I’m playing around with new techniques and styles. I really like this artist, Olivier Tallec. I emulated copied his illustration to see how he managed the shadow on the wolf’s face. I like his color choice and the graphite pencils he used. I don’t have any…I tried pencil and chalk and didn’t like either. Just placed an order for graphite pencils and I’m excited to use them!



As a huge fan of Lisa Congdon, I’ve basically exhausted her classes on Creativebug.com. I decided to venture out and try another artist: Molly Hatch. She’s awesome and does design work for Anthropologie. I’ve never taken art classes and she taught “the basics” which are very good to know:

Rule of the Thirds:

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Basically, you make a grid of thirds (She did it on tracing paper) to help you visualize the “four corners” of intersection.”  The focal point of your art (for the viewer) will be in the center and ideally, your art should touch these areas.

I love being a beginner – everything is fresh.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso