Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

As we saw in the first part of Psychology of Color, there are elements in art that help convey an idea, a sensation, a message, color being one of the most important. Each co.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 1: Warm Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 1: Warm Colors

Sep 26, 2022 at 11:30 am by Barbara Din

In art there are numerous elements with which one can help convey an idea, a feeling, a message. The mixing of those ingredients can make or break that message. Color is one o.... Read More
When you don't Art anymore

When you don't Art anymore

Aug 24, 2022 at 08:00 am by Barbara Din

When you don’t art anymore   Sometimes life gets in the way of art. Maybe your priorities ate up all of your free time, the urgent swallowing the important. Maybe.... Read More
Drawing with Ink is Like Life

Drawing with Ink is Like Life

Jul 16, 2022 at 02:22 pm by Barbara Din

How drawing with ink serves as an analogy for navigating through life   I’ve always wanted to make a tutorial or a course on how to draw directly with ink without.... Read More
Art and Sadness

Art and Sadness

Nov 21, 2021 at 10:18 am by Barbara Din

What do you do when you’re sad? Do you listen to sad songs, to go with the mood? Do you have self-loathing thoughts? Or, on the contrary, you tend to blame the world or.... Read More
Art and Fear

Art and Fear

Oct 24, 2021 at 05:30 am by Barbara Din

If you read some of my articles before, it’s no secret that I enjoy trying to understand the human psyche through the artist’s lens. This time, I’m taking a.... Read More
Art and Insomnia

Art and Insomnia

Oct 07, 2021 at 04:30 am by Barbara Din

If you sometimes find yourself dealing with insomnia, you’re not alone. People have been struggling with insomnia for a long time, especially in this day in age, with so.... Read More
Mandala Making: Traditional vs. Digital

Mandala Making: Traditional vs. Digital

Sep 28, 2021 at 07:00 am by Barbara Din

I’ve written some articles about mandalas. Ways to create them, apps for Android, apps for desktop. But I realize I haven’t said anything about mandalas created in.... Read More
Embrace Your Uniqueness

Embrace Your Uniqueness

Sep 18, 2021 at 04:15 pm by Barbara Din

Nowadays, we find ourselves bombarded by images, posts, stories and all kinds of visual stimuli. If you like making art, you’ll drown in inspiration, almost unbearably..... Read More
Top Free Vector Graphic Sites

Top Free Vector Graphic Sites

Sep 10, 2021 at 10:33 am by Barbara Din

When it comes to graphics and design, sometimes we find ourselves in need of something that we can’t make or we need it fast, so we can’t spend the time needed to make it ours.... Read More
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
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