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Yellow Wall Art – Our Must Have 7 Recommendations

Yellow Wall Art – Our Must Have 7 Recommendations

There’s something about yellow wall art. Some rooms just need that lift from such a positive and warm colour.

Yellow brings a dynamic, bold liveliness to any room decor, and yellow wall art is great way to strike a perfect balance especially if you have a room with neutral greys or browns.

This post should save you time and effort by recommending 7 of the best must have options for yellow wall art, of all kinds, sizes and depictions.

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Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.1 Yellow Modern Abstract Painting

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.2 Large Yellow Banksy Balloon Girl – Graffiti Canvas

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.3 Gold Tree Blossom Oil Painting On Canvas

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.4 Autumnal Yellow Waterfall Scene

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.5 Abstract Giclee Seascape Artwork

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.6 Large Mustard Yellow Grey Abstract Painting 

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.7 Abstract Yellow Swirl Painting

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.1 Yellow Modern Abstract Painting

This lovely large canvas is a perfect fit for hanging over a sofa in a living room, or over your bed. It’s extra large at 120cm x 50cm as well as extra trendy with its contemporary abstract but minimalistic feel.

Match it in with neutral tones in your wallpaper and cushions and it will look effortlessly included in the flow of your room.

It’s also included with Prime, meaning fast and secure delivery.

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.2 Large Yellow Banksy Balloon Girl – Graffiti Canvas

This famously, vibrant and beautifully positive Banksy Canvas is perfect for contemporary decor. It’s a premium quality 4 piece canvas which is 130cm wide x 67cm high making it the perfect size for a statement piece.

It will bring both style and colour to any room, but we recommend you place it over your mantlepiece in a good sized room or behind your sofa for maximum effect.

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.3 Gold Tree Blossom Oil Painting On Canvas

If you are looking for something unique, handprinted, bold and luxurious you could try this standout statement piece.

Painted by a professional artist, ready to hang at a size of 60x120cm this slightly more expensive piece of wall art is well worth the price for uniqueness and impact.

Each painting has a black hook already mounted on the wooden bar so you can hang it easily and straightaway out of the box.

These unique oil paintings keep their colour and are guaranteed not to fade. You also have all the usual guarantees that Amazon provides, in terms of returns and refunds.

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.4 Autumnal Yellow Waterfall Scene

If you need a smaller and yet still impactful piece of wall art you should have a look at this option.

It’s a lovely waterfall scene but with a fantastic pop of yellow.

This piece of wall art is available in a number of sizes starting at 30x20cm (9.99) and working up to 150x100cm (59.99). This gives you plenty of options in terms of how much you want to spend and where you want to hang it. We’ll leave it up to you, except to say it would look really well in a medium size in your hallway (60x40cm at 19.99)

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.5 Abstract Giclee Seascape Artwork
This lovely sunset wall art provides a fantastic opportunity to create a sense of contrast in any room. The yellow is striking but brilliantly balanced by the greyish hues.

If you like to create a sense of tension, contrast and intrigue this is the perfect piece for you.

As a limited edition giclee print on canvas it provides a definite uniqueness for either a home or office environment. There are also a number of different sizes which will suit any budget and room.

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.6 Large Mustard Yellow Grey Abstract Painting 

This large piece of art is perfect for over the sofa or bed, and perfect for a decent sized room which will match with yellow and grey or white neutrals.

At 130cm x 67cm it is undeniably a statement piece and the geometric, minimalistic approach is wonderfully contemporary in terms of impact.

It’s easy and quick to hang as well as available on Prime for Fast and Secure Delivery.

Well worth a look if you need a cool centrepiece!

Yellow Wall Art Recommendation No.7 Abstract Yellow Swirl Painting

For our last recommendation we’ve gone for something thrilling, abstract and put together in a swirling and captivating fashion.

It’s a lovely, bold arresting piece which at 120cm x 50cm shows contemporary art at its best. It will easily provide a very cool and contemporary finishing touch to any room in your home.

If you enjoyed this article please feel free to check out this article on Dick Blick Art Supplies.

Recommended further reading on wall art:

https://www.canvaspop.com/blog/how-to-choose-wall-art-for-your-home




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10 Best Educational Toys For 2 Year Olds 2021

Looking for the best educational toys for 2 year olds this year? Whether for Christmas, birthday or even just a fun gift we have the top ten list of educational toys for toddlers to save you the hassle and time.

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Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 1 Top Bright Toddler Tools Set

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 2 An Ice cream Playset With Maths and Logic Game

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 3 Music Dance Mat for Toddlers

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 4 2 Pack LCD Writing Tablet 8.5inch Doodle Scribbler Pad

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 5 Wooden Car Ramp Toy

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 6 Mr Pencil’s Scribble and Write Interactive Learning Toy

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 7 Wooden Tumble Tower Game

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 8 Mushroom Garden Light Up Toddler Toy

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 9 Playtime Bus Educational Playset

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 10 Musical Instruments Set for Toddlers

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.1 Top Bright Toddler Tools Set

This lovely little educational construction tool set will suit toddlers up to 3 both boys and girls. It will help toddlers to develop their fine motor skills, and to pursue an interest in the use of tools of different kinds. The twist tools, hammer pounding and rotating parts will keep a child engaged as well learning about simple mechanics.

The fantastic bright colour’s will really catch and keep a child’s attention, and keep them coming back for more and more.

A pull along toy, a set of construction tools and a box to build and try the tools out on all come with this great little educational toy.

Check out this great and affordable wooden tool set below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.2 An Ice cream Playset With Maths and Logic Game

What could be more educational and fun than learning basic Maths while counting colourful ice cream cones? This bright, attractive and educational for toddlers is super useful, AND super fun!

Children can roleplay, develop their imaginations, interact with adults and peers and improve their basic Maths and Logic skills at the same time.

Check out this lovely little educational toy below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.3 Music Dance Mat for Toddlers

This Piano Dance Mat will help your child learn some of the basics of music and dance as well as give them a really fun way to exercise. It’s suitable for boys and girls up to the age of 5.

The mat actually produces 25 different sounds, which includes 8 animal sounds, 9 music scales, as well as 9 melodies. It also comes with 13 cards, to help children learn about and better understand a number of musical instruments.

It’s also brilliant for hand foot coordination!

Check it out below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.4 2 Pack LCD Writing Tablet 8.5inch Doodle Scribbler Pad

This brilliant little tablet is perfect for young kids who are just beginning to write and draw! It even changes colour and the thickness of the lines changes according to the amount of pressure added.

There are even two included in the pack so no need for arguments! 1 blue and 1 pink. Get creative on a screen without the need for mess. Great for saving on paper and ink, and you can clean the screen in one single push button.

Well worth a look here.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.5 Wooden Car Ramp Toy

No best educational toys blogpost would be complete without a wooden car ramp toy!

This great little ramp plus wooden cars helps develop cognitive skills and coordination, as well as encouraging children to play independently.

You can even invite a little friend to the whole race to encourage the development of social skills!
Check it out here.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.6 Mr Pencil’s Scribble and Write Interactive Learning Toy

Mr. Pencil’s Scribble & Write is designed to be a fun and helpful preschool learning toy which features 6+ activities to help introduce kids to drawing, writing and spelling.

Preschool kids can follow Mr. Pencil as he teaches young children their letters and numbers step by step using basic shapes and words.

Find this brilliant toddler learning gift below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.7 Wooden Tumble Tower Game

The fun and educational Tower Game is actually 4 GAMES IN 1!

There are actually 4 different variations that can be played with the whole family.

You can build the tower while rolling your dice to find out which coloured block to pull out
You can use the animal cards to know which coloured block to pull out
You can use your imagination to build from the blocks
You can even make domino chains

This all inclusive game actually develops no less than 6 cognitive skills – creativity and logical thinking, basic physics, fine motor skills and colour recognition, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills!

This great game can be found at the link beneath.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.8 Mushroom Garden Light Up Toddler Toy

This is a multi-award winning fun learning toy which will appeal to any 2 year old!
The colourful light-up mushrooms help young children to learn to recognise colours, numbers and also play music. They also aid memory as the mushrooms light up in a pattern which then gets longer as the child progresses.

This educational toy helps with numerous skills including motor functions, creativity, memory, problem solving and concentration!

Check it out at the link below.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.9 Playtime Bus Educational Playset

This brilliant little Playtime Bus has plenty of activities to keep 2 year olds entertained. They can press character buttons to learn fun phrases as well as safety rules, as well as the number buttons to learn their numbers.

They can even answer questions in the Challenge Time activity AND compose music in the Music Station Activity.

Toddlers can learn phonic sounds, vocabulary, letters, counting and safety rules!

There is so much fun and learning to be had here.

Click below to check it out.

Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds No.10 Musical Instruments Set for Toddlers

We’re going to finish on a high note here. Literally! This recommendation is actually also Amazon’s Choice.

This is the absolute best set of educational toys for budding musicians. The set includes a tambourine, chime bar, agogo block with stick, a flute, maracas, handbells, castanet and a wooden block with stick.

What could be more educational, fun, and musical than this?

Read up on these brilliant educational ‘toys’ below.

If you enjoyed this post feel free to check out our post on ‘Unique Christmas Gifts,’ below.

10 Unique Christmas Gifts For Creatives 2021

Further recommended reading:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/childrens-products/toy-reviews/g5150/best-toys-for-two-year-olds/

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You could also try our recommendations for Dick Blick Art Supplies:

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10 Unique Christmas Gifts For Creatives 2021

You often have to get really creative yourself to think of unique gifts for creatives. Here are 10 of our most unique Christmas gifts for creative people to save you some time and effort.

Unique Christmas Gifts No. 1 Buy Them an Experience

Creative people often enjoy the ‘idea,’ of something or an ‘imaginative experience,’ more so than how expensive a gift is. Why not give them an experience of something they will never forget? This could be as hands on as a Pottery Course for a day, or a painting workshop, or even a Cooking Masterclass.

It could also be something that allows them to see the world in a different way, such as a boat trip or a unique experience in their own town that they have never had before. A guided walking tour can lead to discovering and appreciating all that you have on your own doorstep. It need not be particularly expensive either!

Unique Christmas Gifts No.2 3D Printers

If you’re buying for close family or a best friend, you could consider a 3D Printer. You can print out all manner of designs and shapes customising everything from signs to superhero models or dogs in your own way. You can paint them and even sell your items if you wish. The possibilities are endless.

