All tagged illustration

5 Ways To Beat “I Don't Know What To Draw” Syndrome

Sometimes you just want to put something on paper, and maybe you have go-to’s, like the ever popular portrait—or maybe you just don’t draw but want to start. It’s easy to doodle, drawing squiggles or circles without much concentration, and while that might loosen you up, it doesn’t exactly do much for your skills or portfolio.

ArtSnacks: November 2018

Each “menu” in an ArtSnacks box has a call to action, which is called the ArtSnacks Challenge. It asks subscribers to create a piece of art with the supplies that are included in the box. For this month, I created a drawing of a pomegranate. I sketched with the MegaGraphite pencil, painted with the acrylic gouache—using my Galeria paintbrush, of course—and used the Microperm pen to add texture and shading to the art.

Crystals & Freebies

Do you ever find yourself returning to a certain image, not because it means anything special to you, not because it's easy to draw, not because you've somehow amassed a collection of it from thin air, but for reasons that you cant explain? Do you doodle it on post-it notes and in the margins of your notebooks, letting your mind idle and your pen move freely in shapes it's made a hundred times before?

Floral Tutorial & Freebies

Because of all the pen play happening, I was inspired to create some florals as a simple and quick way to get my pen to paper. The result was unexpectedly beautiful! One flower became two, two became three, and suddenly I had filled an entire page with a gorgeous pattern!