This art articles archive will inform you about everything you need to know about the art world. From creative endeavors to professional work in the field. Learn more about freelancing, art fundamentals, the market, and much, much more.

Gathering resources for your creature designs

Creature design is a relatively small, bur flourishing field. Up to roughly 20 years ago, you needed a giant library to be able to make effective designs, and information on the subject was very hard to get. That is different now in the age of the internet. We have all the information at our fingertips. But too much choice can be overwhelming too. So how do you effectively gather resources for your creature designs?

Free resources for artists

When you’re new in the art world, it’s hard to navigate and find what you’re looking for. Partially because you’re just that: New in the field and don’t know where to start, but also because you may not know what resources could be available for free, or even exist, to begin with. But no matter if you are a beginner or an advanced artist in the field: Free resources are always wonderful to have access to! So let me help you out!

The benefits of doing art prompts

You see them everywhere! They were a thing long before Inktober and still are a thing today. In fact: There are so many channels providing art prompts that artists can make their day jobs out of it! If only it would pay, right… The reason it’s such a ‘thing’ is that it works. It works very well even. And its does for many reasons. So what are prompts, why are they so effective, and where can you find them?

Imposter syndrome: The truth

If you’re an artist you probably heard of the imposter syndrome before. If not: You most likely felt it and now finally finding a name for it. The imposter syndrome is the feeling of doing something you don’t feel eligible to do, because you think your art sucks, or are not as good as the others. A feeling you think you will get over as time goes on and your art improves. But let me tell you that the imposter syndrome is an illusion. An illusion haunting nearly every single artist, no matter their skill level.

The meaning of color to humans and cultures

Color is very important in our lives. It can determine our mood, whether we like something or not, and it can tell us a lot about a person, an object or, of course, an art piece. Color is personal and it’s something very cultural. Color can have a different meaning from person to person and especially when we look at it on a cultural level: It can be that your art comes across a lot different than you intended to. It’s important to understand what you mean to get across to which people, especially when your color is more than just something in a whole.