It’s an incredibly unique Christmas gift which can keep the recipient amused for a long time to come. You don’t even need to design your own templates (which takes a bit of skill) you can get fantastic templates cheaply off sellers on Fiverr, or use free templates.

Check out these affordable 3D Printers here:

Unique Christmas Gifts No.3 Custom LED Neon Sign

This unique gift could work for a teenager’s bedroom or an outdoor bar, or garage/back garden. You customise with a Name, an Event, or even just a symbol that means something important to the person receiving the gift.

This Custom Neon sign is particularly good:

If you are looking one that is less expensive have a look at this one as well:

Unique Christmas Gifts No.4 A Bluetooth Beanie

This gift is perfect for anyone who enjoys listening to music outdoors or wants to go hands free while talking on their phone and moving around. It’s perfect for colder weather, for skiing, running, or any outdoor sport.

You don’t have to worry about it getting dirty either as it’s washable. Just make sure you take the headphones out first! It’s very affordable too! Check it out here:

Unique Christmas Gifts No.5 A Bartender Kitbag

This is a really interesting and unique gift that will suit creative cocktail makers who like the outdoors and crafting on the go.

Included in this kit is a Travel Cocktail Shaker Set and portable barware set. It comes with a very handy shoulder strap so it’s easy to carry. Perfect for Camping, Picnics and Outdoor Parties.

Unique Christmas Gifts No.6 American Smoker BBQ

You just can’t beat an American smoker. The Deep South has so much offer when it comes to barbecuing, in fact much of the culture is based around it.

Once you add flavoured wood chips and slow cook your meat you have just reached a whole new level of taste. While it may not initially seem very Christmassy people in the Deep South barbecue turkey all year, and a sweet slow cooked turkey is a proper Christmas Day feast.

Besides the best Christmas presents are the ones that evergreen and can potentially be used on any day of the year. Make sure you get the wood chips to add to your coals – we fully recommend hickory smoked chips but apple or cherry wood chips are amazing too.

Check out these little beauties here:

Or you could buy the less expensive add on to your BBQ here:

Unique Christmas Gifts No.7 Gazebo

This is another useful, unique all year round Christmas gift. It’s become a crucial addition to many homes due to the global pandemic but a Gazebo allows for outdoor creative cooking all year round, no matter the weather.

Put your BBQ or pizza oven under here and you can pretend it’s summer (even on Christmas Day) in a relaxed and sheltered setting.

Have a look at this unique Christmas gift here:

Unique Christmas Gifts No.8 Industrial Lights (For Your Gazebo or Not)

These lovely industrial steampunk lights will definitely create a Christmassy vibe but they will set the tone all year long. There also very affordable and decent for the price.

Check them out here:

Unique Christmas Gifts No.9 Projector

This is a fantastic one for film fans and wonderfully portable, meaning you can project onto a wall outside at night time as well as an indoor wall. You could even set up your own Drive in Movie Theatre!

Feel free to look here to see this fantastic offer:

The cheaper version with more limited functionality is available here:

Unique Christmas Gifts No.10 All in One Music System

Imagine being able to play records, cassettes, CDs and Bluetooth streaming services on one system. Use those cassettes you haven’t heard for years, not mention the old records you’ve been dying to play but just weren’t able to.

You don’t need to imagine anymore because you can buy an All in One Music System – the beautifully presented Victrola.

Or the less expensive but still aesthetically appealing version here:

If you enjoyed this blog feel free to read our other blog ‘Gifts For Young Artists,’ here:

Gifts For Young Artists – 5 Gifts For Creative Kids at Christmas or Anytime

Recommended Reading:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/0/best-unusual-christmas-gifts-unique-present-ideas-2021-quirky/

Or:

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/gallery/unusual-gifts-for-men

Or this one:

https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/christmas/christmas-gifts/gifts-for-her

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Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial

Welcome to our easy Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial! We will take you through drawing a butterfly step by step with pictures and a time lapse video at the end.

Butterflies are the ultimate symbol of transformation. From ugly caterpillar to beautiful, colourful winged creature floating gracefully through the air. Although they only live a short time, the life they do lead is delicately graceful and incredible.

Table of Contents

Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 1 – Draw the Head
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 2 – Draw the Body
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 3 – Draw in the Top Left Half of the Wing
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 4 – Draw in the Top Right Half of the Wing
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 5 – Draw in the Bottom Left Wing
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 6 – Draw in the Bottom Right Wing
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 7 – Fill in the Details on the Inside of the Top Wings
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 8 – Add the Details on the Bottom Two Wings
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 9 – Add in the Antennae
Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 10 – Colour In Your Butterfly

Butterfly Drawing Step 1 Draw the Head

To make sure your butterfly is symmetrical draw a cross shape with a ruler in the middle of the page. Watch the time lapse video to help with this.

Just above the middle of your page draw a small circle for the butterfly’s head. If you find this difficult freehand then draw round the end of a pen or pencil to get a perfect small circle shape.

Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 1 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 2 Draw the Body

Just underneath your head draw the body of the butterfly – it will look like a carrot shape or a stretched out oblong. The head and the body will look like a clothes peg.

Butterfly Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 2 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 3 Draw in the Top Left Half of the Wing

Now you are going to draw in the top left half of the wing. Make sure it is symmetrical as the picture shows. It will look like a triangle with a rounded edge with a little dip inwards like a bracket. Refer to the picture to help.

Butterfly Drawing Step 3 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 4 Draw in the Top Right Half of the Wing

At this point you can draw in the top right half of the butterfly’s wing. Make sure that it matches the other top part of the wing as symmetrically as possible. Check out the picture or time lapse video to help.

Butterfly Drawing Step 4 Image

Butterfly Drawing Step 5 Draw in the Bottom Left Wing

Now go back to the left side and draw in the bottom left wing of the butterfly. It will look more rounded than the top part of the wing, almost like the bottom part of a teardrop shape.

Butterfly Drawing Step 5

Butterfly Drawing Step 6 Draw in the Bottom Right Wing

All you need to do for this step is to mirror the bottom left wing on the right hand side, taking special care to make sure it is symmetrical. Have a look at the picture or video to help you.

Butterfly Drawing Step 6

Butterfly Drawing Step 7 Fill in the Details on the Inside of the Top Wings

For this step you can draw in the colourful shapes inside the two top wings themselves. Consult the picture and the video to help. First of all we will add stretched out teardrop shapes as the picture shows, taking care to mirror the same shapes on the other wing. Then you can add the three circles at the tips of both wings as you can see in the picture and video.

Butterfly Drawing Step 7

Butterfly Drawing Step 8 Add the Details on the Bottom Two Wings

Now you just need to draw in a series of teardrop shapes on the bottom left wing and then mirror it on the right side. Check the pictures and time lapse video to help.

Butterfly Drawing Step 8

Butterfly Drawing Step 9 Add in the Antennae

At this point draw in your two antennae at the top of the butterfly’s head. It will look similar to a U shape with two dots on the end.

Butterfly Drawing Step 9

Butterfly Drawing Step 10 Colour In Your Butterfly

This final step involves colouring in your butterfly, especially the wings. The body of the butterfly will be black. We have gone for a Red Admiral approach which involves red, black and white spots on the wings, but it is up to you what colours you would like for your butterfly. Have fun with it!

Butterfly Drawing Step 10

For another great Butterfly Drawing Tutorial try https://www.wedrawanimals.com/how-to-draw-a-butterfly/
If you enjoyed this post feel free to read our Wolf Drawing Tutorial:

Wolf Drawing Easy Step by Step Tutorial

Or our How to Draw a Dog Easy Step by Step Tutorial

You could also check out our ‘Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial.’

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Affiliate Marketing | Tips For Beginners

Many people are interested in Affiliate Marketing but don’t know how to get started. Here are our best tips for beginners getting started in affiliate marketing who want to do things the right way with some integrity.

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1 Start a Blog For Your Affiliate Marketing
2 Keyword Research For Your Affiliate Marketing
3 How to Get Backlinks For Your Affiliate Marketing Website
4 Tiktok For Affiliate Marketing
5 The Best Affiliate Training Out There

Start a Blog For Your Affiliate Marketing

Alright, we may be biased here but there are many great reasons to start a blog. Our blog is a great place to share affiliate links and recommended products. The main reason for this is that a blog is one of the few things an online entrepreneur has some control of.

Have you ever considered that Social Media accounts are things you could lose? You perform a simple action that is entirely acceptable to you (and in your mind should be acceptable to Facebook/Instagram/TikTok etc) and suddenly your account is in jeopardy.

We have shared simple how to draw videos, and they have been labelled as inappropriate for literally no reason. Thankfully we haven’t been banned but others have, and still don’t understand why.

You could be penalised by Google because someone you don’t know decides to link to your website, and suddenly you have dodgy backlinks. This makes it difficult to rank and so your visibility on search engines is compromised. Also a Google update could seriously affect your rankings overnight, and you could find yourself unable to be found in search. After all, the old joke/adage holds true – if you want to successfully hide something put it on the second page of Google.

Unless you seriously break the policies of your host provider for your blog (which is much less likely than Social Media AND Google) you should always have your blog. You should always have this platform which provides great value to your readers.

In all honesty, starting a blog (much like starting a Youtube account) really does take time and effort and resilience. However the benefits outweigh the pitfalls longterm. You should start a Youtube channel, just as you should set up your own website and aim to rank on Google. Both are free and both can bring you a great deal of traffic.

It’s worth considering starting a blog because after you cross what some call the Critical Authority Threshold (CAT for short) you WILL start to generate traffic to your blog. As painful as it is to admit this threshold tends to take on average 6-9 months to cross. GASP. HORROR. FAINT.

If you know in advance the challenge you are taking on you won’t give up as easily as some. Adopt a steely mindset, produce great content and the rewards will inevitably come. After crossing the CAT our blog began to gather traction which lead to thousands of views.

Once you have a blog that generates 1000+ views a month (whether 6 months in or later) you can write blogs that rank on the first page of Google within a few days if you do your Keyword Research correctly. Especially if you managed to generate some worthwhile backlinks (high authority websites that link to your website. More on this later.

