Things that I just can’t live without

Do you have a thing or things that you just can’t live without? Well, I do! I bet most of you are going to say – smartphone. Did I guess? Yes, I know I did! It’s funny because in every century people have different needs. They cherish different things. Back in years, having the biggest…

Copperplate and Spencerian script

A few weeks ago I have taken part in a calligraphic writing workshop. I had decided to attend one so I could learn something new. It’s good to learn new skills. I was never very good with “beautiful” handwriting so I thought to myself – why not?! Maybe it will help me with my usual writing. Make it…

Tools to brighten your workspace

A bad workman blames the tools. Do you know that quote? If something goes wrong then we usually blame our tools. But what if we surround ourselves with bright, fun and useful tools? In that way, we won’t have to get angry at them and use them with pleasure. Here are some of my examples (from…

Brushes, which one is the best?

Brushes, funny little things. Every time I visit the art shop, I always leave with at least one new brush. I’m going to tell you about their shapes, uses and how to take care of them so they will last longer (especially the expensive ones). I hope it will help you to choose the perfect one for you….

Movie – “Basquiat” 1996

“Basquiat” directed by Julian Schnabel, was one of my first movies about the artist that deeply moved my soul. It tells the true story about Jean Michel Basquiat (played by Jeffrey Wright) also known as SAMO. Maybe he wasn’t an artist for long but his work definitely changed the perspective in art. At the beginning,…

Good pencils, better drawings

Pencils. Nothing unique. Simple, sharp (or not), long sticks. You don’t think about them because they’re just for quick note but if you want to use them for drawings, well that’s a different story. The commercial/brand pencils are usually too hard (HB) so not good for drawing. If you’re a beginner or just simply want…

Markers

What you can use markers for? Well, they have a lot of uses – drawings, typography, quick sketches, design drawings etc. My first drawings as a kid I made by using a simple blue ball point pen. It was the cheapest. Now young artists can choose from all those pens and markers available on the market. All the…