In the Archives

So much of an illustrator’s quest for reference is now online, thanks to google images, etc. I’m not disparaging it, as it’s my go-to source for a quick image. However, there’s something to be said for going into a place full of history and finding images for yourself. The tactile sensation of flipping through a [...]

The Young Artist’s Guide to Gift-Giving

Young people have a distinct disadvantage when it comes to gift-giving during the holiday season. If you’re in high school, college, or fresh out into the real world, unless you’ve unearthed the long-lost treasure of the Knights Templar or are working five different jobs, your budget is probably pretty low. BUT! One of my mentors, [...]


To me, every hue, shade, and tint of color has personality. They’re like people, really. Some of them are the popular kids–super cool, edgy, and loud. Others are wallflowers at the school dance, hanging out in the background, but adding fullness to the group. The artist concerns herself with grouping all these disparate personalities together [...]

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