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
For many artists, the process of making their art is fluid, intuitive, and even spontaneous. It can be as simple as picking some colours and letting the magic happen or if you're like the rest of us...there's a lot more planning needed to achieve your vision. Having a more structured approach to creating your art … Continue reading Why Having A Process is Important
It's almost that time of year again and I have a NEW list of awesome products that made the cut for My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide for 2021! I’ve provided links to Amazon for both the USA and CANADA sites in the downloadable guide but I would strongly encourage you to buy products from … Continue reading My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide 2021
Success is rarely gained from solitary efforts. Most people you could deem ‘successful’ have gotten where they are because of a variety of factors aside from good old fashioned hard work. Whether it be a mentor, the encouragement of loved ones, or a game-changing course or workshop; an individual’s success is usually also the result … Continue reading Luck or Hard Work?
Do you miss being able to travel and see the world? We sure do! Fellow Instagram artist Sara Prentice and I have teamed up to bring you the Travel Thru Art Challenge! If we can't see the world ourselves, why not see it through each other's eyes in the form of art. I've been fortunate … Continue reading Travel Thru Art Challenge