Studies of the Mouth Part 1 of 2

So one element on my sketchbook plan was to practice drawing different aspects of the body, especially stuff I’ve struggled with in the past. On the to do for February was the mouth, I thought I’d ease myself into it so left hands and feet for a later month. I thought I’d start by looking at the bones structure so kicked off with a pencil … Continue reading Studies of the Mouth Part 1 of 2

How to Find Creative Spark

Loved this blog post from Open College of the Arts….. Six ways to find creative spark in a busy world: Do Nothing: Watch and listen. Doodle: Applied visual thinking (doodling without thinking) helps imagination to soar by firing up neurons. Be positive: A positive state of mind is a the trigger for creative flow. Daydream Participate: The notion of participation is not only of working directly … Continue reading How to Find Creative Spark

Great Art Blog

So I’m not one for new year’s resolutions but this year I’m determined to find time to read and explore art blogs and videos from others. I love finding new art blogs and some of my favourites are those posted by art suppliers/retailers and groups who offer online courses.  You’ve may have noticed some of the Cass blogs that I’ve linked to in the past … Continue reading Great Art Blog

Happy Birthday Dave McKean

Born on this day in 1963 is one of my favourite modern day illustrators – Dave McKean.  He’s probably best known for his collaborations with author Neil Gaiman and his work on graphic novels and comic books and whilst I’m not a fan of his genre I do love this illustrations. Some of my favourites are The Day I swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The … Continue reading Happy Birthday Dave McKean

Happy Hundertwasser Day!

Ok not a widely recognised celebration but when I was rummaging in a discount book store and I came across a great book on Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, an Austrian born artist and architect who I’d never heard of previously. And coincidently he was born on this date in 1928. His art and architect is really distinctive – organic shapes and structures and really vivid bright … Continue reading Happy Hundertwasser Day!