Have you ever tangled before? It involves using lines and repetitive patterns to create elaborate works of art.
Where do you want to take your art this year? This may sound counterintuitive, but let's take it back to the fundamentals.
Happy New Year! We are ringing in 2015 with a series of giveaways to kick start your artistic resolutions. Have you been wanting to try hand lettering? To take on a new watercolor painting technique? To give bright and vibrant mixed media a go? We're tackling that first one with the lovely artwork of Creative Lettering and Beyond. We're even doing a Pinterest giveaway for a copy of the book! To enter: pin an image from this blog post to Pinterest and comment below with your art resolution for 2015. See more details at the bottom of this post.
Mark Daniel Nelson wrote Learn to Paint in Acrylics With 50 Small Paintings because of how small paintings inspire him to strip down the frills and focus on the techniques.
The fun of doodling comes from not trying too hard.
I'm a big fan of Gemma Correll's drawings, so when I saw her work in Doodling for Dog People, I couldn't help but get excited to break out my art supplies.
The Jellies exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium in my favorite city of Chicago has been drawing crowds and accolades for years. I've seen that exhibit so many times, and the translucence and mystery of the tiny sea creatures never ceases to amaze me. Jellyfish are such wonders of the sea, the perfect specimens to put to paper.
Happy New Year! We are ringing in 2015 with a series of giveaways to kick start your artistic resolutions. Have you been wanting to learn the relaxing techniques of Zentangle? Or simply get back into that childhood joy of coloring? We're tackling that second one with the rejuvenating artwork of Color Me Happy. We're even doing a Pinterest giveaway for a copy of the book! To enter: pin an image from this blog post to Pinterest and comment below with your art resolution for 2015. See more details at the bottom of this post.
The Color Mix
This time of year, green hues are everywhere. From snow covered fir trees to light-covered mantle garlands, ‘tis the season for greens galore. Depending on how you mix it, this versatile color can be festive or fresh.
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