Every great artist, whatever level you are at, has a great stash of supplies. Most will last you a long time but unfortunately, we aren’t always the most organized people walking the planet. That’s why it’s great to keep up on fresh items for your academic or professional needs. Whether you’re looking for canvas stretchers or specific pencils for that latest project, these are the places I buy from and why. Yes, admittedly I am an affiliate for these places, and there’s a good reason why: I trust them. Simply put. If you’re ordering online, especially with delicate artistic materials, you don’t want to buy them from a shady equivalent of a back alley merchant. I wouldn’t do that to you. So here’s your January go to list of sales and suppliers, courtesy of yours truly.
I absolutely love Dick Blick. It’s been a trusted name around the midwest for a long time, and along with their own high quality line of art supplies, they have a wide variety to choose from for the academic an…
Well, hello…it’s been a while and I’ve been meaning to get this site revamped and off the ground again. I found myself slacking on blog posts to once a month. So what better to do than invest in a new site layout (as all the free Wordpress layouts always had something that wasn’t quite right in one area or another) and use that as a catalyst?!
So here’s what’s in store for this website and what’s been redone:
-An online official store will be active and online very soon. I’m adding art for sale and prints as we speak; an official announcement will be made once it’s up. Just have to work out the nooks and crannies.
-Revamped the entire portfolio section, breaking it down into different subcategories in the navigation bar above. You’ll find the updated main gallery but also:
Paintings - Acrylics, gouache, watercolor..you name it!
Digital Art - Pretty self explanatory
Illustrations/Drawings - Colored pencil, pen & ink, graphite, etc.
Portraits - The faces you kno…
Contamination Series 2, Piece 2 completed with Prismacolor Illustration Markers. 16.5″ x 8″. Copyright 2012 Artist Jane Bush.com
Before all of the pieces to Contamination Series 2 are framed, I’m going to be adding something different and special as sort of a “icing on the cake” to take it to a new place. I can’t tell you what it is, but you’ll notice it when you see it (I want to keep you in the loop, but I can’t reveal all my tricks under my hat). So far there are 2 pieces completed in the second series and you’ve taken part in voting on my Facebook. I certainly appreciate that. …
Aah, here I am just taking a moment to blog on this interesting mobile app called “Blogpress” for the iPhone. We’ll see how this goes.
Basically, I wanted to download a reliable app so I can take this blog with me on the road and when I’m in the studio, where I may not have an hour to sit down and open my laptop. This is so I can bring you more updates on what’s going on currently with projects & art in progress.
I’m thinking with this current piece, one future piece in the works, and the last illustration I did featuring a “Danger Days” them that this will turn into what’s known as a body of work: 15 pieces of art with a specific theme. …
Before I blog about this, let me just apologize for the watermarks. You know why I have to do this is because of recent theft. I don’t like it either, but that’s the way it is.
This was actually something I had in mind to create months ago, but it got put on the back burner because of other projects at the time. Inspired by the Sing video/MCR “Danger Days” era, I used Canson 19″ x 24″ XL Recycled double-sided bristol board (the smooth side works well with marker and ink applications) and 7-pen Prismacolor pen set I’ve come to love over the past year. As soon as I first saw the original photograph/still behind this piece, I knew I wanted to make a work of art out of it, as it already was a work of art in my mind (if that makes sense).…
This morning My Chemical Romance chose their 5 winners for their ”Good Vs. Evil” t-shirt contest associated with MASSCanvas. Although my personal entry didn’t win along with many others, it’s nice to see that so many people got involved for a great cause and were inspired (because let’s face it, the inspiration and creative process is really worth the experience whether you won or not).
When I first entered, I thought it was quite an incredible idea to get fans involved in limited edition t-shirt prints where proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Watch the video for details on how to get your Limited Edition MASSCanvas MCR shirt before this Friday at 11:59 PST and be entered to win a meet n’greet for two and signed guitar. You can purchase t-shirts here. Below was my submission to the contest. Congratulations to all the winners! All of the entries were extremely cool and it was awesome to see all the different interpretations of …
Hmm, how did I manage to miss this? It was released 5 months ago and I somehow missed it. Way to go, me! Anyways, in some ways I love this version with all of its wonderful sound effects! PEW PEW! I love it.
This video, of course, brings up my current work in progress being the source of inspiration. The moment I saw some of the beautiful photography stills that came from its production on set, I couldn’t resist sitting down and making a work of art to compliment it. I had actually sketched this out months ago and after having a few other projects done, I’m finally finishing it with ink/pen and marker on a 18″ x 24″ bristol board.
Aah, it’s a brand new year and a clean slate for all of us. I hope the holidays were not too brutal and hectic for you, but we can all breathe a sigh of relief that we survived them, no matter how both beautiful and chaotic they be. As usual, I’ve gotten sidetracked this past weekend in writing this week’s inspiring blog installment, so I’m thinking mondays are the best days to post these. Let’s face it: Mondays are mondays. They are what they are, and January can feel a bit bland after the initial high of the holidays. They don’t have to be if you don’t let them though. That’s why I’m here; to boost your week with an injection of inspirational things around us involving the arts, artists, music, and more.
1. Food, Incorporated Documentary
I came across this documentary a while ago on Netflix and had put it in my instant queue a few weeks ago and just now watched it this past week. I think everyone should take and hour and a half of their life to watch this eye opening film about…
1. Saul Williams’ “Pedagogue Of Young Gods” (You MUST listen/read this!)
Words cannot describe how incredible this spoken word piece from hip-hop poet Saul Williams is. Lyrical genius. For anyone who is inspired or needs inspiration, is doubting their self-worth, their talents, their dreams; for anyone who knows the depths of their heart, their souls, their art…listen to this. Read it. Feel it. The next 3 minutes could change you and I promise you won’t be dissapointed.
“Are you afraid to have someone believe in you? Can you commit to your ideals? Even if you think nothing of it, are you willing to allow others to think the world of it, and of you? Pedagogue of Young Gods. All slavery ever does is free you. All anyone ever does is an example. All power is just collective energy. To abuse the privilege is to sell your soul and that is to rent with the illusion of owning. We are the landlords. If you misunderstand us, yo…
Yes, folks, I already broke tradition with not giving a blog on what inspired me last week over the weekend. Cut me some slack, as I was too busy stuffing myself with food. Speaking of which, I believe my stomach has either shrunk (as I’ve lost some weight this year by switching to eating organic) or the food that was prepared was designed to expand in the stomach. Everyone was having 2nd plates and I was struggling to finish my first. I suppose this isn’t such a bad thing. It gave me enough initiative and inspiration to get back on my bike and work my butt off. Enough about that…let’s dive right into the inspiration, shall we?
1. “Danger Days” – My Chemical Romance
DUH. This one’s a no brainer if you’ve been following my blogs. I don’t think we need to go into the specifics, but if that doesn’t satisfy you, let me just say that it’s an album that will make you feel as though anything is possible. This band is endlessly insp…