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General Art Advice: Ideas, Inspiration, and Helpful Tips for Artists

Last week, I shared a few ways to make sure you’re buying high-quality colored pencils. Since that article was geared. . . read more

With websites such as Pinterest, Etsy and DeviantArt, the Internet provides boundless opportunities for artists and designers to. . . read more

Colored pencils are expensive. . . there's no getting around it. And the higher quality pencils you buy, the more you'll spend on them.

So it makes sense that if you're dropping three dollars or more on each pencil, you want to get the most for your money!

I've already written about . . . read more

After publishing my 20-minute daily painting challenge a few weeks back, I was asked how I was able to paint for just 5 or 10. . . read more

Let’s face it. Most artists can’t afford to be full-time artists. They love to create and they even sell their work, but. . . read more

One of the biggest reasons artists compete in art competitions to gain recognition for their art. And, while some competitions allow everyone to enter, the majority of them include a panel of judges who review all of the submissions and choose which artwork will be shown.

If you can impress the judges with your art, you're in. If you can't. . . you're out. So it's not a bad idea to. . . read more

There are a lot of good reasons for going to school to learn art. . . however, everybody else is doing it is NOT one of them. I. . . read more

Many artists are so focused on obtaining gallery representation that they overlook other potentially more profitable, and (dare I. . . read more

Headlines often pop up in the news about yet another link between mental illness and creative people. But why do we hear about so many artists who suffer from mental illnesses such as depression? Are creative people simply more prone to mental illness than the general population, or is something deeper at work?

In his book . . . read more

It’s possible to make money painting portraits for clients, but it isn’t easy. Nor is it a get-rich-quick proposition.. . . read more

There’s an ongoing debate about whether artists should participate with charities by donating artwork. Non-artists are familiar. . . read more




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