Let’s silence your inner critic and invite it along for the ride of you becoming the best artist you can be! It's our self-critics that hinder us from creating. Oftentimes, we let it win. What holds us back isn’t what we think will happen. It’s what already has happened. We judge ourselves. We think we’re not good enough. We think that art is a race and we’re the last to finish. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t really matter if you're better than the next guy. Art is not a spo
Creativity is work, resourcefulness and the craft itself. Inspiration is the lightbulb, the mental stimulation that instigates a person to move a certain way. Creativity and inspiration often go hand in hand with each other. However, what the majority of people don’t realize is one isn’t necessary for the other. A person can be creative without that special push in the beginning of their process. And at the same time, an artist can be inspired and not do anything about it. Cr
As painters, we’re fixated on a lot of things—the mixing, the colors, the details and many more. We’re drawn to the idea that our subjects are the most important thing. However, we, as students to the craft, must remember why drawing is important in painting. Obsessing on your subject means you have vision—undoubtedly the most important skill painters should have. To have vision means you’re competent enough to see what most people can’t and drawing heightens our visual prowe
How do we create good compositions? “Composition is the foundation of a successful painting.” That’s what they say. But what does that mean? As painters, we don’t inherently think of the work. We think being creative is spontaneous and fun. Well, that may be for some cases, however, to be better painters, we have to look at the practical side of things. What is Painting Composition? It is essentially the arrangements of visual elements with the consideration of the principles
As painters, we find ourselves looking up to the greats. We tend to imitate their idiosyncrasies and use what it is they use in the pursuit of being better. For as long as we can think of, famous painters like Da Vinci or Van Gogh have been using oil-based paint. But is that really the best choice for us? Can oil-based paint really make our paintings better? Let’s find out! What is oil based paint? Well, it’s basically a compound mixture composed of pigments infused and suspe
I have always loved art and drawing. I studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and then began working for a publishing house as a typesetter and layout artist.