My Favourite Art Supplies: To Conté or Not To Conté?

Conté à Paris Pastel Pencils with 24 Assorted Colors & Conté à Paris The Sketching Box with Assorted Pencils: The Review: Conte is a strange material to use. Well, it is for me. It can come off as scratchy and hard to control if you wish to have only crisp lines. It tends to crumble … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: To Conté or Not To Conté?

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #92: Walking on Mars #4

Walking on Mars #4: The History: Here’s my story on this… Four of Four: The red planet has a strange fascination for us and short series came after seeing a few movies on the Red planet... come walk with me. For some reason, they really challenge those who look into them...no two reactions are quite … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #92: Walking on Mars #4

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #91: The Cactus

The Cactus: The History: Here’s my story on this… Influenced by Oaxacan art and illustrations I was studying... I believe that even the prickly cactus needs company… I was also loving a book of illustrations by Richard Stine and spending time in the local libraries going over several illustration books… considering this as a possible … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #91: The Cactus

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #90: The Hollow Men 88 – Bird

The Hollow Men 88 - Bird: The History: Here’s my story on this… I have to blame this one on Monty Python’s Parrot Skit. There goes my absurdist imagination again. The Hollow Men were inspired from a poem of the same name by T.S. Elliot There are perhaps other influences that rattled my subconscious when … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #90: The Hollow Men 88 – Bird

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #89: The Hollow Men 88 – Castle

The Hollow Men 88 - Castle: The History: Here’s my story on this… The castle aspect feels obvious to me, but it probably isn’t. Imagine the portcullis of a fortress, as the gate rises, the view inside is an expanding tunnel. Fill it with people rushing out. Come to think of it, this is much … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #89: The Hollow Men 88 – Castle

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #88: The Hollow Men 88 – Dog

The Hollow Men 88 - Dog: The History: There’s a story on this… Made about the same time as a series of poetry observations called Mall People. I saw several people in this affluent mall with their tiny dogs and my imagination flew into a world of absurdism. The Hollow Men were inspired by a … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #88: The Hollow Men 88 – Dog

My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

Crayola 96 Crayons: The Review: Wax crayons are versatile if you allow yourself to try them. You can blend colors and tones, and with a little practice, make lines as fine and crisp as you like. Using them on textured papers enhances the layers of the to work. The light that lives in the crevices … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Crayons Are For Your Inner Child Too!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #87: The Hollow Men 88 – Faces

The Hollow Men 88 - Faces: The History: There’s a story on this… At one point all I could imagine were these Hollow Men faces… Overwhelming me. Floating in and out of my thoughts. I thought I recognized them everywhere. The Hollow Men were inspired by a poem of the same name by T.S. Elliot … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #87: The Hollow Men 88 – Faces

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #86: The Hollow Men 88 – Falling Apart

The Hollow Men 88 - Falling Apart: The History: There’s a story on this… This is what self-doubt looks like when we fall into it. It cuts us apart and tosses us into the wind. Our consciousness remains aware while observing our dissolution, and feels helpless to stop what is happening. The Hollow Men were … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #86: The Hollow Men 88 – Falling Apart

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #85: The Hollow Men 88 – Lone Idea

The Hollow Men 88 - Lone Idea: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Nearing the end of a these is something I had yet to deal with at this time. I wasn’t sure where it should go next and I was getting a little bored by the theme. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #85: The Hollow Men 88 – Lone Idea