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6 10, 2017

Artist Feature: Bryce Darrow

October 6th, 2017|Artist Feature|Comments Off on Artist Feature: Bryce Darrow

1. You draw a lot of portraits. Who are the people you draw and why did you choose to draw them? The human face is my favorite thing to translate. With every portrait I create, I gain more understanding of the subjects and myself. When I draw something as intimate as a portrait, there is [...]

22 09, 2017

Art Challenges for Motivation and Productivity

September 22nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Art Challenges for Motivation and Productivity

Blog written by Heather Franzen Rutten Amid the stresses of juggling work, family, and finding time to relax, it can sometimes feel impossible to create art on a daily basis. To maintain momentum, I like to join a drawing challenge, which involves producing a daily or weekly mini-project on a given theme, resulting in a [...]

7 09, 2017

Artist Feature: Heather Franzen Rutten

September 7th, 2017|Artist Feature|Comments Off on Artist Feature: Heather Franzen Rutten

Heather Franzen Rutten is a colored pencil artist residing in Pennsylvania. After discovering her talent for colored pencil art in high school, she left the art for a time to focus on other interests. However, Heather returned to her pencils and her style eventually evolved into the innocent and sincere creations we see today! Check [...]

23 08, 2017

Memory Sketchbooks-A Creative Way to Reminisce

August 23rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Memory Sketchbooks-A Creative Way to Reminisce

Written by Kerrie Abby It was just 30 years ago that Polaroid instant cameras were the camera to have because a memory could be captured instantly on film. Even if the quality was terrible, you 'shook it like a polaroid' and in a few minutes the memory was forever imprinted on film. A family vacation [...]

10 08, 2017

Artist Feature: Kerrie Abbie

August 10th, 2017|Artist Feature|Comments Off on Artist Feature: Kerrie Abbie

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF? I work as an Accounting Manager for an art supply distribution company. Since I was young, I have always been involved with some form of creative art form-calligraphy, quilts, knitting, beading. I took an art class in the 8th grade, but lost my confidence because the art teacher was so critical [...]

20 07, 2017

5 Lessons I’ve Learned About Sketching

July 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Lessons I’ve Learned About Sketching

By David Tenorio ​ 1. Think Slow, Draw Fast When I first started maintaining a sketchbook in high school, I remember creating these intricate doodles that began with just one element: an eye, a flower, a person’s hand. From there, I would slowly and meticulously begin drawing and shading some sort of elaborate doodle, never [...]