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
Every artist at one time or another experiences a bit of a creative rut. If your usual tricks don’t work to get your creative inspiration flowing again there’s a new app by Adobe that may help. Photoshop Camera is a recently released app for mobile and tablet users. This is one of many apps you … Continue reading Creative Concepts with Adobe Photoshop Camera
Many artists enter competitions with the hopes of having their work win one of the prestigious prizes. The acknowledgment alone is enough to make you feel validated in your work especially if it’s a competition you need to be juried into. But what happens when your work doesn’t win a prize or worse doesn’t get … Continue reading Dealing With Art Competition Rejection
Try as you might, not everyone is going to like you or your art. If you've got an inner people-pleaser like many of us do, then the concept of this probably doesn't sit well with you. When it comes to the creative things that you put out into the world this can be especially hurtful. … Continue reading Ways to Combat Online Negativity
Hey Everyone! If you've been following my blog for a while you know that this is not a new post, but it is one of my most popular ones. Originally appearing here in April of 2017, it became very clear to me that the Lyra Rembrandt brand was one that many artists wanted to know … Continue reading Lyra vs Prismacolor
You may not have heard of the word before but whether or not a particular brand is lightfast or not, is a hot topic in the colored pencil world. This singular quality has enough power right now, to, in some cases, be the ultimate deciding factor in whether or not someone purchases a certain brand … Continue reading Does Lightfast Really Matter?