I recently began plein air painting, which is painting outdoors on location. I quickly realized my need for a lightweight, portable field…

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Whenever we create design and art we are composing. Composition is the make up, arrangement or structure of a work, whether it's…

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Biblically, angels are messengers and warriors, guardians and protectors. I developed a depiction of an angel as warrior, inspired by superheroes and fantasy…

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Empty space in a design is useful. Think of it in this way: If there was a room in your home where…

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Where an artist can begin with a blank canvas and pursue a serendipitous route to an end result, a designer begins with a set of criterion and remains within set boundaries from concept through completion.

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I am currently in the concept stages of a logo development project. I always begin in my sketchbook, doodling forms and symbols,…

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Aesthetics and style are not the same, despite opinions that claim otherwise. It’s popular to think that both aesthetics and style are…

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