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4.11.2017

Ready to learn something new and push your art skills to the next level? Let’s make the month of April a month of CREATIVITY! 

In the hopes of fostering creativity, I’m hosting a channel wide raffle on Skillshare! The winner will be chosen at random and will win a $100 Amazon gift card! (Imagine all the art supplies you could buy.. lol)

So how do you enter?

All you have to do is watch any of my classes and then create one (or two, or all) of the class projects! 

Here's a look at the projects:

  • Draw a pencil portrait

  • Paint a digital portrait

  • Experiment with color

  • Create inspiration boards

  • Draw a pair of eyes

  • Draw a...

4.28.2016

I'm very excited to release my new color class on Skillshare!!

Color Workshop: The Basics for Artists and Illustrators

Color is such a powerful element of design! In this class, I'll be breaking down color into it's most basic properties, so it's easier to tackle right from the start.

Then I'll show color tricks, all about color schemes, and how to create your own inspiring color palettes. I'll also be explaining how colors relate to emotions and moods, and how these ideas can be used in story telling. Then to finish up, I'll share practical tips, as well as tried and true principles that will help you effectively use color to...

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6 QUICK FACTS ABOUT ME:

I love cats and I have two,

Olive and Jelly Bean!

 

I play piano. I stink at sight reading music, but I can play by ear.

 

I am a middle child. (I have two sisters.)

 

I am married to my sweet love. ;)

 

My mom inspired me to start drawing.

(She's an artist too!)

 

I am a Christian and I love the Lord! Jesus is my savior and I am blessed by His love.

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TIPS FOR ARTISTS

 PRACTICE!  It is the best way to improve.  Keep a sketchbook and draw in it as much as you can. Draw from life, photo references, and your imagination.

Buy the best materials you can comfortably afford. Of course, practice is key, but having the good stuff can't hurt. 
Check out my recommended materials lists!

Put a piece of paper under your drawing hand while you work. This really helps prevent smudging.

If possible, have your reference be the same size as your drawing or painting. This will help a lot when you need to take measurements to get proportions correct.

 Don't be afraid to try different mediums. You may like it!

Write out a sort of "Inspiration List" that contains words, themes, and ideas that inspire you.  This will come in handy if you ever have an art block.

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