When starting out in a new business, things can be tough. We are torn between improving our craft, practicing and maintaining the business paperwork… so you know we can actually do our tax returns with some ease.
I’ve created a mini planner and template designer to help you with planning, keeping track of orders but also practicing and perfecting your craft.
More colours coming soon!
With printable Design sheets in 6 different shapes and practice sheets, to do lists, materials list, order pages and goal tracker there’s not much else you’ll need to get you started.
As a digital artist, I have always been fascinated by the endless possibilities that art offers. Whether it’s exploring new techniques, understanding color theory, or refining composition skills, there is always room for growth and improvement. One invaluable resource that has greatly contributed to my artistic journey is art tutorials. Surprisingly, these tutorials aren’t just for beginners; even professionals can benefit from them. In this blog post, I want to share my personal experience of using art tutorials for education and inspiration, highlighting how I recently transformed a traditional art tutorial into a digital painting.
Learning Beyond Boundaries:
Art tutorials have become a cornerstone of modern education, allowing artists to learn and grow at their own pace. While some may argue that professionals should rely solely on their experience, I firmly believe that continuous learning is essential for artistic development. Tutorials provide a structured approach to learning, breaking down complex techniques into manageable steps. They offer a wealth of knowledge, tips, and tricks that can be applied to any artistic medium, including digital art.
Exploring New Techniques:
One of the most exciting aspects of art tutorials is the opportunity to explore new techniques. As a digital artist, I am constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance my work. Tutorials provide a platform to experiment with different styles, tools, and effects. By adapting traditional art tutorials to digital mediums, I have discovered unique ways to blend the best of both worlds. This cross-pollination of techniques has expanded my artistic repertoire and allowed me to create truly unique pieces.
Color Theory and Composition:
Color theory and composition are fundamental elements of any artwork. Even professionals can benefit from revisiting these concepts to refine their skills. Art tutorials often delve into these topics, offering insights and practical exercises to improve color harmony, balance, and visual impact. By incorporating these tutorials into my practice, I have gained a deeper understanding of color psychology and how to effectively communicate emotions through my digital art.
Unwinding and Inspiring:
Artistic blocks and anxiety are common challenges that artists face. During such times, art tutorials can serve as a therapeutic tool to unwind and reignite creativity. Following step-by-step instructions and focusing on the process rather than the outcome can help alleviate stress and anxiety. Additionally, tutorials can be a source of inspiration, providing fresh ideas and perspectives that can break through creative barriers.
Transforming Traditional to Digital:
Recently, I came across a tutorial by The Art Sherpa, a traditional artist renowned for her teaching skills. Intrigued by her techniques, I decided to adapt her tutorial into a digital painting. This exercise allowed me to explore the nuances of traditional art while incorporating the advantages of digital tools. The result was a unique piece that blended the beauty of traditional art with the versatility of digital mediums.
Art tutorials are not just for beginners; they are a valuable resource for professionals seeking growth, inspiration, and a fresh perspective. By embracing tutorials, we can expand our artistic horizons, refine our skills, and overcome creative blocks. Whether it’s learning new techniques, exploring color theory, or simply unwinding, tutorials offer a wealth of benefits. So, let’s embrace the power of art tutorials and unlock our full creative potential.
Trusting in the divine guidance of my higher power, I surrender my worries and fears, knowing that within this sacred connection lies the infinite wisdom and love that will guide me towards my true purpose and ultimate fulfillment.
This piece today, my final drawing of the limited palette challenge I set myself is inspired by my session yesterday with Erena. I’m still deciding if it sits within the “rules” I set myself for the challenge. Only using the 5 colours in the palette. But I am going to give myself a bit of freedom and the space of starting on a black canvas being allowed.
I haven’t really used negative space with my art before. The thought kind of scares me. Because I’m never really sure what details to use, and which to disregard. I think I’ve done it justice.
Negative space in art refers to the empty or unoccupied areas surrounding the main subject or objects, and it plays a crucial role in creating balance, depth, and visual interest within a composition.
Have you liked the limited palette artwork I’ve been creating? I’ve enjoyed creating it immensely. Prints will be available shortly but the digital files are already up on Etsy if you’re a digital file kinda person.
The swirling chaotic storm danced with reckless abandon, its thunderous roars and electrifying flashes painting the sky in a mesmerizing symphony of chaos and beauty.
On the second from last day, and maybe my favourite palette yet, I thought I’d create something abstract. It is exceptionally difficult to find something that has texture to use on a digital piece of art.
Perched upon the edge of a rugged cliff, gazing out at the untamed valley below, where nature’s brushstrokes painted a masterpiece of vibrant foliage, vast plains and roaming wildlife, a sight that whispered tales of untold adventures.
Day 7 of the limited palette challenge. This painting lets me imagine what a wild untamed place would look like. Maybe on another world, an alternate universe.