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.
Have you ever heard the quote, "Good artists copy; great artists steal?" It may sound like a negative sentiment, but especially for novice artists, having a starting point can be exactly what's needed.
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.
A good portion of my time in junior high and high school was spent with an obligatory sketchbook in my backpack for a looming art class assignment. Drawing has often intimidated me because, well, it's supposed to look like your subject. There is a realism to pencil drawing that calls for a certain level of technique, an "artist's eye" if you will.
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.
I live in a high-rise building full of dogs of all breeds and sizes—from the oddly aggressive cocker spaniel to the roly-poly bulldog puppy to the ancient, ambling Great Dane. It's fascinating to see how varied the looks and temperaments of animals can be. There are truly unlimited types of dogs in this world and quite possibly in my building.
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