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Benefits of using a Sketch Wallet for Inktober

Benefits of using a Sketch Wallet for Inktober

Inktober is upon us and that means it's time to come up with a plan. If you're new to Inktober, it's basically a drawing challenge started by Jake Parker as a way to develop your creativity and make better drawing habits (and celebrate the love of ink on paper). The idea is to put some ink on paper every day in October. If you need a boost you can use his list of daily prompts provided at www.inktober.com. Check out this video to be inspired... "For me Sketch Wallet and Inktober work great together. Sketch Wallet made it easier to follow...

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Featured Artist: Tate Parker!

Featured Artist: Tate Parker!

Kids These Days! Stand by for an old person rant... Do you ever try to convince kids to get off the video games and do something productive? Do you ever try to explain to a young artist how easy it is to make a book etc. in today's world. I do! Often I'm invited to high schools to talk about commercial art careers and I passionately explain how amazing it is that we can create books, comics, films, animation, music with very little equipment or knowhow. I plead with them to stop making excuses and create something. My passionate plea usually...

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Featured Artist: Valerie Lueth!

Featured Artist: Valerie Lueth!

Meet Valerie with Tugboat Printshop! You are going to be blown away at these enormous woodcut prints. The world is filled with so much digital are that it's refreshing when you see something made entirely by hand. How did art play into your childhood? What kind of art did you like to make as a kid?   Always been a maker/tinkerer--pretty much inspired to do & create since I can remember. As a kid I built forts out of everything, braided grasses, made crayon & pencil drawings, cut paper, paper mached, sewed; I liked to make plays with my sisters...

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Featured Artist: Mike Lowery!

Featured Artist: Mike Lowery!

Mike Lowery has the best job in the world and has arranged his universe to be the envy of, let's see,... everyone. He travels and draws. His doodles have caught the attention of some pretty major companies including;  Hallmark, Random House, Nick Jr magazine, American Greetings, Disney, as well as many Graphic Design and Advertising Agencies. Literally yesterday I was at my son's school and in the break room I saw a pile of colorfully printed napkins with these great illustrations on them and I instantly recognized them as Mike's work. He's everywhere. His work is incredibly fun and he gives the...

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Featured Artist: David Terrill

Featured Artist: David Terrill

I've been glued to David Terrill's work for some time. His art has an electric vibe, like a living thing that's always in motion. The colors and bizarre use of shapes grab you and reel you in. Most artists lose something when they transition from a sketch to the final work but David seems to hang on to the raw beauty of a sketch through to the final piece. I'd love to dig through the piles of sketchbooks he must have, it's obvious he is constantly drawing and creating. Keep reading to see how he went from working in a...

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