Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
March 7, 2020

Artist Shares Drawing Tips in Educational Step-by-Step Tutorials

Finished works of art can be daunting examples for aspiring young artists to replicate or aspire to create themselves. Fortunately, there are creatives like Taji Joseph who impart insightful knowledge about drawing in the form of educational tutorials. The Minneapolis-based artist creates a variety of artistic guides, ranging from drawing facial features to different shading techniques.

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March 1, 2020

Artist Shares Beautiful Watercolor Studies of Landscapes From Her Sketchbooks

Choosing the right color is a cornerstone of any painting. To some, the process comes naturally, but others take special care in finding the right palette for their canvas. Artist Jowita Marczuk opens her sketchbook on Instagram to share how she breaks down landscapes into thoughtful color gradients and expressive illustrations. Based in Heidelberg, Germany, Marczuk finds creative inspiration from her bucolic surroundings.

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February 26, 2020

Reach for the Stars With These Unique Gifts for Space Lovers

When shopping for a space lover, it’s important to reach for the stars. Regular games and knick-knacks won’t make the cut for a stargazer. Instead, you should aim for products that match their love of the galaxy. From moon puzzles to solar system necklaces to planet mugs, My Modern Met Store has a variety of cool and unique gifts for space lovers.

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February 21, 2020

Energetic Paintings of Human Skeletons That Are “Alive With Color”

The tradition of still life painting has often involved odd arrangements of motifs, like skulls and fruit. Artist Cam Rackam takes inspiration from these classical compositions in his series of macabre paintings. His eye-catching, Baroque-like canvases depict hyperrealistic human skeletons decorated with colorful botany in dramatic style. Based in Huntington Beach, California, Rackam spent years studying the subtle details of still lifes.

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