Animal Series: Praying Mantis

By: Staci Srebro As previously mentioned in last week’s post, I am drawing a series of animals and building up a body of work for my future senior art show. I am trying to draw as many different types of animals as possible: not only mammals, or only cats…even though they are my favorite animals! I drew a Praying Mantis because they are one of … Continue reading Animal Series: Praying Mantis

Key It Up- Value Keys and Their Impact on Paintings

By: Courtney McCreary Hi Everyone~ One of the most important things to consider when painting is which value key you want to work with in terms of colors and values. Each key universally conveys different moods, which can give the viewer a certain feeling to associate with the painting. This week I’ll briefly describe the three main value keys used in painting and their corresponding … Continue reading Key It Up- Value Keys and Their Impact on Paintings

Meet Margaret Brundage

By: Melanie Rosato Margaret Brundage was born with the name Margaret Hedda Johnson in Chicago, in 1900. She progressed artistically and became the youngest student to attend the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied fashion design. After her education she pursued a freelance career in fashion illustration until she found her place in the pulp art scene in the early 1930s. Brundage is fittingly … Continue reading Meet Margaret Brundage