I have put together several tables and charts showing the costs and quality of the five brands I used over the past two years. My […]
How to Attach Paper onto Wood Panels
In this guide, I’ll share my process on how I attached my favorite pastel paper onto a wood panel. Please note that I do not […]
What’s the difference between colored pencils and pastels?
This may be the most common question that I receive from clients when they first start planning their custom portrait with me. Many people are […]
Livestreaming During Shelter-in-Place (the pros, cons, and things in between)
If you live in the United States, we’re at varying stages of shelter-in-place. In my state of California, we recently passed 100 days since the […]
My Colored Pencil Supplies
I think colored pencils are one of the most approachable art mediums because many artists are familiar with graphite and when they look to expanding […]
25 questions you should know before you start your first art commission
With the ongoing events in 2020, many artists and creatives are branching out and looking to add different sources of revenue. Some of you may […]
Blurry photos! An artist’s worst nightmare.
If I had to choose between using a photo of a dog that was overexposed, blurry, or underexposed for a portrait, I will always pick […]
Reflecting on 2019 and plans for 2020!
2019 flew by as there were lots of big events throughout the year. Before January ends, I’d like to share with you some of my […]
Gift Ideas for Artists
You likely have a creative family member or friend on your holiday shopping list. I’ve organized my recommendations by art medium. A price range will […]
My Pastel Art Supplies
One of the most frequent questions I receive are from artists looking for art supply recommendations. Remember that every artist will have different preferences based […]