When I was a child, art was by far my favorite subject. It was freeing and fun and full of imagination. With some simple instructions on the basics of color, I was free to imagine, create, and design to my little heart's content.
Meet Kansas City-based artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh, the artist behind Walter Foster's Just Add Color: Circus, Just Add Color: Day of the Dead, and Just Add Color: Carnival. Sarah has designed typefaces, illustrated for various card lines, dabbled in animation, and designed surface pattern. Her current work as a freelance artist allows her to work on a variety of projects−from books to editorial to fine art to fabric. I had the chance to talk with Sarah about her work as an artist/ illustrator and the things that inspire her!
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.
A big secret to creating art is tracing. In Trace & Color in any medium: Wild Animals, the illustrator gives us the tools to make our own template by tracing. So in a way, we are making an adult color by number for ourselves, just without any numbers.
There's nothing more happy than a brightly colored picture. It's true, colors are just happy.
Khristian A. Howell is the talented color and pattern expert featured in Pinterest Perfect! She is currently working out of Chicago, but being married to a news correspondant leaves her never really sure of where she'll be living next. Under her brand, Khristian A. Howell Color + Pattern, Khristian licenses her work to manufacturers; consults on trend, color, and design; and gives advice as a color expert and lifestyle consultant. Her art has been featured in ELLE DECOR, Real Simple, and HGTV Magazine to name a few and she is a frequent contributor to Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I had the opportunity to chat with her about her beautiful patterns and things that inspire her.
Day of the Dead is an annual celebration to honor the spirits of the dead, observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries on November 1 and 2, concurrently with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
We can't wait for Race Point's Color Me Happy— coming out in October 2014! This zen coloring book is comprised of 100 coloring templates that are organized into therapeutically-themed chapters, providing adults with the opportunity to explore the benefits of putting pencil to paper. Art therapist Lucy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer the perfect way to step back from the chaos of everyday life, color, and feel happy!
"After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint." Rex Brandt
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