Throughout my life, I keep hearing that artists don't need math. This is a very narrow-minded view of both the arts and career management. Geometry is an important part of fine arts, but today I want to focus on a simpler following point. Artists need to be able to manage their finances and do it … Continue reading Artists don’t need math or do they?
I have several Instagram accounts, and they're all linked to a single main account. Recently, I was switching between my accounts and I got a weird error. It would flash in red "challenge required" at the bottom of the screen, then try to load something, but nothing happened. Basically, I was locked out of my … Continue reading How to Fix Instagram Challenge Required Error on iPhone
I planned to post these over a week ago, but then the attack on Ukraine happened. For several days, I was completely unable to function as I was worried about my friends and relatives. I was stressed so much that it must have manifested in my body as a physical pain somewhere near my left … Continue reading Coloring Dark Days with Art
I don't usually do fanart, but sometimes I like a character on the show, so I draw a portrait of them. This time I was watching TV show called Lucifer, and I ended up drawing a portrait of detective Chloe. I think it's a great way to practice drawing portraits because I'm able to see … Continue reading Detective Chloe Portrait
Wow, time goes by fast. It has been months since I decided to post weekly in my blog, and of course I disappeared as it usually happens. Anyway, lots happened over these few months. Mainly, I visited my relatives in Ukraine, and while it was a sad visit, it was also nice. After getting back … Continue reading Art Photography Rig
Lately, I really started to notice the inevitable disappearance of time. Weeks and even months evaporate into nothing whenever I just keep on going without pausing to reflect. I'd like to start a new challenge for myself, and make a small summation of achievements for the week. Let's stretch that time! Last week, I finally … Continue reading Flying Week – New Challenge
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
First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a happy New Year! The last year was challenging and trying, let's hope that this year will go easy on us. Of course, the first week of this year already hints that it might not be the case, but all we can do is hope for the … Continue reading New Year, New Logo!
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 out in pain or body function disruption. The latest … Continue reading Time for oneself – Self-Care for Artists
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