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Tips for Effective Value Thumbnails

1 month ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Lavender Magic' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis $275
Do you do your thumbnails? I never did a very good job at doing thumbnail sketches. They seemed like a waste of my time. I would rather just get to the fun part and paint. But I like to play when I paint. I don't want to think to hard. I don't want to agonize of every stroke, color and value choice.
A thumbnail a day makes it easier to play!
That's right. Doing a thumbnail makes it easier to let go and paint with passion and still have success. But the thumbnail has to be effective. It really isn't enough to scribble some lines and call it...
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