One of the best parts about doing conventions is getting to know the other artists. I love the community and just how wonderful and helpful everyone is! One of my favorite conventions to not only vend at but to bring my family to is Pretzcon. This is a family run conventions all about bringing people together over board games. This convention is also where I got to meet Andy Goergen from 8-bit Acrylic. His artwork brings back my childhood! Whenever I see him at a convention he is working on something and I love to watch his pieces come together! What follows is our Q&A:
Continue reading An Interview with Andy of 8-bit Acrylic
Over here at Captain Wells Studios we are starting a new series of posts. We are very excited to share with you the many amazing artist that we meet! I had the distinct privilege of getting to talk with Andrew Schmidt of Andrew’s Clay Creations. I met Andrew when I attended my first convention ever! He is not only an amazing artist but just an amazing individual as well! What Follows is our Q&A:
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I will honestly say that I was never big on keeping a sketchbook until I got into college. All throughout high school my sketchbooks were part of my homework routine from my art classes. I had the mindset that sketchbooks were only for art assignments or to draw in. Even in my college drawing courses my sketchbooks were only used for the weekly assignments.
Continue reading Sketchbooks and Why You Should Keep One
Teachers are authority figures. Whether you are dealing with a high-schooler who doesn’t want to see you as an authority or an elementary student who thinks of you as a hero. I just want to talk about the importance of encouragement. Continue reading Encouraging Students
I am great at making excuses for not producing and practicing my craft. My family needs me, the paint needs to dry, I need to rearrange the studio, oh look I am almost out of paint, I only have 2 hours, I can’t find what I was working on…. and so on and so on! There are many things that can hinder the ability to make art but we either let those hindrances stop us or we find ways to overcome so that we can create! I have put together a few things that have helped me be more proactive in making art. I hope they also help you! Continue reading Go Make Art!