Artist Spotlight: Illustrator Bene Rohlmann

I love this graphic designy/hand printed/zine/concert poster sort of illustration by German artist Bene Rohlmann. His colors are unexpected but work beautifully together, and I’m always surprised when looking at illustrator’s work out of context, at how surreal it seems.…

Classic Art Projects For Kids

With all of the art techniques and project ideas for kids floating around Pinterest and blogs, it can be confusing to get to the basics of what you should start your kids out on. There are a handful of classic…

Citrasolv and National Geographic Magazines Make Cool …

There is a technique of ‘melting’ the ink on National Geographic magazines with Citrasolv that has been big in the art journaling community for a while, so I wanted to try my hand at it. I knew I would get…

5 Animal-Lover Artists Who Paint Dogs

I am a dog person. Any time a canine is strutting down the street, you can bet my head is gonna swivel that way, and I will immediately and completely ignore anyone I am with. Unless they happen to be…

How to Draw a Labyrinth and What …

Apparently I’m a little obsessed with the visual mysteries of Ancient Greece lately. As I was researching for The Golden Ratio in Art post, I stumbled upon some images of labyrinths and I haven’t been able to stop drawing them…

The Best DSLR For a Beginner Photographer

When you’re ready for a step up from your phone camera, and start looking at DSLRs, it can be super overwhelming to know what to choose. Deciding on a DSLR for a beginner photographer can be a little bit of…

4 Totally Minimal Coloring Pages For People Who …

Raise your hand if you derive great pleasure from filling in closed loops in your writing. Isn’t this the best? It’s meditative, soothing, and I love the way it looks on the page. Which is probably why I’m such a…

Artist Spotlight: Illustrator Tang Yau Hoong

  I’m delighted to share the illustrations of Tang Yau Hoong with you. I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I am in awe of talented illustrators, with their ability to take a concept and reimagine it in a visual way.…

The Golden Ratio in Art is One …

“What makes a single number so captivating that it has persisted in our imagination for more than two thousand years?” -Gary B, Meisner The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics We’re going to dive into what was hands down…

Stripes! Stripes! More Stripes!

It’s true love. My heartbeat quickens, knees weaken, my eyeballs go all squinty and shoot lasers. Wait- that doesn’t happen to you when you’re in love? And no, I’m not talking about Christian. I’m talking stripes. Stripes are the best…

Artist Spotlight: Diana Roig

Cool! That’s what I said when I saw Diana Roig’s paintings. (That’s total artspeak.) At first glance here work looks like a swirl of psychedelic, Asian-influenced abstract paintings. Then you keep looking, and you just get lost in the color…

Candy Cane Drawings

This is my favorite! Pure, fun, easy drawing. It’s been a good challenge to make 5 candy cane projects in 5 days; maybe I’ll do elves next year. LOLOLOL. There are a zillion ways to draw a candy cane, and…