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
Every January, we take stock of our successes and failures and promise ourselves that this year will be different. This is the year we will do that thing we’ve been talking about doing for forever or finally losing that 10 pounds. For some, just saying it is enough and they spring into action and make … Continue reading It’s Never too Late to Set Goals
When I started writing for COLORED PENCIL Magazine in 2016, I would have been happy if it had lasted even a couple months nevermind almost 4 years! Fast forward to now and I have a new book coming out that is a "Best of" collection of the articles I've written for the magazine in that … Continue reading My Best of Q&A Book is Coming!