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

So many things come in tubes—sunscreen, toothpaste, condiments, moisturizers, and of course, almost every kind of oil and. . . read more

You’ve pondered the pros and cons of going with gallery representation and considered all your options—now you’re ready. . . read more

We all wish we had more time to paint, draw, sculpt, or whatever we do. At the very least, we often wish we could make better use of the time we do have. Especially if we happen to also be working a full-time job.

Well, from one artist to another, take heart! My own experience tells me that anyone can improve their productivity. Here are four tools that have helped. . . read more

I recently took a short writing class: three sessions in a little over a week. No pressure, right? The class was designed to help. . . read more

It’s September as I write this, and time to head “back to school” to learn more about art and expand your horizons. But how. . . read more

Some time ago, I described the four most important skills every artist needs in order to succeed. Those skills were:

• The ability to see • The ability to draw what you see • The ability to promote yourself and your work • The ability to say no

At the end of. . . read more

It’s a rare artist who hasn’t used castoff and worn-out clothing as rags to clean paintbrushes or hands. But what. . . read more

All my life I’ve made images. As a child, I doodled on my homework. I did oil paintings, and illustrated with watercolor,. . . read more

The proportional scale, a tool familiar to most graphic designers, is a handy way to calculate dimensions for us right-brained folks.

It's similar to the scaling features of Word or InDesign, but unlike software programs, a proportional scale gives you a chance to plan the size of your master art in the early stages, on paper, rather than. . . read more

“You may say I can draw, but I can’t. It takes forever to get a drawing that looks right. I erase and draw and erase and. . . read more

The last decade or so has brought a lot of changes to calligraphy. Some interesting things are happening. Writing tools have been. . . read more




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