Patterns are prevalent in our daily lives. Every polka dot, stripe, zig-zag, and squiggle adds its own character and quirkiness to the clothes we wear, the roads we travel, the billboards we see, and even the pets we own.
Great news! The brand new Walter Foster Academy of Art series debuts in November with The Fundamentals of Drawing by Jim Dowdalls.
When I look at a landscape, I love for my eyes to travel around the painting taking in the depth and range that the artist has rendered.
When it comes to your creative life, what type of seeds have you planted? Doubt, discouragement, hesitancy? Artist and author Alena Hennessy invites us to take a deeper look at the innate artist within all of us and go back to our roots. Her book, Cultivating Your Creative Life, may be just the catalyst to root out negativity and allow your artistic garden to beautifully blossom.
The Color Mix
Think about all the different colors represented in a sunset. You might think you would need hundreds of different colors to produce that beautiful effect. But actually, limiting your color palette will give you all the colors you need.
Have you ever been to one of those painting and wine places? I've gone a couple of times because there are few things in life I like more than art and wine. If you've never gone, it's basically a painting lesson. The canvases and supplies are provided, and the entire group works on painting a replica of a single piece of artwork.
It's about to get messy around here (and a little scary!) Just in time for this month's spooky festivities comes a book that will probably creep you out, make you laugh, and bring out your inner monster (yikes!!) Here's a peak at Mean-n-Messy Monsters from the Cartooning for Kids series by Dave Garbot.
Meet Kansas City-based artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh, the artist behind Walter Foster's Just Add Color: Circus, Just Add Color: Day of the Dead, and Just Add Color: Carnival. Sarah has designed typefaces, illustrated for various card lines, dabbled in animation, and designed surface pattern. Her current work as a freelance artist allows her to work on a variety of projects−from books to editorial to fine art to fabric. I had the chance to talk with Sarah about her work as an artist/ illustrator and the things that inspire her!
What started as a fun, quirky game in 2009 has since evolved into a full-fledged movement with a huge online presence and fan base that includes hundreds of millions of children, teens, and adults. We are excited to announce the release of Learn to Draw Angry Birds: Bad Piggies.
Get a taste of the amazing lettering fun coming in Creative Lettering & Beyond, out next week!
Day of the Dead is an annual celebration to honor the spirits of the dead, observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries on November 1 and 2, concurrently with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe
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