Baron Fig Prismatic Archer Pencils Review

“If I knew your name and address, I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.” – You’ve Got Mail I’m a terrible person. The very kind people over at Baron Fig sent me a pack of special edition Prismatic Archer pencils an embarrassingly […]

Baron Fig Raspberry Honey Review

Baron Fig sent me this journal for my honest review. Other than receiving the journal, I was not compensated for this review, and the opinions are all my own.  This review is, well let’s be honest, abominably late. I guess in retrospect, choosing to do […]

How One Artist Inspires Others with Her Creative Process – an Interview

An interview with Jen Pfeiffer, the creative behind Pfeiffer Art Supply. One of the things that I love the most about the art community is the sense of support and camaraderie amongst artists. It’s amazing to see networks develop between people who share a love […]

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds – Book Review

When I moved to Vietnam, I brought two books with me: Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds. Brushing past the fact that this selection makes me even more of a “bird nerd,” I had good […]

Growing New Ideas

Or, 4 actually useful ways to give your creativity a boost. Where do new ideas come from? Sometimes it feels like we spend all our time chasing ever elusive “inspiration” in the hopes that with it will come our next breakthrough, our next idea, our […]

Recommended Reading – Practice makes better and how to be more creative

I’ve been feeling so creatively drained lately. It’s taken me a while to realize it, but I think partially this is because I create and create and create without stopping to take some inspiration in. Inspiration comes in different forms for everyone. For me, I like […]

Creativity is a Myth

Actually the title is a little misleading. The belief that you need creativity to be creative is a myth. Every single day, I draw. It might be for 15 minute or it might be for 5 hours. But for the last year and half, I’ve […]

Uni Pin Pen Fineliner Review

I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect fineliner for the last year now. I haven’t found it yet, but the Uni Pin pen is surprisingly close, especially since it’s considered a bottom of the range pen. I would say it’s one of the best fineliners […]

Inky Thoughts: J.Herbin

When I was ready to get my first bottle of ink, I researched and researched for that perfect bottle of black. All of my research lead me to J.Herbin Perle Noire. It’s beautiful, dark black with pleasant purple undertones and so very well behaved. After […]

Fluffy White Feathers

I was pretty sure I didn’t want to draw a white bird. Creating a white bird with just black dots is, well, boring. Boring to do, boring to look it. But I’m in the middle of a project to draw a bird from every family […]