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

“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

If you’re a portrait artist by trade, you can expect to be asked to do a posthumous portrait at some point in your career. Given that inevitability, you may want to make the decision now: will you accept such a commission?

There's no right or wrong answer. But it's worth thinking about ahead of time, before you have a potential client waiting for an answer.

My experience has. . . read more

My Northern California studio is 22′ x 12′ with 4 windows that invite the outdoors in. Since 1995, I’ve created. . . read more

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. . . read more

Colored pencils are expensive. . . there’s no getting around it. And the higher quality pencils you buy, the more. . . 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 simply do not earn enough studio income to make quitting their day job. . . read more

One of the biggest reasons artists compete in art competitions to gain recognition for their art. And, while some competitions. . . 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




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