Procrastination and Self-forgiveness

Procrastination and Self-forgiveness

Nov 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

Procrastination and Self-forgiveness   We’ve all experienced it. We’ve all read and watched uncountable articles and videos about it. We’ve listened t.... Read More
Upscaling Small Art Pieces with Photoshop's Super Zoom

Upscaling Small Art Pieces with Photoshop's Super Zoom

Nov 22, 2022 at 07:45 am by Barbara Din

I have a terrible scanner. It only scans paper sheets that are perfectly smooth, with no wrinkles at all. If it has just one minuscule deviation from being absolutely and comp.... Read More
Psychology of Shapes | Part 2

Psychology of Shapes | Part 2

Nov 16, 2022 at 12:35 pm by Barbara Din

Part Two - Lines   In part one we talked about how different visual shapes affect us psychologically so we can use that information to make better decisions about our c.... Read More
Psychology of Shapes | Part 1

Psychology of Shapes | Part 1

Nov 12, 2022 at 02:15 am by Barbara Din

In the previous series we talked about the psychology of color. How color affects us mentally and emotionally and how we can use that information to convey the message we want.... Read More
Art is Like a Relationship

Art is Like a Relationship

Oct 30, 2022 at 01:30 pm by Barbara Din

We can find many similarities between artistic endeavors and life. In a past article, I talked about how drawing with ink serves as an analogy for navigating through life. Lat.... Read More
Move On or Keep Trying?

Move On or Keep Trying?

Oct 22, 2022 at 11:45 am by Barbara Din

I’m not talking about art altogether. You should never quit art. It won’t let you. Thankfully. Although you might eventually have this dilemma, so we’ll leav.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 3: Neutral Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 3: Neutral Colors

Oct 15, 2022 at 08:00 am by Barbara Din

As we saw in the first two articles about the psychology of color, color is one of the most important elements in art to that help convey a message. Each color has positive a.... Read More
You Are NOT your ART

You Are NOT your ART

Oct 08, 2022 at 09:15 am by Barbara Din

You value people’s opinions. Like everyone. We are a gregarious species. It’s natural. We won’t ever escape that. The problem comes when your self-worth is i.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

As we saw in the first part of Psychology of Color, there are elements in art that help convey an idea, a sensation, a message, color being one of the most important. Each co.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 1: Warm Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 1: Warm Colors

Sep 26, 2022 at 11:30 am by Barbara Din

In art there are numerous elements with which one can help convey an idea, a feeling, a message. The mixing of those ingredients can make or break that message. Color is one o.... Read More
When you don't Art anymore

When you don't Art anymore

Aug 24, 2022 at 08:00 am by Barbara Din

When you don’t art anymore   Sometimes life gets in the way of art. Maybe your priorities ate up all of your free time, the urgent swallowing the important. Maybe.... Read More
Drawing with Ink is Like Life

Drawing with Ink is Like Life

Jul 16, 2022 at 02:22 pm by Barbara Din

How drawing with ink serves as an analogy for navigating through life   I’ve always wanted to make a tutorial or a course on how to draw directly with ink without.... Read More
Art and Sadness

Art and Sadness

Nov 21, 2021 at 10:18 am by Barbara Din

What do you do when you’re sad? Do you listen to sad songs, to go with the mood? Do you have self-loathing thoughts? Or, on the contrary, you tend to blame the world or.... Read More
Art and Fear

Art and Fear

Oct 24, 2021 at 05:30 am by Barbara Din

If you read some of my articles before, it’s no secret that I enjoy trying to understand the human psyche through the artist’s lens. This time, I’m taking a.... Read More
Art and Insomnia

Art and Insomnia

Oct 07, 2021 at 04:30 am by Barbara Din

If you sometimes find yourself dealing with insomnia, you’re not alone. People have been struggling with insomnia for a long time, especially in this day in age, with so.... Read More
Mandala Making: Traditional vs. Digital

Mandala Making: Traditional vs. Digital

Sep 28, 2021 at 07:00 am by Barbara Din

I’ve written some articles about mandalas. Ways to create them, apps for Android, apps for desktop. But I realize I haven’t said anything about mandalas created in.... Read More
Embrace Your Uniqueness

Embrace Your Uniqueness

Sep 18, 2021 at 04:15 pm by Barbara Din

Nowadays, we find ourselves bombarded by images, posts, stories and all kinds of visual stimuli. If you like making art, you’ll drown in inspiration, almost unbearably..... Read More
Top Free Vector Graphic Sites

Top Free Vector Graphic Sites

Sep 10, 2021 at 10:33 am by Barbara Din

When it comes to graphics and design, sometimes we find ourselves in need of something that we can’t make or we need it fast, so we can’t spend the time needed to make it ours.... Read More
5 Tips to Loosen Up when Painting

5 Tips to Loosen Up when Painting

Feb 02, 2021 at 10:36 am by Barbara Din

I think the artist archetype is a myth. I think there are almost as many kinds of artists as there are artists. There’re the bohemian ones, the messy ones, the dreamers,.... Read More
Adobe Illustrator New Repeat Feature for Desktop

Adobe Illustrator New Repeat Feature for Desktop

Jan 30, 2021 at 04:45 am by Barbara Din

Finally! It has arrived: Adobe Illustrator has added the “repeat” feature, which is something that I think was needed for years and years. Why did the Illustrator.... Read More
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