Keyword Research For Your Affiliate Marketing

In our experience getting a really decent SEO research tool like SEMrush, Ahrefs or Ubersuggest makes a huge difference. These platforms have a free (or cheap) trial period which allows you to find out the benefits for yourself.

Google Keyword Planner will give you the monthly search volume for chosen keywords as long as you have a Google Ads account. If you start a Google Ads campaign but then don’t go on to set it up fully and pay for it you can get access to the Keyword Planner and search volume for free.

Unfortunately, the search volume is only an estimate – e.g. 10000-100000 – so that’s why paid tools (or occasional sign ups for free trials are MUCH better). Finding out a search term is 100-1000 month is not very accurate or helpful. It’s too big a range.

If you do your Keyword Research well you can rank even with a relatively new website. Make sure you pay attention to Keyword difficulty. If a keyword has low competition (as in the websites that rank on Page 1 of Google have few backlinks) you should have a decent chance to rank.

Look at the first page of Google for a certain search (say for example ‘How to Rank on Google’) and see if there are any high authority sites on positions 1-7. If the first page of Google for that keyword is filled by Pinterest, Facebook, Etsy etc you can forget ranking for that keyword. You can’t take on these kinds of giants.

Instead, research keywords that have ordinary blogs with a relatively low DA (Domain Authority – based on how many backlinks the website has) on the first page for the keyword search. If ordinary blogs with a low DA dominate the first page of Google you know you have a chance. Learning how to analyse the first page of Google is SO important for understanding which keywords you can and can’t rank for, meaning you don’t waste your time chasing keywords that are unworkable. You get to know what you can rank for more and more intuitively with practice. The best SEO tools like SEMrush will help here because they will provide SEO difficulty as part of the process. Anything over 65-70 (classified as the upper end of medium difficulty) is going to be too difficult for a beginner website to rank for.

How to Get Backlinks For Your Affiliate Marketing Website

Backlinks enhance your website’s authority. Period. They are hugely important in how your website ranks in the search engines. The more backlinks your website has, the better it will rank in the search engines. Especially if the website that links to you has high authority itself. Domain Authority is based on the number of websites that link to that particular website.

Some people actually never set out to gain backlinks to their website as such. They aim to produce really good content so that people will naturally want to link to their website.
While that can be very successful if your content is outstanding, we would recommend that you actively pursue backlinks.

The best way to do this is to do what many call ‘outreach.’ Send emails to people and websites that are in the same niche as you, telling them how much you enjoy their content. Make sure you provide value to them by telling them you have ALREADY linked to them because you enjoy their content so much, and they might think about linking back to you. At first it’s best to offer them value without openly asking anything at all. Allow them to consider linking to you without pressure, and build relationships with other websites within your niche.

Google loves you to link out to other sources who are doing what you do because it enhances the user experience for people conducting the search. If you are searching ‘How to Start Affiliate Marketing,’ for example you could benefit from reading not just one but a few authoritative articles.

This will also reduce your ‘bounce rate,’ because people will read your whole article and go on to read other articles on Google. Your ‘bounce rate’ makes a massive difference to your ranking on Google because it means searchers are finding value in your article and not ‘bouncing,’ back to Google search again because they haven’t found what they are looking for.

Now we can move on to where to share your affiliate links without having a website. It must be stressed that having a ‘home,’ on the Internet really is the best starting point – all your efforts to build outwards should be based on having a blog/website that you can link back to and build from.

Quora For Affiliate Marketing

You can really add to your website’s visibility by signing up for quora.com. From this fantastic site you can answer questions related your niche and then add a link at the end to entice people back to your ‘home,’ website.

For the context of this article you could answer a question about affiliate marketing e.g. ‘Where can I share my affiliate links?’ and write a valuable and lengthy response to this question.

At the end of your response you could link to your article on your own website based around the subject of Affiliate Marketing. If this answer gets lots of upvotes (because it is helpful and informative) you could potentially drive a great deal of people to your website. If you use a keyword tool like SEMrush you will be able narrow down subject matter, Quora, and your topic (e.g. affiliate marketing) in such a way that you find the topics that are most searched and have the most visits and you could go viral, potentially driving traffic to your website on autopilot for months or even years to come.

Tiktok For Affiliate Marketing

It would be remiss of us NOT to mention the platform that is most likely to make your content viral at this stage. TikTok is unfortunately in a process of change and may soon be less viable for sharing affiliate links, but right now as this article is being published (October 2021) it’s not too late to set up your account.

If you can find some of the affiliate marketing accounts that have gone viral and use them as a model you can really have success. Don’t copy as that is useless and pretty much immoral, but do use the best videos as a model. Check out Spencerhacks or Make Money With Lori, and you will definitely find models you can use. You don’t need to do better videos necessarily, just understand what kind of video format is likely to go viral.

All you need is one or two videos to go viral and your followers will explode! Youtube can take months and months but at the moment Tiktok can blow up overnight, and no-one knows for how long this will be the case.

Take advantage of this opportunity to grow your affiliate marketing business while you can!

The Best Affiliate Training Out There

If you are interested in getting in depth high value Affiliate Marketing training we can thoroughly recommend these guys: Legendary Marketer.

For a mere $7 you can sign up for the 15 Day Challenge which gives you access to Sales Materials, done-for-you Sales Funnels, bonuses, their Facebook Support Group, a dedicated account manager to talk to over zoom, help building a business plan, a ton of training videos covering strategies/topics around marketing that you wouldn’t have dreamed of by yourself.

Yes we completed the 15 Day Challenge ourselves, and it that’s why we can fully recommend it, and know so much about it.

The CEO Dave Sharpe has over a decade’s experience online and has made $200 Million through his well proven methods.

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Recommended further reading on Affiliate Marketing:
https://neilpatel.com/what-is-affiliate-marketing/

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Art Commissions | Artists and Clients

Orla Gilkeson is an artist living beside the sea in County Down who paints in an abstracted contemporary style, capturing the essence of seascapes and landscapes around her.

She was recently featured in the prestigious ‘Ireland’s Homes, Interiors and Living’ magazine – the September 2021 issue. She also has an upcoming show at the Blackshaw’s Gallery in October 2021.

She has completed many Art Commissions and shares her experience of ‘Art Commissions | Artists and Clients,’ in this guest post.

Art commissions are an important part of my business and it gives me the chance to share my process and creative vision with my customers. It can be an exciting collaboration for the artist and clients to work together and share their ideas. It can also stretch me as an artist and help me to produce a piece of work that I otherwise would not have created.

To help make sure that the whole process runs as smoothly as possible, I’d like to share some of my best tips for Artists and Clients when it comes to commissioning art.

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Art Commissions Tip 1 Keep the Communication Open

Art Commissions Tip 2 Be Transparent About Pricing

Art Commissions Tip 3 Be Clear About What You Both Want

Art Commissions Tip 4 Know What You Are Good At as an Artist

Art Commissions Tip 5 Enjoy the Process!

Art Commissions Tip 1 Keep Communication Open

II have found that it’s usually best to meet in person to try and eliminate any miscommunication. This isn’t always possible, especially if the client and the artist live in two different countries!

However meeting the client for a coffee, or having them drop into your open studio means they get a sense of who you are, what your process is like, and your painting style. I paint in an abstract contemporary style although some people have expected me to do realistic portraits, or other types of painting which would not be part of my own creative journey.

I try to make sure that I point any inquiries from customers towards my Instagram or website so they can get a good sense of my painting, but I still sometimes have clients coming with unrealistic expectations of what I can produce. Some clients believe that because I am an artist with a Fine Art degree and years of experience that I can paint anything at all. Most artists specialise in a particular style.

Letting a client see my work allows them to commission art from me that hopefully suits both of us. Artists and clients are both coming from different perspectives, and that’s why it’s so important to keep the communication open.

Art Commissions Tip 2 Be Transparent About Pricing

Talking about money is always the most awkward part of the conversation so I find that it’s best to be as transparent as possible.

I have found the best way for me to calculate price is:

Price = hourly rate x how many hours spent on art commission

So if your decided hourly rate is $25 and the painting takes 20 hours to complete, then the price will obviously be $500. I know some artists work on the basis of $/square footage but this wouldn’t be my preferred method.

There are some other things to consider too, such as how well known/in demand the artist is. As artists we often don’t like to think of building a brand and the business side of things but that is essentially what we are doing with our names. Some artists have greater brand awareness and so their prices will be in the thousands rather than the hundreds.

Obviously the larger the canvas the more the commissioned artwork will cost. Canvases can be expensive and larger ones can be $100 or more to buy, so you need to price this in.

A piece of art is a luxury rather than a necessity, but that doesn’t mean that all your clients will be wealthy. I like to make sure that everybody has a chance to buy my art, so I do allow people to pay monthly and over a few months if they need to.

Art Commissions Tip 3 Be Clear What You Both Want

This leads on naturally from the idea of keeping the communication open. Clients usually come to me with a place that is special to them, that they would like me to paint. For example a local landmark, a beach, a wood or perhaps somewhere in the mountains.

Sometimes the client is happy to hand the idea over to me and let me exercise creative judgement and license, which is obviously ideal for me as the artist. Some clients are more specific about what they want and like to be more closely involved in the process. Either way I like to make sure I check in with the client, and I usually try a few ‘mock-ups’ or sketches to give them an idea what the final piece will look like.

Doing this makes sure that there aren’t any unpleasant surprises when the piece is finished, and both the artist and the client have not been wasting their time. We both need to be as clear as possible about the direction we are heading in. Although it can definitely be a pleasant experience for me if the client is laid back and happy for me to exercise my judgement, it is also possible that this could lead to the client not being happy with the final result.

This is why it’s so important to be as clear as possible about the outcome, and why I keep the client involved in my artistic process throughout. I also send pictures as the layers begin to develop, and I am letting one layer dry.

Art Commissions Tip 4 Know What You Are Good At as an Artist and Know Your Market

This is important for Artists in particular but it will obviously affect your clients as well. If you really like hyper realistic pencil sketches of dogs, but are ‘just ok,’ at them it’s an unfair thing to offer your clients. Some artists are fantastic at hyper realism, leave it to them. You need to find your style and then you can be confident that you can better serve your clients.

At the same time you have to consider who your ideal client would be and know your market. There is simply no point in indulging yourself in painting in a certain way if there is hardly anyone out there who appreciates your style. Artists, you need to know the kind of client who is likely to appreciate your art and commission, and if there are enough of them out there to make your art business sustainable.

Art Commissions Tip 5 Enjoy the Process!
Commissioning an artists should be a fun process for both artists and clients! Approach it with warmth, joy and passion and a spirit of cooperation. As the writer Neil Gaiman says, ‘The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.’

You can visit Orla Gilkeson’s website at http://www.orlagilkesonart.com or her instagram at http://www.instagram.com/orla.gilkeson.art

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Peach Drawing – How to Draw a Peach in 9 Easy Steps

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Peach Drawing Step 1 Sketch the Outline of Your Peach

Peach Drawing Step 2 Draw the Indent At the Top of the Peach

Peach Drawing Step 3 Draw the Split on the Right Hand Side

Peach Drawing Step 4 Add in the Stem Of Your Peach

Peach Drawing Step 5 Draw in One Leaf At the Top of the Stem

Peach Drawing Step 6 Draw the Midrib of the Leaf

Peach Drawing Step 7 Draw the Veins on Your Peach Leaf

Peach Drawing Step 8 Go Over Everything in Darker Lines

Peach Drawing Step 9 Colour in Your Peach

Welcome to our Peach Drawing Tutorial. We are going to help you to draw a peach in a few easy steps, follow our pictures and time lapse video to help you.

All you will need is a pencil, paper and of course this helpful tutorial!

As ever we will take you through step by step, starting off with light pencil lines which you can go over with bolder darker lines, either with marker or a thicker darker pencil.

Peach Drawing Step 1 Sketch the Outline of Your Peach

Start off by sketching the outline of your peach drawing in the middle of your page. Think of the shape as roughly circular but with a little indent at the top, and a curved almost triangular shape at the bottom. A peach could also be considered as a slightly plumper heart shape. 

Try to make sure your peach is as symmetrical as you can manage, but remember Nature isn’t perfect!

Check out the picture or the video to help you with this.

Peach Drawing Step 1

Peach Drawing Step 2 Draw the Indent At the Top of the Peach

Now you can draw in the indent that your stem will come from. It is shaped like bird wings stretched out.

Peach Drawing Step 2

Peach Drawing Step 3 Draw the Split on the Right Hand Side

Peaches and nectarines have a split down the middle so you can go ahead and draw it in now. Depending on the angle the peach is sitting at the split will be in different places. We have chosen to draw our split on the right hand side, but you could put it down the middle or more to the left. Just remember there will be a slight curve to your peach split because the fruit is a round shape.

Peach Drawing Step 3

Peach Drawing Step 4 Add in the Stem Of Your Peach

At this point we are going to add in the stem of your peach. This will look like a slightly more curved lower case ’n’ shape with a little circle at the top. You can rub out the pencil line where it overlaps with the first outline you drew.

Again check the picture or video to help you.

Peach Drawing Step 4

Peach Drawing Step 5 Draw in One Leaf At the Top of the Stem 

Now you can draw in a leaf sweeping down from the top of your stem. We have chosen to draw it on the right, but you could have a leaf on the left or even two leaves on the right and the left.

Peach Drawing Step 5
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Peach Drawing Step 6 Draw the Midrib of the Leaf

Now it’s time to add in the midrib of the leaf. You are going to add the veins branching off from it in the next step.

Peach Drawing Step 6

Peach Drawing Step 7 Draw the Veins on Your Peach Leaf

You can now draw the veins branching out from the midrib of your leaf. The easiest way to do this is to think of a V shape on its side with the point of the V touching the midrib of the leaf. You can draw 4-5 of these veins or a couple more if you like.

Peach Drawing Step 7

Peach Drawing Step 8 Go Over Everything in Darker Lines

Once you are happy with your whole peach shape you can go over your lines with a marker or darker pencil lines.

Peach Drawing Step 8

Peach Drawing Step 9 Colour in Your Peach

The last step involves colouring in your peach in nice bright yellow and red colours. Your stem will be brown and your leaves green. For the purposes of authenticity you could even add in a little peach fuzz as the picture shows!

Peach Drawing Step 9

This is a lovely little drawing exercise for beginners, and good fun too!

Peach Drawing Time Lapse Video

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Moon Drawing | How to Draw the Moon in 5 Easy Steps

Welcome to our Moon Drawing Easy Tutorial! Today we are going to learn how to draw the moon in 5 easy steps. Don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about our new blogposts!

The moon has fascinated us humans for centuries, and many myths, art, literature, and music have been created around it. People have even worshipped the moon! It has even been suggested that it is made of cheese. Who came up with that idea?! They must have been wired to the moon themselves.

It’s a really great drawing exercise which is easy and fun. We’ll take you through it step by step with pictures and a time lapse video at the end. 

Table of Contents

Moon Drawing Easy Step 1 Draw a Circle in the Middle of the Page

Moon Drawing Easy Step 2 Draw a Cloud at the Bottom of your Moon

Moon Drawing Easy Step 3 Fill in the Details Inside the Moon

Moon Drawing Easy Step 4 Shade in Your Crater Shapes

Moon Drawing Easy Step 5 Add in Some Details to the Night Sky

Moon Drawing Step 1 Draw a Circle in the Middle of the Page

We are actually going to draw a full moon to keep things straightforward.

It could be quite difficult to draw a circle freehand so use a compass if you have one. Alternatively you could draw round your favourite mug, glass or even a circular baking cutter. It’s surprising how many circular items you can find around the house!

Moon Drawing Step 1

Moon Drawing Step 2 Draw a Cloud at the Bottom of your Moon

We are going to have our moon nestled in a cloud so draw the shape of the cloud as shown in the picture. You can make your cloud look more realistic by joining together a number of small semi-circles to make a fluffy outline. It’s best to make each little semi-circle a different size as clouds are rarely symmetrical and can seem quite random.

Moon Drawing Step 2

Moon Drawing Step 3 Fill in the Details Inside the Moon

Now we are going to add more detail to the inside of the moon. If it is a really clear night you can actually see some interesting crater shapes inside the moon, and this is the effect we are going to create. 

Draw in some random different shapes inside the moon, like the picture shows.

Moon Drawing Step 3

Moon Drawing Step 4 Shade in Your Crater Shapes

If you want to keep this pencil sketch just lean in more heavily for this to make your craters seem like shadows on the moon. If you want to colour in your moon drawing then just make sure you use a darker colour such as dark grey or black.

Moon Drawing Step 4

Moon Drawing Step 5 Add in Some Details to the Night Sky

This is where you can get creative and add your own touches. You add in some squiggly lines to show other clouds being blown about by wind, as well as add in a twinkling star or two. 

Finally you can colour in or shade in your moon drawing to add the final touches!

Moon Drawing Step 5

Now you know how to create a full moon drawing! 

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Wolf Drawing Easy Step by Step Tutorial

Welcome to our ‘How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial!’ This one is fun and straightforward for kids and beginner artists in particular. As ever we will take you through step by step, providing pictures and a time lapse video at the end.

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Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 1 Draw the Head

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 2 Draw the Left Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 3 Draw the Inside of the Left Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 4 Draw the Right Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 5 Draw the Inside of the Right Ear

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 6 Draw the Fur Between the Ears

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 7 Draw the Left Eye

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 8 Draw the Right Eye

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step Step 9 Draw the Beginning of the Snout

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 10 Draw the Nose

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 11 Finish Off the Snout

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 12 Draw the Mouth

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The iconic wolf is a symbol of cunning and fear, but also of intelligence, teamwork and wild freedom. We are going to be drawing an easy wolf so we are going to focus on the head of the wolf only, we’ll leave it up to you to shade or colour it in as you please. You may even want to draw in the body itself after we have got you started!

All you will need is a pencil and sketching paper.

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Wolf Drawing Easy – Step 1 Draw the Head

In the centre of your page draw the shape of the wolf’s head as shown in the picture. Think of it as a flower pot shape but furry! Make sure it is as symmetrical as possible, and nicely placed in the middle of your page.

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial Step 1

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial – Step 2 Draw the Left Ear

Now you are going to draw the outline of the wolf’s left ear, as the picture shows. Draw a loose triangle shape beginning at the left side of the head and moving downwards until the ear finishes roughly one third down the left hand side of the head. When we draw the eyes in they will start roughly level with the end of the ear.

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial Step 2

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial – Step 3 Draw the Inside of the Left Ear

At this point you can draw in another triangle outline inside the ear to show the tip of the ear. You can also draw a squiggly line halfway down the ear, splitting it in half and showing the wolf’s fur.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 3

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 4 Draw the Right Ear

Repeat Step 2 but the other way around to draw the outline of the right ear. Make sure you finish the outline of the ear in line with the end of the left ear.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 5 Draw the Inside of the Right Ear

Repeat Step 3 but again the other way around to complete the inside of the right ear. Use the pictures and video to help.

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Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 6 Draw the Fur Between the Ears

You can now draw a squiggly line for the fur between the wolf’s ears at the top of its head.

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Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 7 Draw the Left Eye

Starting roughly in line with the bottom of the left ear, you are now going to draw the wolf’s left eye which is roughly oval shaped, as shown in the picture. Draw in the pupil as shown in the picture as well.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 7

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 8 Draw the Right Eye

Now repeat the same thing for the right eye so they are symmetrical and a mirror image of each other.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 8

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 9 Draw the Beginning of the Snout

Underneath the eyes draw two stretched out semi-circular lines to form the snout, as the picture shows.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 9

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 10 Draw the Nose

Now you can draw the nose at the end of the wolf’s snout as a rough circle with two holes for the nostrils.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 10

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial – Step 11 Finish off the Snout

Draw the rest of the snout as an upside down semi-circle which finishes just under the nose as shown.

How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial Step 11

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How to Draw a Wolf Easy Tutorial – Step 12 Draw in the Mouth

Now draw in the mouth under the snout as a smaller, neater upside down semi-circle, as show in the picture.

Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 12

You can now choose to go back and shade in your wolf in greater detail or even colour it in if you wish. The inside of the ears will be lighter, as will the eyes, and the paler patches around the eyes. Grey wolves usually have whitish fur halfway down the head stretching down to their chest fur, and on the underside of their muzzles.

The nose and line of the mouth will be darker with the fur overall being quite a dark grey (unless you want your wolf to have a completely black mane).

