A Month of Studies

Need some motivation to up your sketchbook practice? Join me for this month long challenge.

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How to Unwind After Final Crits

Ahhhhhh….It’s been a week since my first big departmental crit, and I still feel like I have to go back to school on Monday! After scrambling to meet deadlines and to learn everything we can for an entire semester, Winter Break is a needed time to relax and unwind (because let’s face it, fall and…

Art School FAQ

Wondering about art school? Here’s some answers to questions that I am often asked.

A Christmas Gift Guide for Artists

Hey everyone! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is this week. In honor of Black Friday, I thought that I would post a gift guide for the artist in your life. Art Supplies PrismaColor NuPastels These are the best pastels that I have tried, by far. Highly recommend trying them out if you enjoy pastel work. The…

Some Photos from this Semester

Hey everyone! Sorry for not posting for a while, this semester has been busy! I have a few posts planned for the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for those. Today, I thought I would show you some of the photography that I have been doing this semester. A Comparison God’s Eye…

My Top 5 Favorite Art Supplies

I have tried many art supplies throughout the years. I’ve liked many of them, but there are a few that I just keep coming back to again and again. Prismacolor NuPastels … Let’s start with the NuPastels. These things are awesome and so versatile. They are of medium hardness, which means they can create fine…

How I Plan for Large Art Pieces

Starting a large art piece can be intimidating. What is considered large? Well it really depends on you! If you’re used to working on 8 1/2 x 11 sized paper then working on 18×24  sized paper could seem intimidating. Personally, big for me is a couple of feet by a couple of feet. No matter…

How I Deal with Negativity towards Art School

As someone who chose to go to pursue an art major at an art school, people tend to have opinions. Some are good, some are bad. It really depends on their experience with artists in everyday life. Those who have are usually encouraging, and they are willing to let you explain why you chose this…

How to Give Critiques

Critiques are hard to receive. However, they can also be difficult to give as well. Whether you don’t like the piece (or the person) and don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or you believe you don’t know enough to critique it, sometimes it can be difficult to speak up. Don’t Sugarcoat it! You’re not helping…