Even with advances in digital photography, capturing a person’s essence with mediums other than a camera is still as treasured an expression as ever, and portrait parties, where artists can come together to draw and paint one another, are becoming increasingly popular.
Yesterday, I had one of those days. You know the kind: hectic and long, a day that leaves you frazzled and exhausted. When I got home, I pulled out one of my adult coloring books and started coloring. Slowly, slowly, I could feel my whole body slow down and relax. My mind got quiet, that free-floating anxiety settled down a little. I colored my way to calm.
"We're living in a surge of likeability. With the click of a button we like one another's lives. But what's really happening on the other end of the click? Do we know why we like the things that we like?" asks Jacqueline Suskin, author of Go Ahead & Like It.
Drawing with pencils isn't just for fine artists and elementary school kiddos. It's an easy, colorful way to unleash your creativity! Think of it as “drawing a painting in color." The first step is to choose the right materials for you - here's how.
Watercolor is not just a technique; it is almost an attitude. Watercolor always does what it wants. In a way, it is willful and anarchical. The secret to using watercolor to create pictures lies in striking a balance between control and letting go.
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