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Learning to Draw – Quantity vs Quality

It seems, learning to draw has never been as easy as nowadays. However, a lot of people confuse lots of repetitive drawing with growth. Sure, practice is important, but drawing mindlessly is quite pointless. Every drawing should teach the artist something. Otherwise, there is no professional development. Without analyzing the work and thinking about improvements,…

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Michaels MakerPlace – New Handmade Marketplace

Michaels store has been the source for majority of my craft materials for years. Now, they opened a beta Michaels MakerPlace – a new handmade marketplace where crafters like myself can sell their creations. Please keep in mind, it’s different from Michaels Thirdparty Marketplace. The latter is for craft supply vendors who sell materials for…

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Copic Key Chain

Several months ago, I purchased a bunch of Copic Wide markers from a local store. Sadly, I didn’t check them right away, and found out later that several of them were cracked and dried out. It was too late to contact the store. Therefore, I casually commented about the issue on Copic’s official Instagram and…

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Oksana Ossipov, portrait

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website! My name is Oksana Ossipov, and I’m a visual artist and photographer. I currently reside in the area of Dallas, Texas. My formal education includes a BFA in Digital Media Art from San Jose State University. After moving to Texas, I started to focus on my fine art skills and figurative art in particular. I studied for 5 years under Michael Mentler at the Society of Figurative Arts. Through my life, I’ve also acquired a multitude of skills that include web development, sculpting, photography, art studio and business management, and baking awesome blueberry scones!

I’ve been trying to fully devote myself to the art over the past few years. I’m trying to learn and practice as much as I can. However, the workshop, class, and art supply costs present a certain financial challenge. If you like my work and want to support me, I would truly appreciate it! I have a shop full of artworks and creations, but even just sharing my art or social media pages would help a lot. Thank you so much!

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ArtResin Review – Jewelry Making

Resin is both a new and an old material. It has been with us for years, but it became popular only recently. Eventually, I packed up some courage and decided to try resin myself. As per usual, I did extensive research to find the best of the best as it’s always a part of the…

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CosClay Polymer Clay Review

Recently, I tried a new brand of clay, and I’m honestly impressed. I bought a batch of CosClay in light gray from their Kickstarter leftover sale. I meant to buy the set of different nude shades for doll making, but unfortunately they ran out before I made it to the checkout page. You know it’s…

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Oil Pastels: Live Video by Savoir-Faire

Savoir-Faire is an importer of fine art materials, brands such as Sennelier, Cretacolor, Fabriano, Raphael, and more. Every Friday they do live video on Instagram. I found out about it from my mentor, Michael Mentler, when he was participating in one of the live videos. This Friday, the topic was oil pastels. In my opinion,…

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Latest Sketches

Drawing of Kia Leaning on a Stool

I don’t mention model’s name most of the time. However, as I look at these drawings, I realize that I recognize the models. So I’ll try to mention them from now on if that’s the case. I’m actually surprised, I recognize them as I never aim for likeness with these drawings. Rather, I try to…

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Female Figure Sitting in the Chair

Here’s another sanguine drawing of a female figure. This time, she’s sitting in a chair. I like the upward direction the pose is giving to the drawing, but I’m not entirely happy with the chair perspective. Still, it’s a good practice drawing and I think I captured the gesture of the pose well. I used…

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Sanguine Drawing of Sitting Female Figure

All of the previous gesture drawings I posted were done with charcoal. But here’s a sanguine drawing! Most of the time, I use willow or vine charcoal for gesture drawing. Occasionally, I use sanguine such as Pipo’s chalk or Conte. It is a less forgiving material, but I do like the look and it allows…

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