How to Achieve an Eye-Pleasing Image: Tips for Composition

The tip I am sharing for you today is to take advantage of strategic placement of every aspect of your drawing. Use your artistic license to fit the parts of the objects in your image together almost as if they are puzzle pieces that don't touch. This will create a visually pleasing result! Try it on your next piece! 

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Beth Snider
Let's All Be Fan Girls of Each Other! How to Encourage a Fellow Woman.

Yesterday I heard a story of a young woman who experienced some public shaming about the fact that she shared video of herself running. People said the most hateful, uncaring, nasty things...

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Getting Creative Ideas in Only 6 Steps

Do you have a hard time thinking of something to draw? Or coming up with ideas for creative projects in general? There are many ways to get ideas but I find that almost always these steps will produce a really good idea: 

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Package Design

Surprise Surprise... I chose coffee! I could have chosen any coffee company, but I dedicated it to a local Kansas City roasting company. I thought it might be nice to represent a local brand! 

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My Time With The Girl Scouts

Either way, I still have fond feelings when I think of the Girls Scouts. They include: my mom's pantry full of cookie boxes, eating cookies, making new friends but keeping the old, and learning how to spell the word "California".

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This is My Family

My son Elijah (bottom left) actually inspired this drawing because he first drew his own version during church on Sunday on the back of an envelope.

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Beth Snider
See the Evolution of this Drawing: Stages of the Process

One thing I am learning is that I might have to cut down the detail in these daily pieces because I am not sure I can dedicate so much of my day to this! I am also a huge perfectionist.

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