The advantages of creating your own portfolio from scratch are that you can control the size of your pages and your covers; you can determine the orientation you want your pages to be and the binding posts will allow you to add or remove pages easily as your portfolio changes over time.
How do you work with confidence when you're not very confident in your skills?
Understanding color symbolism is a great way to inform your next art or design project.
Let me show you, step by step, how I take an old poster design I made for school and make adjustments to make it stronger and more effective.
It’s important for you to know the principles of design so you’re aware of all the components you have control over when you’re designing your composition. Having this knowledge will help you make intelligent decisions to create the effect you want.
A relaxing draw with me video where we catch up on what I’ve been up to in the past four years.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right art history books for you!
How to reuse and recycle painting surfaces!
A very useful collection of Adobe Illustrator resources for artists of all skill levels.
Follow along as I demonstrate how to create a cute bookmark in Adobe Illustrator.
A few examples showing you the method I like to use to create vector lineart or "build my shapes" in Adobe Illustrator.
A quick introduction to the tools I most commonly use when creating lineart/outlines in Adobe Illustrator.
How to prime any painting surface (paper, raw canvas, wood board, etc.) for oil painting using gesso.
How to start a self-portrait by laying down an underpainting!
How to draw a simple cube or box using 2 point perspective and how to build almost anything out of a simple cube or box.
How to draw a simple cube or box using 1 point perspective.
A list of 10 materials you'll need to follow along with my perspective drawing tutorials!
Learning to use a new medium can be super overwhelming at first! so here are five basic things you need to know about digital media before you get started.
I don't know about you, but I love art history. What I love about old art is that it can inspire me in all sorts of ways, which ultimately makes my works more interesting and original.
Want to know the secret to getting a unique personal style? It's simpler than you think.
My journey in learning to become an artist has been nothing like I thought it would be when I first decided to seriously pursue this hobby of mine.This is the breakdown of my progress in the last ten years, from 2005 to 2015.
Choosing a color scheme can be a very difficult task. In this tutorial you'll find a process and tips to follow so you can choose the right color scheme every time!
Investing in art books is an excellent way to further your own education. These are the 5 art books I can't live without (at the moment).
Understanding color theory is very useful in helping you learn to mix your own colors to create a cohesive palette, knowing how to talk and analyze color theory to give and receive constructive criticism, and in choosing an appealing color scheme for your work.
Here are some important things you need to know before working with oil paints.
These are all the materials you need to get started with oil painting!
If you want to learn how to draw, you have to draw from life. Learning how to draw a still-life or how to approach drawing from life in general can be a bit stressful and even a little boring at times but there's no way around it. Once you start getting the hang of it, though, you'll start noticing great improvements in your drawing skills that are well worth the effort!
These are all the materials you need to start learning how to draw!
Using value creates the illusion that the objects in your artwork have volume, which will make your artwork much more interesting and lifelike.
Applying to art school can be a very stressful and confusing thing. I recently had to apply to art school again, so I decided to share my experience with you to help you focus on what's important and forget what isn't.