Finding Your Inspiration – Get A New Hobby

Nov 09

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While finding your muse and inspiration as a painter, photographer, or graphic designer refers to different things for different people, there are a few common processes all artists need to go through. One of them is finding inspiration through the process of getting a new hobby and redirecting your attention on something completely new and unrelated to your work.

 

The Art Of Playing

 

No matter if you are a painter, you draw portraits, or you design web sites for a living or as a hobby of yours, you will eventually reach a point when your muse will desert you and you will need to find a way to get it back. Start by clearing your mind – being stressed about it will not magically make your creativity come to life again. Secondly, pick a brand new activity unrelated to your main one – it will help you let your brain rest the area responsible for your creative imagination as an artist and give you back the pleasure of creating art again once you are ready to start over.

 

One excellent idea to consider is playing some online games – and T.V's Deal or no deal game should captivate you on the spot. ladbrokes’ slots game collection has been enriched with the Deal Or No Deal alternative, which is the online version of the amazingly popular TV show everyone loves to watch. The games are simple: all you need to do is pick a box you think is most valuable and not open it until the end of the game, then wait for the contents of the 26 remaining boxes to be revealed. Your attention will be constantly challenged – and the same goes for your adrenaline levels – as the banker will call and you will need to decide whether you should accept his offer of opening your chosen box or not. The longer you decide not to give in, the bigger the payout – so this is a game prone to keep you busy and entertained for a while.

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36 Shades of Grey

Oct 09

36 Shades of Grey

Want to learn more about our favorite middle child, Grey? Then Prismacolor artist, Shelley Minnis has some information on all the shades of grey that Prismacolor offers as well as some fun facts about the color!

Get your grey on!

An Interview with the RUFFIAN Boys; Claude and Brian

Sep 05

An Interview with the RUFFIAN Boys; Claude and Brian

We recently announced our very exciting partnership with NY-based fashion label, Ruffian and as we count down to the main event this weekend, we sat down with the men behind the label to hear how they are inspired and how Prismacolor helps them take their designs from sketches in a sketchbook to runway ready.

Get the scoop here!

Ruffian It Up @ Fashion Week

Aug 28

Ruffian It Up @ Fashion Week

In fashion, detail is everything.  For hot new design house Ruffian, attention to detail begins with the sketches and illustrations that will ultimately become their collections. For this Prismacolor is proud to be heading to New York Fashion Week with this amazing designer.

Hear more about the men behind the designs, how Prismacolor allows them to bring their inspiration to life and how you can be a part of all the action!

Artist Deborah Meyer Talks Technique

Aug 27

Artist Deborah Meyer Talks Technique

Diana Garrett met with artist and friend Deborah Meyer, works in a log cabin studio in the woods of southern WI.  It is only natural that trees would be one of her signature subjects.  Diana is here to share a technique with you that she is excited about and that uses a number of Prismacolor products.

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44 NEW COLORS! 2 Tips! 88 Reasons to Celebrate!

Aug 20

44 NEW COLORS! 2 Tips! 88 Reasons to Celebrate!

Introducing 44 NEW marker colors for both Prismacolor Brush|Fine and Chisel|Fine Art Markers!

Scroll on for the full list our new additions!

Comic Con, Comic Cat! Tutorial with Diana Garrett

Jul 25

Comic Con, Comic Cat! Tutorial with Diana Garrett

In preparation for Comic Con this year, I worked on some Super Heroine comics to demonstrate coloring with the Prismacolor Brush|Fine Art Markers and Illustration Markers for our Super Charge Your Superhero workshop.  We just launched 44 new colors in our Premier Art Markers in June and I was so excited to experiment with them. I will show you my Comic Cat coloring project using some of the newest colors in the Brush|Fine Art Markers.

Drawing “Miss Daisy”: Summer Tutorial with Prismacolor Brush Tip Markers

Jul 12

Drawing “Miss Daisy”: Summer Tutorial with Prismacolor Brush Tip Markers

Summer is the perfect time to send someone an unexpected note and you can make it even more special when you create that card yourself! Brush up on your card making with this tutorial using Prismacolor Brush|Fine Art Markers with Prismacolor specialist, Shelley Minnis.

Set Your Night on Fire: 4th of July How-to

Jul 02

Set Your Night on Fire: 4th of July How-to

In honor of Independence Day, I decided to pay homage to our lovely Lady Liberty set in front of an array of fireworks. To capture the glow of fireworks, I chose to use black paper and build up the brilliant color, which mimics the night sky. You can see how to emulate this easy-to-do drawing and celebrate the 4th your own way!

Learn how-to light up your night!