Why Is Art Important?

Why is art important?

First, What IS Art? I’m thrilled you’re diving into the inquiry of why art is important! Before we answer that question, however, it is essential to define a key term: what does “art” even mean? “Art” can be defined as … [Read More]

8 Benefits of Drawing: Why Art Helps

Cute alien cartoon

Have you been looking for your next project to stay busy, learning, and happy? Perhaps learning to draw has been on your list of things to do, but you don’t know how to start, or are nervous to do it … [Read More]

Queen of Hearts Drawing Battle: Who Wins?

Queen of hearts drawing

Given my four year old daughter‘s current adoration of both queens AND heart shapes, I went down a wild rabbit-hole of art inspiration last night, pumping out not one but THREE different creative drawings of a “Queen of Hearts.” Which … [Read More]

Creative Drawings: 3 Steps to Inspiration

Creative Drawings

What is Creativity? Whether you’re here to look at creative drawings or get motivation and ideas to make them yourself, this process will take you to a new place with art. Some of the steps may seem strange, but give … [Read More]

A Tulip Cartoon in a Time Lapse Art Video

Tulip cartoon

I’m thrilled to report the first drawing request has come in, and been fulfilled! And it’s a hilarious one. The suggestion came from my friend Ryan, a photographer and blogger I met in Turkey years ago. His request was as … [Read More]

A Cartoon Fairy With Green Hair

cartoon fairy

You know what’s some of the best art inspiration? Following the commands of a 4-year-old. Check out the fairy cartoon that my daughter bossed me around step by step to create: “Give her butterfly wings NOW, Mama!” My little peanut … [Read More]

The Power of Cheekbones in a Face

Side view cheekbones

When drawing a semi-realistic face, I always start with the right eye… but the second place my pen shapes is invariably the cheekbones. Why is that? The Strangeness of Cheekbones’ Beauty: It seems odd that a part of the body … [Read More]