Artist Dion Socia, $500 Gaming PC, Digital Digs Winners

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Caricature artist Dion Socia shows us how to draw wacky digital caricatures of your family and friends.
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Be a Caricature Artist Legacy Article Image
Be a Caricature Artist

Draw wacky digital caricatures of your family and friends.

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Sub-$500 Gaming PC, Vol. 3

Patrick built a high-performance gaming PC for less than Dan paid for his graphics card. Here's how he did it.

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Sub-$500 Gaming PC

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