Jul
7
2015

How To Hold Your Pencil When You Draw

Get More Control Out of Your Pencil While doodling can create amazing pieces of art like the ones we've recently shared in our facebook posts, for the most part wont produce the kinds of lines you want to make to really get your drawings to show off the fluid or gestural lines you really want. So what can you do about it? Well, here at The Splatter, we at the Blog Squad have been practicing our drawing and sketching and wanted to help share some pointers to help make you a better drawer.  To avoid messy lines that are no where near straight, try these two grips: The Writing Grip   Going back to grade school we learned how to hold ou... [More]
Jul
8
2014

5 Ways to Improve Your Drawing

Try these Tips When Putting Pencil to Paper Have you ever wanted to learn to draw better? Get bogged down hitting the same roadblocks over and over again? Think only repetitive practice makes perfect?  Guess again! While it is true that practice will make you a better drawer or sketcher, these 5 simple tricks will improve your drawing skills quicker and improve your perception to better see what your drawing.     1. Make a Grid This is especially important if you suffer from not being able to proportion out your sketches properly. While keeping your proportions straight for more realistic images, measuring out a square grids ca... [More]
Feb
8
2012

Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

Capturing Your Dreams One Drawing at a Time Elizabeth Gyles Johnson has been exploring the world through an artist’s pencil for over 25 years. During those years, she has experienced and even taught many avenues of art, but pencils remain her first love and continue to be her favorite way to express creativity. Elizabeth’s art has sold and is enjoyed internationally. As the artist behind Wind and Honey Creations, Elizabeth uses her passion for creativity to remind us of delightful moments, often focusing on the wonders of the relationship we have with animals. She chooses to highlight the joyful and magical moments of life and es... [More]

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