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.
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.
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.
Rainy days were never a problem for me as a kid. I would use a good rainy day as an excuse to stay inside and create something fun. Construction paper, newspaper, crayons, markers, and anything else I could get my hands on became an endless possibility of potential crafts and artwork.
Have you ever tangled before? It involves using lines and repetitive patterns to create elaborate works of art.
Doodling For Fashionistas arrives in stores in March! Check out the latest from illustrator and cartoonist Gemma Correll.
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.
Meet cartoonist and character artist John Loter, illustrator of Learn to Draw Mickey & Friends Through the Decades. A former character art director for Disney Consumer Products, Loter now works as an independent artist and runs Loter, Inc., a creative design entertainment company, with his wife, Shelley.
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