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
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
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?
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
Most artists know it’s important to sign their artwork but often they are not sure where to sign or even how. Your signature is a written mark that represents you as a person. This unique way that you write your name is used not only as an identifier but as a security measure as well. … Continue reading Signing Your Artwork the Right Way
Friends I have great news, January is almost over and Valentine's Day is just around the corner! If you haven't thought of what you're going to get your significant other (or significant self) yet, I've got you covered. Valentine's day is traditionally about couples but I like to think it's a great time practice self-love … Continue reading Creative Valentine’s Gift Ideas