How can you use nature as inspiration, especially when you are not painting or drawing a nature scene? Let’s look at trees as an example. I love looking at trees. I live in an urban setting and a lot of the trees in my neighborhood are set in a landscape. These trees are not growing […]
Procrastination Disguised as Something Else So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” ~ Lee Iacocca What keeps you out of the studio? Your […]
PanPastels and matte medium can work together with careful brushwork. PanPastels are pigment in a powdered form pressed into round plastic container. The PanPastels website has a lot of tutorials and tips on their website for you to try. Because they are basically pastels, they also can smudge. That is why I combined the PanPastels and matte […]
I was hoping the tree outside my window would show some change from January to February. As I compare it to January, I don’t see much of a difference. The tree is still in resting mode.
How to Use Your Symbols Pictures, abstract symbols, materials and colors and among the ingredients with which a designer or engineer works. To design is to discover relationships and to make arrangements among theses ingredients.” ~ Paul Rand You found your symbols, you have them organized and now it’s time to figure out how to use […]