For an artist taking commissions the prospect of a new project is always exciting. If this is a big part of your business it also, in a very practical sense, means more income to sustain your practice. It's not always smooth sailing, however, and there's an aspect to taking a commission that isn't often talked … Continue reading How to Deal with Clients Who Ghost
So you've had a bad day drawing or you just can’t seem to get a technique with a particular medium. Why are you even bothering? Your work clearly sucks especially when you compare yourself to other artists on social media right? Um no…let’s pump the brakes on the self-hate train and back up a sec. … Continue reading Ways You’re Killing Your Progress
Not sure what to get the artist on your list? Want to share a list of awesome products that are already compiled for you? Look no further than My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide for 2020! I’ve provided links to Amazon for both the USA and CANADA sites but I would strongly encourage you to … Continue reading My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide 2020
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of working with STAEDTLER on a project, that up until recently, I wasn't allowed to share with anyone. It was hard keeping this one a bit of secret since it was basically fulfilling a career goal of mine, but nevertheless, I kept my lips sealed! Fast forward through … Continue reading STAEDTLER Packaging Project
Derwent is continuing to position themselves as front runners in the colored pencil world with their latest addition to their product line. Fans of the Lightfast and INKTENSE colored pencils can now pair their favorite with a specially designed paper formulated to perform with each respective product. One of the most common questions asked by … Continue reading Derwent Lightfast Review
Slice has been gaining a lot of popularity in the colored pencil world lately, especially with pet portrait artists. The ceramic blades are a safer and innovative alternative to the traditional X-Acto brand knives that are commonly used for creating texture in animal fur and human hair. One of the many advantages of this tool … Continue reading Does Slice Make the Cut?