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Angela Corpus

Angela Corpus

Angela is Marketing Manager for the Quarto Publishing Group USA. A Chicago gal at heart, she recently relocated to southern California and can usually be found exploring the beaches, feeding her newfound inner artist, and chasing sunsets with her camera. A collector of stories old and new, she's an avid postcard sender, and origami cranes always seem to tag along on her travels. Follow her adventures on Twitter: @angelacorpus


Shooting with Soul: Beachcombing

shooting with soul beach

Seascapes and beaches are easily some of the most photographed and painted subjects in art. It's not surprising, though. The seaside offers so many gorgeous vistas, from the lively birds and wildlife to the varied textures of sand, surf, rocks, seashells, and even dried coral.


FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: photography, drawing, painting, lettering, how to draw


Paper Art: Mastering Origami Flowers

origami lily photo

"A flower blossoms for its own joy." -Oscar Wilde


FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: origami, paper art, flowers, craft


Hooker's Green

hookers green and lemon yellow

Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope you're enjoying some green in your life today. With spring on the way, I've had green on the brain leading up to this bright holiday, so today we're talking about Hooker's Green.


FILED UNDER: The Color Mix / TAGGED: Hooker's Green, The Color Mix, color mixing, four-leaf clover, St. Patrick's Day, how to paint, painting, acrylic, watercolor


Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil

contents how to draw animals

The title pretty much says it all. I've always been the type to doodle small drawings on papers, notebooks, and journals, and lately I've been having fun with colored pencil illustrations. I try to keep a few bright colors near my couch so that I can practice drawing whenever I'm watching TV. Though sometimes I can't have colored pencils with me, it's always fun to start a drawing in pen and add that splash of color later. 


FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: drawing, doodling, how to draw, animals, elephant, colored pencil


Citysketch Paris

sketch paris patio

I've never been to Paris, but sitting on the patio of a Parisian cafe and writing, sketching, people-watching the day away is definitely on my bucket list. Images of Paris only add details to my daydreams about this future trip, and this lovely courtyard shot is the latest inspiration for my sketchbook.


FILED UNDER: Snapshot Inspiration / TAGGED: citysketch, drawing, how to draw, city, sketching, New York



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