At EmptyEasel our goal is to publish helpful information for both new and professional artists—without any of the vague or confusing “artspeak” common to the art world.
Last week, I explained how to repurpose a sketch you don’t like by turning it into a different type of drawing. But what if you have a finished artwork you don’t like? What do you do with it; throw it. . . read more
Whatever you're searching for, we can probably help.
If this is your first visit to EmptyEasel.com, take a look at the navigational menu at the top of this page. We focus quite a bit on art tutorials and selling art online, but there's a lot more that you'll probably be interested in too.
For example, we've recently launched two new website services for artists:
Both of these services make it easy for artists to display, promote, and sell art online. (Visit foliotwist.com or handsfreeartistwebsites.com to learn more about these simple yet effective art website solutions.)
We've also partnered with many other art-related businesses and services, helping artists find everything from great deals on art supplies to internet tools where you can use free online photo effects to design photos for your website. If you're interested, take a look at the rest of our partnerships by browsing the full list to the left.
Finally, since EmptyEasel is structured more like an art blog than a traditional art magazine (online or offline), new articles are published every weekday. . . so feel free to check back as often as you'd like!
For those of you who want to get involved. . .
Here are four easy steps to getting the most out of EmptyEasel.com.
1. Submit your artwork to be featured.
If you're an artist yourself, why not submit your artwork for review? EmptyEasel reviews new artists every week and we're always looking for more.
And of course, if your art is featured we'll link to your art blog, portfolio website, or other web page where readers can find your art for sale.
Check out the artwork submission form for specific details.
2. Write an article of your own and send it in.
EmptyEasel is always happy to publish art tutorials on watercolors, oil painting, acrylics, pen and ink, or pencil drawing, as well as articles on collage, stamping, sewing (such as how to make your own cheap homecoming dresses) or any other form of art or craft.
If your article is chosen to be published, we'll not only credit you as the author, but also link to your artist website or the web page where you sell your art online.
3. Sign up for the free artist's newsletter.
Stay up-to-date on what’s happening at EmptyEasel.com with our free e-newsletter (no ads, no spam, no kidding). It’s a short email sent right to your inbox every Sunday with info on upcoming articles you won’t want to miss.
Just click here to sign up, then follow the directions to verify you’re a real person. You can opt out anytime and your information will never be shared or published.
4. Link to EmptyEasel.com from your own site.
Tell others about EE by posting a simple link to EmptyEasel.com.
If you belong to an online art forum, feel free to add the link in your signature line; if you have an art blog, you can add it to your blogroll. Other websites or social networking pages like MySpace or Facebook work great too.