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8 Color Theory Exercises to Improve Your Paintings

A commonly reported concern among painters is all about choosing the right colors for a new painting. Though painting techniques create various effects that matter when you work on your project, they are not alone.

These techniques can easily be overshadowed if you are to choose the wrong colors. You might even end up sending a completely different message by accident.

The Essential Encaustic Painting Supplies You Need

A few years back you would have been hard-pressed to find anyone who knew what encaustic painting was, but the more people learn about this process, the more it has begun to gain in popularity over time. The act of encaustic painting relies on a combination of colors and an encaustic medium alongside a heat source.

This will create stunning visual effects. Encaustic painting can be a little pricey as far as projects go. As more people who try it, the easier it is becoming to get your hands on the right supplies. Encaustic artists are growing in numbers, and they seem ready to share their beautiful work with the world.

If you want to explore encaustic wax painting, you will want to make sure that you have the best supplies. This complex medium allows for both raw creativity and dedicated techniques to come together to make something uniquely you!

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These Fun Watercolor Ideas for Beginners Make You Seem Like a Pro

Getting creative is an excellent way to relieve stress, clear your mind, and have a little bit of fun. The simple act of making something can take you from being an uptight mess to channeling your energy into a project that will make you feel relaxed and accomplished by the end of it.

If you are looking to have some traditional fun while also creating something that you can be proud of in the end, these creative and unique watercolor ideas for beginners just might be exactly what you need.

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[Infographic] How to Practice Drawing Anatomy: Top 5 Dos and Don’ts

When you’re new to drawing, you will want to draw people. People are fun to draw. They are the most difficult to draw though. You have to practice drawing anatomy for you to be good.

If you’re like me then you’ll want to learn to draw people from your imagination. When you practice drawing the human anatomy, you will start to not need any references to draw people. You will be able to draw the anatomy from your imagination.

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How to Solve Problems with Design Thinking

Design thinking is a repetitive process where we try to understand the person who will be using the product or service we make, we challenge assumptions, and we explain problems in different ways to diagnose problems that may not be instantly obvious.

Top 10 Inspirational TED Talks to Empower Your Creative Growth

Whether you’re somebody starting your creative journey or somebody that has been creating art for many years, it can be tough finding the inspiration you need to improve your art or create something new. These are the top ten inspirational TED talks to empower your creativity.

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How Musicians Can Grow Their Following & Make Money on Instagram

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!” – Jay Z

You’re not only a music talent. You are a music brand, and that brand is a business. Using the power of Instagram, you no longer have to dream of producing music. Getting paid while producing music can be a reality! The days of going through a middle man in order to make a living with your music are long gone. Instagram is a great platform to catapult your music career.

Are you struggling with turning your art business into something more awesome?

I’m Jae Johns, and that’s why I started this blog. I’m on a mission to help creatives turn their art business into something more meaningful. There are 2.1 million artists in the U.S. alone, and I’m going to help twenty-five percent of them.

I’ve seen people close to me with extraordinary talent and yet struggle to turn their creative passions into an art business and make money with their art. I’ve been fortunate to be able to make money at what I do, and I am trying to share anything and everything I know that could possibly benefit you.

Whether you are a designer looking to get more clients, a blogger trying to get more traffic to your blog, an artist trying to learn to draw better or you are a creative entrepreneur with a small business needing something more this blog will give you insights and an edge to help you in your creative pursuits. This blog is for you!

I love teaching. Writing is a way for me to teach what I know. You will gain insights into different skills within the creative industry. You will find articles about design, social media, creative inspiration and much more.

Every month you will find new articles that will help you gain an edge in your art business.

The Type of Articles to Help You With Your Art Business

These articles cover topics that will help you if your an illustrator, designer, make websites, painter, or any of the other type of creative passions you may have.  I, also, share tons of resources and tools you can use to help you save time in creating what you create or help you make more awesome things.

You might be a digital artist and love using Procreate. Then you’d love my 60 of the Best Free Procreate Brushes article. You may be searching for a new cheap tablet. Then I’d suggest my 7 Best Cheapest Digital Drawing Tablets with Screens Under $200. You could be interested in becoming a graphic designer and want to know what type of jobs you can get and how much money they make.