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  • Studio Diaries 005

    It’s been a bit of a strange week of not feeling very productive and at the same time getting a lot done. Some new opportunities came along and I was faced with my old habit of not doing anything when faced with decisions. This might sound weird but when I feel this way, I somehow always think of that movie

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Studio Diaries 004

    When I started my website I had a goal to write down a blog every week, documenting what I did with my art, resources I found or things I tried out. As with a lot of things I want to do, this small goal turned into a big mountain of stress in my head. Then, I end up not doing

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Colors of Snow

    Today I finished this long overdue painting of GOT’s Jon Snow. I want to try something new and post the color palette I used. When I started out painting with color I had so many problems converting to values. Everything was off. And I had no idea why. I have a black and white mind; I ‘see’ things in values.

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Choosing the right paper for your art

    Art supply stores are well stocked these days with a variety of different paper brands to choose from. When you’re a paper fan – like me – it’s a dream come true but for those just starting out, or changing medium, it can be a little daunting. When are the thing you should pay attention to when choosing a new

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Getting your artwork printed

    There are many reasons why you’d want a printable version of your art. Maybe the most important one of all is backup. Should anything happen to your original work, it’s good to know you can at least create a high quality reproduction. But you may also want to sell your original and keep a file on hand for selling prints.

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools

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