There's a common tactic in marketing where to elevate the brand being promoted they spend most of the time talking about how terrible a competitor brand is by comparison. This brand bashing tactic is also used in political campaigns particularly in the United States and in more recent years in Canada as well. While this may seem to be an effective strategy for companies trying to sell you soap and soft drinks, it's a terrible practice to adopt when it comes to you and your art business.
Sometimes I feel like I'm on a personal mission to see just how many mediums I can mix with colored pencil successfully. While the medium doesn't need to be mixed with others to look great it's just something I frankly enjoy doing for a multitude of reasons. I was invited back again this year as … Continue reading CPM Jellyfish Workshop
For many people art is a just hobby while for others, it's how they make their living. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of making art, the desire to improve your artwork is common to all. The most common advice to improve always tends to be the same – just put in the … Continue reading 7 Ways to Improve Your Art
Many artists rely on some sort of photo reference to create their artwork and thanks to the internet there are more resources than ever before. While you can still work more traditionally from life or in-person subject matter, royalty-free reference photos allow those without the means, time, or access to take their own photos as … Continue reading 5 Things to Know About Reference Photos
Water-soluble pencils are a fun and dynamic way to create unique effects in your artwork using a single medium. Caran D'Ache's offering in this product space is the Museum Aquarelle Watercolour Pencils. While not an entry-level product based on price alone, the company's products are known to be worth every penny. I have long been … Continue reading Museum Aquarelle Pencils Review
Choosing the right pencil for you can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming task. With so many brands and lines within those brands, it can seem impossible to choose. Add to that the vast range in price points and varying opinions amongst artists using the medium, it's all a recipe for major confusion. Finding the … Continue reading How to Pick Your Coloured Pencils