I’ve written over 100 essays on living, working, and making as an artist. These essays are like a personal journal that allows me to reflect on the ongoing process of discovering and developing myself as an artist. Some common themes are overcoming creative obstacles, developing a personal style, and pondering what it means to live as an artist.
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I’ve been thinking about what makes a drawing a piece of art a lot these days. What makes splotches of paint on a canvas artwork?
There is no perfect art Making art is always a push and pull of what’s in our heads and what we actually create. What we expected to
I write about drawing a lot. I write about how to draw, how to draw more, and how to draw in your own way. But
Here’s something I’m sure you’ve already realized: there is plenty of fear involved in making art. Fears like imposter syndrome, fear of the blank page, and
Literally 300 times a day, I have a conversation like this: Person: So what do you do? Me: I’m an illustrator. Person: Oh my goodness! How wonderful! I
I recently watched a talk by Austin Kleon from the first Creative Mornings event in Austin, Texas a few years ago. At the time, Austin was working on his new
The other day I realized something: I’m drawing more now than I ever have in my entire life. More than in middle school when I was obsessed
Reading is my weapon of choice when it comes to learning, and I would love to share my favorite books with you! This is my
Given the time and resources, I believe anyone can learn to draw, paint, or write. But making art is more than just studying anatomy, learning