25 Amazing Resources to becoming a better artist

I was very touched by all your answers for the skill question giveaway. So many of these skills are most definitely achievable in this lifetime, I do hope you explore some of these resources.  I have mentioned some of these resources in previous posts, but I figure if you decided you wanted to get … [Read more...]

GESTURE DRAWING ASSIGNMENT

“Even a pancake has gesture. There is a gesture in the way a newspaper lies on the table or the way a curtain hangs.” Kimon Nicolaides I’ve always admired those who could finesse delicate lines, controlled and concise with ease and grace. I am not one of those people, but I do subscribe to the idea … [Read more...]

Drawing to change your life

When Danny Gregory's life was turned upside down by tragedy, he learned to cope by teaching himself to draw. The result was a complete transformation of his life, his priorities, his career, and the way he saw the world. The title of this post may seem hyperbolic but drawing dramatically changed … [Read more...]

Gesture drawing for creative ruts

I have been trying to teach myself how to draw for what seems a lifetime, I hope to pull together a list of resources that have helped me and I have had a modicum of success with. My problem is that I don't practice and to successfully master a skill, you really must practice. I have a lot of … [Read more...]

How to Access Glyphs in Photoshop

Did you know that there are secret extra characters built into many of the fonts we feature here? You can find everything from ligatures, to alternate characters, to fun ornaments - whatever the font designer felt necessary. These characters are collectively called glyphs, and they are not only fun … [Read more...]