Tag Archives: Sketching

Creative Juice #54

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Creative Juice #54

Twelve more sources of creative inspiration:

  1. The guitar in art.
  2. Beautiful modern quilts.
  3. Man’s best friend.
  4. The loveliest GIFs ever.
  5. I always love seeing Suhita Shirodkar’s sketches.
  6. When I was in high school in the late 1960s, I sometimes took the bus into New York City so I could wander through Central Park.
  7. Unique, affordable travel accommodations.
  8. Take a walk in the garden.
  9. Prize-winning travel photos from the National Geographic contest.
  10. A new application for the Five Second Rule.
  11. Pixilation enters the world of sculpture.
  12. Lessons learned at Uffizi Gallery.

Creative Juice #51

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Creative Juice #51

Your weekly dose of artistic inspiration:

Guest Post: Easy People Sketching by Suhita Shirodkar

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Guest Post: Easy People Sketching by Suhita Shirodkar

A big ARHtistic License thank you to Suhita Shirodkar for the helpful advice in this awesome article! You can see more sketches by Suhita on Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook.

Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook

If you don’t sketch people often and don’t know where to start, go to a cafe. People sit pretty still, you don’t have to draw full figures, and most people are pretty busy looking at their phones or computers. Which makes it easy to hide at that corner table, to look closely (even stare), and to not worry too much about them disappearing before you finish drawing them.

Since I have two sessions of my People and Places workshop coming up this week, I thought I’d do some easy people sketching today. So I headed to the cafe at my local Barnes & Noble.

I usually start with a page or two of very quick gesture sketches.
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And then I played with layering some pastels over my brush pen gesture drawings.
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I kinda liked how I could do a very quick gesture capture, then go in with pastel and come back around a…

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Creative Juice #50

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Creative Juice #50

This week’s dozenly dose of creative articles:

  1. Personally, I love reading young adult novels. Here are this year’s best sellers.
  2. Breathtaking blue quilts.
  3. This looks like a great workspace setup.
  4. Photos of surreal beauty and long-past glory
  5. Did you know you can cultivate habits that make you smarter?
  6. These dishes give me the creeps, and yet I admire their artistry.
  7. Don’t fall into the comparison trap. Would you believe Henri Matisse felt he did not measure up to the other artists of his day?
  8. Kauai is on my bucket list, but one of my favorite artists is there now.
  9. The ultimate artist DIY—making your own paints.
  10. Inspiration for writers.
  11. Beautiful illustrations by Tina MacNaughton.
  12. Map of the world, redesigned to eliminate distortion.

Creative Juice #49

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Creative Juice #49

Are you ready for a baker’s dozen doses of inspiration?

Creative Juice #41

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Creative Juice #41

A dozen expressions of rampant creativity.

Vivid

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In response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: a stream of consciousness poem, and a quick sketch.

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Livid
Lizard
Rivet
Pivot
River
Divot

Divide
Ride
Outside
Outsider
Insider
Spider
Cider
Sider
Spiter
Spitter
Splatter
Patter
Batter
Tatter
Totter
Tater
Pater
Potater
Spader

Creative Juice #31

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Creative Juice #31

Pretty things to see. Creative stuff to do.

Creative Juice #29

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Creative Juice #29

Fourteen articles, guaranteed to spark lots of creative ideas.

Creative Juice #28

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Creative Juice #28

Fifteen articles to ignite the spark.