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Free Digital Planner + 64 Digital Planner Stickers

Free Digital Planner + 64 Digital Planner Stickers

I can’t stop making digital planners!  I just finished the planner I’ll be using in 2019 and wanted to share it with you as a free download.  This year I’m focusing on tracking my goals on a daily basis, and just staying more organized in […]

Learn How to Design a Digital Planner on Your iPad: Buttons, Stickers, Textures, & Tabs

Learn How to Design a Digital Planner on Your iPad: Buttons, Stickers, Textures, & Tabs

Digital planning has literally changed the way I plan and organize my life.  I used to have paper notes scattered all around my house, car, and living room, then when I needed to find something I had to spend the first 10 minutes searching for […]

Podcasts for Creatives | Art Side of Life

Podcasts for Creatives | Art Side of Life

This is the third podcast in my list of podcasts for creatives where I list all my favorite podcasts that keep me going throughout the week.  You can find my whole list of Podcasts for Creatives here.

Art Side of Life is a podcast and Youtube channel that features inspiring interviews by digital artist Iva, who digs into the history, work habits, and creative process of digital and traditional artists from around the world.  Some episodes are more creativity focused, while others delve into marketing for artists, and the challenges of getting started with selling your work.

If you’re new to the podcast and interested in surface design, here is a great podcast to start with.  Iva interviews surface designer Erin Dollar about her business and work.  Erin talks about how she got started in surface design and gives some advice for someone thinking about getting into surface design.

I also loved this interview where Iva interviews Marc Allante, a contemporary artist from Hong Kong, known for merging traditional Chinese inks with European painting techniques in a contemporary art that reflects the fusion of his Chinese-French ancestry.  They talk about Marc’s background and how he started selling his work and finding clients.

Have a suggestion for a podcast that should be featured in this series?  Send me a message!

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Modern Floral Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + 22 Free Stamps and Templates

Learn how to create Modern Floral illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you three different techniques, so you can choose the methods that work best for your personal style. Modern florals are super easy to make, plus they are easy to use for tons of different projects like greeting cards, lettering projects, seamless repeats, and so much more!

Winter Watercolors on Your iPad in Procreate + 20 Free Procreate Brushes

Learn how to create winter inspired watercolors on your iPad in Procreate + get all of my watercolor brushes, watercolor paper texture paper, glitter and gold papers, and some snowflake shapes to get you started.

3 Ways to Animate Your iPad Lettering using iMovie, Procreate, and RoughAnimator 

Learn how to turn your hand lettering into animations that make your lettering really stand out online.  I’ll show you several different types of lettering animation, so you can choose the method that works best for your personal style.

Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays + 26 FREE Stamps & Brushes

Learn how  to create winter holiday illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  When you take this class, you’ll get all of my holiday brushes including tons of snowflakes, ornaments, and lights, plus my blizzard texture and a few extras.  I’ll show you how I created my holiday illustrations, so you can make your own personalized winter holiday stamps.

Block Print Style Illustrations on Your iPad + Free Block Print Stamps and Textures for Procreate

Learn how to create block print style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you every step of my process from creating the block print stamps, to creating a balanced composition.

Modern Folk Art Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Folk Art Stamp Brushes & Templates

Learn how to create modern folk art on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you every step of my process from planning and sketching to creating brush stamps and balancing a composition.

Free Calendar Template for 2019 | Design Your Own Calendar!

Free Calendar Template for 2019 | Design Your Own Calendar!

I absolutely love designing my own calendars.  I just can’t seem to find the style I want in any store!  I’m sure I’m not the only one, so I decided to give away my calendar template for 2019. (Free for personal and commercial use without […]

Learn to Create Illustrated Maps on Your iPad in Procreate

Learn to Create Illustrated Maps on Your iPad in Procreate

I absolutely love creating hand drawn maps.  They are perfect for commemorating a trip, making for friends and family, or for making an ad for a local event like an art gallery walk or local food spots.  I wanted to finally share my process for […]

Podcasts for Creatives | The Jealous Curator: Art for Your Ear by Danielle  Krysa

Podcasts for Creatives | The Jealous Curator: Art for Your Ear by Danielle Krysa

I’ve been pulling together a list of my favorite podcasts for creatives, and this next podcast is one of my favorite new finds (well, new to me anyway).  The Jealous Curator: Art for Your Ear features relaxed and thought-provoking conversations between host Danielle Krysa (aka The Jealous Curator) and artists and illustrators from around the world.  Danielle has been a speaker at TEDx, PIXAR, Creative Mornings, CreativeLive, and was interviewed for several video segments on Oprah.com.  

