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How to Draw a Charcoal Portrait Step by Step

index >drawing tutorials >how to draw a charcoal portrait<p>I buy all of my supplies from Blick Art Materials. Buying your stuff from that link helps me …

How Branding 'The Small Business Way' Got My Company Out Of Debt

Is it just me or are failure and debt a prerequisite to being a successful small business owner?<p>In 2011 I started a company with my graphic design husband with little knowledge of the industry: he was the creative, and I, “the business.” In retrospect our fearlessness was largely out of ignorance …

Small Business

Romantic Drawings Make Mundane Situations Surreal | Monday Insta Illustrator

Israeli artist Yuval Robichek makes both cute and cutting illustrations of love and life.<p>Romance and relaxation are Israeli illustrator Yuval Robichek's biggest fixations. His poetic observation of the patterns of beach bums lazing in the sand and his daily hygiene routine blend with both cute and …

This foul-mouthed holiday coloring book is everything you need

LONDON — Are you a fan of cheeky puns and can't resist a bit of colourful language every now and then?<p>Then this Christmas coloring book is everything …

Drawing

15 Pieces of Inspirational Advice From Artists

Artists have a way of encapsulating the essential truths of life the way those of us without creative genius cannot. Phaidon’s latest book, <i>Art is the</i> …

What is Fine Art?

Have you ever wondered what the term “Fine Art” really means? While contemporary semantics may differ, read on to discover the historical origin of …

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Australia's oldest man likes to knit mini sweaters for injured penguins

Australia's oldest man has spent a lot of his days knitting sweaters for little penguins.<p>Alfred 'Alfie' Date spoke to <i>9 Stories</i> about how his …

Graceful Double Exposure Tattoos Combine Radiant Floral Patterns With Crisp Outlines

Tattoo artist Andrey Lukovnikov superimposes clean outlines onto lovely floral arrangements in order to create his unique ink badges. His alluring artwork first comes to life on a computer, as it is sketched and painted to achieve the intricate, multi-dimensionality that is characteristic of his …

Vibrant Color Palette Combos Take Colors From the World to Inspire Creativity

With its vast collections of images, photo filters, free icon and shape elements, and fonts, Canva allows users around the globe to create sleek graphics and presentations through its online app—no design degree required. The company's Senior Graphic Designer, Poppie Pack, shares a variety of savvy …

Saville made her name with giant paintings of fleshy, flawed bodies. She talks about being bankrolled by Charles Saatchi, how having children is changing her art – and the joy of late-night vacuuming<p>It’s funny to think of Jenny Saville in her studio at 1am, music blaring, with vacuum cleaner in …

Glasgow School

6 Things Every Lazy Artist Needs to Realize

After having dinner with a friend, I feel compelled to write this article in order to make other artists aware of the constant challenges that continue to hinder one's ability to make art. If you're an artist of sorts, then you might have trouble in one of the following areas, if not all, and here …

Five Tips to Help You Take Your Street Photography to the Next Level

The art of street photography can be an extremely rewarding experience for photographers who are looking to capture the current state of the human …