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If you would like to see some of our other drawing tutorials try our ‘How to Draw Angel’s Wings:’

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – 12 Easy Steps

Or our ‘Aesthetic Drawing Easy Ideas to Start You Off:’

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How to Draw a Gun in 12 Easy Steps

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How to Draw a Gun Step 1 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Body

How to Draw a Gun Step 2 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Body

How to Draw a Gun Step 3 – Draw the Trigger Guard and Trigger of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 4 – Draw the Hammer at the Back of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 5 – Draw in the Sights of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 6 – Divide the Main Body in Two

How to Draw a Gun Step 7 – Rub Out the Guidelines and Round the Edges of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 8 – Draw the Grip onto the Handle of the Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 9 – Add in the Safety Catch’s Switcher Above the Grip

How to Draw a Gun Step 10 – Draw The Barrel of a Gun

How to Draw a Gun Step 11 – Draw in the Slide Stop and the Disassembly Lever

How to Draw a Gun Step 12 – Draw the Magazine Release Behind the Trigger

Welcome to our how to draw a gun tutorial where we will teach you how to draw a gun in 12 easy steps. Drawing guns is important in many art contexts such as manga, anime, graphic design or really cartoons of any kind. Whether you are drawing a cowboy or a futuristic robot, hero or villain, drawing a gun skilfully will really make your whole drawing so much more impactful. This is a fairly simple gun drawing but as ever getting it right will depend on attention to detail and perseverance.

All you will need for this is a pencil and paper.

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 1 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Body

Start off by drawing a long thin rectangle in the middle of your blank page. This is the main body of your gun. See the picture or video to help guide you.

Drawing of Gun Step 1

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 2 – Draw a Long Thin Rectangle for the Gun’s Handle

We are going to have our gun aiming to the right, but of course you could do it the other way round just as easily. Now you can draw a second rectangle for the butt or handle of the gun. See the picture below.

Drawing of Gun Step 2

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 3 – Draw the Trigger Guard and Trigger of the Gun

This step involves drawing the trigger and its guard where the main body of the gun meets the handle of the gun. Check out the picture to help.

Drawing of Gun Step 3

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 4 – Draw the Hammer at the Back of the Gun

Draw in the hammer as shown in the picture. Don’t worry about the initial guidelines, we will rub them out soon.

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Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 5 – Draw in the Sights of the Gun

Simply draw in the front sight, and the rear site of the gun as shown.

Drawing of Gun Step 5

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 6 – Divide the Main Body in Two

Now you are going to divide the main body of the gun (the first rectangle you drew) in two as the picture shows.

Drawing of Gun Step 6

Drawing of Gun Step 7 – Rub Out the Guidelines and Round the Edges of the Gun

In this step you are going to rub out the initial guidelines as in the picture, and then draw around the whole outline of the gun making the edges rounded instead of sharp.

Drawing of Gun Step 7

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 8 – Draw the Grip onto the Handle of the Gun

Of course, not all guns have grips as such but we are going to have a grip on our handle, with two little screws to hold it in place at the top of the grip and at the bottom, as shown.

Drawing of Gun Step 8

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 9 – Add in the Safety Catch’s Switcher Above the Grip

This step involves drawing a series of vertical lines to make a rectangle above the grip of the gun to make the switcher of your safety catch. The last line should be parallel with the rear sight at the butt of the gun.

Drawing of Gun Step 9

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 10 – Draw The Barrel of the Gun

At the end of the gun you can draw in the opening of the barrel of the gun. It will look like a small rectangle facing downwards, as shown in the picture.

Drawing of Gun Step 10

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 11 – Draw in the Slide Stop and the Disassembly Lever

On the main body of the gun, just above the trigger you can draw in the slide stop and the disassembly lever, as shown in the picture.

Drawing of Gun Step 11

Drawing of Gun – How to Draw a Gun Step 12 – Draw the Magazine Release Behind the Trigger

The last step in your gun drawing is to draw the magazine release behind the trigger.

Now all you need to do is add the finishing touches in terms of shading and lighting. Think about where the light source in your picture would be coming from. We are going to think about the light coming from above the gun and to the right. This helps us to shade in the parts of the gun that would be in shadow.

If you enjoyed this tutorial you will love our ‘Bullet Drawing’ Tutorial:

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Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial

Welcome to our Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial. Wings can be used symbolically for a loved one who has passed on, or in cartoons, anime, graphic novels and the like. Please enjoy our ‘How to Draw Angel Wings Step by Step’ simple tutorial and have fun with it. Feel really proud of your angel wings drawing.

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You will need a pencil, sketching paper – felt tips or crayons are optional for colour for your Angel Wings Drawing. You can leave it as a pencil sketch if you want to. We have opted for an organic drawing without a ruler or drawing out a background grid. This makes the ‘angel’ look like he/she is standing a little sideways. Think of a bird in real life – one wing rarely aligns perfectly with the other!

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 1 – Start Your Angel Wings Drawing with the Main Outline of the Left Wing

The first step of your angel wings drawing involves starting at the bottom left of your page and drawing a relaxed ‘S’ shape in a curved diagonal line. This will form the main outline of the top of the left angel wing.  

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 2 – Mirror the Same Curved Line on the Other Side

Now you can draw an exact mirror image of this shape on the right hand side of the page. See the picture of the video to help you with this. Now you have the outline of the tops of the two wings.

Angel Wings Drawing – Step 1 + 2

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 3 – Draw the Flight Feathers on the Left Wing

Starting at the top of your left wing you are going to draw 3 feather (or finger) shapes which are all roughly equal sizes. Think of them as relaxed ‘n’ shapes. See the picture or video to help with this part of your Angel Wings Drawing.

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 4 – Draw the Flight Feathers on the Right Wing as a Mirror Image

Repeat the previous step on the right wing taking care to mirror the feathers on your left wing as closely as possible.

Angel Wings Drawing – Step 3 + 4

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 5 – Add the Flight Feathers on the Bottom Half of the Wings

How to Draw Angels Wings Step 5

Starting with the right wing you are going to draw in the feathers for the bottom halves of the two wings. Repeat this on the left wing matching the shapes of the feathers as closely as possible. Again you will be using loose ‘n’ shapes.

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 6 – Join up the Start of Your First Line with the Base of the Wing

Angels Wings Drawing – Step 6 – Complete the Base of Each Wing as Shown on the Right

Join up the start of your first line with the bottom of each wing. Use a curved ‘n’ shape and then some smaller tighter ‘n’ shapes. Mirror this process on the other side. Now you have completed the entire outline of the two wings!

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Complete the Base of the Angel Wings on Both Sides

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 7 – Shade in the Top of the Wings

At this point you are going to draw a curved line right across the top of the inside left wing, as shown in the picture and video. This will extend from the tip of the feather right down to the base of the wing, as shown in the picture. Mirror the same curved line on the right wing.

How to Draw Angels Wings – Shade in the Tops of the Wings

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 8 – Add Feathery Textures to the Centre of the Wings

Now you can draw another curved line across the centre of each of the wings, roughly parallel to the top edge of the wings. This will add further feathery textures to the angel’s wings. As usual be careful to make sure the line on the right is as close to a mirror image of the left as you can manage.

How to Draw Angel’s Wings – Add a Feathery Texture to the Centre of the Wings

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 9 – Draw in Another Curved Line around the Base of the Wings

The next step in your angel wings drawing is to draw another curved line to show the small feathers around the base of the left wing, as shown in the picture. Now mirror it exactly on the right wing. This will make up the small feathers around the base of the wings.

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 10 – Draw in Another Layer of Feathers  

The next layer of feathers and will be like a smaller version of the bigger outline extending along the bottom edge of the wing, and will also be like the ‘n’ shapes or finger shapes we used in Step 3. Mirror the shape on the other wing.

How to Draw Angel Wings -Draw in Another Layer of Feathers

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 11 – Draw One Final Layer Of Flight Feathers

Now you are going to draw one final layer of feathers which are roughly going to follow the shape of your overall outline, and rise to a point. Again repeat this process on the other wing on the right hand side. See the picture to help.

How to Draw Angel Wings – Draw One Final Layer of Flight Feathers

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 12 – Add Curved Lines to the Outside Feathers For More Detail

This is the final step. You can now add in some curved lines around the outside flight feathers near the bottom of the wings for extra detail and sharpness. See the picture to help.

How to Draw Angel Wings – Final Step

If you want to draw in a male or female form in the middle of the wings you can. Or you can leave your detailed, beautiful feathered wings as they are. Halos are also optional! 

You could even make your angel a little edgier by colouring in the wings grey, or even black. It’s entirely up to you!

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If you would like more on this topic there is another great angel wings drawing tutorial here:

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Bullet Drawing – How to Draw a Bullet in 7 Easy Steps

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Welcome to our Bullet Drawing Tutorial!

You’d be amazed how many people want to create a bullet drawing, or bullet sketch. Here’s our tutorial on how to draw a bullet using a pencil to produce a really cool bullet sketch.

Table of Contents

1 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 1

2 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 2 

3 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 3 

4 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 4

5 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 5

6 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 6

7 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 7 

Bullets are used all the time in various art contexts from album covers to graphic designs, gaming designs, T-shirt designs, Anime, graphic novels, book covers, and film artworks to name just a few. They are great to draw for beginners especially but depending on the detail included can be done by more advanced artists too. 

We are going to be looking at how to draw a bullet sketch with the point facing to the right, but it’s really up to you which way it faces – just follow our instructions but point it in the opposite direction. You could also adjust the angle of your bullet so that you can see the circular butt at the blunt end if you wish also.

1 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 1

The best place to start drawing a bullet is with the actual body of the bullet which is a long narrow rectangle. Try to make sure that the top and bottom lines of the rectangle are straight and symmetrical, and of equal length. It’s best to use a ruler here. When it comes to drawing the two ends of the rectangle remember that they are slightly curved because a bullet is basically a cylindrical shape with a point at one end.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 1

2 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 2 

Now it’s time to add the shoulders of the bullet which are in the form of a trapezium shape.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 2

3 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 3 

The next thing to do is to draw the neck of the bullet. Your drawing will now look a little like a flask or canister lying on its side.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 3

4 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 4  

 Now you want to go ahead and add the head of the bullet which is shaped like a tall triangle which is slightly curved (rather than completely pointy) at the top. Note that your drawing will now look something like a marker on its side or a lipstick holder with the lipstick exposed.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 4

5 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 5

Now you can start to work on the other end of the bullet at the rim or butt. This consists of three thin slightly curved rectangles in a row. The first rectangle fits in with the top and the bottom lines of your very first rectangle (the main body of the bullet) and then the second rectangle extends a little upward beyond the lines of the main body of the bullet to stick out a little. 

