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New Yorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein already taught you how to do "gesture drawing", one of the most basic artistic techniques. In the video above, he focuses on faces, showing how the principle of "draw what you see" helps you capture someone's identifying features.

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Whether you like to draw, paint, write, choreograph, or play music, you're probably familiar with the creative block, where you just can't seem to do anything despite your motivation. To escape that rut, try doing what you do best, only terribly.

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We all like to think we have interesting hobbies, but with the demands of daily life it’s easy for passions to fall by the wayside.

Whether you’ve lost your creativity somewhere along the way or are keen to pick up a new hobby, it shouldn’t be too overwhelming to get started.

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If you made a simple creative action every day, what would you have at the end of 100 days? April 3 starts #The100DayProject, which invites you to answer that question for yourself. Past participants have done 100 days of collages, pompoms, illustrated quotes and dancing in public.

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Making pixel art is like writing kids' books: Shockingly nuanced, and way harder than it looks. But pixel art site Lospec has collected a gobsmacking 566 tutorials on how to draw at micro-size. Each tutorial is tagged and categorised by medium (such as videos or slideshows). To get specific tips and lessons, search tags like sprites, dithering, texture, or trees.

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Aspiring artists can appreciate the utility of drawing on a tablet compared to your traditional paper and pencil setup. For one, no mess. But if you've got an iPad Pro, you've got the power to improve your artistic abilities when paired with the right hardware and apps designed to cater to your drawing skill and style. Even if you're not the artistic type, the benefits of learning to draw are more than the resulting work of art.

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Ever walk into an art supply store and wonder what all the different kinds of pens and pencils are for? Is there a "correct" one to write with? What's the best pen for lefties? Watch our simple video guide to the best uses for ballpoints, gel pens, and roller ball pens.

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If you're the type of person who shies away from sketching anything more involved than googly eyeballs or a stick figure on the back of a napkin, it might be more due to a lack of confidence in your artistic ability than some fundamental lack of talent. But nailing the basics can change your outlook on the seemingly Sisyphean task of learning the art of art (it just takes a bit of patience).