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Jennifer Gaudet

Jennifer Gaudet

Jennifer is Associate Editor at Walter Foster Publishing. Lover of the written word and strong coffee, mostly anti-domestic, lifelong journal-keeper. Collector of anything striped. 


Designer & Illustrator Fiona Gowen

Fiona Gowen's quirky, fun illustrations bring the creative exercises and prompts in 150 Fun Things to Doodle to life, including everything from a personalized robot to a furry sheepdog. Fiona currently works as a freelance illustrator in the UK, but also has design experience in local studios as well as the publishing industry in London. I had the opportunity to chat with Fiona about what inspires her work, as well as her eclectic mix of hobbies and interests (crochet and brewing homemade beer are both on the list!)


FILED UNDER: Artist Spotlight / TAGGED: , doodling, illustration, how to draw, drawing, artist


Penny Raile

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Penny Raile's journey to become an artist involves getting out of your own head and letting go of fear—her story encourages the creator in each of us that it's never too late to trust your talents and pursue what you love. Although Penny discovered a love for art in college, for years afterward she felt compelled to craft, draw, and paint, but struggled with self-doubt. In recent years, she has explored and stepped into a new identity as an artist, personally and professionally. Today she works and makes her home in a 1600 square-foot Los Angeles studio full of color and inspiration.


FILED UNDER: Artist Spotlight / TAGGED: zentangle, doodling, how to draw, drawing


Shooting with Soul: A Caribbean Sunset

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As I scanned through my photo library, one snapshot seemed to fit the description "Head in the Clouds" far and above the others. It's actually harder not to have your head in the clouds on an island vacation.


FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: sunsets, art inspiration, painting sunsets, photography, sky, clouds


Greg Guler: Learn to Draw Phineas and Ferb

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"I've always loved creating a world where the rules didn't apply, a fantasy environment. My parents used to ask me why I wouldn't just draw a normal horse—I prefer to make up my own renditions of characters." ~Greg Guler


FILED UNDER: Artist Spotlight / TAGGED: Greg Guler, Artist Spotlight, Disney, Phineas and Ferb, Illustration, Animation, Drawing


Nino Navarra: Learn to Draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

nino navarra, artist

What's one valuable way to stay inspired as an artist? Surround yourself with art, and look at it everyday. This organic approach is telling of how Nino Navarra views his work as an illustrator.


FILED UNDER: Artist Spotlight / TAGGED: comic con, tmnt, drawing, learn to draw



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James Russell Lowell

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