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 5 + 6

6 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 6 

Now the magic happens. Use the side of your pencil to shade in the bottom of the main body of the bullet so that it has a shadow which is not as a thick and dark as the bolder outlines of the bullet. Now do the same thing for the shoulders, neck and finally the head of the bullet so there is a line of shadow across the whole bottom of the bullet.

7 Bullet Drawing Tutorial – How to Draw a Bullet – Step 7 

If you would like a lighter shade along the top of the bullet. Try to imagine where the light might fall on the top of the bullet to make it as realistic as possible. This line will be lighter again than the bottom which will be in a deeper shadow.

You can now take the opportunity to rub out any lines that you don’t need with an eraser.

Bullet Drawing Tutorial Step 7

Done!

If you enjoyed this tutorial please visit our ‘Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start You Off,’ tutorial.

You may also enjoy:

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Or feel free to check out our ‘Angel Wing’s Drawing Tutorial,’ here:

You could also try our Peach Drawing Tutorial here:

https://artworldblog.com/2021/09/02/peach-drawing-how-to-draw-a-peach-in-9-easy-steps/

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You could also try this Bullet Drawing Tutorial:
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Here are some of our other drawing tutorials worth checking out:

Mushroom Drawing – How to Draw a Mushroom Step By Step

Moon Drawing | How to Draw the Moon in 5 Easy Steps

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Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas To Start You Off

Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start You Off – Man with Muscled Arms Drawn Behind Him

Welcome to our ever popular Aesthetic Drawings Easy Tutorial! Please explore and enjoy these aesthetic sketches and try them for yourself.

Table of Contents

1 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Open Book 

2 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Arrangement of Eggs On a Table Or in a Bowl

3 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Pieces of a Chess Board

4 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Black and White Sketch of a UFO

5 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Various Fruits

6 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Piece of Furniture

7 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Coffee Mug 

8 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Mountains

9 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – a Tree or Trees

10 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Birds

11 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Flowers

12 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Moon Shapes

13 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Candles 

14 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Hot Air Balloon

15 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Simple Images From Nature

We have thoroughly researched, explored and gathered some of the best aesthetic drawings easy ideas we can find to provide a comprehensive list of the best ideas for drawing when you are just starting out.

There is no particular order of which ones are best just plenty of easy ideas for aesthetic drawings. It might also be worth writing a caption underneath your drawing for extra effect, such as ‘journey,’ ‘wanderlust,’ ‘all who wander are not lost,’ or ‘stairway to heaven.’ You choose.

1 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Open Book 

For the best results see if you can find one that is quite old and interesting-looking. Open it up at a page that suits you, arrange it so that it sits at a really attention-grabbing angle and draw away.

 2 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – An Arrangement of Eggs On a Table Or in a Bowl

Try and find eggs that vary in tone and colour. If you can find duck eggs for contrast (they are usually a brilliant blue) that will really add to your drawing. Try to use coloured pencils or even watercolour brush pens to capture the different tones of the shells.

3 Aesthetic Drawing Ideas to Start With – Pieces of a Chess Board

These could be done in charcoal or as a pencil sketch to produce a really interesting black and white contrast. You could include part of the board underneath as an extra touch. A great black and white aesthetic drawing.

4 Aesthetic Drawing Ideas – Black and White Sketch of a UFO

It’s always good for beginners to try cartoonish drawings which are fun but great practice for symmetry and dimensions. Have fun with this one in particular! This would be the most simple of the easy aesthetic drawings mentioned in this post.

5 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Various Fruits

You could draw an apple, an orange, a banana or a grapefruit – whatever works for you! To make it more interesting slice the fruit open. You could try drawing the same piece of fruit using a variety of different mediums such as pastels, coloured pencils, graphite or perhaps watercolour brush pens (you would need to use watercolour paper here). The various shadows, tones and reflections of your chosen fruit will definitely stretch your skills!

6 Aesthetic Drawing Ideas – A Piece of Furniture

This could be a bed, an antique chair or even an armchair. Nothing says human comfort like a well chosen chair, and older chairs could tell many stories that could be illustrated in endless aesthetic sketches.   

7 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Coffee Mug 

A coffee mug is as good an example of human touch and interaction as you could possibly think of. You could draw it with steam coming out to show its heat and appeal or with a hand or hands holding it. Ah, blissful.Definitely one of the most cool and easy aesthetic drawings.

8 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Mountains

There is nothing that says adventure quite like a picture or drawing of a mountain. Don’t aim for perfection here draw your own interpretation of a mountain in a medium of your choice – watercolour, pencil, charcoal or coloured pencil. Have fun with it. Definitely one of the better aesthetic drawing ideas!  

9 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – a Tree or Trees

Something about trees and forests calls to us and makes us think of new experiences and journeys. We all love to see paintings and drawings of trees. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to give people what they want. Including yourself. Go wild with brown, green, and enjoy the detail that can be found in Nature. Pick up a leaf or two on your way home if you like.

10 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Birds

Birds are the ultimate symbol of freedom, especially in a clear blue sky. If you find it difficult to draw a bird in flight, capture one in stillness as it’s one of the more easy aesthetic drawings. A quirky and arresting cartoonish bird can also go a long way and takes a degree of skill. This is definitely one of our favourite things to capture on paper, and one of the best aesthetic drawing ideas. 

Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas – A Bird

11 Aesthetic Drawing Ideas – Flowers

You could see this one coming a mile off – flowers are aesthetically stunning and it’s possible to produce something really decent as a beginner. Use really interesting colours – it might be worth thinking about spring or summer flowers with beautiful reds, golds, purples and greens in your lovely aesthetic drawing.

12 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Moon Shapes

As we all know the moon goes through various different phases throughout the month allowing for different moods and renderings. So many different effects can be achieved allowing for all sorts of mediums to produce a variety of aesthetic sketches. 

13 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Candles 

A candle casts such lovely shadows and provides a beautiful opportunity for light and shade. As such it’s an amazing thing to draw for beginners (as well as more advanced artists) to make a dramatic, bold and arresting aesthetic drawing. 

14 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – A Hot Air Balloon

The Hot Air Balloon is such an artistic, historic and appealing symbol of a quest or worthy journey that we had to include it here. If you have ever been in a hot air balloon you will know that it is simply one of the smoothest rides you could have which is why you will find this symbol in art, fiction and film. You can create outstanding colours for your balloon, and have it float against a sunrise or sunset, or even a night sky. As beautiful as an aesthetic drawing could be. 

15 Aesthetic Drawing Ideas – Creatures of the Sea

So much of the sea is still unexplored and new sea creatures are being discovered frequently. Drawings of the sea and its creatures are undeniably heart-warming and they make great subjects for beginners. Think whales, dolphins, fish, seas, sunsets and sunrises and you’re halfway to stunning art creations, and wonderful aesthetic sketches. 

16 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – The Sea Itself 

The sea and its constant change can be difficult to approximate but as a beginner it is possible to try to capture a simple moment, for example a wave against a beautiful sky. The sea is one of the most inspirational and enduring symbols of beauty, power and change that we know of. You could start with just one wave, and build on that to produce your aesthetic drawing.

17 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With  – Homes

Few places capture a sense of sanctuary and peace like the idea of home. Why not draw your own home, or go a little further and describe your perfect home through an aesthetic drawing? Although this requires an imaginative stretch you could come up with a unique and inspirational drawing.  

18 Aesthetic Drawings Easy Ideas to Start With – Simple Images From Nature

Drawing an acorn, a fern leaf, even a blade of grass is such a great practice for beginners and more advanced artists. It teaches you to really see what is around you, and consider the variety, fragility and beauty of the many lives that cross our path. Drawing a leaf is more intricate and rewarding than it first appears, the same is true of an acorn which is the seed of an incredible tree.  A true artist learns to be aware of such things technically and emotionally to produce beautiful aesthetic sketches. 

If you enjoyed this blogpost on aesthetic aesthetic drawing ideas for sketches please check out our ‘How to Draw Angels Wings‘ tutorial here:

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Gifts for Artists – 10 Things To Buy Artists This Christmas

Gifts for Artists – A Palette? No, too obvious!

Table of Contents

Gifts For Artists No.1 A Sketching Wallet

Gifts For Artists No.2 A Fine Art Class

Gift for Artists No.3 An Artwork for Under $100

Gifts For Artists No.4 A Portable Easel

Gifts for Artists No.5 Canvases

Gifts for Artists No.6 A Sensu Artist Brush

Gifts for Artists No.7 Art-themed Homeware

Gifts for Artists No.8 A Fine Art Photography Print

Here are some ideas to get you started here:

Gifts for Artists No.9

Gifts for Artists No.10 An Art-themed Phone Case

Gifts for Artists No.1 A Sketching Wallet

This is a great one to start with as it suits artists of all levels and interests. It allows you to sketch on the go, and never to miss out when the Muse visits. It’s perfect for artists who like to draw outdoors, and it can also be great for sketching out the beginning drafts that could later become a painting.

This lovely set includes an A5 landscape sketch pad, with a hardback cover and a wirebound spine, a lovely selection of Derwent drawing pencils (5x Graphic, 1x Charcoal, 2x Watersoluble Sketching, 1x Onyx and 3x Tinted Charcoal), an eraser, a blender and a metal sharpener.
Have a closer look here:

Gifts for Artists No.2 A Fine Art Class

This is something you could find locally with a few simple inquiries. You might need to find out which areas your artist might like to improve on, such as portraiture or landscape painting/drawing to make the best of the best of this.

It’s probably something an artist always aims to get round to doing, but never gets round it unless someone just happens to buy them a class for a gift.

Gifts for Artists No.3 An Artwork for Under $100

Many people think that original art is likely to be very expensive and so wouldn’t consider buying an artwork an option. However there are many places you can get really great and affordable original art.

Lesser known artists will naturally be less expensive, although not necessarily lower quality. Etsy is worth a look here also.

You may wish to have a look here for some ideas, or have a look at Amazon Handmade.

