Landscape Painting Course Assignments

In beginning of July, I signed up for landscape painting course with Justin Donaldson. So far, I went through half the course, and I'm super happy about it. I've learned a lot of new things which will definitely help me sharpen my skills! Here are the assignments in chronological order. I'm not entirely happy with … Continue reading Landscape Painting Course Assignments

Time for oneself – Self-Care for Artists

.ugb-86d4cfd > .ugb-inner-block > .ugb-block-content > .ugb-columns__item{grid-template-columns:1.34fr 0.66fr !important} It's easy to get carried away with daily tasks and creative work. That's why it's so important to allocate time for personal care. I'm quite guilty myself of forgetting about rest and food on daily basis. Eventually, my body can't handle the stress and it spills … Continue reading Time for oneself – Self-Care for Artists

Plain Air Waterfall Painting

Ever since I learned about impressionists, I wanted to try plain air painting. There's something magical about capturing the moment, the air, the ever-shifting reality. It turned out to be harder than I expected! At the time, I used acrylic paint, and due to it's drying time it proved to be impractical to use in … Continue reading Plain Air Waterfall Painting

Wacom Tablet – My Trusted Go To Digital Tool

Digital painting has always been an important part of me. Technology in general interests me on many levels, and when drawing tables were at the beginning of becoming popular, I bought Wacom tablet for myself. I was still a school student back than, and had to save up to actually buy one! I must say, … Continue reading Wacom Tablet – My Trusted Go To Digital Tool

Garden of Eve – Digital Painting

Occasionally, I like to do quick digital painting studies from some fashion magazines or clothes catalogs. Here is one of such studies. I used a figure in the red dress from the catalog as a reference and added a fantasy element to create a completely different scene. I used my old and trusted Wacom tablet … Continue reading Garden of Eve – Digital Painting

Charm Bracelets out of Polymer Clay

I remember being interested in jewelry since I was little. Once, I found a few broken necklaces and chains in my mom's drawer, and fixed them by attaching missing links or jump-rings using my dad's pliers. I don't think anyone really taught me how to do it, I just did. I went into making my … Continue reading Charm Bracelets out of Polymer Clay

Stop Procrastinating by Keeping to this Sleeping Ritual

.ugb-0bd2656 > .ugb-inner-block > .ugb-block-content > .ugb-columns__item{grid-template-columns:1.34fr 0.66fr !important} Lately, I've noticed how much energy social media is draining from me. Especially now, around the election time. It's unfathomable how much attention and time are taken away by the information storm. It even throws my sleep cycle off the rails. I end up procrastinating half … Continue reading Stop Procrastinating by Keeping to this Sleeping Ritual

Underwater Friends – Digital Drawing

Recently, I tried streaming my digital drawing process. The most positive effect that came from it was the ability to follow a schedule. It’s surprising how many distractions are there that keep me from actually drawing or painting. However, if I commit to a streaming schedule, I’m more likely to draw that day! I think … Continue reading Underwater Friends – Digital Drawing