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
Free Online Background Generator Review

Free Online Background Generator Review

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

Today I’m having a look at BgGenerator.com, a new free online image creating tool, Background Generator, which is a free online background maker that generates random ba.... Read More
Top Free Photoshop Brushes Sites

Top Free Photoshop Brushes Sites

Oct 25, 2019 at 10:01 am by Barbara Din

When it comes to digital painting and design tools, the most popular by far is Adobe Photoshop. It’s the industry standard so undoubtedly, even other apps and programs s.... Read More
Painter Essentials 7 Review

Review: Painter Essentials 7

Oct 09, 2019 at 04:00 pm by Barbara Din

After the release of Corel Painter 2020 this year, it's time for the new Painter Essentials 7, which was just released. This is Corel's software aimed at digital painting begi.... Read More
5 Ways to Combat the Digital Creative Block

5 Ways to Combat the Digital Creative Block

Sep 03, 2019 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

Creatives of all types often find themselves in the dreaded creative block, and digital artists are no exception. The blank page for this kind of artist is even glowing, all t.... Read More
Top Free Texture Sites

Top 6 sites that offer free textures

Aug 27, 2019 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

As digital artists or hobbyists, we often find ourselves in need of texture images, be it to use as a background, to finish a concept art piece, or as a material for a 3D mode.... Read More

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