Design goes hand in hand with illustration. One effective strategy that I use to murder art block dead is to[…]Read more
Tips and Techniques to Kill Art Block Dead.
Kill Art Block with 3D Perspective Tools
I’ve written about using 3D tools within Photoshop before. This time around, I want to share something even more useful:[…]Read more
Kill Art Block with Foreshortening
Foreshortening is defined “as a way to portray an object as closer than it is or having less depth or[…]Read more
Kill Art Block NOW with Cross-Training!
In fitness training, if you repeatedly work the same muscle group each day, you can develop fatigue – and even[…]Read more
Kill Art Block with 3D Extrusion!
This week’s art block killer is integrating 3D techniques into your 2D backgrounds. We’ll focus on Photoshop’s 3D Extrusion tool.[…]Read more
Kill Art Block Now with Enclosed Shapes
A common refrain I hear from students is “drawing backgrounds is hard”. Let’s demystify this notion once and for all[…]Read more
Kill Art Block NOW with Variations on a Portrait Study
Portrait warm-ups are part of many artist warm-up exercises. Today we’ll look at expanding on those warm-ups by using distinguishing[…]Read more
Kill Art Block NOW with Idea Generators
Idea Generators are incredibly useful tools to help combat art block. In this post, I’ll discuss some of my favorite[…]Read more
Kill Art Block NOW with Themes!
Drawing from reference is a go-to exercise when I’m feeling artistically stuck. But I generally don’t stop there. Often times,[…]Read more
Kill Art Block Now with Vintage Objects
In an earlier post, we looked at the use of shape to work our way out of art block. This[…]Read more