Color Blind.

One of the reasons I draw in black-and-white is that my brain does not draw in color.  It's not the only reason.  I love black-and-white art, whether it's in comics or illustrations or photography.  There's just something about black-and-white that speaks to me, and I'm the most comfortable expressing myself in that (lack of a) color scheme.  But I've also dabbled in color art, and my brain just doesn't wrap around it. It's not that I can't see color.  I see it just fine.  I'm moved by ...

On the Matter of Practice

I've recently taken up competitive shooting as a hobby, and it's left me thinking a lot about what it means to practice. In art and other creative type things, practice usually means “doing the thing a lot.” You make lots of art. Draw lots of things. Make lots of paintings. You get good by doing. But drawing all the time isn't necessarily “practice,” now is it? Practice is studying with your hands. It is a critical and often methodical examination of an activity combined with the repe...