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My good friend Susan has taken the leap in a new creative venture—and I’m so proud of her! I wanted to make something special. . . read more

Are you trying to get delicate colors, values, and gradations in your colored pencil work with no success? Maybe it’s time. . . read more

If you’ve been reading my articles here on EmptyEasel (or have ever visited my blog) you probably know horses are one of my favorite subjects. :)

But, while I’ve shared a lot of techniques for creating realistic drawings and paintings, often with horses as the subject matter, I’ve never actually shown you how to draw a horse. . . read more

Imagine with me the early scribes’ working spaces: dimly lit, cold rooms with no modern facilities, limited materials. We can. . . read more

For many artists, choosing what to draw next comes naturally. And most of the time your interests (hobbies, activities, etc) are. . . read more

A calligrapher’s mission is to bring words to life. When a clients ask me how a verse becomes a work of art, or what my process is, I tell them it can happen in two ways:

The first way is that the quote chooses me and then the colors appear. The second way is that the colors (of an abstract piece I’ve made) choose me, and the quote follows. It’s a lot easier with the first. . . read more

Everyone’s monogram has endless creative potential. We’ve all seen a renewed popularity of letters on jewelry, linens and. . . read more

When you put color onto paper with colored pencil, the color stays exactly where you put it. No easy washing. No easy blending.. . . read more

It’s spring in California and flowers are already blooming! So I brought gardening thoughts into my studio and created this "bouquet" of erasers to share some of my favorite kinds with other lettering designers.

If you haven’t updated your eraser collection. . . read more

NOTE: Before I begin, I want to mention that the process I’m about to describe is entirely intuitive. I’m not guaranteeing it. . . read more

Calligraphers can always enhance their creativity by setting goals and consistently practicing their art. Here are a few methods. . . read more




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