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

Sketching
Catching up

Catching up

  “The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” Anais Nin I’m looking for that kind of miracle. My guess is they don’t just flutter down on you from on high, other wise I’m pretty sure we’d all be...
What Life Drawing Is - And What It Isn't

What Life Drawing Is – And What It Isn’t

I went to life drawing for the first time in ages. It’s a fairly new group with lots of new life drawers and even the models are new. All this freshness brought me to thinking about what life drawing really is – and what it isn’t. My first life drawing experience was over 20 years...
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...