Rubenesque Women

Rubenesque Women

I don't always participate in the Illustration Friday challenges, but I do have this very amusing drawing I did that is perfect for this week's challenge; illustrating the word "three." This drawing was done in graphite and colored pencil on an old, enameled metal table top, and is an update of Peter Paul Rubens' painting, The Three Graces.

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JPG vs PNG - Choose the Correct Image Type for Print on Demand

JPG vs PNG - Choose the Correct Image Type for Print on Demand

Adding your art to the offerings of a Print on Demand company such as Zazzle or CafePress is a great way to expand the reach of your brand, gain recognition, and increase revenue from your art. So what image type should you use? The answer is, well, it all depends.

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Skateboard Deck Art - A Tutorial in 3 Techniques

Skateboard Deck Art - A Tutorial in 3 Techniques

Awhile back, the small gallery where I occasionally show my work had a show of skateboard art. The gallery director, Kristy, is always coming up with interesting ideas for shows, which I really like, although a lot of artists do not. Some people just do the thing they do, and I think that's cool, but I enjoy stretching myself a bit. I find the themed shows a little like Project Runway for artists, so when this skateboard art show came up, I was all in.

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Sakura Micron Pigma Drawing Pen Review

Sakura Micron Pigma Drawing Pen Review

I draw small. Almost all my work is very intimate in size and genre. Because my works are small, I need a very fine drawing pen to keep from overwhelming the drawing. The Sakura Micron Pigma ink pen is the perfect artists pen for my pen and ink portrait drawings.

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The Artist’s Guide to Surviving Outdoor Festivals

The Artist’s Guide to Surviving Outdoor Festivals

 It’s that time again – time to pack up months of artwork and hit the road. It’s festival time! I am a survivor of many an outdoor arts festival, and am glad to say that they are part of my past, not my present. For me, they were days and weeks of preparation that allowed me in a single day to make less money than I paid the babysitter that watched my kids so I could sit out in the scorching sun all day being eaten by bugs.

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