5 Tips to Loosen Up when Painting

5 Tips to Loosen Up when Painting

Feb 02, 2021 at 10:36 am by Barbara Din

I think the artist archetype is a myth. I think there are almost as many kinds of artists as there are artists. There’re the bohemian ones, the messy ones, the dreamers,.... Read More
Adobe Illustrator New Repeat Feature for Desktop

Adobe Illustrator New Repeat Feature for Desktop

Jan 30, 2021 at 04:45 am by Barbara Din

Finally! It has arrived: Adobe Illustrator has added the “repeat” feature, which is something that I think was needed for years and years. Why did the Illustrator.... Read More
Top Free Mandala Making Desktop Apps

Top Free Mandala Making Desktop Apps

Jan 18, 2021 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

Some time ago, I wrote an article about what I found to be the top apps to make mandalas on Android. I think it’s time to tackle the same task but, this time, for the de.... Read More
Adobe Fresco for Desktop: First Look

Adobe Fresco for the Desktop: First Look

Jan 14, 2021 at 04:00 am by Barbara Din

When I first heard about Adobe Fresco I got really excited, only to find out it was only for mobile devices. Since then, I’ve been waiting for the desktop version and no.... Read More
Night Owls and Art

Night Owls and Art

Nov 26, 2020 at 04:19 pm by Barbara Din

Night Owls are a rare species amongst humans. However, there might be many more than you realize. Our contemporary ways of life which include, most conspicuously, jobs with pr.... Read More
Sensory Abstraction Exercises

Sensory Abstraction Exercises

Oct 26, 2020 at 10:27 am by Barbara Din

Synesthesia or synaesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or co.... Read More
Euphoria

How Euphoria inspires art

Sep 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

In past articles, I covered some emotional states and how they can serve us, each with its unique characteristics, in artmaking. Some of those are uncomfortable to be in, so u.... Read More
Obsession: Is It Good for Art?

Obsession: Is It Good for Art?

Aug 27, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

  I'm not asking is it good for you. I think you may already know the answer to that one. But… is it good for your art? There were many, many artists (and other.... Read More
PortraitPro Body Studio 3 Review

Review: PortraitPro Body Studio 3 is 'fast and easy'

Aug 24, 2020 at 02:00 pm by Barbara Din

When I reviewed for the first time a piece of software by Anthropics, PortraitPro Studio Max 19, I was in awe. This time I'm reviewing their intelligent retouch software for f.... Read More
Thanatos And Eros as Forces of Creative Energy

Thanatos And Eros as Forces of Creative Energy

Aug 10, 2020 at 10:03 am by Barbara Din

We've all read and talked endlessly about inspiration. Take a walk, read a book, listen to music, all nice pieces of advice that seem a little obvious, sometimes. I'm not sayi.... Read More
Portrait Pro Studio Max Review

Review: Portrait Pro Studio Max is amazing

Jul 24, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

A few days ago, I stumbled upon this piece of software that sparked my interest, so I decided to give it a try and review it. A quick spoiler: it is amazing! PortraitPro clai.... Read More
When It's Impossible to Concentrate

When It's Impossible to Concentrate

Jul 09, 2020 at 11:00 am by Barbara Din

Recently I've been through some major life changing events. My world has been turned upside down (well, maybe downside up… depends on the perspective). The thing is, s.... Read More
Review: Corel Painter 2021

Review: Corel does everything right with Painter 2021

Jun 29, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

In my previous review of Corel Painter, version 2020, I mentioned how much I appreciated the focus on performance improvement, since all the bells and whistles in the world do.... Read More
Is it OK to take a break from art?

Is it OK to take a break from art?

Jun 18, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

Life circumstances sometimes get in the way, of feel so overwhelming, we just can't juggle it all. We don't have the time, the mood, the muses… But if that wasn't enoug.... Read More
Embrace the Creative Mess

Embrace the Creative Mess

May 21, 2020 at 01:35 pm by Barbara Din

Sometimes (or many times), you have a perfect vision, an idea in your head so great, you have to try and make it a reality right now. And after a while, you start realizing th.... Read More
5 Ideas to Rescue Failed Art

5 Ideas to Rescue Failed Art

Apr 29, 2020 at 11:48 am by Barbara Din

Depending on where you are in the world, the possibility of going to get art supplies might not be an option for you. Just now you run out of canvases, panels or paper to pain.... Read More
5 Tips to Improve Your Creative Space

5 Tips to Improve Your Creative Space

Apr 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

Most of us, no matter where we are in the world, are in isolation because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether we like it or not, we don't have much of a choice. Our anxiety migh.... Read More
5 Digital Painting Apps to Try While in Isolation

5 Digital Painting Apps to Try While in Isolation

Apr 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

If you never tried digital painting, or you just dabbled, or even you do paint digitally and you're curious to try something different and see what new programs you might bene.... Read More
3 Art Activities To Do In Isolation

3 Art Activities To Do In Isolation

Apr 13, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

In a previous article, I talked about why art making is good for the mind, the soul and contributes to overall happiness. In these times of confinement, it can really help to.... Read More
Why Art Making is Great in Times of Confinement

Why making art is great in times of confinement

Mar 30, 2020 at 10:47 am by Barbara Din

Art making is always great, of course. But in times like these we can take advantage of its special powers. Many of you might have heard or read about the relaxing and medita.... Read More

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