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Tips on: drawing characters

The character of magic

When we imagine magical characters, we want to go out beyond their fingertips, out beyond even

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The other mermaids

Sometimes, when we are traveling out at sea, we catch a glimpse of a mermaid.  She

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Symmetry between worlds

We created artwork for a Writing tip (Looking-Into-A-New-Year) and artwork can, of course, tell more than

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The mischievous character

When we are creating characters for a story, sometimes we think first of the good characters

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Decisions one by one

Zobelia and I wanted to make a Writing tip about the fact that creating a story

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Creating with a single crayon

The elves have only one copy of a human book called Harold and the Purple Crayon. 

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A mermaid with poisonous spines

You can create some absolutely amazing characters when you combine different life forms. Take mermaids, for

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Another kind of storytelling: illustration

The human fairy tale Rapunzel has many characters:  a king and queen, an enchantress, a beautiful daughter,

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How to draw hair that does not look like a haystack

Hair is always a tricky thing to draw because it comes in so many different shapes

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Big beautiful hair

Characters often wonder what their hair is going to look like.  In the previous drawing tip,

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