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?
Sketching and painting are two of our favorite things to do at Walter Foster. Lately, I've been dedicating myself to pencil practice: making sure I get some sketching time in each day. The pencil is one of the oldest tools in the artist's toolbox, and never before have artists had such an array of pencil styles and colors and mediums available to us.
Drawing a human face can be a daunting task, especially when you're a beginner. The secret is knowing the proper proportions and the anatomy of the human head. This was very intimidating to me as a new art student and now is my favorite thing to draw.
There's something so satisfying about writing, drawing, or scribbling with a Sharpie marker. There's far more to the Sharpie than just writing on the side of your moving boxes. Why not use Sharpies to create art? In Sharpie Art Workshop that's exactly what author and artist Timothy Goodman has done. Below is an excerpt from the book along with some fun examples.
Have you ever tangled before? It involves using lines and repetitive patterns to create elaborate works of art.
It's funny how our perspectives change as we grow up. As a child, I thought my crayon masterpieces were just as worthy of being hung in a museum as they were of decorating my parents' refrigerator. Years passed, and I willingly retired my crayons for "grown up" mediums like oil and acrylic paints. Even colored pencils and chalk ranked far above those crayons. Mere child's play, I thought.
It's National Crayon Day! Make sure to take some time to color and play today! If you need some colorful inspiration, try this fun color wheel activity from The Big Book of Color.
Just call them the friendliest shades on the block. Analogous colors sit next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color. Basically, they are color neighbors who live together in harmony. The Big Book of Color provides a fresh, fun way to understand how these colors combos unite to make appealing art.
Doodling For Fashionistas arrives in stores in March! Check out the latest from illustrator and cartoonist Gemma Correll.
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