Gifts for Artists No.4 A Portable Easel

An easel may seem an obvious gift for an artist, but they can be expensive. That’s why a portable one is a perfect gift for an artist – especially one who likes to paint outdoors (or en plein air). This is comfortable wooden one that is easy to carry and store.

Check it out here:

Gifts For Artists No.5 Canvases

Again this may seem obvious, but artists will always need canvases. Also they don’t have to be as expensive as you might think either. We would recommend these Arteza canvases and you can get 6 stretched ones in a pack for a very affordable price.

Gifts for Artists No.6 A Sensu Artist Brush

This is especially suitable for digital artists, and those interested in starting digital art. It’s a stylus that is compatible with a tablet or smartphone. It certainly saves on ink and will really help you ‘brush,’ up on your skills. Painting on a screen freels very different to other surfaces, but it can really pay off in other ways.

Have a look here:


Gifts For Artists No.7 Art-themed Homeware

If your artist is active on Instagram it could be a really personalised present to print off one of their paintings and have it printed onto a mug, plate, vase etc for them. You also visit websites such as Society6 or Redbubble to find unique designs by artists that can be printed onto almost anything from cups to curtains.

Have a look at this lovely vase which has a Van Gogh painting printed on it, for another idea.


Gifts for Artists No.8 A Fine Art Photography Print

A giclee print (a high quality art print) is a lovely gift for anyone, especially an artist. It could be a picture of one of their favourite places that inspires them, nature, landscape, or even a family member who has passed on.

Here’s an idea to get you started:

Gifts for Artists No.9 A Collection of Their Favourite Artist’s Work

This is a great reference book to keep coming back to again and again, and will look lovely on your artist’s shelves. This Gauguin book is just an idea to get you started on your research.

Gifts for Artists No.10 An Art Themed Phone Case

Artists are always using their phones to take inspiring photos, or look up art for inspiration, so why not get them a lovely phone case that identifies them as an artist?

The Klimt one here is just one of the many different phone cases you could look at that are art-related.

If you enjoyed this article feel free to check out our articles ‘10 Unique Christmas Gifts for Creatives For Creatives 2021.’

Or this one, ‘Best Educational Toys for 2 Year Olds 2021.’

Recommended further reading on the topic:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/g29589435/best-gifts-for-artists/

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial in 7 Steps

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial in 7 Steps

Welcome to our Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial! We will take you through step by step, with pictures of each stage to guide you. As ever we have a little time lapse video for you at the end.

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Table of Contents

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 1 Draw the Top of Your Tree

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 2 Add in a Jagged Line to Form a Cone-Like Shape

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 3 Reproduce the Bottom Half of the Cone For the Middle Section

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 4 Draw the Bottom Section of the Tree

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 5 Draw the Trunk of Your Tree Underneath the Bottom Section

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 6 Decorate Your Tree!

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 7 Colour in Your Tree!

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 1 Draw the Top of Your Tree

At the top of your page draw an upside down V (or an incomplete triangle shape) as shown in the picture. This is the top of your Christmas Tree. Later you can add a star on the top or a Christmas angel if you like.

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 2 Add in a Jagged Line to Form a Cone-Like Shape

This is a really easy step and involves drawing a jagged line at the bottom of the upside down V which will give you a cone-like shape. Check the picture or time lapse video to help.

We will go on to use this rough shape to make the middle and the bottom sections of your Christmas tree drawing as well.

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 3 Reproduce the Bottom Half of the Cone For the Middle Section

You’ll need to draw a similar shape for the middle section – obviously without the point of the cone. It will need to be a little bigger than the first shape so that it spreads out to the left and the right. See the picture below and the video at the end to help.

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 4 Draw the Bottom Section of the Tree

It’s now time to draw the bottom section of your Christmas tree. This is also a very easy step which involves repeating the same shape as Step 3 but slightly larger again so that it branches out to the left and right, beyond the endings of your middle section. Again make sure you have a nice jagged line to show Try to make sure your tree is as symmetrical as possible for the best result. Your tree is really taking shape now!

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 5 Draw the Trunk of Your Tree Underneath the Bottom Section

At this point it’s time time to draw the trunk of your Christmas tree. Think of it as a trapezium-like shape, or a smaller version of shape of your middle and bottom sections. Make sure it is neatly and symmetrically drawn underneath your tree’s bottom section in the middle.

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 6 Decorate Your Tree!

You can now add in the decorations on your tree. Be as creative as you like.

You could add a star onto the top of your tree (as we have done) or an angel if you prefer. Tinsel, baubles, Christmas chocolates, Christmas tags, little hanging snowmen or polar bears are all options! This is your opportunity to really make this drawing your own. We have gone for baubles and tinsel so feel free to copy what we have done if you aren’t sure.

Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Tutorial Step 7 Colour in Your Tree!

For your final step you can colour in your tree. Remember greens and reds are the main colours of Christmas! You can colour in your baubles and tinsel whatever colour you like, and even add in Christmas lights if you like!

Your tree will probably be green (we have used both a light and dark green colour for contrast) but you can definitely get as creative as you like here, just like you would in real life with your actual Christmas tree.

You can also add in presents underneath if you want or some Christmas candy!

If you enjoyed this drawing tutorial please feel free to try this one:

Angel Wings Drawing Easy Tutorial

Or this one:

How to Draw a Dog – Easy Step by Step Tutorial

You can find another awesome Christmas Tree Drawing Easy Guide here:

Easy How to Draw a Christmas Tree Tutorial and Christmas Tree Coloring Page

eToro vs Coinbase

Etoro VS Coinbase

Which platform provides a better overall user experience – eToro VS Coinbase? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

With the rise and rise of cryptocurrencies, and more and people getting into investing, it seemed a good time to write an informative review on two of the best known software platforms to trade on; eToro and Coinbase.

Table of Contents

eToro VS Coinbase – Quick History of Both
eToro VS Coinbase – Overall Features
eToro VS Coinbase – Overall User Experience
eToro vs Coinbase – Further Reasons to Invest With eToro

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eToro VS Coinbase – A Quick History of Both

eToro was founded in Tel Aviv Israel in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2010 that it became the social investment platform (along with its now famous Copy Trading feature) that it is today.

As of the second quarter of 2021, it has 23.2 Million users and operates in 140 countries.

eToro is worth $10.4 Billion as of July 2021.

Coinbase was founded in 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam, and has grown to 56 Million + Users operating in 100+ countries.

As of 2020 Coinbase revenues totalled $1.28 billion — 86% of this revenue came from its transaction fees.

eToro VS Coinbase – Overall Features

eToro has pioneered its own Copy Trading where you can copy expert traders. You can have a look at the trader’s in depth profile to see if their approach is best for you, and check their success rate. Being able to effectively have a mentor to learn from is undeniably invaluable.

You can create your own watchlist(s) so that you can stay updated on how a stock is performing. You can have up to 50 stocks in your watchlist but unlimited watchlists.

The user experience and overall feel of eToro is very appealing in that you can easily connect with other traders, the platform functions like Social Media in terms of how you can interact.

You can start with a virtual account to get used to the platform and practise your trading skills. You get $100,000 in your virtual account.

Coinbase, by contrast is a much simpler platform and the features reflect this.

eToro VS Coinbase – Overall User Experience

As far as we can tell from extensive research and personal experiences these are the best features for overall user experience on eToro:

Crypto Copy Portfolios: This portfolio management product uses a highly appealing and useful predetermined investment strategy. All users are required to invest a minimum of $2,000 – 5,000, depending on the actual portfolio, in order that they may be able to automatically copy the existing portfolio itself. 

CopyTrading: This involves being able to see real-time trades made by actual public investors that you can follow, and you can copy these traders providing you are able to contribute a minimum investment of $500 per trader that you would like to copy. 
Demo account: This account allows you to effectively play around with $100,000 in virtual money so you can get a feel for market transactions and see how you do before investing actual real money. This can be a wonderfully sobering experience as well as the perfect learning curve.

It’s important to digest that eToro features over 100 crypto trading pairs, however Coinbase offers about 54, and this depends on where you live.
To be precise, Coinbase accepts currencies like USD, GBP, and EUR. You are able to withdraw eToro funds in USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, JPY, RMB, and RUB. The advantages here are clear.

In all fairness, both platforms definitely offer popular crypto, however Coinbase provides more in terms of up-and-coming altcoins.

eToro is great for supporting the trading of 19 coins and it’s worth mentioning that you actually will not find MIOTA, NEO or in fact TRX on Coinbase’s full list of 51 coins.
To be entirely comprehensive the existing 19 eToro cryptocurrencies include: 

Dogecoin (DOGE) – a favourite of Elon Musk (and us)
XRP by Ripple Labs (XRP) (not available in the U.S.)
Dash (DASH)
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin (BTC)
Ethereum Classic (ETC)
Ethereum (ETH)
Chainlink (LINK)
Stellar Lumens (XLM)
EOS (EOS)
Cardano (ADA)
Zcash (ZEC)
Litecoin (LTC)
Tezos (XTZ)
IOTA (MIOTA)
TRON (TRX)
OTA (MIOTA)
Binance Coin (BNB) (not available in the U.S.)
Uniswap (UNI)
NEO (NEO)

Here are some of the issues with the user experience on Coinbase:

You don’t actually get to see the unrealised profit and loss of your trades. How can you make informed decisions about your trades and portfolio on a daily or longterm basis without knowing this?

You also randomly seem to see a lot of useless information about coins and stocks that you don’t own! Surely an investor wants to have as much info as possible on their OWN portfolio? Not pushed needless information on stocks they don’t own? Obviously a ploy to get you to buy other things.

You can’t set up price alerts either. It’s very useful for investors to know when your stock has reached a certain value, so that you can set both short term and long term goals. You can do this on eToro, but not Coinbase.

eToro vs Coinbase – Further Reasons to Invest With eToro

As if it weren’t obvious already here are some clear reasons why eToro trumps Coinbase:

eToro were the first to offer commission free stock investment in Europe allowing investors to buy stocks without commissions or mark-ups.
Powerful training tools to help you perform your own analysis.
In your feed you can join in discussion with other traders and how they feel about a particular stock. It feels like a Social Media Platform in itself. In this eToro seems to be achieving what they set out to achieve – a Social Platform for Traders.
eToro also has its own Trading Academy so that you can fine tune your trading skills whether you are a day trader, swing trader, or longterm investor.

