In the Studio
Meet Kansas City-based artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh, the artist behind Rockport Publishers' Just Add Color: Circus, Just Add Color: Day of the Dead, and Just Add Color: Carnival and enjoy a look into her creative workspace! The new books are out in September.
We all love finding inspiration on Pinterest. Whether looking for ideas for a new piece of art, finding DIY projects to brighten up the walls, or planning a party—the ideas are endless.
Oh man, my favorite types of art books are ones that inspire more than they admonish.
Meet talented humorist illustrator Dave Garbot—author of the Walter Foster series, Cartooning for Kids! A Portland, Oregon native, Dave is currently maintaining his studio in Ohio, though he misses his home in the Northwest. He is a frequent contributor in children's publishing, advertising, character development, stylish lettering, games, fun maps, and has done work for Walter Foster Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Scholastic, Klutz Press, Sterling Publishing, Parenting Press, and Adison Wesley to name a few. I had the opportunity to chat with him about his latest title, Mean 'N' Messy Monsters, as well as his inspiration as an illustrator.
Sometimes as artists we can use a little inspiration to try a new style, a new technique, or perhaps simply to step out into a new color scheme.
I've journaled on and off throughout my life, with some pretty cringe-worthy high school entries to show for it. Even when I've fallen out of the habit, I've always found the task itself to be more or less necessary.
In the Studio
Meet talented oil painter, Jim McConlogue--one of the contributers to The Art of Basic Oil Painting--and get a glimpse into his dedicated, creative workspace!
"What art offers is space—a certain breathing room for the spirit." -John Updike
One perk of my day job is getting to work inside this beauty. Chicago's Jeweler's Building (named for the building's car elevator that allowed safe transit to jewelry sellers) was constructed in 1927 and remains as a designated city landmark. The Jeweler's Building is located downtown, right across from the Trump Tower. I love this shot for the juxtaposition of new and old, with the Trump's shiny, sleek, industrial body in direct contrast to the Jeweler's antique, deco facade.
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