“ART FOR YOUR EAR brings you stories from some of my favorite contemporary artists. When I studied Art History, the best part was, well, the gossip. I loved finding out why artists did certain things, what was going on in their personal lives, and behind-the-scenes details about other artists they knew and worked with. This podcast is exactly that … inside-scoop stories from the artsiest people I know. You’ll hear first-hand from these talented, successful, full-time artists (who also happen to be regular people with hilarious stories) BEFORE they’re in the Art History books.” – Danielle (aka The Jealous Curator)

One of my favorite episodes is an interview with artist and self-proclaimed “late bloomer” in the art world.  Lisa, now a well renowned artist and illustrator, started her career in education and started dabbling in art in her late 30s.  In the interview they go deep into imposter syndrome, inner critics, and the challenges that self taught and formally educated artists face.  My favorite piece of advice from this interview is to accept that every creative (no matter their achievements or accolades) faces imposter syndrome.  It’s not something we can get through after we reach a certain goal or income level.  It’s something we have to learn to manage and face every time we start a challenging project.  

Check out the episode here: Episode 77: Lisa Congdon: imposters, egos, inner critics

Have a suggestion for a podcast that should be featured in this series?  Send me a message!

Get All My Classes and Downloads with a Free 2 Month Skillshare Trial

Modern Floral Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + 22 Free Stamps and Templates Learn how to create Modern Floral illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you three different techniques, so you can choose the methods that work best for your personal style. Modern florals are super easy to make, plus they are easy to use for tons of different projects like greeting cards, lettering projects, seamless repeats, and so much more!

Winter Watercolors on Your iPad in Procreate + 20 Free Procreate Brushes Learn how to create winter inspired watercolors on your iPad in Procreate + get all of my watercolor brushes, watercolor paper texture paper, glitter and gold papers, and some snowflake shapes to get you started.

3 Ways to Animate Your iPad Lettering using iMovie, Procreate, and RoughAnimator  Learn how to turn your hand lettering into animations that make your lettering really stand out online.  I’ll show you several different types of lettering animation, so you can choose the method that works best for your personal style.

Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays + 26 FREE Stamps & Brushes Learn how  to create winter holiday illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  When you take this class, you’ll get all of my holiday brushes including tons of snowflakes, ornaments, and lights, plus my blizzard texture and a few extras.  I’ll show you how I created my holiday illustrations, so you can make your own personalized winter holiday stamps.

Block Print Style Illustrations on Your iPad + Free Block Print Stamps and Textures for Procreate Learn how to create block print style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you every step of my process from creating the block print stamps, to creating a balanced composition.

Modern Folk Art Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Folk Art Stamp Brushes & Templates Learn how to create modern folk art on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you every step of my process from planning and sketching to creating brush stamps and balancing a composition.  

Create Soft Pastel Drawings on Your iPad in Procreate

Create Soft Pastel Drawings on Your iPad in Procreate

I absolutely love working with the textures and blending effects you can create with pastels, but I hate getting them all over my hands and table (am I the only one??)   I finally created some pastel brushes for Procreate, so I can get the textures […]

Podcasts for Creatives | Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

Podcasts for Creatives | Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

If you’re like me, you usually have a podcast playing in your earbuds while you draw, cook, exercise, or just pace around the house.  I wanted to share with you some of my favorite podcast finds from this year, so over the next few weeks […]

Modern Florals on Your iPad in Procreate + 22 Free Stamps and Templates

Modern Florals on Your iPad in Procreate + 22 Free Stamps and Templates

Modern florals are super easy to make, plus they are easy to use for tons of different projects like greeting cards, lettering projects, seamless repeats, and so much more.  In the class, you’ll learn all my tips and tricks for creating Modern Floral illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you three different techniques, so you can choose the methods that work best for your personal style.  

When you watch this class, you’ll get all of the brushes and templates I use to create my modern florals, so you don’t have to start from scratch. The set includes 13 stamp brushes and 5 shape templates that I’ll show you how to use to make unique modern floral illustrations.  I’ll also show you how to customize the brushes with colors, lines, and textures to make them your own.

First we’ll use a shape template to create a flower and plant filled silhouette of an object.  I’ll show you how to use my templates and stamps, and how to make your own, so you can add some of your favorite shapes to your illustration and use them over and over in future illustrations.  I’ll also show you a few different ways to decorate and texturize your floral shapes.

Next we’ll create a circular floral bouquet with a bold modern color palette.  We’ll use line drawing to show the shapes of each plant, and then apply bold color to each element.  I’ll show you some tricks for creating a balanced composition, and give you a ton of ideas for flower and plant shapes to get you started.

Next we’ll combine ink sketches and bold outlines to create a floral menagerie around a quote.  I’ll show you some easy plant shapes to start with, so even if you’re not comfortable with drawing, you can easily get started with some simple shapes.

Ready to take this class? Go to the class page to get started.  If you don’t have a Skillshare membership, you can still watch the class for free.  Just sign up for a 2 month free trial to get started.  See you there!

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Free Image Resources for iPad Artists, Illustrators, and Hobbyists

Free Image Resources for iPad Artists, Illustrators, and Hobbyists

When you’re looking for inspiration or reference images on the web, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the low-quality images (and all the sites that trick you into thinking everything is free until you try to download something!).  I compiled a list of my […]


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