Tagged: drawing

Why I Stopped Creating Art for a Living

From a young age I heard from nearly everyone in my life, “You should be creating art for a living.”, and for a long time, I did. I drew portraits. I created knitting patterns. I made soap. I wrote. I utilized my creative skills in a way that paid the bills. I was unhappy. People are multifaceted, and if you start doing what you love for a living, it can quickly become all you do....

The Beginner’s Guide to Drawing With Charcoal

Drawing with charcoal as an artistic medium is very versatile, affordable, and is readily available in any art supply store. It is for these reasons that many artists (including myself) favor it for the purposes of drawing. Whether you’re using it for quick studies and sketches or complete works of art, charcoal does it all. Like most artists, I started drawing with graphite pencils before I moved to drawing with charcoal. I had a set of...