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.. . . read more
My Northern California studio is 22' x 12' with 4 windows that invite the outdoors in. Since 1995, I’ve created here, as a lettering artist, publication designer, and editor. About 5 years ago I added teaching calligraphy and mixed media, which has allowed me to meet many amazing students.
Over time I realized it wasn’t as functional as I needed it to be, and that put the. . . 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 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