helpful tips and photos. With this handy, printable resource you’ll learn how to replicate facial proportions, accurately portray eyes and lips, and capture the shape and value of hair. Discover the keys to success and draw your best works yet when you get the eGuide today. Download the free eGuide to Drawing the Human Face by experts Paul Heaston and Sandrine Pelissier.

Everything you need is available. Highlights include how to draw facial features, drawing a realistic head, tips for drawing realistic eyes, keys to drawing realistic hair, and a step-by-step tutorial to drawing lips. Get the Free eGuide to Drawing the Human Face here.

Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online Class ‘Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday’

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Masterpieces are born in the artist’s sketchbook, but are your drawing skills up to the challenge? Luckily, Craftsy is here to help. For a limited time, get 50% off the online Craftsy class Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday — a special offer for Colossal readers — with guidance from internationally renowned artist Paul Heaston.

In these video lessons, you’ll learn how to draw the world around you, how to think of your sketchbook as a versatile companion, and how to use pencil, ink, and watercolor in your on-the-go “studio.” First, Paul will walk you through realistically depicting your subject in dimensional space. Then, build texture using ink and infuse your work with color as you add smooth watercolor washes. Finally, you’ll learn how to combine what you’ve learned to create finished works that your audience will connect with in a meaningful way.

Visit Craftsy.com to get 50% off the online class, Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday, and start creating more compelling compositions today. Offer expires April 27th, 2015 at 11:59pm MST.

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