Artist Strong Blog

Enjoy interviews and articles about creative process and our inherent creative spirit.
Do you really need to go to art school?

Do you really need to go to art school?

I'm curious: how do you define the term artist? What makes someone an artist? What makes someone qualified to call themselves an artist? Hi, my name is Carrie, and here on Artist Strong, I help self-taught artists build their skills and develop their unique artistic...

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Answers these 3 Qs before Selling Your Art

Answers these 3 Qs before Selling Your Art

Lately I’ve had a repeat conversation with different artists about selling their art. And we seem to be missing key steps, maybe even prerequisites, to selling our art. It’s time to do something about it. Hi my name is Carrie. I want you to proudly call yourself...

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How to use fixative to protect your art

How to use fixative to protect your art

Fixatives “fix” your drawing to its surface and can be a helpful tool in the development of your artwork.  Hi my name is Carrie and I want you to proudly call yourself an artist. Here on Artist Strong we help artists like you build your skill and develop your unique...

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Your guide to drawing realistic faces

Your guide to drawing realistic faces

In today's video, we're going to share with you the ultimate guide to drawing realistic faces. Hi my name is Carrie and I want you to proudly call yourself an artist. Here on Artist Strong we help artists like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice....

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Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 5 (Bonus Edition!)

Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 5 (Bonus Edition!)

Lynne Mizera is an self-taught, mixed media artist living in Creston, British Columbia. This is her bonus fifth installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong's Artist in Residence. You can enjoy more of her art over on instagram @Lynnemizera. Visit her website at...

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Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 4

Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 4

Lynne Mizera is an self-taught, mixed media artist living in Creston, British Columbia. This is her fourth installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong's Artist in Residence. You can enjoy more of her art over on instagram @Lynnemizera. Visit her website at...

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Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 3

Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 3

Lynne Mizera is an self-taught, mixed media artist living in Creston, British Columbia. This is her third installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong's Artist in Residence. You can enjoy more of her art over on instagram @Lynnemizera. Visit her website at...

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Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 2

Artist Resident Lynne Mizera Week 2

Lynne Mizera is an self-taught, mixed media artist living in Creston, British Columbia. This is her second installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong's Artist in Residence. You can enjoy more of her art over on instagram @Lynnemizera. Visit her website at...

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