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Sponsor // 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing: Get 50% Off Craftsy’s Online Class

Transform your drawings with easy-to-learn principles of composition, perspective, value, form, mark-making and more. Join internationally acclaimed artist Patricia Watwood in the online Craftsy class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, for 50% off today — a special offer for Colossal readers — and master a toolkit of fundamental techniques to draw what you see with more confidence and accuracy than ever before.

With these online-video lessons you’ll use hatching, crosshatching, stippling, and veiling to create shadows, tones, and gradation. Then, define objects in your drawings with composition, block-in, and contour lines, before seeing how to depict shapes in three dimensions. Next, use enveloping and triangulation to accurately orient objects for a convincing sense of placement. Finally, enhance your ability to depict light and shadow, and create accurate value shifts for true-to-life results.

Visit Craftsy.com to get 50% off lifetime access to the online class, 10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing, and be confident you’ll love your purchase with Craftsy’s full money-back promise. Offer expires July 27, 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: Drew Mosley, Sebastian Errazuriz, Eric Standley, and Joseph Michael.

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 COLOSSAL for 10% off your first purchase.

Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online-Video Class ‘Picture Book Illustration: Animal Characters’

Have you ever wanted to create your own picture book? Now you can! Bring endearing animal characters to life, and captivate audiences of all ages, when you join illustrator Eric Johnson in online-video lessons you can watch forever. For a limited time, get 50% off the online Craftsy class Picture Book Illustration: Animal Characters — a special offer for Colossal readers — and master the art of animal character design from start to finish.

In these online-video lessons, you’ll find out how easy it can be to conceptualize and develop a beloved character. You’ll begin by creating thumbnail sketches, before adding expressive human characteristics. Then, explore a variety of poses, props and settings to draw a captivating visual narrative, and refine perspective, scale and balance. Plus, see how to experiment with various color palettes to convey mood and emotion.

Visit Craftsy.com to get 50% off the online class, Picture Book Illustration: Animal Characters, and illustrate classic animal characters that delight children and adults alike. And don’t forget, it’s no risk and all reward with Craftsy’s full money-back promise. Offer expires July 13, 2015 at 11:59pm MT.

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.

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