Saturday, October 1, 2016
Inktober 2016 begins today! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat. You can make it a daily challenge or do it every other day or once a week etc. For more instructions and ideas for your ink drawings, visit the official Inktober webpage.
I'm doing Inktober for the first time this year (this time last year I didn't even know it existed) and I've been looking forward to it since the summer. I'm not planning to do daily ink drawings, because I also want to make videos of the process and turn the drawings into coloring pages and art prints, and there just would not be enough time to do all of that over again every day. So far I have seven ideas somewhat sketched out so my goal is to make seven A4 sized ink drawings during October.
Friday, September 23, 2016
I watched the Starving Artist Tag YouTube collaboration videos by Mira Byler, Lena Danya, Happy D. Artist, Katherine Ward Art, Tina Yu and Katie Jobling and decided to take part in the tag in blog format. The Starving Artist tag is a way to get to know other artists by answering 20 questions about your art journey, inspirations and art creation.
So, here it is:
The Starving Artist Tag
1. What's your favorite experience as an artist?
I love painting and listening to an audio book on the background. (At the moment I'm re-listening to Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Played with Fire.) And the moment when a painting starts to look good, because they never do in the beginning.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
This is a list of most of the art supplies I use for painting and drawing: papers, paints, pencils, markers, mediums, pastels, inks and art books. I've also included links on where you can buy some of these products, if you're interested. The links marker with * are affiliate links. And if you want to watch my art supplies in action, I filmed a video of my art supply collection.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Having trouble coming up with ideas for art projects, art blog posts or art YouTube channel videos? I've listed 100 (or 101) art video title or topic ideas for YouTube in this post. A lot of them work for blog posts, too. Some of them you can use as ideas for you art projects that you don't even post online. I divided the list into sections: general art video title ideas, art challenges, art tutorials, themed artworks and art series. Some art challenges have many versions of them (3 marker challenge, 2 marker challenge and 1 marker challenge or 10 minute and 30 minute drawing challenge), but I'll just name one of the versions. You can download the list PDF format to save it or print it out.
Monday, August 15, 2016
It's been a while since I've done some mindfulness crafting by cutting up old magazines. I just find it so relaxing to to flip through old magazines, find pictures and pages I like and cut shapes out of them. So here are 3 DIY notebook cover ideas for school etc. Decorate three notebook covers by recycling old magazines into chevron patterns, diamonds and Matryoshka dolls. These DIY notebook cover ideas are suitable for kids and teenagers and why not adults too.