Birds in Pencil and Ink [Recent Work]

Birds in Pencil and Ink [Recent Work]

Sketchbook

A few months ago, I challenged myself to sketch more birds (up to ten every day!) and as a result, I’ve gotten more and more confident in my drawing abilities. I also found that my quick sketches were evolving into more and more detailed drawings. So I decided to start a sketchbook and allow myself … Read More

Bird Anatomy for Artists: Eyes

Bird Anatomy for Artists: Eyes

Anatomy

Once I do my initial sketch of any bird, the first part I bring to completion is the eye. This is my favorite moment of being a bird artist: I love seeing the bird come to life as I color in the eye and bring out the highlight. Bird’s eyes are incredibly complex organs that … Read More

SEO for Artists 2020 Link Roundup

SEO for Artists 2020 Link Roundup

Marketing

As right-brained creative, SEO makes my skin crawl. As soon as I start trying to think about what I do in terms of keyword research or website optimization, I want to run away. What I needed was a gentle introduction to SEO for artists like me! But if you want to be found by your … Read More

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