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    Art and design

    Art Block and creative walls: working around a slump

    Art block. Everyone hates it. Everyone gets it at some point. It’s like the herpes of the creative world. Not life threatening but certainly a pain in the neck. So what do we do when it strikes? How do we get rid of it and get back to creating or being productive?   Use prompts in your sketchbook or near your workstation   There’s nothing worse than getting all your materials ready, opening your sketchbook and hitting a blank on what to draw. One way of getting over this is to have a list of prompts on the front or back page. Don’t know what to draw? Just check the…

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    Art and design

    Inktober 2018: what I learned from my first art challenge

    This year I did my first try at the Inktober challenge created by artist and illustrator Jake Parker. The challenge is simple enough, every October you do a drawing a day with a prompt list either from the official site or of your own making. The challenge is intended for traditional medium artists with a focus on inking but over the years that part of the challenge has become optional. This was my first real attempt at an art challenge and I learned some stuff over the past month. If you’re considering taking on a challenge or are just curious about my time with it then read on.   1…