Language App Says: “What?” – [Part 1]

Language apps assist in trying to learn another language. With only a limited vocabulary the app will feed strange sentences to practice.

We will be looking at the sentence “Nein, ich bin keine Banane!” This phrase was provided to me by the free language app Duolingo.

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Tutorial: Poppy Flower Color

Hey, ya’ll! For this tutorial, I am showing you how to color a poppy drawing using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. This is the same illustration seen in my “How to Use Tracing Paper” blog post. Please refer to that post if you need help getting your drawing on the final material. [Click here for the tracing tutorial]

Materials used:
-Tombow Dual Brush + Blending Pens
-Canson Watercolor Paper
-Aquastroke brush [this is optional, any brush and a cup of water also works]

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Tutorial: How to Use Tracing Paper

Tracing paper is low opacity paper. A benefit of this see-through paper is the ability to copy an image or drawing by hand. The purpose of transferring an image is to avoid damaging the final product. Heavier stock paper, like watercolor paper, can tear easily while fixing errors.

Materials used:
-Strathmore Tracing Paper
-Graphite Pencils [2H and 5B]
-Canson Watercolor Paper

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Tutorial: Halloween Treat Tags

Halloween is right around the corner! Okay, maybe it is still over a month away, but crafting should come early. Whether this is for a party or just fun treat bags these Halloween tags; would be the interest of any ghoul.

Materials used:
-Tombow Dual brush pens
-Optional Halloween craft stamps [ I only used stamps on 2/4 of the tags]
-Paper tags
-String or ribbon to attach tags to bag or other items
-Aquastroke brush [this is optional, a small brush and a cup of water also works]

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Tutorial: Watercolor Background

Hey, ya’ll welcome to my very first tutorial.

For this project, I created a watercolor background using Tombow Dual Brush Pens on mixed media paper. [Tip: For best results use watercolor paper with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.]


MATERIALS USED:

Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Canson Mix Media Paper
Aquastroke brush [this is optional, any brush and a cup of water also works]

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How to Get Graphic Design Experience

These tips are for people who are interested in working in-house.

You know the struggle to get a job but you need a job for experience? The graphic design field is notorious for requiring a few years of experience before hiring someone. Below you will find a list of three methods to obtain design experience.

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