If you are looking for more information about both platforms you could check out this Investopedia article here:

https://www.investopedia.com/etoro-vs-coinbase-5179204#etoro-vs-coinbase-pro-ease-of-use

In our experience we made $750 in the Virtual Trading by Copying existing traders on our first day, and although we can’t stand by that as everyone’s experience it is at least interesting and worth considering. We would encourage our readers to risk only what you can afford but to research well and stay focused, informed and positive. Our best wishes go with you!




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Recommended Reading:

https://www.investopedia.com/etoro-vs-coinbase-5179204

For more on the user experience of Coinbase try this article:

https://uxdesign.cc/coinbase-a-ux-audit-a78ef131f92f

https://med.etoro.com/B19154_A110745_TClick.aspx

Legendary Marketer Review – Legit or Scam?

We recently tried Legendary Marketer’s 15 Day Online Business Builder Challenger. It costs $7 and provides you many training videos, resources and an account manager. This gave us an insider’s view into the company allowing us to answer the question, ‘Legendary Marketer – Legit or Scam?’ However it is just our perspective, and like everything you need to find out for yourself.

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Table of Contents

What is a Scam?
How Legit is the Company Legendary Marketer?
What are the Basic Ideas Behind Legendary Marketer?
What are the Main Learning Points from Legendary Marketer?
Is it Value for Money?

Legendary Marketer Review – What is a Scam?

Now and again you definitely do hear or read about someone suggesting Legendary Marketer is a scam.

A scam is defined as ‘a dishonest scheme or fraud,’ and the word gets used a lot these days about companies and individuals on Internet in particular. Often unfairly.

A member of our team once watched a well known YouTuber who said you could use your Pinterest account to message other people on Pinterest directly to promote your affiliate offers to great effect. 10 minutes into trying this ‘brilliant advice,’ Pinterest banned his account.

He never got it back either, and felt he had been fed dishonest information which lead to the loss of a very important and useful means of promoting his business. People might do what he did all the time on Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok etc but he didn’t realise you couldn’t do it on Pinterest.

From our point of view this Youtuber blatantly lied to make it seem he knew what he was talking about, and must have known what he was saying was wrong. This is a good example of how ‘well respected’ Youtubers can ‘scam,’ you in big or small ways.

In fact they often knowingly feed their audience outdated or incorrect information which seems reasonable in order to appear knowledgeable. Not to mention keep the advice that actually works to themselves for their own paid courses so they can make money off their audience.

How do you know that this is true? All you have to do is take action on the advice these gurus give and you’ll quickly see it doesn’t actually work.

There are obviously Youtube channels out there that operate with much more authority and integrity thankfully. Yet it isn’t always easy to separate them from the charlatans.

For the purposes of this article it’s very useful to redefine the word ‘scam’ to mean misleading other people, keeping them in the dark, providing half truths (at best) in order to profit from the ignorance of others.

On this basis can we describe CEO Dave Sharpe and his company Legendary Marketer (worth 200 Million) as a scam? Definitely not!

It’s an Online Educational Platform with pros and cons like any other. In this sense it is legit.

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Is Legendary Marketer perfect? No.

If you join the Legendary Marketer Facebook Group you will find what Dave Sharpe himself calls the ‘used car salesmen of the Internet.’ They will see you as fresh meat to devour and try to make money off instead of actually help you towards your goals.

You can let Legendary Marketer’s team know if these people are causing you particular problems. Thankfully they are easy to ignore!

Does Legendary Marketer provide you with useful strategies which if you work hard to implement will eventually bring success? Yes.

But it’s up to you to implement them. No-one is going to force you to be successful or hand you the keys to the kingdom. You have to work.

Few of us want to hear that!

The Ideas Behind Legendary Marketer

Here are some of the basic ideas of Legendary Marketer. Consider them carefully and ask yourself if they are legit and coming from a place of integrity.

Dave Sharpe was a high school dropout and drug user who eventually realised his potential and created an online business to help others do the same.

This may sound like another BS rags to riches story but it is hard to argue with as a journey towards some sort of integrity!

1 We believe there are no magic pills. Only hard work, consistency and commitment get you what you want in life and business.
2 We believe creating a new career or additional income stream doing something you feel passionate about is no longer a fantasy, but a reality.
3 We believe inner-peace is a huge part of success; not just the number in your bank account.
4 We believe healthy living and good self-care equals a great lifestyle.
5 We believe other positive people can become family, even if they aren’t blood related.
6 We believe education doesn’t have to be hard – or boring – or confusing – and there is no one way to learn. Learning is a constant evolving process of getting new information and testing it in real life situations.
7 We believe personal growth and awareness is necessary to become financially successful.
What are the Main Learning Points From Legendary Marketer?

In terms of actionable tips one of the best parts of the Legendary Marketer 15 Day Online Business Builder Challenge for us was the TikTok strategies.

Working up your own Youtube channel takes months and months of consistent uploading to achieve some measure of success. As does improving the SEO success of your own website in Google.

Of course the longterm effects of Youtube and Google are huge and shouldn’t be ignored. Podcasts are another slow grow but eventually worthwhile option.

Yet TikTok is really blowing up at the moment. Restrictions will probably get tighter and tighter, just like how things went with Facebook and Instagram after a much more lax beginning.

But at the moment if you upload 2-3 videos a day on TikTok which provide value, say for example a video which illustrates a useful side hustle, you have a really decent chance of going viral. If you do this often enough you could go viral for just one of your videos which will mean a ton of followers and potential clickthroughs to your offers.

In fact the plan is to get at least one of your videos to go viral, which is achievable. A number of Legendary Marketer trainees have done exactly that, for example you could check out ‘Make Money with Lori,’ on TikTok for ideas. You can use the best examples of TikTok videos as models and examples but there’s no value in simply copying.

Is it Value for For Money?

At $7 for the 15 Day Online Business Builder it’s hard to argue with. There are so many resources, training videos and personal assistance from an account manager via Zoom.

However it should be noted that Legendary Marketer will approach you with a number of upsells. This is understandable in many ways because no business could possibly survive without them.

However what does the buyer get for their money? Well there is the option of extra coaching, as well as multiple streams of income advice and assistance. There are a good deal of useful and actionable tips here which we might get in trouble for sharing! One on one coaching from experienced digital marketers who have actually achieved the kind of income that you have only dreamed of is hard to argue with!

And the price is reasonable when you consider that the knowledge you will receive is so powerfully actionable that you will make far far more than you ever invested!

Conclusion

Legendary Marketer is by no means perfect but it really can get you started on the road to success. Multiple streams of income are invaluable because you can never be certain which avenue of income is most likely to take off. Every company or individual needs to apply A/B testing to work out which landing page/website will convert best.

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How to Draw a Dog – Easy Step by Step Tutorial

We get asked how to draw a dog all the time. It’s easy to see why as they are our most popular pets, even to the point of becoming part of the family.

As usual we’ll take you through how to draw a dog step by step with pictures and a time lapse video at the end. Don’t forget to sign up to our email list so you can be the first to know when we publish another high value blog post!

Table of Contents

How to Draw a Dog Step 1 Draw the Oval Shape Snout

How to Draw a Dog Step 2 Draw the n Shape for the Head

How to Draw a Dog Step 3 Draw the Triangular Nose

How to Draw a Dog Step 4 Draw in the Ears

How to Draw a Dog Step 5 Draw the Eyes

How to Draw a Dog Step 6 Draw the Dog’s Mouth Under the Snout

How to Draw a Dog Step 7 Draw in the Front Two Legs

How to Draw a Dog Step 8 Make the Body

How to Draw a Dog Step 9 Draw in the Hind Legs

How to Draw a Dog Step 10 Draw the Tail

How to Draw a Dog Step 1 Draw the Oval Shape Snout

The first step involves drawing an oval shape in the middle of your page. This will be the snout of your dog. From this snout we will draw the head of the dog step by step.

How to Draw a Dog Step 1

How to Draw a Dog Step 2 Draw the n Shape for the Head

Now we are going to use a large lower case n for the head of the dog. You could also think of it as an inverted U, but best to think of it as the dog’s head from which we can build the other steps.

How to Draw a Dog Step 2

How to Draw a Dog Step 3 Draw the Triangular Nose

At this point you can shape the dog’s nose, which is constructed by drawing a triangle as the picture shows. You can sketch or colour in the nose with a dark colouring pencil or felt tip.

How to Draw a Dog Step 3

How to Draw a Dog Step 4 Draw in the Ears

This step involves drawing in the ears of the dog, on the left and right sides of the head. There are a few options here – pointy ears, droopy ears, or even one ear drooping and the other pointing up.

How to Draw a Dog Step 4

How to Draw a Dog Step 5 Draw the Eyes

It’s time to draw the eyes which involves two circles above the snout as the picture shows. Dogs actually have eyebrows like us humans so just draw two inverted n shapes over each of the eyes.

How to Draw a Dog Step 5

How to Draw a Dog Step 6 Draw the Dog’s Mouth Under the Snout

Draw a straight line heading downwards from the triangular nose and then fill in a wavy line from the left to the right for the mouth. The whole thing will look like an elaborate W which is curved.

How to Draw a Dog Step 6

How to Draw a Dog Step 7 Draw in the Front Two Legs

Draw in two legs at the front of your dog as the picture shows. Consult the time lapse video to help as well.

How to Draw a Dog Step 7

How to Draw a Dog Step 8 Make the Body

Now we can make the dog’s body. This involves drawing a shape fitting in with the front legs which is similar to the bottom part of a pear. Again have a look at the picture and time lapse video to help.

How to Draw a Dog Step 8

How to Draw a Dog Step 9 Draw in the Hind Legs

At this point we can draw in the hind legs pointing outwards. Have a good look at the picture or time lapse video to help.

How to Draw a Dog Step 9

How to Draw a Dog Step 10 Draw the Tail

The last step involves drawing in the dog’s tail. This will be a kind of oblong shape pointing to the right or left, in this case to the right.

How to Draw a Dog Step 10

Done! Now you know how to draw an easy dog!

If you enjoyed this blogpost feel free to try our ‘Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial:’

Wolf Drawing Easy Step by Step Tutorial

Or you could check out our ‘How to Draw Angel’s Wings Tutorial.’

You can find another awesome dog drawing tutorial here:

How to Draw a Dog Face




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