Colored pencils are often associated with childhood, but with the adult coloring book craze, it’s clear that grown-ups like to use them, too. These tools, however, can do much more than color inside lines. Artists regularly use colored pencils in their drawings because they offer a range of possibilities—especially in their hues. While many professional sets include a bevy of beautiful colors, you can layer them to create even more dimension in your work.
As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process.
Have some free time this summer and want to put it to use expanding your knowledge? You’re in luck.
If you’ve ever wanted to work in an art museum, you’ve likely considered a career in curating. While this practice is becoming an increasingly popular creative career, what exactly this role entails remains relatively mysterious—even to many aspiring arts professionals. Here, we present a clear and concise glimpse into curating.
Some of the best ideas are realized simply by having some time, free from distraction, to bring them to life.
Do you find yourself scribbling in the margins of your notebook?
Whether you are a professional photographer looking to gain more exposure or an amateur who wants to know how your work stacks up against your peers, photography competitions are a fantastic way to stretch yourself and grow your craft. From free photo contests to paid photography awards, it’s possible to invest as little—or as much—as you’d like. And sometimes, the rewards can be life-changing.
In 1886, the United States Department of Agriculture undertook a particularly ambitious project.
For centuries, female artists have been underrepresented and overlooked.
One of the hardest parts about starting any project, whether it’s art, design, or photography, is deciding how it’ll look. What is your creative vision? How will you communicate that vision to others? Maybe you’re trying to figure that out for yourself or you have to share your ideas with others. Whatever the case, there’s one tool that can help—a mood board. What is a mood board?
There’s never a positive without a negative, and the same can be said in art.
Like any creative field, art history has its own language.