Avian Anatomy for Artists: Passerine Feet

Avian Anatomy for Artists: Passerine Feet

Anatomy

Understanding bird feet is extremely helpful not only in assisting you to depict feet accurately but also to compensate for photo reference when the feet are obscured, in odd positions or contortions, or are out of focus. In this post, I’ll show you some of the features of passerine feet that are most important for … Read More

Productivity: How My Weekly Review Helps Me to Be a Better Artist

Productivity: How My Weekly Review Helps Me to Be a Better Artist

Tips

This year marks my fourth anniversary as a full-time artist! To celebrate, I’m starting a series of posts about what I’ve learned in the past four years and how I’ve sustained my art practice. In today’s post, I’ll share how my weekly review process has helped me to learn and grow as an artist. One … Read More

How to Sell Your Artwork Directly From Instagram

How to Sell Your Artwork Directly From Instagram

Marketing

As you may recall, one of the hot digital marketing trends for artists is creating video listings for your work. Instagram is a natural home for sharing these kinds of videos and allowing your collectors to purchase artwork directly from from the app could be a significant advantage to you. And good news! There is … Read More

Sketchbook Practice: Steller’s Jay

Sketchbook Practice: Steller’s Jay

Sketchbook

Despite this being the Year of Global Trauma, this year hasn’t been all bad. I’ve managed to keep my daily drawing practice going for 237 days in a row! My daily sketchbook practice has evolved over the months and currently, I’m doing in-depth pencil studies. Not only do these allow me to explore values and … Read More

Sell More Art: Share Your Story Using Video

Sell More Art: Share Your Story Using Video

Marketing

One of the hot digital marketing trends is using video listings for products. What a natural fit for artists! This is a tremendous opportunity to not only show your work but also to relate the story behind the piece and to connect with collectors through sharing your own story as an artist. Dave Geada walks … Read More

Can Struggles Help You Become a Better Artist?

Can Struggles Help You Become a Better Artist?

Tips

In one of her recent newsletters, Angela Fehr asked a provocative question: What if the struggles and obstacles you’re experiencing are the exact conditions you need to become the artist you want to be? I have many struggles but one of the greatest is with self-doubt. I often allow self-doubt to rob me of my … Read More