Art and creativity in the everyday world.

artling ~ noun. (pl. ~s)
1: one who creates art, esp. everyday art.
2: child of art.
3: a beginning artist.
4: an experienced artist who feels like a beginning artist when starting to create, usually every time.
5: anyone who loves art

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Artist Interview - Caricature Artist Rick Tulka

Artist Interview – Caricature Artist Rick Tulka

I am thrilled to be able to share this interview with you.  Rick is such an amazing artist.  He hangs out in Cafe le Select, a famous old Paris cafe where he draws the patrons, capturing the character of his subjects and exaggerating it, just a little (OK sometimes a lot!) so we know them...
Artist Interview - Sketch Artist Marina Grechanik

Artist Interview – Sketch Artist Marina Grechanik

I’ve been a long time admirer of Marina Grechanik’s sketches.  It has given me great joy to be able to ask her questions about her people sketching and her sketching process.  Here’s what she said. Why do you sketch? Sketching is one of my passions. Maybe it is the most accessible way to keep myself...
Introduction to Sketching Part 1: How to Sketch Figures, People and Faces

Introduction to Sketching Part 1: How to Sketch Figures, People and Faces

This article is the first of a series on the topic of how to sketch figures, which includes sketching people and faces. My first life drawing class was a surprise.  I was young and naive and had no intention of ever turning up for a class with a nude model posing in it.  So it...
5 Reasons to Sketch From Life V’s 5 Reasons to Sketch From Photos = Win Win!

5 Reasons to Sketch From Life V’s 5 Reasons to Sketch From Photos = Win Win!

I recently bought what I fondly refer to as my stalker camera. It is lighter than my phone and has a 24 times optical zoom (which I still can’t quite believe!). And yes, I do use it when I’m sketching. With my recent decision to pursue the creative path of sketching people in their everyday...
Figurative Narrative Sketching and a Little More about The Artling

Figurative Narrative Sketching and a Little More about The Artling

What is figurative narrative painting? Wikipedia says “Narrative art is art that tells a story, either as a moment in an ongoing story or as a sequence of events unfolding over time”. Figurative simply means the art is predominantly about a person or people. If you’ve read the Who is the Artling page you will...
What if I’m not good enough for my life’s purpose?

What if I’m not good enough for my life’s purpose?

It seems like a dumb question, but this little doosey has been on repeat in the TV scheduling in my brain. For years. And years. Well, it seems the time has come to find out one way or the other. I’m am (in my logical brain) certain I will be up to it. It’s just...