Are you a greeting card sender? I wish I were. Mostly, though, I want to start sending cards for no reason at all. Cards in the mail around your birthday aren't quite so surprising. But what if something just showed up in your mailbox on some Tuesday? Wouldn't that be intriguing?
Wear Gratitude (Like a Sweater)—the title of this new release intrigued me from the beginning. What does gratitude have to do with sweaters? And how are either connected to art?
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.
I don't know about you, but I constantly make purchasing choices based on aesthetics. I'll pick the plaid Method soap and the polka dot journals over their less visually appealing counterparts on the Target shelf. As it turns out those pretty patterns can also be pretty powerful.
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.
Do you feel like you have your own visual language? Can you—or someone else—look at your art and know it's yours by style alone? As fashion illustration becomes an entire genre of its own, it's important to be able to find a distinct calling-card to separate your work from other artists', says London-based illustrator Zoe Taylor. She encourages young artists to find their voice in each drawing.
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.
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