Posts Tagged: Matt Fussell

Artist, Know Thyself

“Know thyself.” Those two words have offered good advice ever since some Greek sage uttered them centuries ago. They’re usually attributed to Socrates, but at least a dozen other wise men have been credited with saying them first. But this

Artist, Know Thyself

“Know thyself.” Those two words have offered good advice ever since some Greek sage uttered them centuries ago. They’re usually attributed to Socrates, but at least a dozen other wise men have been credited with saying them first. But this

Do Whatever You Can

I love looking at my old sketchbooks. Yes, in the nine months since I’ve started learning to draw, I’ve filled a number of small sketchbooks. TIP #1 FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS: Buy a sketchbook and use it daily. Always date your

Do Whatever You Can

I love looking at my old sketchbooks. Yes, in the nine months since I’ve started learning to draw, I’ve filled a number of small sketchbooks. TIP #1 FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS: Buy a sketchbook and use it daily. Always date your

Measuring Success

In recent days, I’ve completed a number of “successful” art works. Of course, any real artists who visit this site will have a good laugh, and that’s all right. Where art is concerned, I’ve learned that success can be achieved

Measuring Success

In recent days, I’ve completed a number of “successful” art works. Of course, any real artists who visit this site will have a good laugh, and that’s all right. Where art is concerned, I’ve learned that success can be achieved

“You Ain’t As Ugly As I Thought”

I’m part of the “baby boomer” generation. In the 1960s we were “coming of age”, discovering ourselves, and setting out to change the world — which we ultimately succeeded in doing. One of my personal favorite books from that time

“You Ain’t As Ugly As I Thought”

I’m part of the “baby boomer” generation. In the 1960s we were “coming of age”, discovering ourselves, and setting out to change the world — which we ultimately succeeded in doing. One of my personal favorite books from that time

What Shall I Draw Today?

I’m not much of a planner, especially where art is concerned. I’m more of an impromptu, spur-of-the moment sort of artist, and I love the crazy challenges I can come up with by randomly choosing what to draw — and

What Shall I Draw Today?

I’m not much of a planner, especially where art is concerned. I’m more of an impromptu, spur-of-the moment sort of artist, and I love the crazy challenges I can come up with by randomly choosing what to draw — and

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Today’s art project was a disaster. Luckily, I learned early on in my art explorations that making mistakes was an important part of the learning experience. When they happen — and they happen frequently for me — I don’t allow

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Today’s art project was a disaster. Luckily, I learned early on in my art explorations that making mistakes was an important part of the learning experience. When they happen — and they happen frequently for me — I don’t allow