"There is no right or wrong way to create mixed media art. It is a 'zero-experience-needed' art form that colorful souls thrive upon. There are no limits, no rules. There is no right or wrong way to explore." ~ Jennifer McCully, graphic artist
"I believe that we are born creative; to nurture this quality from an early age is so very important! It is the creative minds among us that help us conquer the biggest challenges in our lives." ~Susan Schwake
Every day, we are being told what to do, either indirectly or more overtly. Design can be one of the most effective ways to sell an idea, brand or product.
Molly Jacques is the talented artist, illustrator, and teacher behind the beautiful hand lettering projects featured in the recently release Pinterest Perfect. In her Detroit-based studio, Molly crafts artwork for The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Wallstreet Journal, just to name a few. She also regularly blogs and teaches her calligraphy skills to students through various workshops. Basically, Molly does everything and makes it look good.
"One day the grandmother presented the little girl with a red velvet riding hood; and as it fitted her very well, she would never wear anything else; and so she was called Little Red Riding Hood."-The Grimm brothers, Grimm's Fairy Tales
In the Studio
Meet talented oil painter, Jim McConlogue--one of the contributers to The Art of Basic Oil Painting--and get a glimpse into his dedicated, creative workspace!
Looking at Jim McConlogue's stunning landscapes and seascapes it is hard to believe him when he says that he started out just like everybody else. "So many people believe that they can't do it. But you aren't given the ability to draw a landscape. Those are things you teach yourself. I try to help them believe that they can do it."
"Follow along as talented cartoonist Tim van de Vall guides you through a series of fun step-by-step projects that range from a typical dad and doting pup to a pirate princess and rogue space alien. Simple instruction, inspiring artwork, and helpful tips make Creative Cartooning a must-have resource for any aspiring cartoonist!"
The introduction to Fearless Drawing could also be a mantra for life.
It's that time of year again: Comic Con San Diego!
"There are two things you can never have too many of: good friends and good shoes."
"There is joy in feeling the bristles of a quality brush, seeing the richness and lush color of truly good pigment flowing onto the paper or canvas. The cheap stuff just makes for harder work and lesser results."-Gene Black
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